Laverne & Shirley (1981 TV series)

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Laverne & Shirley
GenreCartoon series
Written byDuane Poole
Tom Swale
Directed byGeorge Gordon
Carl Urbano
Rudy Zamora
Voices ofPenny Marshall
Cindy Williams
Ron Palillo
Kenneth Mars
Composer(s)Hoyt Curtin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Executive producer(s)William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s)Duane Poole
Art Scott
Tom Swale
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Hanna-Barbera Productions
Paramount Television
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Original networkABC
First shown inUnited States
Original releaseOctober 10, 1981 (1981-10-10) –
September 18, 1982 (1982-09-18)
Preceded byThe Fonz and the Happy Days Gang
Followed byMork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour
Related showsLaverne & Shirley

Laverne & Shirley is an American animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions 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 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.


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, who is 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 want 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)
Fed up with kitchen duties and Squealy, the ladies make a transfer to a entertainment unit, only to have Squealy trick them and falsely sends the privates to Antarctica, where the plan backfires upon arrival. Unfortunately, they’re about to be in for a chilly reception: the Army base has been abandoned since 1946, and the current occupants are a sinister scientist, his assistant, and pet polar bear, who are planning to take over the world by melting the continent and flood the planet.
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 that she has turned into it. The two do not 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 that 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)
Evil mastermind Tony Glut kidnaps the army football teams to steal their strength for his Crusher robot. His plan backfires when Shirley, Laverne and Squealy infiltrate the laboratory.


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