Laverne & Shirley: Season Eight
|Network/Air Dates||ABC-TV, September 28, 1982 - May 10, 1983|
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This page lists all of the episodes aired in the eighth and final season of Laverne & Shirley
- Penny Marshall as Laverne DeFazio
- Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney (1 episode, in season opener only)
- Phil Foster as Frank DeFazio
- Eddie Mekka as Carmine Ragusa
- David L. Lander as Andrew "Squiggy" Squigmond
- Michael McKean as Leonard "Lenny" Koznowski
- Leslie Easterbrook as Rhonda Lee
Cindy Williams departed the series, this after appearing in the season opening episode "The Mummy's Bride" as she was pregnant with her first child. In May, Williams and her manager-husband singer Bill Hudson presented a list of demands to accommodate her pregnancy and pending child birth, which Paramount refused. In August, two episodes into production of the series' eighth season, Williams left the show and filed a $20 million lawsuit against Paramount. The case was later settled out of court and Williams was released from her contract.
As for Shirley, she quickly falls in love in the two episodes produced before Williams' departure, and marries Army medic Walter Meany (making her Shirley Feeney Meany). In Williams' final scenes, Shirley discovers that she is pregnant. Shirley's absence is explained with a note left for Laverne saying that she had left town quickly to join her husband overseas.
Season 8 (1982–83)
|Season 8 episodes|
|Image||Episode||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||No. in series||Prod. code|
|1||"The Mummy's Bride"||Tom Trbovich||Roger Garrett||September 28, 1982||157||157|
|Shirley makes plans to marry Walter Meeney.|
|2||"Window on Main Street"||Tom Trbovich||Al Aidekman||October 12, 1982||158||158|
|The roommates spend a week in a store display.
Note: This is Cindy Williams' final episode.
|3||"The Note"||Gabrielle Alice James||Judy Pioli||October 19, 1982||159||169|
|Shirley leaves to live with her new husband.
Note: This is the first episode without Cindy Williams.
|4||"Lost in Spacesuits"||Tom Trbovich||Barry Rubinowitz||October 26, 1982||160||166|
|Laverne gets a job testing anti-gravity boots.|
|5||"The Playboy Show"||Michael McKean||Ed Solomon & Joan Marks
(Teleplay by : Ed Solomon
|November 9, 1982||161||160|
|Laverne decides to become a Playboy bunny.
Note: Hugh Hefner and Carrie Fisher both guest star.
|6||"Death Row: Part 1"||Tom Trbovich||Gene Braunstein & Robert Perlow||November 16, 1982||162||167|
|Laverne gets mixed up with a group of radicals who rob a bank.|
|7||"Death Row: Part 2"||Tom Trbovich||Nick LeRose||November 23, 1982||163||168|
|Laverne gets sent to Death Row by mistake.|
|8||"Jinxed"||Tom Trbovich||Tony DiMarco & Dave Ketchum||November 30, 1982||164||171|
|Laverne thinks her bad luck is connected to a chain letter.|
|9||"Of Mice and Men"||Paul Sills||Story by : Susan Jane Lindner & Jack Lukes
Teleplay by : Jill Gordon & Ed Solomon
|December 7, 1982||165||170|
|Laverne's boyfriend loses his self-confidence.|
|10||"The Gymnast Show"||Tom Trbovich||Monica Johnson||December 14, 1982||166||173|
|Laverne discovers she resembles a circus aerialist's partner, whom he blames for a serious trapeze accident.|
|11||"The Monastery Show"||Tom Trbovich||Story by : Ken Sagoes & Nick LaRose
Teleplay by : Jill Gordon & Ed Solomon
|January 4, 1983||167||175|
|Laverne goes to a monastery for rest and relaxation.|
|12||"Defective Ballet"||Tom Trbovich||Nick LeRose||January 11, 1983||168||165|
|Squiggy is mistaken for a defecting Russian dancer.|
|13||"The Baby Show"||Phil Perez||Judy Pioli||January 18, 1983||169||159|
|Sgt. Plout enlists Laverne's help in winning an expectant-mothers contest.|
|14||"The Rock & Roll Show"||Chris Thompson||Jill Gordon||January 25, 1983||170||172|
|Chuck asks Laverne to manage his band.|
|15||"The Fashion Show"||Tom Trbovich||Roger Garrett, Al Aidekman & Marc Sotkin||February 1, 1983||171||163|
|Laverne thinks her photographer boyfriend is spending too much time with models.|
|16||"Short on Time"||Tom Trbovich||Jack Lukes||February 8, 1983||172||161|
|Laverne's commitment to babysitting could hurt her chances of singing with the Spinners.|
|17||"Ghost Story"||Tom Trbovich||Kenny Wolin & Barry Bleach||February 15, 1983||173||176|
|Laverne believes there's a ghost in her apartment.|
|18||"Please Don't Feed the Buzzards"||Tom Trbovich||Story by : Andy Goldberg & Cheryl Alu
Teleplay by : Andy Goldberg
|February 22, 1983||174||162|
|Lenny and Squiggy try to keep their treasure map a secret, but they soon have Frank and Carmine along on the treasure hunt.|
|19||"How's Your Sister?"||Tom Trbovich||Roger Garrett||March 1, 1983||175||174|
|Carmine accepts payment to date Squiggy's sister, then comes to regret it when Rhonda invites them to a big party.|
|20||"Do the Carmine"||Tom Trbovich||Jay Grossman||March 15, 1983||176||164|
|An activist claims that anti-American propaganda can be heard on Carmine's hit record—if it plays in reverse.|
|21||"Councilman DeFazio"||Tom Trbovich||Dottie Archibald & Phil Foster||May 3, 1983||177||177|
|Frank runs for city council in protest of plans to raze Cowboy Bill's for an office complex.|
|22||"Here Today, Hair Tomorrow"||Tom Trbovich||Story by : Susan Jane Lindner & Ken Sagoes
Teleplay by : Susan Jane Lindner
|May 10, 1983||178||178|
|Carmine moves to the Big Apple to make it as an actor.|
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- Ree Hines. Cindy Williams on why she left 'Laverne' in 'Shirley, I Jest'. TODAY.com. Retrieved on March 1, 2016.