Squealy as "another Miss Piggy" on the Laverne & Shirley cartoon

Laverne & Shirley is a sitcom created by Garry Marshall which ran from 1976 to 1983, focusing on two best friends who work in a Milwaukee brewery (and later move to California). A spin-off of Happy Days, the characters were introduced as friends of the Fonz and appeared three times before landing their own show.

As with Happy Days and Mork and Mindy, the series was adapted by Hanna-Barbera into a cartoon (running for a season and a half, from 1981 to 1982). Now in the army, the pair have to cope with Squealy, an obnoxious talking pig in a corporal's uniform.


Muppet Mentions

  • In the animated series episode "April Fools in Paris," Laverne and Shirley's overstuffed foot locker bursts open, showering Squealy with their garments. Laverne quips "With that get-up, you could be another Miss Piggy."


  • James Cranna was story editor for "From Suds to Stardom" and "Mother Knows Worst" (1976)
  • Charles Fleischer played Chuck (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
  • Charles Grodin played himself in "Friendly Persuasion" (1981)
  • Ron Howard played Richie Cunningham in "Excuse Me, May I Cut In?" (1976) and "Shotgun Wedding Pt. 2" (1979)
  • Anjelica Huston played Geraldine in "An Affair to Forget" (1982) and Miss Paris in "The Fashion Show" (1983)
  • Bo Kaprall played Officer Norman Hughes (7 episodes), co-wrote two of those episodes, and was story editor (all 1976-1978)
  • David Ketchum wrote five episodes (1981-1982)
  • Richard Libertini played Dr. Rex Romano in "The Tenants Are Revolting" (1979)
  • Penny Marshall played Laverne DaFazio
  • Michael McKean played Lenny Kosnowski
  • Pat Morita played Mr. Wong in "Separate Tables" (1980)
  • Paul B. Price wrote three episodes (1978-1979)
  • Fred Willard played Charles in "Dog Day Blind Dates" and a man in the bathroom in "Good Time Girls" (both 1976)
  • Henry Winkler played Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli (4 episodes, 1976-1979)
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