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DVD Release: Complete Series of Laverne & Shirley and The Odd Couple

June 16, 2015

By John Corrado

Today, Paramount is releasing the complete season boxed sets of Laverne & Shirley and The Odd Couple on DVD, a pair of classic sitcoms that were both produced by Garry Marshall, and originally aired on CBS.  Fans should be delighted with these releases.  Enjoy!

Laverne & Shirley DVDLaverne & Shirley: The Complete Series: Running from 1976 to 1983, Laverne & Shirley follows the antics of working class roommates Laverne DeFazio (Penny Marshall) and Shirley Feeney (Cindy Williams) in Milwaukee, as they work at the local Shotz Brewery and hang out at the Pizza Bowl, with former classmates Andrew “Squiggy” Squigmann (David L. Lander) and Leonard “Lenny” Kosnowski (Michael McKean).

A popular spinoff from Happy Days, that features some delightful guest appearances by the iconic Fonzie (Henry Winkler), Laverne & Shirley holds up surprisingly well as a female buddy comedy.  The performances of Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams still provide their fair share of laughs, and fans should have a lot of nostalgic fun revisiting this classic Garry Marshall sitcom.

Along with all 176 episodes spread over eight seasons, Laverne & Shirley: The Complete Series also includes gag reels and the original episodic promos.

The Odd Couple DVDThe Odd Couple: The Complete Series: Running from 1970 to 1975, The Odd Couple follows the friendship between the neat and organized photographer Felix Unger (Tony Randall), and the messy and disorganized sportswriter Oscar Madison (Jack Klugman), who are forced to share the same apartment after their wives divorce them.

Adapted from the 1965 stage play of the same name by Neil Simon, and the 1968 movie starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Mathieu, The Odd Couple is one of the most iconic comedy pairings of all time.  Produced by Garry Marshall, the show remains one of television’s most enduring sitcoms, with memorable dialogue and pitch perfect performances from Tony Randall and Jack Klugman.

Along with all 114 episodes spread over five seasons, The Odd Couple: The Complete Series also includes audio introductions by Garry Marshall and commentary tracks on selected episodes, as well as archival interviews and a gag reel.

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