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Starring Penny Marshall (as Laverne DeFazio) and Cindy Williams (as Shirley Feeney)
Season 5 (ABC) (1979-80) Milwaukee
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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ABC Thursdays 8:00-8:30 pm Eastern
(New Day, New Time Slot) (Drop in Ratings)
Setting: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Produced by Chris Thompson, Marc Sotkin (prod. nos 87-95) (start of season 5)
Produced by Jeff Franklin (prod. no. 96-98) (mid season 5)
Produced by David W. Duclon, Ron Leavitt (prod. nos. 99-112) (end season 5)

5.1 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Shotgun Wedding: Part 2
(crossover episode with "Happy Days")
prod. no. 89 / 13 September 1979 ABC Thur
Produced by Chris Thompson
Written by Judy Pioli Ervin
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Robert Kern, Jr.; music by John Beal.
Guest Cast:
Henry Winkler ..... The Fonz
Ron Howard .... Richie Cunningham
The girls get engaged to Richie and Fonzie to avoid a shotgun wedding.
(The first part of this episode was aired as part of 'Happy Days' episode #7.1 11Sep79 ABC Tue).

5.2 [--] Laverne and Shirley: One Heckuva Note
prod. no. 90 / 20 September 1979 ABC Thur
Produced by Chris Thompson, Marc Sotkin
Written by Jeff Franklin
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Robert Kern, Jr.
Shirley finds an old love note written to Laverne from Carmine. This practically ends the girls friendship.

5.3 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Fat City Holiday
prod. no. 88 / 27 September 1979 ABC Thur
Produced by Chris Thompson
Written by Roger Garrett
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Robert Kern, Jr.
Guest Cast:
Susan Kellerman.
The girls get jobs at a weight loss camp.

5.4 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Upstairs, Downstairs
prod. no. 87 / 4 October 1979 ABC Thur
Produced by Chris Thompson
Written by Alan Aidekman
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Robert Kern, Jr.;
Guest Cast:
Dick Shawn.
A fight over returning a wrongly issued cheque sets the girls to dreaming about Shirley in heaven and Laverne in hell.

5.5 [--] Laverne and Shirley: What Do You Do with a Drunken Sailor?
prod. no. 92 / 18 October 1979 ABC Thur
Produced by Chris Thompson
Written by Chris Thompson and Gary H. Miller
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Robert Kern, Jr..
Guest Cast:
Ed Begley Jr.
Shirley's brother returns home from the Navy, an alcoholic.

5.6 [--] Laverne and Shirley: You've Pushed Me Too Far
prod. no. 94 / 25 October 1979 ABC Thur
Produced by Chris Thompson
Written by Jeff Franklin
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Robert Kern, Jr.
Lenny refuses to have anything to do with Squiggy after he pushes him into a garbage can from their second floor
apartment window. Laverne and Shirley get the two friends to make up in Squiggy's uncles wax works museum.

5.7 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Wedding
prod. no. 93 / 1 November 1979 ABC Thur
Produced by Chris Thompson
Written by Paula A. Roth
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Robert Kern, Jr.
Edna accepts a marriage proposal from Frank, who waited to the last minute to ask her. Laverne and Shirley
end up singing at their wedding in an all black gospel choir.

5.8 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Bad Girls
prod. no. 91 / 8 November 1979 ABC Thur
Produced by Chris Thompson, Marc Sotkin
Written by Barry Rubinowitz
Directed by Joel Zwick.
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Robert Kern, Jr.
Guest Cast:
Michele Greene.
The girls arrange for Edna's niece to join their old club, only to learn that their old club has now become
a street gang of thieves.

5.9/5:10 [--] Laverne and Shirley: We're in the Army, Now: Part 1 & 2
(60 min Special)
prod. nos. 97 & 98 / 15 November 1979 ABC Thur
Produced by Jeff Franklin
Written by Jeff Franklin and Judi Pioli Erwin
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Robert Kern, Jr.;
music by Dan Foliart & Howard Pearl.
Guest Cast:
Vicki Lawrence.
Part 1 - Laverne & Shirley enlist in the W.A.C.s to get even for a missed promotion.
Part 2 - Laverne & Shirley regret joining the Army.

5.11 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Take Two, They're Small
prod. no. 99 / 22 November 1979 ABC Thur
Produced by David W. Duclon, Ron Leavitt
Written by Judy Pioli and Paula A. Roth
Directed by Ray DeVally, Jr.
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Robert Kern, Jr.
Guest Cast:
Tommy Madsen
Jimmy Briscoe.

Lenny and Squiggy fix Laverne and Shirley up with computer dates, who turn out to be midgets.

5.12 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Fourth Annual Shotz Talent Show
prod. no. 96 / 6 December 1979 ABC Thur
Produced by Jeff Franklin
Written by Chris Thompson
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Robert Kern, Jr.
A patriotic theme is in store for the fourth annual talent show.

5.13 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Testing, Testing
prod. no. 95 / 13 December 1979 ABC Thur
Produced by Chris Thompson
Teleplay by Chris Thompson; Story by Kenny Rich
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Robert Kern, Jr.
Shotz hires a psychiatrist to evaluate job aptitudes. The gang are all terrified that some deep dark secret,
or that all their inadequacies are going to be revealed when they visit the company shrink.

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5.14 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Not Quite South of the Border
prod. no. 100 / 7 January 1980 ABC Mon
Produced by David W. Duclon, Ron Leavitt
Written by Deborah Leschin & Susan Seeger
Directed by Joel Zwick.
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley.
Guest Cast:
Neil Thompson
Lu Leonard

The girls can't wait to go on a vacation to Mexico. Unfortunately when they get there they find half of their
hotel room missing and that they have to share the room with another woman.

5.15 [--] Laverne and Shirley: You Oughta Be in Pictures
prod. no. 101 / 14 January 1980 ABC Mon
Produced by David W. Duclon, Ron Leavitt
Written by Jeff Franklin
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley.
The girls jump at the chance to be the stars in a movie unaware that the film they will be starring in
is an Army hygiene film.

5.16 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Beatnik Show
prod. no. 102 / 21 January 1980 ABC Mon
Produced by David W. Duclon, Ron Leavitt
Written by Al Aidekman
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley.
Guest Cast:
Art Garfunkel.
The girls coffee house performance attracts a band of beatniks. This episode has the famous Shirley Feeney
scarf dance in it.

5.17 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Right to Light
prod. no. 104 / 28 January 1980 ABC Mon
Produced by David W. Duclon, Ron Leavitt
Written by Kenny Rich
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley.
To protest a false bill, the girls chain themselves insde the gas company building, little knowing that another
disgruntled customer has planted a bomb in the building and because the girls are chained to the wall they can't get out.

5.18 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Why Did the Fireman ?
prod. no. 103 / 4 February 1980 ABC Mon
Produced by David W. Duclon, Ron Leavitt
Written by Roger Garrett
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley.
Guest Cast:
Ted Danson
Laverne falls for a fireman who is always being called to duty. This episode has fireman Ted Danson going to propose
to Laverne but before he gets a chance he dies in the line of duty saving many lives.

5.19 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Collector
prod. no. 107 / 11 February 1980 ABC Mon
Produced by David W. Duclon, Ron Leavitt
Teleplay by Frank Alesia & Jeff Young; Story by Linda Segall & John Byers
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley.
Guest Cast:
Billy Sands.
The girls try to talk Carmine out of going to work for a loan shark.
Note: Billy Sands was Private Papparelli in the Phil Silvers Show 'Bilko'.

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5.20 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Murder on the Moose Jaw Express: Part 1
prod. no. 105 / 26 February 1980 ABC Tue
Produced by David W. Duclon, Ron Leavitt
Written by Richard Rosenstock & Jack Lukes
Directed by Joel Zwick.
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley.
music by Dan Foliart & Howard Pearl
Guest Cast:
Roger C. Carmel
Charlene Tilton
Scatman Crothers
Wilfred Hyde-White.
The girls are riding the Moose Jaw Express when a murder victim enters their compartment.

5.21 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Murder on the Moose Jaw Express: Part 2
prod. no. 106 / 4 March 1980 ABC Tue
Produced by David W. Duclon, Ron Leavitt
written by Jeff Franklin & Charlotte Dobbs
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley.
music by Dan Foliart & Howard Pearl
Narration spoken by Michael McKean
Guest Cast:
Roger C.Carmel.
Laverne and Shirley try to find out who the murderer is.

5.22 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Survival Test
prod. no. 109 / 11 March 1980 ABC Tue
Produced by David W. Duclon, Ron Leavitt
Teleplay by Alan Aidekman & Roger Garrett; Story by Richard Gurman
Directed by Joel Zwick
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley.
music by Dan Foliart & Howard Pearl;
Guest Cast:
Vicki Lawrence.
A mean Army sergeant (Sgt. Plout) takes the girls on a survival test against the men.

5.23 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Duke of Squiggmann
prod. no. 108 / 25 March 1980 ABC Tue
Produced by David W. Duclon, Ron Leavitt
Written by Jeff Franklin
Directed by Penny Marshall
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley.
Guest Cast:
Charles Murphy.
Squiggy sleepwalks thinking he is a rich duke.

5.24 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Amazing Antonio
(copyright title) -aka- Antonio, the Amazing -aka- Dante, The Daring.
prod. no. 110  / 1 April 1980 ABC Tue
Produced by David W. Duclon, Ron Leavitt
written by Cindy Begel & Lesa Kite
Directed by Maurice Bar-David. (Director on copyright synopsis: Joele Zwick)
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley.
Guest Cast:
Ed Marinaro.
Laverne's Italian cousin arrives from Italy looking for a job.
This episode has Ed Marinaro playing Laverne's cousin, he later appears in the Californian episodes as Sonny,

5.25 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Diner
prod. no. 112 / 6 May 1980 ABC Tue
Produced by David W. Duclon, Ron Leavitt
Written by Robert Perlow (on copyright description: written by David W. Duclon & Ron Leavitt)
Directed by Linda McMurray.
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley.
Lenny inherits a greasy spoon diner called 'Laslo's Place', they immediately rename it 'Dead Laslo's Place' and
because Laverne and Shirley are desperate for work they get hired to cook and waitress the diner. The girls get
run off their feet and Shirley ends up running out of the diner screaming in frustration. Frank offers to buy the
restaurant from Lenny, which he does so now Frank has 2 restaurants.

5.26 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Separate Tables
prod. no. 111 / 13 May 1980 ABC Tue
Produced by David W. Duclon, Ron Leavitt
Written by Deborah Raznick & Ria Nepus
Directed by Frank Alesia.
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley.
Guest Cast:
Julius La Rosa
Pat Morita.

To overcome her fear of being alone, Laverne eats in a Chinese restaurant by herself.

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