Laverne & Shirley - Complete First Season

Laverne & Shirley - Complete First Season

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Director: Alan Myerson, Dennis Klein, Garry Marshall, Howard Storm

Cast: Alan Myerson, Dennis Klein, Garry Marshall, Howard Storm

     
 
The first season of Laverne & Shirley makes its way to DVD from the fine folks at Paramount. Fifteen episodes are included in their original airdate order, with no extras to be found on the three discs that make up the set. Video is presented in standard full-screen mode, while audio options include a lone close-captioned Dolby Digital Stereo track. Hopefully,

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The first season of Laverne & Shirley makes its way to DVD from the fine folks at Paramount. Fifteen episodes are included in their original airdate order, with no extras to be found on the three discs that make up the set. Video is presented in standard full-screen mode, while audio options include a lone close-captioned Dolby Digital Stereo track. Hopefully, bonus features will be filled out on later discs, given the amount of seasons yet to be released for this much-loved TV sitcom.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
First emerging on Happy Days as love interests for Richie and Fonzie, the characters of Laverne DeFazio (Penny Marshall) and Shirley Feeney (Cindy Williams) proved popular enough from their recurring appearances to earn their own show. Debuting in January of 1976, Laverne & Shirley was about two working-class best friends from Milwaukee who capped bottles at the nearby Shotz Brewery, lived together in a basement apartment, and always seemed to get themselves into crazy situations. The gals were complete opposites, from hard-nosed Laverne's trademark "L" that adorned every piece of her clothing, right down to easygoing Shirley's security blanket, the stuffed Boo-Boo Kitty. Their adventures together, including entering a talent contest in "From Suds to Stardom" to unknowingly dating bank robbers in "Dog Day Blind Dates" wouldn't be complete without the talented supporting cast. Shirley's boyfriend, Carmine "The Big Ragoo" Ragusa (Eddie Mekka), kept an eye on the single girls, as did Laverne's gruff "Pop," Frank (Phil Foster), who owned the local bowling alley-cum-restaurant, the Pizza Bowl. The girls' landlady, Edna (Betty Garrett), also had to put up with weird upstairs tenants Lenny (Michael McKean) and Squiggy (David L. Lander), two skirt-chasing best buds who constantly barged into Laverne and Shirley's apartment at the most inopportune times. Season 1 highlights include: a visit from "The Fonz" (Henry Winkler) in "The Society Party" and "The Bachelor Party"; a bowling tournament that goes hilariously awry in "Bowling for Razzberries"; and the girls' panic when a delivery man faints in their living room in "How Do You Say 'Are You Dead?' In German?" Even though Laverne & Shirley first appeared on TV more than 20 years ago, the comedy and slapstick scenes are still laugh-out-loud funny.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/17/2004
UPC:
0097360537642
Rating:
NR
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
6:13:00
Sales rank:
26,736

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Penny Marshall Laverne DeFazio
Brenda Verrett Hildie
Charles Frank Jerry Callahan
Cindy Williams Shirley Feeney-Meaney
Doris Hess Dolores
Garry Marshall Drum Player
Greg Lewis Wolfgang Gessler
Guich Koock Buck Wilson
Helen Page Camp Mrs. Havenwurst
Henry Winkler Fonzie
John Hayes George Morris
Michael McManus Moose
Pat Carroll Lily "Barb" Feeney
Paul Sylvan Sal Molina
Rochelle Richelieu Anne-Marie Palanski
Ruth Silveira Karen
Al Molinaro Father Flannagin
Bill Chaffin Billy
Bo Kaprall Norman Hughes,Cop
David L. Lander Andrew 'Squiggy' Squiggmann
Fred Willard Charles
Greg Antonacci Icky Hector
Harold Oblong Eric
Joyce Aimee Accordian Player
Peggy Doyle Milwaukee Mission Mercy Lady
Richard Stahl Marshall Stewart
Robert Hays Tom
Tabi Cooper JoAnne
Tim Thomerson Silky Mulcheck
Leland Palmer Gloria Lubitz
Mary Treen Nana Shotz
Michael McKean Leonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski
Neil Thompson Man
Paul Linke Milo
Randy Powell Doctor
Sande Lou Sanders Rhonda
Eddie Mekka Carmine Ragusa 'The Big Ragoo'
Harry Shearer Announcer
Lyman Ward Tom Shotz
Marty Nadler Butch
Ogden Talbot Wilbur
Jerry Belson Mr. Wardcraft
Kathryn Ish Mrs. Stewart
Mark Harmon Victor
Phil Foster Frank DeFazio
Betty Garrett Edna Babish-DeFazio

Technical Credits
Alan Myerson Director
Dennis Klein Director
Garry Marshall Director,Producer
Howard Storm Director
James Burrows Director
Jay Sandrich Director
Jerry Paris Director
John Thomas Lenox Director
Michael Kidd Director

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Laverne & Shirley - Complete First Season 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am so happy they put out the first season on dvd and I can't wait for the next! Laverne and Shirley is so funny! It has hilarious characters and I love how well Laverne and Shirley go together. They are opposite in just the right ways that they bring out the best in each other. If you haven't seen it you don't know what you're missing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Iam35yrs old and when Laverne and shirley came on the air in 1976 i was 7 yrs old i love them then and i love the reruns now the them song is great i bought the 1st season and when the 2nd season comes out iam there to pick it up,if you have not seen the show watch it you will be a fan quick
Guest More than 1 year ago
Watching Laverne & Shirley brings me back to my high school days since I was 15 years old when the show first aired. If you like good comedy, this first season is for you. Laugh with Laverne, Shirley, Carmine, Lenny & Squiggy. The Fonz is in the first two episodes as well.