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TV Classics on DVD are a Gift From the Past

19 Aug, 2004 By: Jessica Wolf

Growing up, my sister and I loved to watch “Laverne & Shirley.” When we found ourselves doing something utterly ridiculous together, we would refer to the show. We fell in love with the word “bimbo” thanks to that show. My brothers would roll their eyes and groan whenever we turned that or “I Love Lucy” on, but it was kind of our girlie ritual.

I was on the phone with her the other day telling her about Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams' Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony and party sponsored by Paramount to coincide with its DVD release of Laverne & Shirley - Season One.

It was very cute. A crowd had gathered, and the press was waiting for the event to begin. Someone next to me said: “Oh, that's just perfect” and pointed toward Hollywood Boulevard where Williams and Marshall were jaywalking across the busy street to get to the roped off ceremony area.

What an entrance for the pair.

I told my sister about it, and we started reminiscing about the show, we may even have sung a little bit of the theme song, but I'm not admitting that for sure.

Now this show, to me, doesn't really fit into my TV on DVD mentality — that is, “ I must watch every episode in succession.”

Obviously, the popularity of programs like these stems mainly from the nostalgia. I may never watch the entire DVD set of Laverne & Shirley Season One, but I certainly may pop on an episode when I want to smile and think about old times with my little sister.

I may even sing along with the theme song.

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