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Laverne & Shirley: Season 5
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This is the last season to feature the girls in their original locale of Milwaukee and contains several classic episodes, perhaps the most memorable being "The Diner" in which Laverne and Shirley toil in a greasy spoon Lenny has inherited from his late uncle. The title of this review is a line from the episode that everyone seems to remember.
Also included among the 26 episodes to be found on this set are "Shotgun Wedding", which was originally the conclusion of a story arc that began on a "Happy Days" episode (which will be included as a Bonus Feature so we fans will get both parts); as well as two separate two-parters: "Murder on the Moosejaw Express" and "You're In The Army Now" which features Vicki Lawrence as the intimidating Seargant Plout. The girls perform "Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay" in the episode "The Fourth Annual Shotz Talent Show".
The following episodes will be included on the set and Episode Promos for ALL of them are included. The single bonus feature is a Blooper Reel which is fun but a little short at only three minutes.
13/Sep/79 Shotgun Wedding (Part 2; Part 1 is a "Happy Days" episode)
20/Sep/79 One Heckuva Note
27/Sep/79 Fat City Holiday
04/Oct/79 Upstairs, Downstairs
18/Oct/79 What Do You Do With a Drunken Sailor? (guest Ed Begley Jr.Read more ›
Laverne and Shirley was a huge hit for ABC yet I believe it was looked down upon by Hollywood. It never won a single Emmy award for acting or writing yet the public loved the show and it was number 1 for two seasons prior to this one. This is the season just before they moved to Hollywood which was when the series "jumped the shark" and spiraled downward with lackluster writing and Cindy Williams suing and leaving the series. Then they just let it fade away. The last episode of this huge hit centered on Carmine becoming a working actor/dancer. A forgetful end to a wonderfully funny television show that centered on two independent women navigating through life after high school. I see how shows like Friends- Monica in the fat suit, Three's Company- the physical comedy, and other shows borrowed from Laverne and Shirley which set a standard. I miss the family hour of television. I miss shows like Laverne and Shirley. I'll buy this dvd set for my kids to enjoy. Thanks for reading.
However, with that said, I think this should be a wrap, folks. Frankly something changed when the series and characters moved to California, although the first season in Burbank had a few funny moments(the earthquake episode), and the girls misadventures working at Bardwell's Department Store, it was all downhill from here. The very atmosphere of the show changed. I could never quite put my finger on it, but something just didn't seem "right" after the move out west. The new format, change of scenery, and chemistry between the new characters just never seemed to "click"(I always found Rhonda(Leslie Easterbrook)to be annoying as hell and I don't think her character added much to the plot or scripts).Read more ›
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I bought seasons 1-5. I didn't want the ones without Shirley. The DVD's are good quality. I still love these episodes and even laugh out loud on some of them. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Calzon
What is not to like about this great comedy ..No hidden agenda of political views ..just clean fun and laughs ..very up lifting and relaxing to watchPublished 4 months ago by Just Pat
Doesn't disappoint! The first episode has the Happy Days characters in it! I enjoyed that surprise!Published 5 months ago by Tami M Faulk
This season had my favorite episode of L&S - "Murder on the Moosejaw Express" where they weren't sure which bald man to beware of, it was also the final season set in... Read morePublished 7 months ago by B.C.
If you enjoyed Laverne and Shirley, this is a great addition to your collectionPublished 8 months ago by Linda Laffey