History Series / LaverneAndShirley

3rd Sep '17 7:24:56 PM Starwames
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* TickleTorture: In the episode "Festival Part 1", Laverne pumps Shirley for $70 out of Shirley's vacation funds in order to help a guy she just met win a trip to Italy. When Shirley denies any knowledge of her vacation fund, Laverne recalls that she keeps money in her shoes as well. Shirley denies this too, stating all she has in her shoes are Zeno pads. After tricking Shirley into turning around, Laverne throws her over the armrest of the couch and rips both her shoes off. Laverne's assumption is correct, finding two $20 bills taped to the bottoms of her socks, and tickles her foot into letting go of the second $20 bill. Shirley submits and retrieves the remaining $30 after Laverne threatens to wrestle her for it.
29th Jul '17 11:29:54 AM Mdumas43073
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* MissingMom: Laverne's father Frank is a widower. During the series he dates and eventually marries Edna Babish.
29th Jul '17 11:28:11 AM 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), 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 (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), 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 Jul '17 11:27:26 AM Mdumas43073
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* PlanningWithProps: In "The Bardwell's Caper", Laverne and Shirley planning to get a nasty letter out of their boss' office.

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* PlanningWithProps: In "The Bardwell's Bardwell Caper", Laverne and Shirley planning to get a nasty letter out of their boss' office.
29th Jul '17 11:27:02 AM Mdumas43073
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* AnimatedAdaptation: ''Laverne and Shirley in the Army'' (although on-screen it simply read ''Laverne & Shirley''), which was produced by Creator/HannaBarbera and featured Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams voicing their characters.

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* AnimatedAdaptation: ''Laverne and & Shirley in the Army'' (although on-screen it simply read ''Laverne & Shirley''), which was produced by Creator/HannaBarbera and featured Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams voicing their characters.



** RealLife Example: Referencing this show when referring to the real Milwaukee has been known to push quite a few of these in Southeast Wisconsin. Milwaukee's Mayor Tom Barrett even quipped upon being elected that one of his main objectives was to let the rest of the world know that "Laverne & Shirley don't live here anymore." Now [[WebVideo/RedLetterMedia Mister Plinkett]] does.

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** RealLife Example: Referencing this show when referring to the real Milwaukee has been known to push quite a few of these in Southeast Wisconsin. Milwaukee's Mayor Tom Barrett even quipped upon being elected that one of his main objectives was to let the rest of the world know that "Laverne & and Shirley don't live here anymore." Now [[WebVideo/RedLetterMedia Mister Plinkett]] does.



* IrrevocableMessage: A two-part episode ("The Bardwell's Caper") involved the duo trying to retrieve a nasty letter they had written to their boss.

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* IrrevocableMessage: A two-part episode ("The Bardwell's Bardwell Caper") involved the duo trying to retrieve a nasty letter they had written to their boss.



* SyndicationTitle: ''Laverne and Shirley and Friends'', ''Laverne and Shirley and Company''.

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* SyndicationTitle: ''Laverne and & Shirley and & Friends'', ''Laverne and & Shirley and & Company''.
29th Jul '17 11:22:37 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:320:"Give us any chance, we'll take it\\

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[[caption-width-right:320:"Give [[caption-width-right:320:''"Give us any chance, we'll take it\\



[[ThematicThemeTune We're gonna make our dreams come true...]]"]]

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[[ThematicThemeTune We're gonna make our dreams come true...]]"]]
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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.
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