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Old 06-11-2018, 11:44 AM   #16
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Cindy Williams said in one interview that the plan was to rename the show "Laverne and Company". She was no longer watching the show, so she wasn't even aware that that never happened.
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I wonder if L&S could've somewhat salvaged Cindy Williams' departure in Season 8 if they had a stronger supporting cast. You can make the argument that other than Lenny and Squiggy (or Squiggy for most of the last season as Michael McKean was MIA for the most part). Think about it this way, Carmine, Edna, and Frank could have disappeared anytime (instead of decidedly funnier and quirkier characters like Mrs. Havenwurst, Big Rosie, Hector, and other former members of the Angora Debs) throughout the run and I doubt most people would even notice. Also, Carmine always when you got right down to it, felt like some kind of extension of Shirley (instead of really standing out on his own) and was always just there.
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