History Series / LaverneAndShirley

26th May '17 2:44:53 PM Reymma
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* MonochromeCasting: The real Milwaukee of the 1950s was in the midst of a mass-migration of African-Americans who came (and often were recruited) specifically to work at the city's breweries. Yet despite the titular characters working at a brewery (and the show's creation [[TheSeventies at a time]] when [[TokenMinority interracial casts]] were en vogue), the show featured no African-American characters.



* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Inverted, even for the time. The real Milwaukee of the 1950s was in the midst of a mass-migration of African-Americans who came (and often were recruited) specifically to work at the city's breweries. Yet despite the titular characters working at a brewery (and the show's creation [[TheSeventies at a time]] when [[TokenMinority interracial casts]] were en vogue), the show featured no African-American characters.
26th May '17 2:29:56 PM Reymma
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: When the two first appeared on ''Happy Days'', there was very little difference between Laverne and Shirley. For this series, though, Laverne was made more of a tomboy and Shirley a girly girl.



* DivergentCharacterEvolution: When the two first appeared on ''Happy Days'', there was very little difference between Laverne and Shirley. For this series, though, Laverne was made more of a tomboy and Shirley a girly girl.



* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Inverted. The real Milwaukee of the 1950s was in the midst of a mass-migration of African-Americans who came (and often were recruited) specifically to work at the city's breweries. Yet despite the titular characters working at a brewery (and the show's creation [[TheSeventies at a time]] when [[TokenMinority interracial casts]] were en vogue), the show featured no African-American characters.

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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Inverted.Inverted, even for the time. The real Milwaukee of the 1950s was in the midst of a mass-migration of African-Americans who came (and often were recruited) specifically to work at the city's breweries. Yet despite the titular characters working at a brewery (and the show's creation [[TheSeventies at a time]] when [[TokenMinority interracial casts]] were en vogue), the show featured no African-American characters.
29th Nov '16 8:52:41 PM Mdumas43073
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* [[{{Landlord}} Landlady]]: Edna Babish is initially this for the girls, although she eventually ends up marrying Laverne's dad.
29th Nov '16 8:49:37 PM Mdumas43073
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Co-created by Creator/GarryMarshall (with former ''Happy Days'' writers Lowell Ganz and Mark Rothman), the show starred his sister Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as her roommate Shirley Feeney. The most popular supporting characters were [[WackyGuy Wacky Guys]] Lenny and Squiggy, played by the underrated Michael [=McKean=] and David Lander; other supporting characters included Laverne's dad Frank (Phil Foster); the girls' landlady Edna Babish (Betty Garrett), who dated and eventually married Frank; and Shirley's on-again, off-again boyfriend Carmine "The Big Ragoo" Ragusa (Eddie Mekka). The series ran on Creator/{{ABC}} from 1976 to 1983.

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Co-created by Creator/GarryMarshall (with former ''Happy Days'' writers Lowell Ganz and Mark Rothman), the show starred his sister Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as her roommate Shirley Feeney. The most popular supporting characters were [[WackyGuy Wacky Guys]] Lenny and Squiggy, Squiggy ( played by the underrated Michael [=McKean=] and David Lander; Lander); other supporting characters included Laverne's dad Frank (Phil Foster); Foster), the girls' landlady Edna Babish (Betty Garrett), who dated and eventually married Frank; and Shirley's on-again, off-again boyfriend Carmine "The Big Ragoo" Ragusa (Eddie Mekka). The series ran on Creator/{{ABC}} from 1976 to 1983.
29th Nov '16 8:48:11 PM Mdumas43073
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Co-created by Creator/GarryMarshall (with former ''Happy Days'' writers Lowell Ganz and Mark Rothman), the show starred his sister Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as her roommate Shirley Feeney. The most popular supporting characters were [[WackyGuy Wacky Guys]] Lenny and Squiggy, played by the underrated Michael [=McKean=] and David Lander; other supporting characters included Laverne's dad Frank (Phil Foster); the girls' landlady Edna Babish (Betty Garrett), who dates and eventually marries Frank; and Shirley's on-again, off-again boyfriend Carmine "The Big Ragoo" Ragusa (Eddie Mekka). The series ran on Creator/{{ABC}} from 1976 to 1983.

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Co-created by Creator/GarryMarshall (with former ''Happy Days'' writers Lowell Ganz and Mark Rothman), the show starred his sister Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as her roommate Shirley Feeney. The most popular supporting characters were [[WackyGuy Wacky Guys]] Lenny and Squiggy, played by the underrated Michael [=McKean=] and David Lander; other supporting characters included Laverne's dad Frank (Phil Foster); the girls' landlady Edna Babish (Betty Garrett), who dates dated and eventually marries married Frank; and Shirley's on-again, off-again boyfriend Carmine "The Big Ragoo" Ragusa (Eddie Mekka). The series ran on Creator/{{ABC}} from 1976 to 1983.
29th Nov '16 8:47:53 PM Mdumas43073
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Co-created by Creator/GarryMarshall (with former ''Happy Days'' writers Lowell Ganz and Mark Rothman), the show starred his sister Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as her roommate Shirley Feeney. The most popular supporting characters were [[WackyGuy Wacky Guys]] Lenny and Squiggy, played by the underrated Michael [=McKean=] and David Lander; other supporting characters included Laverne's dad Frank (Phil Foster) and Shirley's on-again, off-again boyfriend Carmine "The Big Ragoo" Ragusa (Eddie Mekka). The series ran on Creator/{{ABC}} from 1976 to 1983.

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Co-created by Creator/GarryMarshall (with former ''Happy Days'' writers Lowell Ganz and Mark Rothman), the show starred his sister Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as her roommate Shirley Feeney. The most popular supporting characters were [[WackyGuy Wacky Guys]] Lenny and Squiggy, played by the underrated Michael [=McKean=] and David Lander; other supporting characters included Laverne's dad Frank (Phil Foster) Foster); the girls' landlady Edna Babish (Betty Garrett), who dates and eventually marries Frank; and Shirley's on-again, off-again boyfriend Carmine "The Big Ragoo" Ragusa (Eddie Mekka). The series ran on Creator/{{ABC}} from 1976 to 1983.
29th Nov '16 8:44:56 PM Mdumas43073
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* ReTool: Season 6 has the entire cast move from Milwaukee to Los Angeles.

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* ReTool: Season 6 has the entire cast move from Milwaukee to Los Angeles.Burbank, CA.
29th Nov '16 8:44:14 PM Mdumas43073
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* ReTool: Season 6 has the duo move from Milwaukee to Los Angeles after losing their brewery jobs.

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* ReTool: Season 6 has the duo entire cast move from Milwaukee to Los Angeles after losing their brewery jobs.Angeles.
29th Nov '16 8:43:28 PM Mdumas43073
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* ReTool: When the duo moved from Milwaukee to Los Angeles.

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* ReTool: When Season 6 has the duo moved move from Milwaukee to Los Angeles.Angeles after losing their brewery jobs.
29th Nov '16 8:41:45 PM Mdumas43073
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When the girls joined the U.S. Army in the Season 5 2-parter "We're in the Army Now", viewers were suddenly faced with a possible {{retool}}... but the producers got cold feet and tossed that idea in the bottom drawer. However, the Army episodes inspired the Creator/AnimatedAdaptation ''Laverne and Shirley in the Army''.

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** When the girls joined the U.S. Army in the Season 5 2-parter two-parter "We're in the Army Now", viewers were suddenly faced with a possible {{retool}}... but the producers got cold feet and tossed that idea in the bottom drawer. However, the Army episodes inspired the Creator/AnimatedAdaptation ''Laverne and Shirley in the Army''.
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