Laverne & Shirley (season 3)

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Laverne & Shirley (season 3)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Original network ABC
Original release September 20, 1977 (1977-09-20) – May 30, 1978 (1978-05-30)
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List of Laverne & Shirley episodes

This is a list of episodes from the third season of Laverne & Shirley.

Broadcast history[edit]

The season aired Tuesdays at 8:30-9:00 pm (EST).[1][2]


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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
39 1 "Airport '59" Alan Rafkin Chris Thompson September 20, 1977 (1977-09-20)
The girls' first plane trip nearly turns disastrous until Laverne takes the controls.
40 2 "Tag Team Wrestling" Alan Rafkin Marc Sotkin September 27, 1977 (1977-09-27)
Laverne wrestles with an Amazonian in tag-team wrestling for charity.
41 3 "The Pact" Alan Rafkin Yvette Weinberger & Mike Weinberger October 4, 1977 (1977-10-04)
A spoiled playboy woos the girls, leading to a pact in which they swear to never let a guy come between them again.
42 4 "Robot Lawsuit" Alan Rafkin Judy Pioli October 25, 1977 (1977-10-25)
A shyster persuades Laverne to sue a toy store where she was attacked by a robot.
43 5 "Laverne's Arranged Marriage" Alan Rafkin Emily Marshall November 1, 1977 (1977-11-01)
Frank arranges for Laverne to marry a mozzarella tycoon's nephew.
44 6 "Cruise: Part 1" Alan Rafkin Chris Thompson November 8, 1977 (1977-11-08)
The girls sell children's shoes to earn money for a cruise.
45 7 "Cruise: Part 2" Alan Rafkin Babaloo Mandel & Barry Lange November 15, 1977 (1977-11-15)
An ensign woos Shirley on the cruise to the Great Lakes.
46 8 "Laverne and Shirley Meet Fabian" Alan Rafkin Paula A. Roth November 22, 1977 (1977-11-22)
Unable to obtain tickets to a Fabian concert, the girls pose as French waitresses in his hotel in hopes that they can meet the teen idol.
47 9 "The Stakeout" Alan Rafkin Barry Rubinowitz November 29, 1977 (1977-11-29)
The FBI uses the girls' apartment to stake out counterfeiters, one of whom may be Carmine.
48 10 "Shirley's Operation" Alan Rafkin David W. Duclon December 6, 1977 (1977-12-06)
Shirley is in the hospital for a minor operation and runs out in a panic, leading her friends - dressed up for a production of Alice in Wonderland - to track her down.
49 11 "Take My Plants, Please" Alan Rafkin Marc Sotkin December 13, 1977 (1977-12-13)
When the girls are laid off again, they start a plant business that doesn't exactly blossom.
50 12 "New Years Eve 1959" Alan Rafkin Marc Sotkin December 27, 1977 (1977-12-27)
On New Year's Eve, Laverne's date dumps her and Shirley comes down with a New Years Eve cold.
51 13 "The Mortician" Alan Rafkin Laura Levine January 10, 1978 (1978-01-10)
Shirley is disturbed by a mortician's mordib interest in her health.
52 14 "The Horse Show" Alan Rafkin Judy Pioli January 17, 1978 (1978-01-17)
Shirley rescues a horse from the glue factory and brings it home.
53 15 "The Slow Child" Alan Rafkin Dan E. Weisburd January 24, 1978 (1978-01-24)
Edna leaves her disabled daughter in the girls' care, but the child disappears with Lenny.
54 16 "The Second Almost Annual Shotz Talent Show" Alan Rafkin Paula A. Roth January 31, 1978 (1978-01-31)
The girls are put in charge of the talent show and face the task of finding a place for Mr. Shotz's talentless son.
55 17 "The Dentist" Alan Rafkin Babaloo Mandel February 7, 1978 (1978-02-07)
Shirley's dim-witted dentist cousin tries to fix Laverne's sore tooth.
56 18 "Bus Stop" Alan Rafkin Barry Rubinowitz February 14, 1978 (1978-02-14)
The girls take a bus to a city where they plan to rendezvous with students.
57 19 "The Driving Test" Alan Rafkin Chris Thompson February 21, 1978 (1978-02-21)
Squiggy must pass a driving test in order to keep his job.
58 20 "The Obstacle Course" Alan Rafkin Arthur Silver February 28, 1978 (1978-02-28)
Shirley goes through a police obstacle course in order to prove her mettle.
59 21 "The Debutante Ball" Alan Rafkin Paula A. Roth & Judy Pioli May 9, 1978 (1978-05-09)
Lenny invites Laverne to a royal ball when he learns he's 89th in line to take the Polish throne.
60 22 "2001: A Comedy Odyssey" Ray DeVally, Jr. Chris Thompson & Marc Sotkin May 16, 1978 (1978-05-16)
Laverne dreams that she and Shirley are in their 80s and still without significant others.
61 23 "The Dance Studio" Ray DeVally, Jr. Nicholas DeMarco May 23, 1978 (1978-05-23)
The girls try to help Carmine get a loan for a dance studio.
62 24 "Breaking Up and Making Up" Alan Rafkin Phil Foster & Marion Zola May 30, 1978 (1978-05-30)
Edna is visited by her ex-husband, which made Frank jealous. This causes for Frank and Edna to end their relationship. Will Laverne and Shirley get Frank and Edna back together? Or will Frank and Edna end up being sad and alone forever?