Originally Posted by mets82
I remember vaguely about Shirley getting married. I think the kiss of death for Laverne and Shirley was them moving to Cal. Something just seemed off, no?
I agree. I know they were running out of material since the last Milwaukee season, S5, was painful to watch at times. Unfortunately, they didn't plan exit strategies back then, they usually just let once great shows wither and die.
The first California season had a handful of good eps, but they could only milk the fish-out-of-water concept for so long. Most of the cast wanted to move on, but they were persuaded to stay and crank out more episodes for the syndication money.
I know I harp on this, but L&S was a huge part of my childhood. I loved that show and the laughter it brought.