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Starring Penny Marshall (as Laverne DeFazio) and Cindy Williams (as Shirley Feeney)
Season 4 (ABC) (1978-79) Milwaukee
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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ABC Tuesdays 8:30-9:00pm Eastern
Setting: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Producers, Tony Marshall, Arthur Silver, Marc Sotkin, Chris Thompson

4.1 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Festival: Part 1
prod. no.064 / 5 September 1978 ABC Tue
Produced by Tony Marshall, Arthur Silver
written by Paula A. Roth & Marc Sotkin
Directed by Alan Myerson.
director of photography: William Norton
music by Richard Lewis Warren
The girls go to New York to visit all of Laverne's relatives and to attend the Italian festival. Laverne's
Grandmother, Franks mother takes a liking to Squiggy and treats him like a son.

4.2 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Festival: Part 2
prod. no.065 / 12 September 1978 ABC Tue
Produced by Tony Marshall, Arthur Silver
written by Paula A. Roth & Marc Sotkin
Directed by Alan Myerson
director of photography: William Norton
music by Richard Lewis Warren
Frank tries to win the climbing the greased pole contest so he can win a trip to Italy for his mother.

4.3 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Playing the Roxy
prod. no.068 / 19 September 1978 ABC Tue
Produced by Tony Marshall, Arthur Silver
written by Stephen Nathan & Paul B. Price
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton.
Guest Cast:
Tim Jerome
Shirley gets amnesia and thinks she is a stripper named Roxy. She's on stage at a lodge meeting going through
her act when her memory comes back to her just in the nick of time.

4.4 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Robbery
prod. no.067 / 26 September 1978 ABC Tue
Produced by Tony Marshall, Arthur Silver
Written by Marc Sotkin
Directed by Howard Storm
director of photography: William Norton.
Guest Cast:
Larry Bishop.
Out for kicks, Laverne teams up with a tough guy who commits a crime. Laverne's date with 'Jake' of the
'Purple Fiends' goes sour when he robs a grocery store.

4.5 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Quiz Show
10 October 1978 ABC Tue
prod. no.066, The Quiz show
Produced by Tony Marshall, Arthur Silver
Written by Monica Johnson
Directed by Howard Storm
director of photography: William Norton.
music by Richard Lewis Warren;
Laverne & Shirley appear on a game show called "Be Silly For Dollars".

4.6 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Laverne & Shirley Go to Night School
prod. no.069 / 17 October 1978 ABC Tue
Produced by Tony Marshall, Arthur Silver
Written by Marc Sotkin
Directed by Lowell Ganz
director of photography: William Norton.
Guest Cast:
Hans Conreid.
Shirley wants to become a medical assistant, and wants reluctant Laverne to go to night school with her.

4.7 [--] Laverne and Shirley: A Date with Eraserhead
prod. no.63 / 24 October 1978 ABC Tue
Produced by Tony Marshall, Arthur Silver
Written by Judy Ervin
Directed by Roy DeVally, Jr.
director of photography: William Norton.
music by Charles Fox
Guest Cast:
Paul Wilson.
Shirley has a blind date with Eraserhead and it isn't quite what she had in mind.

4.8 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Bully Show
prod. no.070 / 31 October 1978 ABC Tue
producer, Tony Marshall
Written by Chris Thompson
Directed by Dennis Klein.
director of photography: William Norton.
Lenny and Squiggy are forced to make a date between Laverne and their foreman. After fighting a feelings of guilt,
since they know that the guy is a real jerk they come to Laverne's rescue just in time.

4.9 [--] Laverne and Shirley: A Visit to the Cemetery
prod. no.073 / 14 November 1978 ABC Tue
producer, Tony Marshall; Produced by Chris Thompson, Marc Sotkin
Written by Deborah Leschin & David W. Duclon
Directed by Dennis Klein.
director of photography: William Norton.
Laverne comes to accept the death of her mother and visits her grave for the first time.

4.10 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Chorus Line
prod. no.071 / 21 November 1978 ABC Tue
producer, Tony Marshall; Produced by Chris Thompson, Marc Sotkin
Written by Paula A. Roth (on film), written by Marc Sotkin (on synopsis)
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton.
Laverne dreams of going to Broadway when she auditions for "West Side Story' in Chicago.

4.11 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Laverne and Shirley Move In
prod. no.072 / 28 November 1978 ABC Tue
producer, Tony Marshall
Written by Marc Sotkin (on film), Teleplay by Paula A. Roth (on copyright synopsis);
Directed by Joel Zwick.
director of photography: William Norton.
Shirley recalls how she and Laverne first moved in together.

4.12 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Dinner for Four
prod. no.074 / 5 December 1978 ABC Tue
producer, Tony Marshall; Produced by Chris Thompson, Marc Sotkin
Written by Alan Aidekman
Directed by Roy DeVally, Jr.
director of photography: William Norton.
Guest Cast:
Denny Evans
Jeff Kramer

The girls inadvertently cook dinner for their dates girlfriends. The girls meet two guys in Franks' Pizzabowl,
when they get chatting the girls think that the guys are inviting them for dinner at their posh flat, but in
reality all the gys want is to hire them to be maids for the evening to them and their posh girlfriends.

4.13 [--] Laverne and Shirley: It's a Dog's Life
prod. no. 75 / 12 December 1978 ABC Tue
producer, Tony Marshall Produced by Chris Thompson, Marc Sotkin
Written by Judy Ervin
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton.
Guest Cast:
Jack Somack
Murphy Dunne.

Shirley handcuffs herself to a homeless dog at the pound to protest the scheduled death of the dog. Carmine comes
to the rescue in the end by finding homes for all the abandoned dogs as he giver a free dance lesson to anyone who'll
adopt a dog. The German Shepherd Shirley's is cuffed to goes to become a policedog.

4.14 [--] Laverne and Shirley:
O Come All Ye Bums
prod. no. 76 / 19 December 1978 ABC Tue
producer, Tony Marshall; Produced by Chris Thompson, Marc Sotkin
Written by Paul B. Price & Stephen Nathan
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton
music by Ben Lanzarone
Laverne & Shirley turn into street performers to raise cash for Frank's annual holiday hobo dinner.

4.15 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Who's Poppa?
16 January 1979 ABC Tue
prod. no. 78, Who's Poppa?
producer, Tony Marshall; Produced by Marc Sotkin, Chris Thompson
Teleplay by Al Aidekman; Story by Al Aidekman & Zoey Wilson
Directed by Maurice Bar-David.
director of photography: William Norton.
Guest Cast:
Kirk Duncan.
Shirley tries to find out if she was really adopted. Shirley finds it odd that she is small and brunette when everybody
else in her family is tall and blonde, so she takes it on herself to find out if she's adopted or not. In the end we get
a speech from Laverne about 'does it really matter if you're adopted or not, when you're current family loves you',
needless to say when Shirley opens the hospital medical records she finds out that she's not adopted after all.

4.16 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Third Annual Shotz Talent Show
prod. no. 80 / 30 January 1979 ABC Tue
producer, Tony Marshall; Produced by Marc Sotkin, Chris Thompson
Written by Stephen Nathan & Paul B. Price
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton.
In the third annual Shotz talent show, Laverne and Shirley perform as human puppets.

4.17 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Supermarket Sweep
prod. no. 77 / 6 February 1979 ABC Tue
producer, Tony Marshall; Produced by Marc Sotkin, Chris Thompson
Written by Ron Leavitt
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton.
Laverne wins five minutes of free shopping and everyne want something. Everybody want something alright, Lenny and
Squiggy are constantly telling them to get Bosco, Carmine is out taking orders from the neighborhood. When the day
comes, due to the girls greed all they end up with is one measly item.

4.18 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Lenny's Crush
13 February 1979 ABC Tue
prod. no. 79
producer, Tony Marhall; Produced by Chris Thompson, Marc Sotkin
Written by Judy Ervin
Directed by Carl Gottlieb.
director of photography: William Norton.
Lenny falls in love with Laverne after misunderstanding what she told him.

4.19 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Fire Show
prod. no. 81 / 20 February 1979 ABC Tue
producer, Tony Marshall; Produced by Chris Thompson, Marc Sotkin
Written by Jeff Franklin
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton.
Guest Cast:
Larry Dricoll.
One of the firemen who comes to put out the fire in their apartment falls for Laverne. Unfortunately Shirley falls
for him too which leads to the girls friendship being tested to the limits.

4.20 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Squiggy in Love
prod. no. 83 / 27 February 1979 ABC Tue
producer, Tony Marshall; Produced by Marc Sotkin, Chris Thompson
Written by Barry Rubinowitz
Directed by Penny Marshall
director of photography: William Norton.
Guest Cast:
Cynthia Harrison.
Squiggy's girlfriend is just using him. Laverne and Shirley try to help Squiggy by pointing out to him that his
latest great looking girlfriend is just using him to help move into and decorate her flat. When they finally confront
Squiggy with the news he tells them he knows he's being used but what chance does a guy like him have with a beautiful
girl like that. Of course he does the right thing thanks to his friends and tells the goldigger to get lost.

4.21 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Feminine Mistake
prod. no. 82 / 6 March 1979 ABC Tue
producer, Tony Marshall; Produced by Marc Sotkin, Chris Thompson
Written by Chris Thompson
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton.
Guest Cast:
Jay Leno.
Shirley tried to make Laverne beautiful in order to impress a guy. Laverne asks Shirley if she can make her more
feminine to impress Jay Leno, this leads to Laverne acting 'froo-froo' and doing impressions of a southern belle.

4.22 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Tenants Are Revolting
prod. no. 84 / 13 March 1979 ABC Tue
producer, Tony Marshall; Produced by Marc Sotkin, Chris Thompson
Written by Rob Harris
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton.
Guest Cast:
Rose Michton.
The girls believe they are doing a good deed by calling in a building inspector to make repairs, until Mrs. Babbish
s given a deadline to fix it or pay a fine.

4.23 [--] Laverne and Shirley: There's a Spy in My Beer -aka- Industrial Espionage
prod. no. 86 / 8 May 1979 ABC Tue
producer, Tony Marshall; Produced by Marc Sotkin, Chris Thompson
Written by Julie Mishkin
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton; music by Ben Lonzarone.
Guest Cast:
Dick Yarmy.

No one believes Laverne saw an industrial spy in the brewery. So she takes it upon herself to prove everyone wrong.
She drags Shirley back to the brewery late that evening and they lie in wait for the spy. Both girls after arguing
with each other end up soaking wet in a huge vat of beer. When the spy appears the girls confront him, moments later
the security guard comes in and the girls try to convince the guard about the spy. The spy spins a tale to the guard
who is now unconvinced so Laverne pulls of his trousers revealing the stolen microfilm in his sock suspenders.

4.24 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Shirley and the Older Man
prod. no. 85 / 15 May 1979 ABC Tue
producer, Tony Marshall; Produced by Marc Sotkin, Chris Thompson
Written by Bary Rubinowitz
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton.
Guest Cast:
Robert Alda.
Shirley's friendship with a rich older man is resented by Carmine, who is jealous, and the man's daughter is
suspicious of Shirley's intentions.

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