Laverne & Shirley Season 1 (ABC) 1975 - 1976
There are many diverse reviews of Laverne & Shirley, from comparing it to I Love Lucy and The Odd Couple, to calling it "TV Junk Food" and "Two of television's first liberated women." Tim's TV Showcase keeps it simple and seems to me to be the best description - "This slapstick 1950s-era comedy was about two spunky girls from lower-class backgrounds, without much education, with no money, but with the determination to get ahead. They worked on an assembly line in the bottle-cap division of the Shotz Brewery in Milwaukee. Laverne was the quick-tempered, defensive one, always afraid of getting hurt, a glib realist. Shirley was naive and trusting, a sucker for a sad story. Others in the cast included Lenny and Squiggy, the girl's screwball neighbors and truck drivers at the plant; amorous Carmine, "The Big Ragu"; Laverne's father, Frank, owner of the Pizza Bowl, a local hangout; Mrs. Babish, the sardonic landlady; and Rosie, an uppity friend. This series was a spin-off from Happy Days." http://timstvshowcase.com/l&s.html
And Laverne & Shirley really was a pretty simple show - it just made you laugh. Seasons 3 and 4 found it ranking as the #1 TV show; it's debut year it was ranked #3, Season #2 it ranked #2. Only when ABC started changing it's time slot did it drop in the ratings.
Principal characters are Penny Marshall (Laverne DeFazio), Cindy Williams (Shirley Feeney), Michael McKean (Leonard "Lenny" Kosnowski), David L. Lander (Andrew "Squiggy" Squigmond), Eddie Mekka (Carmine "The Big Ragoo" Ragusa), Phil Foster (Frank DeFazio), Betty Garrett (Edna Babbish-DeFazio), Carole Ita White (Rosie Greenbaum).
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