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Laverne & Shirley: The Sixth Season [3 Discs] [DVD]


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    Special Features

    • Episodic promos on select episodes
    • Gag reel


    To counteract a precipitous drop in its ratings during its previous season, Laverne & Shirley launched season six by shifting the series' locale from Milwaukee, WI, to Burbank, CA. Fired from their jobs when Shotz Brewery decides to switch to automation, Laverne (Penny Marshall) and Shirley (Cindy Williams) pack their bags and leave Beertown in favor of the Golden State, where Laverne's dad, Frank (Phil Foster), and his new bride (and the girls' former landlady), Edna (Betty Garrett), have already resettled and opened a restaurant called Cowboy Bill's. In the interests of continuity, Laverne and Shirley are soon joined in California by their zany ex-co-workers Lenny (Michael McKean) and Squiggy (David L. Lander), and by Laverne's erstwhile boyfriend Carmine (Eddie Mekka). Moving into an apartment managed by part-time stuntman Sonny St. Jacques (Ed Marinaro), Laverne and Shirley immediately come into contact with their new neighbor, airheaded model-dancer Rhonda Lee (Leslie Easterbrook), and not long afterward the girls land jobs in the gift-wrapping section of Bardwell's Department Store. They also launch an ongoing effort to break into the movies, beginning with the famous episode in which Troy Donahue appears as himself. Evidently, several years have passed between season five, which was ostensibly set in the very early '60s, and season six. How else can one explain how Lenny and Squiggy end up as guests on TV's The Dating Game, which didn't debut until December of 1965, or how Frank and Edna, who were married in the early months of season five, are suddenly celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary? Highlights this season include the return of Vicki Lawrence as the redoubtable Sgt. Plout of the WACS, now seeking help from her former "grunts" Laverne and Shirley as she goes AWOL; Eric Idle and Peter Noone, showing up as pot-smoking rock singers in the episode "I Do, I Do"; Lenny and Squiggy imagining themselves as silent movie stars in "Born Too Late"; and "Laverne's Broken Leg," which may well have been the first sitcom episode inspired by the 1946 feature film It's a Wonderful Life (but certainly not the last)! The move from Milwaukee to Burbank did wonders for Laverne & Shirley's ratings: not even showing up in the Top 30 during season five, the series shot up to 20th place for season six. ~ 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

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      They're gonna do it their way!

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      Finally, the sixth season of Laverne and Shirley is here and only after a short year long wait, it was four years between seasons four and five. This season finds the girls out in California to have adventures, after getting fired from Shotz Brewery. There are some classic episodes, such as Sing, Sing, Sing, and The Fifth Anniversary. The only downfall to this release and others, the edits. I know I would rather have the show on DVD, with edits, but it would have been nice if all the episodes were in tact. If you are a Laverne and Shirley fan, make sure you purchase this so, Paramount can release the final 2 seasons!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      wonderful season


      This is the first time I've watched the 6th season since the 1990s. It was kind of a surprise because it is better than I remembered it. The California episodes are as good as the Milwaukee episodes, and the addition of Rhonda and Sonny didn't detract from the original characters. I don't like either one, but it is better than throwing in a Cousin Oliver. The characters match the feel of the show. There are only a few episodes I don't like, like Born too Late, Love Out the Window, High Priced Dates, and The Other Woman.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Love Laverne and Shirley

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      I intend to get all the years that are available, even though the show can be silly it reminds me of my all time favorite show " I Love Lucy".

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      California girls

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      More funny shows from two girls from Milwaukee after they moved to California. Lots of laughs.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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