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Old 03-28-2003, 07:43 PM   #1
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Default The 1982-1983 season

I never saw this season before and i was just wondering was the show worth watching after Shirley left the show? Was Lenny, Squiggy or Carmine seen more?
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I haven't seen that season either.
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I haven't seen that season either.

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Yes,I saw the last season of Laverne and Shirley,both on ABC and in reruns as well. They should have called it "Laverne" or "The Penny Marshall Show" as well because Shirley was gone from the show(Cindy Williams was pregnant was why she left the show because the producers didn't know what to do). It just wasn't the same without Shirley in it,although the show was still doing respectable in the ratings despite being on opposite The A-Team. At least after Cindy had her baby she could have appeared as a guest star. The show still had some good episodes from the last season(the bank robbery episode where Laverne was framed was funny,even though death row isn't for bank robberies). But,I still wondered why they still called it Laverne and Shirley when Cindy Williams left.
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Yes,I saw the last season of Laverne and Shirley,both on ABC and in reruns as well. They should have called it "Laverne" or "The Penny Marshall Show" as well because Shirley was gone from the show(Cindy Williams was pregnant was why she left the show because the producers didn't know what to do). It just wasn't the same without Shirley in it,although the show was still doing respectable in the ratings despite being on opposite The A-Team. At least after Cindy had her baby she could have appeared as a guest star. The show still had some good episodes from the last season(the bank robbery episode where Laverne was framed was funny,even though death row isn't for bank robberies). But,I still wondered why they still called it Laverne and Shirley when Cindy Williams left.
I heard different. I remember reading that the show's title was shortened to "Laverne" when Cindy Williams left. I guess Penny Marshall decided to change the title of show back or something because I also remember someone saying that she didn't want it took look like she kicked Cindy off the show.
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I heard different. I remember reading that the show's title was shortened to "Laverne" when Cindy Williams left. I guess Penny Marshall decided to change the title of show back or something because I also remember someone saying that she didn't want it took look like she kicked Cindy off the show.

The title remained the same. The TV Land/N@N pages for L&S both said that the show was renamed Laverne, but that never happened.

I have seen a few episodes (I have some on tape that I've never really bothered watching). The episodes were okay from the last season, but I missed Shirley. I hated how they ended the show with an episode that barely featured anyone other than Carmine. *shrugs*
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I heard different. I remember reading that the show's title was shortened to "Laverne" when Cindy Williams left. I guess Penny Marshall decided to change the title of show back or something because I also remember someone saying that she didn't want it took look like she kicked Cindy off the show.



Well in my opinion if Shirley was gone then why not change the title of the show.
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Default last season was very weak-few bright spots

last season has some funny guest appearances by

1. Larraine Newman (in robbery episode)
2. Louise Lasser as nun (Laverne goes to a convent to repent
for being a bimbo)
3. Carrie Fisher (Laverne is a Playboy Bunny hostess)

other than that --
there is one other funny moment when Laverne is interviewing possible new roommates and her real sister RONNIE MARSHALL plays a Laverne Lookalike who comes by --( w/ initials on blouse and same nasally laugh) and ofcourse Laverne likes her.

EDNA was gone (left POP a note and ran off w/ another man)

LENNY was gone by mid-season (joined ARMY? or it was never mentioned)

That just left: Laverne, Pop, Squiggy, Carmine --and Rhonda !!!

Pop runs for Assemblyman -- and wins in a next to last episode.

Laverne gets a NASA job in testing --more salary and she can
keep the apartment to herself.

Carmine had slimmed down and was still showing off his
new bugg 80's chest alot. In final episode he sings Aquarius
from HAIR....

Squiggy and Rhonda just plod along in unfunny situations.

Laverne's last bit of physical comedy is when she takes a late night call from Carmine in last ep--he tells her he got a part in Broadway show--HAIR.
Laverne is sleeping on a blow-up raft in kiddie pool, her homemade water bed idea
-and after she hangs up from him--she rolls/falls over and gets wet.

The comedy was all wet -- and the series was over.
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Default Re: last season was very weak-few bright spots

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last season has some funny guest appearances by

1. Larraine Newman (in robbery episode)
2. Louise Lasser as nun (Laverne goes to a convent to repent
for being a bimbo)
3. Carrie Fisher (Laverne is a Playboy Bunny hostess)

other than that --
there is one other funny moment when Laverne is interviewing possible new roommates and her real sister RONNIE MARSHALL plays a Laverne Lookalike who comes by --( w/ initials on blouse and same nasally laugh) and ofcourse Laverne likes her.

EDNA was gone (left POP a note and ran off w/ another man)

LENNY was gone by mid-season (joined ARMY? or it was never mentioned)

That just left: Laverne, Pop, Squiggy, Carmine --and Rhonda !!!

Pop runs for Assemblyman -- and wins in a next to last episode.

Laverne gets a NASA job in testing --more salary and she can
keep the apartment to herself.

Carmine had slimmed down and was still showing off his
new bugg 80's chest alot. In final episode he sings Aquarius
from HAIR....

Squiggy and Rhonda just plod along in unfunny situations.

Laverne's last bit of physical comedy is when she takes a late night call from Carmine in last ep--he tells her he got a part in Broadway show--HAIR.
Laverne is sleeping on a blow-up raft in kiddie pool, her homemade water bed idea
-and after she hangs up from him--she rolls/falls over and gets wet.

The comedy was all wet -- and the series was over.




Oh I never that. Lenny and Edna was really gone before the last season ended? I found something out new today. Thanks for your reply
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It is obvious though that Shirley marrying and becoming pregnant was not necessarily meant to serve as a departure for Cindy Williams. The reason I say this is because in Cindy's last episode, the one in which Laverne and Shirley agree to stay in a department store window and due to hypnosis begin acting like chickens, it is indicated that Shirley is staying around. The episode clearly states that while Shirley is married, due to her husband Walter being shipped overseas, she would continue to live with Laverne for a year. I think the situation with Cindy and the producers resulted in this scenario changing suddenly and Shirley joining her husband overseas.
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I didn't like the last season.
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i always thought of those episodes as knock off's of Mary Tyler Moore.......i could be wrong though
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I remember seeing the show when it was in production and that Penny did a fine job with the last season by going it alone. I gave her credit for sticking it out. I do remember it was Laverne and Shirley for part or all of the last season. When I saw that show in 1976, I thought it was so funny. I see it now and the zip is not there. It's funny how your tastes change.
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I remember seeing the show when it was in production and that Penny did a fine job with the last season by going it alone. I gave her credit for sticking it out. I do remember it was Laverne and Shirley for part or all of the last season. When I saw that show in 1976, I thought it was so funny. I see it now and the zip is not there. It's funny how your tastes change.



Probably because the show was at the time. Now it's a 27 year old show so i guess you seen every episode and that's why it's no zip.
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Question Re: last season was very weak-few bright spots

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last season has some funny guest appearances by

1. Larraine Newman (in robbery episode)
2. Louise Lasser as nun (Laverne goes to a convent to repent
for being a bimbo)
3. Carrie Fisher (Laverne is a Playboy Bunny hostess)

other than that --
there is one other funny moment when Laverne is interviewing possible new roommates and her real sister RONNIE MARSHALL plays a Laverne Lookalike who comes by --( w/ initials on blouse and same nasally laugh) and ofcourse Laverne likes her.

EDNA was gone (left POP a note and ran off w/ another man)


I didn't watch the final season that much when it was first aired nor in reruns, so I don't remember Edna leaving Laverne's pop. Could you elaborate on this - give the reason why she left? Was it something they built up to, or was it just an abrupt departure?

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