Laverne and Shirley is another good example of a successful spinoff and mid-season replacement. It debuted in January of 1976 and was an instant hit. Ranking number 3 in the Nielsen ratings for the 1975-1976 season. On Happy Days Laverne De Fazio and Shirley Feeney were two girls who were love interests for Richie Cunningham and Fonzie. Their occasional appearances led to their own series, which took place in the same city as Happy Days, Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the 1950's. Laverne and Shirley were lower class girls who shared an apartment and worked together at Shotz Brewery as bottlecappers. Laverne and Shirley were also quite different. Laverne was feisty, quick-tempered and manhungry while Shirley was more naive and trusting and quite inexperienced when it came to romance. Others in the cast included, Laverne's gruff father, Frank De Fazio who ran the Pizza Bowl, where Laverne and Shirley worked on occasions and Edna Babish was the girls landlady who later ma
In the first episode of "Happy Days" season 7, the Cunninghams and Fonzie go on vacation to Lake Pinewood. Richie and Fonzie get together with two lonely milkmaids, and, when their father catches them in his barn with his daughters, he says they will have to get married.
In this one-hour reunion special, the stars of the show reminisce about their time on the show. They reprise their roles in a comedy reunion scene where they try being contestants for a island reality show.
A special Laverne and Shirley reunion; featuring the stars of the 1976-83 ABC hit (Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams) along with Henry Winkler (hosting; representing parent show Happy Days). Voice-over by longtime Disney animated movie preview announcer Mark Elliott.