Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney are best friends and roommates coping with dates, neighbours, and each other during the late 50's and early 60's. They used to work as bottlecappers for Shotz Brewery in Milwaukee but they were replaced by an automated bottlecapper. So they moved to Burbank, California to start a new life.
Last EpisodeTV Special: Laverne & Shirley Togeth… Aired: May. 07, 2002
An Entertainment Tonight special in which interviews are held with the actors who appeared on the series.
Laverne & Shirley: Season 1, Episode #9 - Dating Slump
Shirley becomes a social recluse when she finds out Carmine has another girlfriend.
Laverne & Shirley: Season 1, Episode #6 - Dog Day, Blind Dates
Laverne and Shirley are held hostage by their dates—two bank robbers!
Series Fun Facts
- Shirley's middle name was Wilhemina, after her dead grandmother.
- Michael McKean appears in only four episodes in the eighth season because he was working on This Is Spinal Tap. Squiggy (David L. Lander) usually appears alone in this season.
- Michael McKean and David L. Lander were originally hired as writers/consultants. They wrote themselves into the show as Lenny and Squiggy, two characters they created in college. Squiggy was…
[show]Michael McKean and David L. Lander were originally hired as writers/consultants. They wrote themselves into the show as Lenny and Squiggy, two characters they created in college. Squiggy was originally named "Ant'ny" but the producers wanted the two boys' names to coincide with the girls'. Squiggy was the name of an unseen character in McKean and Lander's "Lenny and Ant'ny" sketches.