Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that ran for eight seasons but never won an emmy! – Laverne & Shirley

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Opening Sequence / Theme Tune

 

About the Show

Summary of Plot

 

The misadventures of two single women in the 1950s and ’60s. – IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

8 seasons

Characters:

 

Penny Marshall – Laverne DeFazio

Cindy Williams – Shirley Feeney

David L. Lannder – Andrew ‘Squiggly’ Squiggman

Michael McKean – Leonard ‘Lenny’ Kosnowski

Eddie Mekka – Carmine ‘The Big Ragoo’ Ragusa

 

Trivia

  • The show didn’t receive a single Emmy.
  • In 1976 Cindy Williams briefly walked off the show to protest Penny Marshall getting all the good lines. She returned two days later.
  • Penny Marshall worked the milk and Pepsi joke in based on her own life because as a child her mother would fill the same cup with milk as later with Pepsi and often wouldn’t rinse out the cup or even wait until it was empty.
  • Schlitz is the name of the real brewery in Milwaukee.
  • The name of the club that Laverne and Shirley belonged to as teenagers was called the Angora Debs.
  • Laverne’s favorite drink was milk and Pepsi.

 

Clips

 

Memorable Quotes

 

Girl Fight

 

Top 5 Moments