Laverne & Shirley: The Complete Series [28 Discs] [DVD]

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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

Synopsis


Exploiting the overwhelmingly positive audience response to the 1975 Happy Days episode in which Richie (Ron Howard) and Potsie (Anson Williams) found themselves on a riotous date with brash but lovable "older women" Laverne De Fazio (Penny Marshall) and Shirley Feeney (Cindy Williams), executive producer Garry Marshall obligingly whipped up a spin-off series showcasing these two supporting characters, logically titled Laverne & Shirley. Most of the familiar pieces are already in place during the series' 15-episode inaugural season: roommates Laverne and Shirley work at Milwaukee's Shotz Brewery along with zany beer-truck drivers Lenny (Michael McKean) and Squiggy (David L. Lander); the girls occasionally hang out at the Pizza Bowl, owned by Laverne's widowed father, Frank (Phil Foster); and while long-suffering Shirley bounces from one loser boyfriend to another, Laverne has a fairly steady relationship with the preening, self-consciously macho Carmine (Eddie Mekka). All that is missing from season one is the girls' landlady Edna Babish, though Helen Page Camp is seen in a handful of early episodes as apartment manager Mrs. Havenhurst. In order to assure Laverne & Shirley a well-attended launching, Happy Days star Henry Winkler appeared as "The Fonz" in the new series' first two episodes. By the time the season-one finale "Mother Knows Worst" (featuring Pat Carroll in her only appearance as Shirley's mom) rolled around, Laverne & Shirley was America's second most popular series (just guess what was number one!). ~ Hal Erickson

Cast & Crew


  • Penny Marshall - Laverne DeFazio
  • Cindy Williams - Shirley Feeney
  • Michael McKean - Leonard `Lenny Kosnowski
  • David L. Lander - Andrew `Squiggy' Squiggman
  • Phil Foster - Frank DeFazio




Overall customer rating

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Looking for a Laugh?

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    Jhere
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    Laverne and Shirley is a funny sitcom that aired in the 70's- 80's but took place in the 50's. Even though it would seem dated it isn't. The comedy still holds up today and gives a good little history lesson for a time period you may not have been born with. The whole series is here at a great value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent TV series.

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    xxxyyy
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    Laverne & Shirley will have you laughing till the bottom of your stomach starts to hurt !! I absolutely love this TV series !! I think that you will too !! Turn on the DVD player and prepare to laugh !!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Show of the 70's

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    ds9is1
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    This Happy Days spin-off is my personal favorite show from the 70's and it will not disappoint. It will keep you laughing. Do not miss this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really funny. You will fall in love them again.

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    Joseph

    Cannot put it away. My granddaughter and I will probably have to watch the complete series before we watch anything else. Much better than the new Star War movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price and packaging, nice menus

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    DazeyHighstone
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    This was the cheaper of the two sets available and is perfect, great packaging and great quality menus.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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