Laverne and Shirley TV Show
TV Show Review for Laverne and Shirley
Television Show Summary
This 80's TV show spin-off of Happy Days features roommates Laverne De Fazio and Shirley Feeney, two single girls living in late 1950s Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
DVD Release Dates and Info for Laverne and Shirley Series04/08/2008 - Complete 4th Season
11/27/2007 - Complete 3rd Season
TV Show Plot For Laverne and Shirley
The characters of Laverne and Shirley were originally the girlfriends of Fonze and Richie on the TV series Happy Days. In the spin-off the two girls lived in the same city of Milwaukee, and worked as bottlecappers the Shotz Brewery.
The other characters on the show included: Laverne's father, Frank De Fazio who managed the Pizza Bowl; Edna Babish, the apartment landlady who later married Frank; Carmine 'The Big Ragu' Ragusa was a former Golden Gloves boxer turned singer/dancer, who at times had a love relationship with Shirley; Lenny Kosnowski and Andrew 'Squiggy' Squiggman lived upstairs and also worked at the brewery.
When the show shifted to California in 1980, Lenny and Squiggy followed them along with Frank, Edna and Carmine. New series characters included, apartment building manager, Sonny St. Jacques and neighbor, model Rhonda Lee.
The Laverne & Shirley TV series began on ABC in January, 1976 and became an instant hit. The show ranked number 3 in the Nielsen ratings for the 1975-1976 season as a mid-season replacement. The series ran for a total of 178 episodes from 1976 to 1983.
The first season of Laverne & Shirley is available on DVD.
Cast of Laverne and Shirley TV Show
Penny Marshall - Laverne DeFazio
Cindy Williams - Shirley "Shirl" Feeney-Meaney
Michael McKean - Leonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski
David L. Lander - Andrew 'Squiggy' Squiggmann
Eddie Mekka - Carmine "The Big Ragoo" Ragusa
Phil Foster - Frank DeFazio
Trivia for the TV Show Laverne and ShirleyThe TV show Laverne and Shirley was filmed on the same set as the Odd Couple.
Cindy Williams became pregnant during the 1982-1983 season of Laverne & Shirley. In the show she was married to an enlisted man named Walter Meaney, making her name Shirley Feeney-Meaney.
Laverne & Shirley moved to Burbank, California in 1965 to start over because they were replaced at the brewery by an automated bottlecap machine.
Top 20 Ratings Info for Laverne and Shirley Series1980-81 - 6th Season - Ranked #21
1981-82 - 7th Season - Ranked #20
1982-83 - 8th Season - Ranked #25
80's TV Show Facts:
The TV Show Laverne and Shirley was televised from 01/27/1976 to 05/10/1983, on the ABC network.
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