Laverne & Shirley in the Army

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Laverne & Shirley in the Army
Genre Cartoon series
Written by Duane Poole
Tom Swale
Directed by George Gordon
Carl Urbano
Rudy Zamora
Voices of Penny Marshall
Cindy Williams
Ron Palillo
Kenneth Mars
Composer(s) Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Production
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s) Duane Poole
Art Scott
Tom Swale
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Paramount Television
Distributor CBS Television Distribution
Release
Original network ABC
Original release October 10, 1981 (1981-10-10) – September 18, 1982 (1982-09-18)
Chronology
Preceded by The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang
Followed by Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour
Related shows Laverne & Shirley

Laverne & Shirley in the Army is a 30-minute Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions in association with Paramount Television and a spin-off of the live-action sitcom Laverne & Shirley with the title characters voiced by Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams. The show aired for one season of 13 episodes on ABC from October 10, 1981, to September 18, 1982. (The words "In the Army" did not appear in the show's title cards.) The series was loosely based on the 1979 two-part episode "You're in the Army, Now," in which Laverne and Shirley enlisted in the Army.

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The series, set at Camp Fillmore, follows the comedic antics of roommates Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney as privates with the U.S. Army. They wind up getting involved in clandestine escapades with their immediate superior, a pig named Sgt. Squealy, always threatening to report them to his superior, Sgt. Turnbuckle.

Episode list[edit]

Title Original air date
1"Invasion of the Booby Hatchers"October 10, 1981 (1981-10-10)
The girls accidentally hijack a secret army rocket and get captured by aliens, who wants to invade Earth.
2"Jungle Jumpers"October 17, 1981 (1981-10-17)
The girls parachute in the middle of a jungle island and find themselves caught between the Zambulu tribe and a giant ape.
3"Naval Fluff"October 24, 1981 (1981-10-24)
Assigned to the navy, the girls are caught in the middle of a target test, while enemy spies are about to attack the laser cannon ship.
4"April Fools in Paris"October 31, 1981 (1981-10-31)
Laverne & Shirley are on special assignment in Paris on April Fool's Day.
5"I Only Have Ice for You"November 7, 1981 (1981-11-07)
6"When the Moon Comes Over the Werewolf"November 14, 1981 (1981-11-14)
Laverne and Shirley are convinced that they are in danger from a werewolf due to some confusion with a new recruit. Every time they turn their heads from her and look back, a wolf-like animal appears in her place, and they think she has turned into it. The two don't know whether to help her or run the other way.
7"Bigfoot"November 21, 1981 (1981-11-21)
Sgt. Turnbuckle refuses to believe that the privates have seen a Bigfoot creature until he sees it for himself.
8"Two Mini Cooks"November 28, 1981 (1981-11-28)
Laverne & Shirley are sent to the kitchen for their punishment in another goof up.
9"Super Wacs"December 5, 1981 (1981-12-05)
An army vs. navy basketball games has been scheduled. Laverne and Shirley sign up so they can get out of their regular duties. They have no idea what is in store for them as the navy players are nearly professional players, and the practices that they go through are harder than the duties they were trying to get away from.
10"Meanie Genie"December 12, 1981 (1981-12-12)
Laverne and Shirley discover a bottle while on maneuvers. When they clean it up, a genie appears, but he is not happy at having been disturbed from his deep sleep.
11"Tokyo--Ho, Ho"December 19, 1981 (1981-12-19)
Laverne & Shirley are off to Tokyo for a special mission.
12"The Dark Knight"December 26, 1981 (1981-12-26)
Shirley slips and hits her head, sending her and Laverne off to a dream state of the Middle Ages where they are forced to fight an evil knight.
13"Super Duper Trooper"January 2, 1982 (1982-01-02)

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