Laverne & Shirley - Complete First Season

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Overview

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...
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Overview

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.
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Special Features

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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/17/2004
  • UPC: 097360537642
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  • Source: Paramount
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Language: English
  • Time: 6:13:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 7,043

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Penny Marshall Laverne DeFazio
Cindy Williams Shirley Feeney-Meaney
David L. Lander Andrew 'Squiggy' Squiggmann
Michael McKean Leonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski
Eddie Mekka Carmine Ragusa 'The Big Ragoo'
Phil Foster Frank DeFazio
Betty Garrett Edna Babish-DeFazio
Technical Credits
Garry Marshall Producer
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Menu

Side #1 -- Laverne & Shirley: The Complete First Season, Disc One
   The Society Party
   The Bachelor Party
   Bowling for Razzberries
   A Nun's Story
   Falter at the Alter
   Play All
Side #2 -- Laverne & Shirley: The Complete First Season, Disc Two
   Dog Day Blind Dates
   Once Upon a Rumor
   One Flew Over Milwaukee
   Dating Slump
   It's the Water
   Play All
Side #3 -- Laverne & Shirley: The Complete First Season, Disc Three
   Fakeout at the Stakeout
   Hi, Neighbor
   How Do You Say "Are You Dead" in German?
   From Suds to Stardom
   Mother Knows Worst
   Play All
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bringing back good memories!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My favorit show

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the greatest shows ever!

    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.

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