Saturday, November 21, 2020


LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY (#21 in 2013) 

Another successful spin-off, this one from Happy Days. (Mork And Mindy would also benefit from Happy Days … as would Joanie Love Chachi) 

Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams seemed to make the perfect pair (and Lenny and Squiggy were their perfect foils) 

It's a cool fact that Cindy Williams played Ron Howard’s girlfriend in the film American Graffiti, which started this whole ‘50’s nostalgia phase. (Naturally The Fonz found a way to cross over to all of these brand new platforms.) 

The title theme to Laverne and Shirley was a VERY catchy ditty that became a #21 pop hit for Cyndi Grecco (“Making Our Dreams Come True,” 1976) It finished at #21 in our 2013 Poll as well .. but falls to #26 this time around. 

The series ran from 1976 – 1983. (Although I was never a fan, I think most would agree that this one over-stayed its welcome by a few years!) 


 Well, we're halfway home ... 

Tomorrow we'll be counting down Your Top 25 Favorites, beginning at 9 am, and wrapping up with the #1 Theme at 6 pm, with The Top Ten kicking of at 1:00. 

Hope to see you then!