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Starring Penny Marshall (as Laverne DeFazio) and Cindy Williams (as Shirley Feeney)
Season 3 (ABC) (1977-78) Milwaukee
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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ABC Tuesdays 8:30-9:00pm Eastern
Setting: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Produced by Arthur Silver, Nick Abdo (prod. nos. 40-50)

3.1 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Airport '59
prod. no 42 / 20 September 1977 ABC Tue
Produced by Arthur Silver, Nick Abdo
written by Chris Thompson
Directed by Alan Rafkin
director of photography: William Norton.
Laverne & Shirley go on their first plane trip and end up flying it when their pilot faints at the controls.

3.2 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Tag Team Wrestling (title on copyright synopsis: In This Corner)
prod. no 43 / 27 September 1977 ABC Tue
Produced by Arthur Silver, Nick Abdo
Written by Marc Sotkin
Directed by Alan Rafkin
director of photography: William Norton.
Laverne teams up to enter a charity wrestling match. Laverne starts off by telling Shirley how a driver had cut her
off so she had shouted back to her that she was a 'banana face'. Later on Laverne's big tag team partner from the
brewery can't compete due to injury and Shirley has to take her place. Once in the ring they discover that the
proffessional wrestlers their facing are the ladies Laverne insulted that morning and the match is now on for real.

3.3 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Pact
prod. no 44 / 4 October 1977 ABC Tue
Produced by Arthur Silver, Nick Abdo
written by Michael Weinberger & Yvette Weinberger
Directed by Alan Rafkin
director of photography: William Norton.
Laverne and Shirley get into a huge fight after Shirley's new boyfriend asks Laverne out. The girls agree to make a
pact swearing never to let a guy come between them again.

3.4 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Robot -aka- The Robot Lawsuit
prod. no 45 / 25 October 1977 ABC Tue
Produced by Arthur Silver, Nick Abdo
written by Judy Ervin
Directed by Alan Rafkin
director of photography: William Norton.
A giant robot attacks Laverne in a toy store this leads her to sue the toy company.

3.5 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Laverne's Arranged Marriage
prod. no 47/ 1 November 1977 ABC Tue
Produced by Arthur Silver, Nick Abdo
Written by Emily Purdum Marshall
Directed by Alan Rafkin
director of photography: William Norton.
Laverne's father arranges a marriage for her to a wealthy cheese manufacturer who happens to be in the mob.

3.6 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Cruise -aka- An Affair To Forget: Part 1
prod. no 40 / 8 November 1977 ABC Tue
Produced by Arthur Silver, Nick Abdo
Written by Chris Thompson
Directed by Alan Rafkin
director of photography: William Norton.
The girls take a job dressed as Jack and Jill to sell childrens shoes to earn extra money for their vacation.

3.7 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Cruise -aka- An Affair To Forget: Part 2
prod. no 41 / 15 November 1977 ABC Tue
Produced by Arthur Silver, Nick Abdo
written by Babaloo Mandel & Barry Lange
Directed by Alan Rafkin
director of photography: William Norton.
Guest Cast:
Phillip Clarke.
Laverne and Shirley go on a Great Lakes cruise and Shirley falls for one of the ships crew. Also Lenny and Squiggy
are caught aboard as stowaways and sent back to shore.

3.8 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Laverne & Shirley Meet Fabian
prod. no. 46 / 22 November 1977 ABC Tue
Produced by Arthur Silver, Nick Abdo
written by Paula A. Roth
Directed by Alan Rafkin
director of photography: William Norton.
Guest Cast:
Fabian
Carol White.

Fabian's concert is sold out, but the girls still want to see him. The girls bet Rosie that they can not only meet
Fabian but that they will have their pictures taken with him, Rosie agrees to the bet, and says that if she should
lose she'll clean the girls flat with her toothbrush. Needless to say Rosie is soon scrubbing the floors, toothbrush
and all.

3.9 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Stakeout
prod. no. 49 / 29 November 1977 ABC Tue
Producers: Mark Rothman, Lowell Ganz, Tony Marshall
Written by Deborah Leschin, Barry Rubinowitz
Directed by Alan Myerson, Alan Rafkin
director of photography: Lester Shorr.
Carmine is suspected of being a conterfeiter, so the F.B.I. use Laverne and Shirley's flat as a stakeout to
catch him in the act.

3.10 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Shirley's Operation
prod. no 48 / 6 December 1977 ABC Tue
Produced by Arthur Silver, Nick Abdo
Written by David W. Duclon
Directed by Alan Rafkin
director of photography: William Norton.
Shirley panics in the hospital and has her friends who are dressed in Alice in Wonderland costumes looking for her.
In this episode the gang are all rehearsing the play 'Alice In Wonderland' so they're all in costume, Shirley is Alice,
Laverne is the mad hatter, Lenny and Squiggy are tweedle-dum and tweedle-dee. Shirley feints on the couch and is taken
to hospital where it is discovered that her appendix is about to burst. Fearful that she is going to lose her hair for
the operation Shirley hides while everyone else tries to find her before her appendix bursts.

3.11 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Take My Plants, Please
prod. no 39 / 13 December 1977 ABC Tue
Produced by Arthur Silver, Tony Marshall
written by Marc Sotkin
Directed by Alan Rafkin
director of photography: William Norton.
Guest Cast:
Ralph James.
The girls get laid off so they go to work for themselves selling flowers and plants door to door.

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Produced by Tony Marshall & Arthur Silver (prod. nos. 52-70)
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3.12 [--] Laverne and Shirley: New Year's Eve 1960
prod. no. 52 / 27 December 1977 ABC Tue
Produced by Tony Marshall, Arthur Silver
Written by Marc Sotkin
Directed by Alan Rafkin
director of photography: William Norton.
Guest Cast:
Craig Littler.
It is New Years Eve and Laverne is dumped by her date and Shirley has a cold. Squiggy does his human fly stunt
as the countdown to the new year arrives.

3.13 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Mortician
prod. no. 50 / 10 January 1978 ABC Tue
Producers: Arthur Silver, Nick Abdo;
Written by Laura Levine
Directed by Alan Rafkin
director of photography: William Norton.
Laverne has a crush on a mortician who is more interested in her dead than alive, to help her chances of getting to
know the mortician better Laverne asks Shirley to pretend she is dying.

3.14 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Horse Show
prod. no. 53 / 17 January 1978 ABC Tue
Producers: Arthur Silver, Tony Marshall
Written by Judy Ervin
Directed by Alan Rafkin
director of photography: William Norton.
Guest Cast:
Robert Casper.
Shirley rescues a horse from a glue factory and put it in her bedroom. The girls try to find a new home for 'Buttercup'
before she's turned into glue. In the end it's Lenny and Squiggy who save the day by finding a farm with a nice pasture
who's willing to let the horse live out the remainder of it's days in contentment.

3.15 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Slow Child
prod. no. ? / 24 January 1978 ABC Tue
Producers: Arthur Silver, Tony Marshall
Written by Dan E. Weisburd.
Directed by Alan Rafkin
Guest Cast:
Linda Gillian
Edna's retarded daughter is left with Laverne & Shirley, but later disappears with Lenny. Lenny falls for Edna's slightly
slow daughter not realising that she's slow. He takes her out for a walk, and L&S go crazy trying to find her. Edna goes
mad when she finds her little girl was out with Lenny, not realising that her daughter is a lot more capable than she
gives her credit for.

3.16 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Second Almost Annual Shotz Talent Show
prod. no. 55 / 31 January 1978 ABC Tue
Producers: Arthur Silver, Tony Marshall
Written by Paula A. Roth
Directed by Alan Rafkin
director of photography: William Norton.
Guest Cast:
Francis Williams
Margery Marshall.

Mr. Shotz wants the girls to find a spot in the talent show for his no talent son.

3.17 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Dentist
prod. no. 54 / 7 February 1978 ABC Tue
Producers: Arthur Silver, Tony Marshall
Written by Babaloo Mandel
Directed by Alan Rafkin
director of photography: William Norton.
Guest Cast:
Bob McClurg.
Laverne has a chipped tooth and goes to Shirley's brother as a dentist. Laverne as a favour to Shirley allows Shirley's
dentist brother to fix her tooth. The only problem is he's a lousy dentist and Laverne can't let on that he's doing
a terrible job as Shirley's brother's boss is watching every move he makes.

3.18 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Bus Stop
prod. no. 56 / 14 February 1978 ABC Tue
Producers: Arthur Silver, Tony Marshall
Written by Barry Rubinowitz
Directed by Alan Rafkin
director of photography: William Norton.
Guest Cast:
Tom Leopold.
The girls take a bus to a distant city to visit two medical students who leave them stranded.

3.19 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Driving Test
prod. no. 57 / 21 February 1978 ABC Tue
Producers: Arthur Silver, Tony Marshall
Written by Chris Thompson
Directed by Alan Rafkin
director of photography: William Norton.
Unless Squiggy passes his driving test, he will lose his job, so the entire gang decide to help him out.

3.20 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Obstacle Course
prod. no. 58 / 28 February 1978 ABC Tue
Producers: Arthur Silver, Tony Marshall
Written by Arthur Silver
Directed by Alan Rafkin
director of photography: William Norton.
Guest Cast:
Bo Kaprall
Shirley takes an obstacle course for a volunteer policewoman's job. The policewoman organisation they try out for is
called L.A.M.P.S. (Ladies Auxiliary Milwaukee Police). The policeman in charge of testing the recruits thinks Shirley
is too puny and weak to do the assault course so Laverne helps Shirley train to prove him wrong.

3.21 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Debutante Ball
prod. no. 59 / 9 May 1978 ABC Tue
Producers: Arthur Silver, Tony Marshall
Written by Judy Ervin, Paula A. Roth
Directed by Alan Rafkin
director of photography: William Norton.
Laverne and Lenny go to a debutantes ball where Lenny learns he is 89th in line for the Polish throne. We find out that
Lenny is actually royalty and again he asks Laverne to go with him, 'because she is the smartest and prettiest girl' he
knows. The guests all end up laughing at Laverne because she makes a fool of herself just before getting presented to the
Duke. Shirley talks her into coming back out of the bathroom and the Duke selects Laverne for the 'Dukes Dance' as 'only
a lady of culture would have come back out after her accident'.

3.22 [--] Laverne and Shirley: 2001: A Comedy Odyssey
prod. no. 61 / 16 May 1978 ABC Tue
Produced by Arthur Silver, Tony Marshall
Written by Marc Sotkin & Chris Thompson
Directed by Ray DeVally, Jr.
director of photography: William Norton.
Laverne dreams she and Shirley are in their 80's still living together and still single. Laverne and Shirley are old
and single but so are Lenny and Squiggy which leads to them going to marry each other finally so they can have some fun.

3.23 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Dance Studio
prod. no. 60 / 23 May 1978 ABC Tue
Produced by Tony Marshall, Arthur Silver
Written by Nicolas Demarco
Directed by Ray DeVally, Jr.
director of photography: William Norton.
The girls try and help Carmine get financing so that he can open his own dance studio. Of course they end up ruining
it for Carmine so in the end Frank and Edna lend him the money that the banks won't.

3.24 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Breaking Up and Making Up: Edna & Frank
prod. no. 62 / 30 May 1978 ABC Tue
Produced by Arthur Silver, Tony Marshall
Written by Marion Zola & Phil Foster
Directed by Alan Rafkin
director of photography: William Norton.
Guest Cast:
Dale Robinette.
Laverne and Shirley try to get Frank and Edna back together after they break up when Edna's
ex-husband comes to town. 

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