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Night After Night

A Laverne & Shirley Podcast!Chris has never seen Laverne and Shirley before. Lisa has had a crush on Lenny Kosnowski since she was three. Together, they're going to watch eight season of one of America's most popular sitcoms - with some bonus content thrown in.

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The Second Almost Annual Shotz Talent Show!

It's that time again (again?!) for a talent show! But this time, Laverne and Shirley themselves are tasked with producing it, so that they can find a spot for Max Shotz Jr., son of the Big Shotz. When it turns out Max is a talentless drip, the girls must find a way. Meanwhile, the boys give the podcast a name and Eddie flexes those gams! On pod, Lisa delights in the showmanship and trivia while Chris does his best to match McKean's baritone.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

25mins

10 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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The Slow Child

When Edna's developmentally delayed daughter Amy comes to visit, Laverne & Shirley try to help her come out of her shell about music, dancing, and boys. To the latter end, Lenny ends up hitting it off with her and Amy takes a real shine to him. But will Edna's fears about her daughter overwhelm her child's blossoming agency? On pod, we discuss the handling of the topic, the expectations put upon the Lenny character, and Carmine's "interesting" use of Danny Boy.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

35mins

3 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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The Horse Show

Shirley finds out a horse she visited in childhood is at risk of getting sent to the glue factory, so she whisks precious Buttercup to the apartment in the middle of Milwaukie. Despite the smell and the risks, everyone tries to help save Buttercup. But will the health inspector find out and fine the heck out of Edna?! On pod, Lisa talks the animal rights focus of Shirley and the cuteness of the episode. Meanwhile, Chris chuckles over the adorable comedy on display!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

28mins

28 May 2021

Rank #3

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The Mortician

Laverne follows a cute guy she sees on the bus, only to discover he works at a mortuary. Instead of being direct about asking the guy out, she makes up a story that Shirley's dying so she can spend more time with him. Indebted from a prior dating situation, Shirley goes along with the ruse. But will Laverne be found out? Also, Lenny & Squiggy misinterpret the situation as real, thinking Shirley's doomed to an early grave. On pod, Lisa talks the morbidity of the episode while Chris appreciates the boys' sweetness in the subplot.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

26mins

21 May 2021

Rank #4

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New Year's Eve 1960

It's the end of a decade and Laverne is looking for a date for New Year's Eve. With her longtime crush Pete Lucardo suddenly back on the market after a bad breakup, she takes her shot and invites him to Shirley's New Year's party. But Pete still longs for his ex...! Will the swingin' `60s  start on a high note or will Laverne drown herself in Milk and Pepsi™? On pod, Chris and Lisa discuss the naturalism of the episode and how the show uses episodes like these to emphasize the characters' relationships.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

32mins

14 May 2021

Rank #5

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Take My Plants, Please!

After being laid off from the brewery, the girls decide to get into the Florist Business. But after striking out selling plants to their fellow tenants, Laverne and Shirley head to another apartment building to try and make a sale. Between prostitutes, domestic disputes, and getting lost in translation, it's a vignette sketch-comedy vibe for this one! On pod, things get a little goofy as Chris and Lisa get distracted by a familiar face in the cameos and Laverne's shorts.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

29mins

7 May 2021

Rank #6

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Shirley's Operation

In the middle of rehearsing her production of Alice in Wonderland, Shirley collapses! Rushed by her friends and family (all still in costume), it turns out to be appendicitis. Fearful of the surgery going wrong, Shirley hides in the hospital, leading Laverne, Lenny, and Squiggy to give chase. Will she have her appendix out before it bursts?! On pod, Chris and Lisa both analyze the episode's careful tonal balance between goofy and poignant. Link to referenced interview with Alan Rafkin: http://www.popentertainment.com/rafkin.htm--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

39mins

30 Apr 2021

Rank #7

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The Stakeout

Another bubble episode of Laverne & Shirley, as the girls' apartment gets used by the FBI for a stakeout of a suspect living across the street. But when it turns out Carmine may be involved in the crime, Shirley tries to warn him with Laverne's trampy assistance. On pod, Chris wishes the episode would go full grindhouse at the end while Lisa wonders why Carmine is on his high horse.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

32mins

23 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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Laverne & Shirley Meet Fabian

Laverne and Shirley made waves with this episode where the girls sneak into popstar Fabian's hotel room to try and get a photo with him. It ends up leading to maid outfits and hanging off a ledge of the building, before meeting 70s Fabian playing 1959 Fabian. On pod, Lisa talks being a second-generation fangirl and Chris admires the spritely energy of the episode.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

49mins

16 Apr 2021

Rank #9

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The Cruise (Part 2)

Laverne & Shirley have made it to their Cruise vacation, but Lenny & Squiggy have hopped on as stowaways! Will they help them stay on board or will Shirley's new romance with Ensign Benson win her over? On pod, Lisa & Chris discuss the depths of Shirley's persona on display and the clear dichotomy between the girls this episode.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

37mins

9 Apr 2021

Rank #10