Laverne & Shirley (season 3)

Last updated
Laverne & Shirley
Season 3
Laverne & Shirley 3 DVD Box Art.jpg
DVD cover
Starring
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes24
Release
Original network ABC
Original releaseSeptember 20, 1977 (1977-09-20) 
May 30, 1978 (1978-05-30)
Season chronology
 Previous
Season 2
Next 
Season 4
List of Laverne & Shirley episodes

The third season of Laverne & Shirley , an American television sitcom series, began airing on September 20, 1977 on ABC. The season concluded on May 30, 1978 after 24 episodes.

Contents

The season aired Tuesdays at 8:30-9:00 pm (EST). [1] [2] It ranked 1st among television programs and garnered a 31.6 rating. [3] The entire season was released on DVD in North America on November 27, 2007.

Overview

The season revolves around the titular characters Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney, bottle-cappers at Shotz Brewery between 1959 and 1960 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Episode plots include their adventures with neighbors and friends, Lenny and Squiggy.

Cast

Starring

Episodes

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
391"Airport '59" Alan Rafkin Chris Thompson September 20, 1977 (1977-09-20)
The girls' first plane trip nearly turns disastrous until Laverne takes the controls.
402"Tag Team Wrestling"Alan RafkinMarc SotkinSeptember 27, 1977 (1977-09-27)
Laverne wrestles with an Amazonian in tag-team wrestling for charity.
413"The Pact"Alan RafkinYvette Weinberger & Mike WeinbergerOctober 4, 1977 (1977-10-04)
A spoiled playboy woos the girls, leading to a pact in which they swear to never let a guy come between them again.
424"Robot Lawsuit"Alan RafkinJudy PioliOctober 25, 1977 (1977-10-25)
A shyster persuades Laverne to sue a toy store where she was attacked by a robot.
435"Laverne's Arranged Marriage"Alan RafkinEmily MarshallNovember 1, 1977 (1977-11-01)
Frank arranges for Laverne to marry a mozzarella tycoon's nephew.
44–456–7"The Cruise"Alan RafkinChris Thompson & Babaloo Mandel & Barry LangeNovember 8, 1977 (1977-11-08)
The girls sell children's shoes to earn money for a cruise. Later on an ensign woos Shirley on the cruise to the Great Lakes.
468"Laverne and Shirley Meet Fabian"Alan RafkinPaula A. RothNovember 22, 1977 (1977-11-22)
Unable to obtain tickets to a Fabian concert, the girls pose as French waitresses in his hotel in hopes that they can meet the teen idol.
479"The Stakeout"Alan RafkinBarry RubinowitzNovember 29, 1977 (1977-11-29)
The FBI uses the girls' apartment to stake out counterfeiters, one of whom may be Carmine.
4810"Shirley's Operation"Alan RafkinDavid W. DuclonDecember 6, 1977 (1977-12-06)
Shirley is in the hospital for a minor operation and runs out in a panic, leading her friends - dressed up for a production of Alice in Wonderland - to track her down.
4911"Take My Plants, Please"Alan RafkinMarc SotkinDecember 13, 1977 (1977-12-13)
When the girls are laid off again, they start a plant business that doesn't exactly blossom.
5012"New Year's Eve 1960"Alan RafkinMarc SotkinDecember 27, 1977 (1977-12-27)
On New Year's Eve, Laverne's date dumps her and Shirley comes down with a New Year's Eve cold.
5113"The Mortician"Alan RafkinLaura LevineJanuary 10, 1978 (1978-01-10)
To get the attention of a handsome mortician, Laverne claims that Shirley is knocking on death's door.
5214"The Horse Show"Alan RafkinJudy PioliJanuary 17, 1978 (1978-01-17)
Shirley rescues a horse from the glue factory and brings it home.
5315"The Slow Child"Alan RafkinDan E. WeisburdJanuary 24, 1978 (1978-01-24)
Edna leaves her disabled daughter in the girls' care, but the child disappears with Lenny.
5416"The Second Almost Annual Shotz Talent Show"Alan RafkinPaula A. RothJanuary 31, 1978 (1978-01-31)
The girls are put in charge of the talent show and face the task of finding a place for Mr. Shotz's talentless son.
5517"The Dentist"Alan RafkinBabaloo MandelFebruary 7, 1978 (1978-02-07)
Shirley's dim-witted dentist cousin tries to fix Laverne's broken tooth.
5618"Bus Stop"Alan RafkinBarry RubinowitzFebruary 14, 1978 (1978-02-14)
The girls take a bus to a city where they plan to rendezvous with students, but are left stranded when the boys run out on them.
5719"The Driving Test"Alan RafkinChris ThompsonFebruary 21, 1978 (1978-02-21)
Squiggy must pass a driving test in order to keep his job.
5820"The Obstacle Course"Alan RafkinArthur SilverFebruary 28, 1978 (1978-02-28)
Shirley goes through a police obstacle course in order to prove her mettle.
5921"The Debutante Ball"Alan RafkinPaula A. Roth & Judy PioliMay 9, 1978 (1978-05-09)
Lenny invites Laverne to a royal ball when he learns he's 89th in line to take the Polish throne.
6022"2001: A Comedy Odyssey"Ray DeVally, Jr.Chris Thompson & Marc SotkinMay 16, 1978 (1978-05-16)
Laverne dreams that she and Shirley are in their 80s and still without significant others.
6123"The Dance Studio"Ray DeVally, Jr.Nicholas DeMarcoMay 23, 1978 (1978-05-23)
The girls try to help Carmine get a loan for a dance studio.
6224"Breaking Up and Making Up"Alan RafkinPhil Foster & Marion ZolaMay 30, 1978 (1978-05-30)
Edna is visited by her ex-husband, which made Frank jealous. This causes for Frank and Edna to end their relationship. Will Laverne and Shirley get Frank and Edna back together? Or will Frank and Edna end up being sad and alone forever?

Related Research Articles

Michael McKean American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and musician

Michael John McKean is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and musician known for various roles in film and television such as Lenny Kosnowski in Laverne & Shirley, David St. Hubbins in This Is Spinal Tap, and Chuck McGill on Better Call Saul.

David Lander American actor

David L. Lander was an American actor, comedian, musician, and baseball scout, best known for his portrayal of Squiggy in Laverne & Shirley. He also served as a Goodwill ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

<i>Happy Days</i> 1974–1984 television comedy set in the 1950s

Happy Days is an American sitcom television series that aired first-run on the ABC network from January 15, 1974, to September 24, 1984, with a total of 255 half-hour episodes spanning 11 seasons. Created by Garry Marshall, the series was one of the most successful of the 1970s, a sweet vision of life in the mid-1950s to mid-1960s Midwestern United States, and starred Ron Howard as young Richie Cunningham, Henry Winkler as his friend Fonzie, and Tom Bosley and Marion Ross as Richie's parents, Howard and Marion Cunningham. Although it opened to mixed reviews from critics, Happy Days became successful and popular over time.

<i>Laverne & Shirley</i> American television sitcom

Laverne & Shirley is an American sitcom television series that played for eight seasons on ABC from January 27, 1976, to May 10, 1983. A spin-off of Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley followed the lives of Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney, two friends and roommates who work as bottle-cappers in the fictitious Shotz Brewery in late 1950s Milwaukee, Wisconsin. From the sixth season onwards, the series' setting changed to mid-1960s Burbank, California. Michael McKean and David Lander co-starred as their friends and neighbors Lenny Kosnowski and Andrew "Squiggy" Squiggman, respectively; along with Eddie Mekka as Carmine Ragusa, Phil Foster as Laverne's father Frank DeFazio, and Betty Garrett as the girls' landlady Edna Babish.

Penny Marshall American actress, director and producer

Carole Penny Marshall was an American actress, director, and producer. She came to notice in the 1970s for her role as Laverne DeFazio on the television sitcom Laverne & Shirley (1976–1983), receiving three nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy for her portrayal.

Cindy Williams American actress

Cynthia Jane Williams is an American actress and producer, known for her role as Shirley Feeney on the television sitcom Happy Days (1975-1979), and Laverne & Shirley (1976–1982).

Pat Carroll American actress

Patricia Ann Carroll is an American actress and singer. She is known for voicing Ursula in The Little Mermaid as well as having a long acting career, including appearances in CBS's The Danny Thomas Show, ABC's Laverne & Shirley, NBC's ER, other guest-starring and series-regular roles on American television as well as voice-acting in several cartoon series. Carroll is an Emmy, Drama Desk and Grammy Award winner and a Tony Award nominee.

Blansky's Beauties is an American sitcom television series and ostensible spin-off of Happy Days that aired on ABC from February 12 to June 27, 1977. The main character of the series was introduced on an episode of Happy Days, then set in the early 1960s, but the show is set in the present-day of 1977. The series was a ratings flop and was cancelled after only 13 episodes.

Laverne & Shirley, also known as Laverne & Shirley in the Army, is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and Paramount Television that was originally broadcast on ABC from October 10, 1981 to November 13, 1982. It is a spin-off of the live-action sitcom Laverne & Shirley with the title characters voiced by Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams and was loosely based on the 1979 two-part episode "We're in the Army, Now" in which Laverne and Shirley enlisted in the Army.

Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour is a 1982-1983 American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and Ruby-Spears Enterprises in association with Paramount Television, featuring animated versions of characters from the live-action sitcoms Mork & Mindy, Laverne & Shirley and Happy Days, all part of the same franchise. This Saturday morning series lasted for one season on ABC.

This is a list of episodes from the third season of Happy Days. It was the first season of the show to be filmed in front of a live audience.

This is a list of episodes from the sixth season of Happy Days.

This is a list of episodes from the seventh season of Happy Days.

<i>Laverne & Shirley</i> (season 1)

The first season of Laverne & Shirley, an American television sitcom series, began airing on January 27, 1976 on ABC. The season concluded on May 18, 1976 after 15 episodes.

<i>Laverne & Shirley</i> (season 2)

The second season of Laverne & Shirley, an American television sitcom series, began airing on September 28, 1976 on ABC. The season concluded on April 5, 1977 after 23 episodes.

<i>Laverne & Shirley</i> (season 4)

The fourth season of Laverne & Shirley, an American television sitcom series, began on September 5, 1978 on ABC. The season concluded on May 15, 1979 after 24 episodes.

<i>Laverne & Shirley</i> (season 5)

The fifth season of Laverne & Shirley, an American television sitcom series, began airing on September 13, 1979 on ABC. The season concluded on May 13, 1980 after 26 episodes.

<i>Laverne & Shirley</i> (season 6)

The sixth season of Laverne & Shirley, an American television sitcom series, began airing on November 18, 1980 on ABC. The season concluded on May 26, 1981 after 22 episodes.

<i>Laverne & Shirley</i> (season 7)

The seventh season of Laverne & Shirley, an American television sitcom series, began airing on October 13, 1981 on ABC. The season concluded on May 11, 1982 after 22 episodes.

<i>Laverne & Shirley</i> (season 8)

The eighth and final season of Laverne & Shirley, an American television sitcom series, began airing on September 28, 1982 on ABC. The season concluded on May 10, 1983 after 22 episodes.

References

  1. TV Listings for September 20, 1977
  2. TV Listings for May 30, 1978
  3. Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present (Ninth Edition). Ballantine Books. p. 1687-1690. ISBN   978-0-345-49773-4.