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Starring Penny Marshall (as Laverne DeFazio) and Cindy Williams (as Shirley Feeney)
Season 6 (ABC) (1980-81) Burbank
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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ABC Tuesdays 8:30-9:00pm Eastern
New Setting: Burbank, Southern California
Produced by Gary Menteer & Marty Nadler (prod. nos. 113-121,123)(1st half of season 6)
CLNA: Barclays Mercantile Industrial Finance, Ltd.

 The second format (1980-82)(seasons 6-7) followed Laverne and Shirley's dismissal from the brewery in Milwaukee
and their move to Burbank, California, where their antics as clerks in the Bardwell Department Store were depicted.

6.1 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Not Quite New York
prod. no. 113 / 18 November 1980 ABC Tue
Produced by Marty Nadler, Gary Menteer
Written by Jeff Franklin
Directed by John Tracy
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley.
CLNA: Barclays Mercantile Industrial Finance, Ltd.
After being fired from the brewery, the girls decide to pack up and move out to California, but the only way
they can afford to get out there is to have Lenny and Squiggy drive them there in an old ice cream truck.

6.2 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Welcome to Burbank
prod. no. 114 / 25 November 1980 ABC Tue
Produced by Gary Menteer, Marty Nadler
Directed by John Tracy
Written by Jeff Franklin
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley.
CLNA: Barclays Mercantile Industrial Finance, Ltd.
New Regular Characters:
Leslie Easterbrook as Rhonda Lee
Ed Marinaro as Sonny St. Jacques
The girls are ready to return to Milwaukee after experiencing an earthquake on their first
night in California. This episode introduces the new characters of Rhonda and Sonny.

6.3 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Studio City
prod. no. 115 / 2 December 1980 ABC Tue
Produced by Marty Nadler, Gary Menteer
Written by Richard Rosenstock
Directed by John Tracy
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley.
CLNA: Barclays Mercantile Industrial Finance, Ltd.
Guest Cast:
Troy Donohue.
The girls are hired to play stunt women in a Troy Donohue movie.

6.4 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Grand Opening
prod. no. 116 / 9 December 1980 ABC Tue
Produced by Gary Menteer, Marty Nadler
Written by Ruth Bennett
Directed by John Tracy
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley.
CLNA: Barclays Mercantile Industrial Finance, Ltd.
In order to pay Shirley back some of the money she owes her, Laverne agrees to be the target in Sonny's knife throwing
act at Cowboy Bill's grand opening. When Sonny breaks his arm and is unable to do the act, Shirley takes over throwing
the knives at Laverne, which makes Laverne extremely nervous since she knows that Shirley is already upset with her.

6.5 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Candy Is Dandy
prod. no. 117 / 16 December 1980 ABC Tue
Produced by Marty Nadler, Gary Menteer
Written by Joanne Pagliaro
Directed by John Tracy
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley.
CLNA: Barclays Mercantile Industrial Finance, Ltd.
The girls finally get a job in California in the gift wrapping department at Bardwell's Department Store.
On their first day on the job Laverne gets tipsy after eating candy laced with alcohol.

6.6 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Dating Game
prod. no. 118 / 30 December 1980 ABC Tue
Produced by Gary Menteer, Marty Nadler
Written by Al Aidekman
Directed by Penny Marshall.
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley
CLNA: Barclays Mercantile Industrial Finance, Ltd.
Guest Cast:
Jim Lange.
Lenny and Squiggy appear in on the television show 'The Dating Game'.

6.7 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Other Woman
prod. no. 119 / 6 January 1981 ABC Tue
Produced by Marty Nadler, Gary Menteer
Teleplay by Joanne Pagliaro; Story by Alan Aidekman
Directed by Arthur Silver.
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley
CLNA: Barclays Mercantile Industrial Finance, Ltd.
Shirley finally gets to date a Doctor, the trouble is she looks exactly like his old wife.

6.8 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Road to Burbank
prod. no. 120 / 13 January 1981 ABC Tue
Produced by Gary Menteer, Marty Nadler
Written by Jeff Franklin
Directed by Frank Alesia
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley
CLNA: Barclays Mercantile Industrial Finance, Ltd.
There is a dispute over who should pay the bill when Lenny and Squiggy trash a hotel room on their way to California
and try to blame it on Laverne and Shirley. This leads to the telling of two different versions of what happened that
night one where Lenny and Squiggy are chasing the girls all night, and the other where the girls are feeling 'feisty'
and chase the boys around the room.

6.9 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Born Too Late
prod. no. 121 / 27 January 1981 ABC Tue
Produced by Marty Nadler, Gary Menteer
Written by Roger Garrett
Directed by Alan Meyerson
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley
music by Dan Foliart & Howard Pearl.
CLNA: Barclays Mercantile Industrial Finance, Ltd.
Lenny and Squiggy imagine that they are the stars in a whole series of flashback B/W silent movies.

6.10 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Love Out the Window
prod. no. 123 / 3 February 1981 ABC Tue
Produced by Marty Nadler, Gary Menteer
Written by Ruth Bennett
Directed by Linda McMurray
director of photography: Edward E. Nugent; film editor: Dan Hanley
After learning that Laverne fears for his safety, Sonny quits his job as a stuntman and takes a job selling insurance.

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Produced by Milt Josefsberg, Jeff Franklin (prod. nos. 122, 124-134)(2nd half of season 6)
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6.11 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Malibu Mansion
prod. no. 124 / 10 February 1981 ABC Tue
Produced by Milt Josefsberg, Jeff Franklin
Written by Dave Ketchum, Tony DiMarco
Directed by Frank Alesia.
director of photography: Edward E. Nugent; film editor: Dan Hanley
Guest Cast:
Richard Moll.
The girls are hired to house sit at the Mailbu beachfront mansion of the owner of the Cowboy Bill's chain of restaurants.
While he is away for the weekend the girls throw a beach party which gets gate crashed by a gang of bikers. The girls
manage to clean the place up just in time but the owners talking pet parrot threatens to spill the beans.

6.12 [--] Laverne and Shirley: To Tell the Truth
prod.no. 125 / 17 February 1981 ABC Tue
Produced by Milt Josefsberg, Jeff Franklin
Written by Al Aidekman
Directed by Jack Winters
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley
Stuck at home on a rainy night with nothing to do, the gang decides to play a game of 'truth or dare'. Within minutes,
everybody ends up arguing with each other. This episode has the famous chocolate pudding in Shirley's face gag.
And the fact that Shirley stuffs socks down her bra is revealled to all her friends.

6.13 [--] Laverne and Shirley: I Do, I Do, pt. 1
(copyright title)
prod. no. 126 / 24 February 1981 ABC Tue
Produced by Milt Josefsberg, Jeff Franklin
Written by Lesa Kile & Cindy Begel
Directed by Phil Perez.
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley.
Guest Cast:
Eric Idle (British Comic actor - Monty Python's Flying Circus)
Peter Noone (British lead singer with pop group Herman's Hermits)
The girls almost marry two rock stars from Britain after eating some brownies laced with marijuana.

6.14 [--] Laverne and Shirley: But Seriously, Folks
prod. no. 127 / 3 March 1981 ABC Tue
Produced by Milt Josefsberg, Jeff Franklin
Written by Jeff Franklin
Directed by Penny Marshall
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley.
Carmine's new stand up comedy act is not such a big hit with his friends when he starts to make fun of them in turn.

6.15 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Bardwell Caper: Part 1
prod. no. 128 / 10 March 1981 ABC Tue
Produced by Milt Josefsberg, Jeff Franklin
Written by Dave Ketchum & Tony DiMarco
Directed by Tom Trbovich.
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley
music by Dan Foliant & Howard Pearl.
Laverne writes an insulting letter to her boss after she thinks her and Shirley have been passed over for a raise.

6.16 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Bardwell Caper: Part 2
prod. no. 131 / 17 March 1981 ABC Tue
Produced by Milt Josefsberg, Jeff Franklin
Written by Dave Ketchum & Tony DiMarco
Directed by Tom Turbovich.
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley.
music by Dan Foliart & Howard Pearl;
After learning that they are getting a raise after all, the girls try to get back the letter that Laverne wrote to
the boss before he has a chance to read it. The only problem is the boss's office is guarded by a state of the art
security system.

6.17 [--] Laverne and Shirley: High Priced Dates
prod. no. 129 / 7 April 1981 ABC Tue
Produced by Milt Josefsberg, Jeff Franklin
Written by Charlotte Dobbs
Directed by Jack Winter
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley
The girls turn to Edna for advice when their dates expect 'rewards'.

6.18 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Fifth Anniversary Show
prod. no. 130 / 14 April 1981 ABC Tue
Produced by Milt Josefsberg, Jeff Franklin
Written by Cheryl Alu & Winifred Hervey
Directed by Tom Trbovich.
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley
The girls throw Frank and Edna a fifth wedding anniversary party at their trailor, which has a broken trailor jack.

6.19 [--] Laverne and Shirley: A. W. O. L. -aka- Out, Out Damn Plout
prod. no. 132 / 5 May 1981 ABC Tue
Produced by Milt Josefsberg, Jeff Franklin
Written by Paula Roth
Directed by Marlena Laird
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley.
Sgt. Plout goes AWOL and decides to hide out at the girl's apartment.

6.20 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Laverne's Broken Leg
prod. no. 122 / 12 May 1981 ABC Tue
Produced by Milt Josefsberg, Jeff Franklin
Written by Dave Ketchum
Directed by Ray DeValley , Jr.
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Robert A. Daniels;
After she has to miss a party because of her broken leg, Laverne sits at home alone and falls asleep while watching
'It's A Wonderful Life' on tv. She then dreams what life would be like for her friends and her family if she
had never been born.

6.21 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Guitar Show -aka- Sing, Sing, Sing
prod. no. 133 / 19 May 1981 ABC Tue
Produced by Milt Josefsberg, Jeff Franklin
Written by Ria Nepus & Deborah Raznick
Directed by Cindy Williams.
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Robert A. Daniels
Laverne asks Carmine to give her singing lessons so that she can sing for Hoot Night at Cowboy Bill's.

6.22 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Child's Play
prod. no. 134 / 26 May 1981 ABC Tue
Produced by Milt Josefsberg, Jeff Franklin
Written by Dana Olsen & Jeff Franklin
Directed by Gary Menteer
director of photography: William Norton; film editor: Dan Hanley;
music by Dan Foliant & Howard Pearl.
Because of Squiggy's forgetfulness, Laverne and Shirley must play all the parts in Shirley's play
'Murder In Mother Goose Land', which a Broadway producer attends.

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