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Starring Penny Marshall (as Laverne DeFazio) and Cindy Williams (as Shirley Feeney)
Season 8 (ABC) (1982-83) Laverne
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############# Laverne and Shirley ############
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(final season) ###############
ABC Tuesdays 8:30-9:00pm Eastern (22 episodes)
Setting: Burbank, Southern California
Produced by Jeff Melman; Co-Produced by Al Aidekman (prod. nos. 157-178)

  The third format (1982-83)(season 8) followed when actress Cindy Williams became pregnant and left the show. Her
character (Shirley) is seen marrying Dr. Walter Meany and departing to join her Army husband overseas. The remainder
of the final season relates Laverne's misadventures as a single girl looking for romance and working the Ajax
Aerospace Company.

8.1 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Mummy's Bride
prod. no. 158 / 28 September 1982 ABC Tue
Produced by Jeff Melman
Directed by Tom Trbovich
Shirley marries Walter Meeney

8.2 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Window on Main Street
prod. no. 157 / 12 October 1982 ABC Tue
Produced by Jeff Melman
Directed by Tom Trbovich
The girls agree to live in Bardwell's main show window for a weekend in order to demonstrate the 'House Of The Future'.
(this is the last episode that Cindy Williams appeared in).

8.3 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Note
prod. no. 169 / 19 October 1982 ABC Tue
Produced by Jeff Melman
Teleplay by Judy Pioli
Directed by Gabrielle Alice James
Laverne gets depressed and then angry after she finds a very short note from Shirley saying that she has left to go
overseas with her husband who was just transfered there. Laverne just can't believe that Shirley would leave and only
write a few words to say goodbye. To try and help cheer her up, each of the gang tries to find Laverne a new roomate.
But things turn out okay after Laverne finds the rest of Shirley's note which had fallen under the bed.

8.4 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Lost in Spacesuits
prod. no. 166 / 26 October 1982 ABC Tue
Produced by Jeff Melman
Directed by Tom Trbovich.
Laverne gets a job at an aerospace plant.

8.5 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Playboy Show
prod. no. 161 / 9 November 1982 ABC Tue
Produced by Jeff Melman
Teleplay by Ed Solomon; Story by Joan Marks & Ed Solomon
Directed by Michael McKean
Guest Cast:
Carie Fisher
Hugh Hefner

Laverne and another girl (Carrie Fisher) compete for only one opening to be a Playboy bunny.

8.6 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Death Row: Part 1
prod. no. 167 / 16 November 1982 ABC Tue
Produced by Jeff Melman
Teleplay by Bob Perlow & Gene Braunstein
Directed by Tom Trbovich.
Guest Cast:
Laraine Newman
Laverne makes friends with a group of people that she doesn't know are really a gang who plan to rob a bank. When she
goes to the bank with them she thinks it is only to get new dishes that the bank is giving away with every new account
that is opened. When she realises what is actually happening it's too late because the police have already arrived and
Laverne is handcuffed along with the rest of the gang and they are all carted off to jail.

8.7 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Death Row: Part 2
prod. no. 168 / 23 November 1982 ABC Tue
Produced by Jeff Melman
Teleplay by Nick LeRose
Directed by Tom Trbovich
While waiting to be booked at the police station for the bank robbery, Laverne and her new 'friend' are mistaken for
murderers who were on the run. They are both sentenced to be executed at midnight that night.

8.8 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Jinxed
prod. no. 171 / 30 November 1982 ABC Tue
Produced by Jeff Melman;
Teleplay by Dave Ketchum & Tom DiMarco.
Directed by Tom Trbovich.
Guest Cast:
Carol Kane.
When Laverne is convinced that she is jinxed after refusing to answer a chain letter, her friends send
her a gypsy to help her.

8.9 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Of Mice and Men
prod. no. 170 / 7 December 1982 ABC Tue
Produced by Jeff Melman; Co-Produced by Al Aidekman
Teleplay by Jill Gordon & Ed Solomon; Story by Susan Lindner & Jack Luke.
Directed by Paul Sills.
Guest Cast:
James Belushi.
Laverne's plan to restore her cowardly boyfriends self-confidence backfires.

8.10 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Gymnast
prod. no. 173 / 14 December 1982 ABC Tue
Produced by Jeff Melman; Co-produced by Al Aidekman
Teleplay written by Monica Johnson
Directed by Tom Trbovich
Guest Cast:
Adam West ( Batman)
Laverne is convinced that the former trapeze artist she's been dating is out to kill her.

8.11 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Monastery Show
prod. no. no. 175 / 4 January 1983 ABC Tue
Produced by Jeff Melman; Co-Produced by Al Aidekman
Teleplay by Jill Gordon & Ed Solomon; Story by Nick LeRose & Ken Sagoes
Directed by Garry K. Marshall
Guest Cast:
Louise Lasser ... Sister Margaret
Fran Ryan ... Mother Superior
Carol Williard ... Sister Teresa
Cristy Dawson ... Foot Nun
Bill Morey ... Priest
Laverne, upset with the way her life has been going, asks if she can stay at a convent for a couple of weeks to try
and sort things out. The Mother Superior lets her stay but then asks her to leave when she has trouble keeping the
vow of silence that all the other Sisters have taken.

8.12 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Defective Ballet
prod. no. 165 / 11 January 1983 ABC Tue
Produced by Jeff Melman
Teleplay by Nick LeRose
Directed by Tom Trbovich
Guest Cast:
Victor Barbee
Squiggy is mistaken for a Russian ballet dancer who is trying to defect to the United States.

8.13 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Baby Show
prod. no. 159 / 18 January 1983 ABC Tue
Produced by Jeff Melman; Co-Produced by Al Aidekman
Directed by Philip J. Perez.
Sgt. Plout once again shows up on Laverne's doorstep. This time she is pregnant and looking for a place to stay. Plout
and Laverne enter a mothers to be contest and then go to a funeral home to pay their respect to one of Frank's buddies.
While at the funeral home, Sgt. Plout goes into labour and delivers her baby.

8.14 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Rock and Roll Show
prod. no. 172 / 25 January 1983 ABC Tue
Produced by Jeff Melman; Co-Produced by Al Aidekman
Teleplay by Jill Gordon
Directed by Chris Thompson
Guest Cast:
Jack Mack and the Heart Attack
Squiggy books Chuck's group of classical musicians for a rock concert.

8.15 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Fashion Show
prod. no. 163 / 1 February 1983 ABC Tue
Produced by Jeff Melman
Directed by Tom Trbovich.
Jealous of all the beautiful girls her new photographer boyfriend has to take pictures of, Laverne goes to a
fashion show where he is working and ends up being one of the models in the show.

8.16 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Short on Time
prod. no. 160 / 8 February 1983 ABC Tue
Produced by Jeff Melman
Directed by Tom Trbovich.
Guest Cast:
The Spinners.
When Frank finds a note from Edna saying that she has left him, he goes to Laverne's to talk to her about it. Laverne,
who doesn't know that Edna has left, asks her father to please stay at the apartment and babysit Chuck's chimp for her
because she has gotten a chance to sing with 'The Spinners'. While singing with the group, she feels guilty about leaving
her father when he wanted to talk to her so she rushes back home and learns about Edna leaving.

8.17 [--] Laverne and Shirley: The Ghost Story
prod. no. 176 / 15 February 1983 ABC Tue
Produced by Jeff Melman; Co-Produced by Al Aidekman
Teleplay by Barry Bleach & Kenny Wolin
Directed by Tom Trbovich.
Laverne and the gang hold a seance to rid her apartment of a ghost that has taken up residence there.

8.18 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Please Don't Feed the Buzzards
prod. no. 162 / 22 February 1983 ABC Tue
Produced by Jeff Melman
Teleplay by Andy Goldberg; Story by Goldberg & Cheryl Alu
Directed by Tom Trbovich.
Lenny and Squiggy find a treasure map and convince Frank and Carmine to go with them to search for gold.

8.19 [--] Laverne and Shirley: How's Your Sister?
1 March 1983 ABC Tue
prod. no. 174
Produced by Jeff Melman; Co-Produced by Al Aidekman
Teleplay by Roger Garrett
Directed by Tom Trbovich
Squiggy's bizarre sister, Squendolyn, arrives for a visit and ends up moving in with Laverne and falling for Carmine.

8.20 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Do the Carmine
prod. no. 164 / 15 March 1983 ABC Tue
Produced by Jeff Melman
Teleplay by Jay Grossman
Directed by Tom Trbovich
"Do the Carmine", "Hotfoot" music by Matthew Ender, lyrics by Jay Grossman, Addax Music Company, Inc.
Guest Cast:
Jay Leno
Carmine gets a chance to sing his new hit record on television.

8.21 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Councilman DeFazio
prod. no. 177 / 3 May 1983 ABC Tue
Produced by Jeff Melman; Co-Produced by Al Aidekman
Teleplay by Dottie Archibald & Phil Foster; Story by Phil Foster, Perry Williams & Dottie Archibald.
Directed by Tom Trbovich.
Laverne's dad decides to run against an unscrupulous politician for the office of city councilman.

8.22 [--] Laverne and Shirley: Here Today, Hair Tomorrow
(final episode)
prod. no. 178 / 10 May 1983 ABC Tue
Produced by Jeff Melman; Co-Produced by Al Aidekman
Teleplay by Susan Linder; Story by Susan Linder & Ken Sagoes.
Directed by Tom Trbovich.
The gang bids farewell to Carmine as he moves to New York City to try his luck in Broadway musicals. 

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