Laverne & Shirley: The Complete First Season (2004) Garry Marshall's Laverne & Shirley hit the ground running. One wrinkle: Despite its spicier tone, "L&S" didn't tackle the social issues (race relations, nuclear war).…
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Laverne & Shirley: The Complete First Season (2004)

Cindy Williams, Penny Marshall, ... | A 'LEAGUE' OF HER OWN Penny Marshall (left). Wonder what happened to that girl?
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A 'LEAGUE' OF HER OWN Penny Marshall (left). Wonder what happened to that girl?

Details Release Date: Aug 17, 2004; DVD Release Date: Aug 17, 2004; Movie Rated: Unrated

Garry Marshall's Laverne & Shirley hit the ground running. One wrinkle: Despite its spicier tone, ''L&S'' didn't tackle the social issues (race relations, nuclear war). Inexplicably, no EXTRAS. Releasing this show -- which is already sitting in our collective unconscious (and in syndication) -- without outtakes, commentary, audition footage, etc., leaves us with a frustratingly limited view of how a cultural icon looked before anyone even thought of jumping the shark.

Originally posted Aug 16, 2004 Published in issue #779-780 Aug 20, 2004 Order article reprints