1976: America’s Favorite Female Comedy Duo: Laverne and Shirley

An inside look at the iconic sitcom about two girls’ and their misadventures.

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One of the greatest buddy comedies of the ’70s premiered on January 27th, 1976, when America officially fell in love with Laverne & Shirley. The show, which chronicled the adventures of Milwaukee’s Shotz Brewery workers/roommates Laverne De Fazio and Shirley Feeney, was a spinoff of the hit TV show Happy Days, where their characters—famously played by Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams—were first introduced as love interests for Fonzie and Richie Cunningham. Laverne & Shirley was huge hit with viewers and a ratings winner for ABC during its seven seasons on the air. In honor of its premiere, DoYouRemember takes a look back at other Happy Days spinoffs.

Laverne & Shirley (1976)

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