Laverne and Shirley had immense success after being released in 1976 as a Happy Days spin off. Starring Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall, the TV show ran for 8 seasons, attracting a huge fanbase.
Let’s take a blast to the past with these fun facts from this monumental TV show!
1. ‘Happy Days’ For All Involved
Laverne and Shirley began life when Marshall and Williams debuted the characters on a Season 3 episode of Happy Days. The installment was so successful that ABC executives asked Marshall to spin the characters off. The show went on to be a hit, anchoring ABC’s Tuesday night lineup for years.
2. Keep The Kids Off Set
Despite the lighthearted nature of the series, the behind-the-scenes environment was chaotic to say the least. According to creator Garry Marshall’s autobiography, he kept his kids away from the set to avoid the screaming matches between Williams, Marshall (his sister), and the writers.