The Best Episodes Directed by Tom Trbovich
#1 - The Bardwell Caper (1)
Laverne & Shirley Season 6 - Episode 15
Disappointed after not receiving the customary tri-monthly $5.00 raise, Laverne and Shirley write a nasty letter to their boss. At the end of the day, it is revealed that they DID get a raise, after all, but also that the nasty letter is sitting, unopened, on the boss's desk - waiting to be read the next morning. Desperate to save their jobs, Laverne and Shirley go home and try to hatch a plan to get that letter back, before morning.
#2 - The Bardwell Caper (2)
Laverne & Shirley Season 6 - Episode 16
The girls recruit Lenny, Squiggy, and Carmine to help them pull off this mission. Lenny and Squiggy will drive the getaway car, and act as lookouts, while Carmine, Laverne, and Shirley will sneak through the air vents, and make their way into the boss's office. They will carefully maneuver around the alarm system, retrieve the letter, and be on their way. No one shall be the wiser. Of course, when they try to put the plan into action, our heroes run into some obstacles along the way, and quickly realize that this isn't going to be as easy as they thought.
#3 - The Greatest Story Ever Sold
Dinosaurs Season 4 - Episode 3
Fundamental questions about the meaning of existence plague the population, so the Elders dictate a belief system called "Potatoism," which Robbie thinks is just plain nuts.
#5 - I Never Ate for My Father
Dinosaurs Season 2 - Episode 3
Earl signs Robbie into a Carnivore celebration festival, but Robbie is very outraged that his father putted him in that festival when he never told his family that he was actually a herbivore. When Fran and Earl find out that he is, they become sad with tears which left Earl no choice but to find Robbie and to teach him about the basic food chain life and the food life. Without knowing with mist and a hugh monster in there way, Robbie is eaten. Earl returns home to tell Fran about the tragedy but Fran demands Earl to go back and save Robbie from the monster. Earl and Fran returned to the misty forest where Robbie was eaten. Fran later told the monster that popped up to eat Earl. Earl enters the stomach of the monster, and the argument between father and son begins untill Earl realizes that he his smart enough to let his son Robbie eat whatever he wants. With a hug the monster who talks says 'cut it out'. Then Earl and Robbie have the smartest plan to get out of the monster's body with
#7 - Only the Lonely
Bosom Buddies Season 1 - Episode 14
Kip and Henry are worried when Ruth invites them to dinner, and appears to want more than a business relationship.
#10 - High Noon
Dinosaurs Season 1 - Episode 4
Earl's blood runs colder and outraged when a monstrous male who notices Fran in the supermarket challenges him to a fight to the death for her -- Earl makes no backup but to except the challenge and the battle later takes place in front of his house. Earl quickly attacks hims and Fran stops everything telling Gary to stay away from her, her family and her life.
#11 - Sea Cruise
Full House Season 1 - Episode 5
While the girls are staying home with their visiting grandmother, the guys decide to go out for a day of all male bonding, fishing on a yacht. It turns out that the captain of the yacht is a woman named Caroline, and there is also an all woman band on board the yacht, led by Jesse's former girlfriend Roxanne. Jesse is still angry because Roxanne's band, which Jesse put together for her, has made it big while Jesse and the Rippers are still playing dives, and Danny feels uncomfortable around Caroline because he's scared that he is becoming attracted to her at a time that he thinks is too soon after Pam's death to become attracted to another woman.
#13 - Switched at Birth
Dinosaurs Season 2 - Episode 11
A shocking secret is revealed when the Sinclair family acuses that Baby Sinclair is not there real baby. This makes Fran outraged to believe the story that she decides to go to the doctors to find the results of which baby is theres.The results is that the Molehill's baby is theres and the Sinclairs baby belongs to the Molehills. But it wasen't a happy ending for Fran when she battles to get Baby back into the family.
#14 - Scent of a Reptile
Dinosaurs Season 4 - Episode 8
Charlene finds she's becoming a woman as she's developed her female scent from a bump on her neck. She hears that Earl married Fran because her scent was that of a new car. Charlene lucks out on finding any boy wanting to be with her because her scent is so vile, every boy avoids her, except the school janitor, who wishes to marry her. Charlene is anxious to change her scent by any means neccesary to get out of marrying, for which she gets help from Ethyl.
#15 - Germ Warfare
Dinosaurs Season 3 - Episode 6
A crash of problems is made, when Earl gives Baby a dirty suck-toy that was on the roof of the chimney after a mouse stoled it from him. After giving it to him, Earl comes home from work and finds out from Fran that Baby is awfully sick. It's a terrible situation for the two to find the cure. There first doctor was Dr. Frankis but his plan was to make the Sinclair family sell there properties and there money to make him more richer. But Ethyl didn't believe that he could do the right thing, so she offered Fran and Earl to go out into the woods and find the guy that cures everything. Zabar, the guy in the woods cured Baby and was back to normal.
#16 - The Son Also Rises
Dinosaurs Season 3 - Episode 11
A hugh argument comes between Earl and Robbie when they both fight over for there rights and respect. Then later with the fault of Ethyl to tell Robbie the story about his grandpa battling his enemy. Robbie challenges Earl to the 'Pit Of Death' match to see who will have the role of the household. Robbie wins but isn't comfortable with his new role.
#19 - Camp Stephanie
Newhart Season 5 - Episode 2
Stephanie has her hands full when she temporarily leads a group of 'Ranger Girls'. While Steph tries to teach them about coming-out parties and makeup, the girls want to learn survival techniques. Meanwhile, Dick and Joanna endure George's wood carving, Mount Stratford.
#22 - Utley, Can You Spend a Dime
Newhart Season 5 - Episode 9
Dick convinces a reluctant George to live a little and spend some of his $50,000 fortune. Meanwhile the town believes Dick to be destitute after a check bounces due to a bank error.
#24 - Earl and Pearl
Dinosaurs Season 4 - Episode 9
Earl steams up when his sister Pearl, who only comes around once in 15 years, shows up to see the Baby. She's a country folk singer and invites Robbie and Charlene to the Bunkin' Bronto to hear her sing, Earl forbids it, but they go anyway. Down there, Roy meets Pearl and falls head over heels for her, but Earl forbids him to be in love with her, claiming she walked out on the whole family. Pearl explains to the kids when their father died, Earl dropped out of school to become a tree pusher and support their mother, and she packed up and left to pursue a singing career, and a rodeo clown named Buttons, and Earl never forgave her for walking out. Roy starts to see more of Earl in Pearl when he tries to kiss her and walks out, Pearl invites the whole family down to the Bunkin' Bronto for one last performance, and asks her baby brother to come up on stage for a duet that explains her apology.
#25 - Fifth Anniversary
Laverne & Shirley Season 6 - Episode 18
The girls throw Frank and Edna a fifth wedding anniversary party at their trailer, which has a broken trailer jack.
#26 - The Most Important Day Ever
Laverne & Shirley Season 7 - Episode 1
Laverne and Shirley appear on television as part of a Latvian acrobatic act in an effort to help Lenny and Squiggy's new talent agency.
#27 - I Wonder What Became of Sal?
Laverne & Shirley Season 7 - Episode 3
Laverne's old boyfriend Sal, comes to California looking for her. Now Sal is a successful millionaire businessman and he once again proposes to Laverne.
#28 - Teenage Lust
Laverne & Shirley Season 7 - Episode 4
The girls attend a wild fraternity party and find out they're not as young as they used to be.
#29 - The Defiant One
Laverne & Shirley Season 7 - Episode 5
Shirley finds herself mistakenly handcuffed to a bankrobber who is forced to take her with him when he escapes from the police.
#30 - Night at the Awards
Laverne & Shirley Season 7 - Episode 6
When Lenny and Squiggy invade the backstage of a televised awards show, they suddenly find themselves in the middle of the stage with Joey Heatherton.
#31 - Moving In
Laverne & Shirley Season 7 - Episode 8
Laverne moves in with her new boyfriends but after having a talk with Lenny, she begins to have second thoughts. Laverne's new boyfriends asks Laverne to move in with him. Laverne tells Shirley she's moving out and this prompts a speech from Shirley seeing as Laverne isn't marrying the guy just living with him. Laverne convinces Shirley she really want to go, but asks Shirley to cover for her with her father. Needless to say not long after Laverne leaves, Frank turns up looking for Laverne. Shirley has to lie to him to keep him from suspecting the truth. Lenny turns up at Laverne's new apartment just in time to convince Laverne to re-think what she's doing. The boyfriend doesn't want to get married so Laverne realizes her mistake and moves back with Shirley.
#32 - Friendly Persuasion
Laverne & Shirley Season 7 - Episode 9
While wrapping in Bardwell's one day, Charles Grodin comes in and chats to the girls. Laverne mistakenly thinks he's asking her out and she invites him over for dinner. That night at dinner all the gang are there and Charles arrives. Shirley thinks he's after their gift wrapping jobs at Bardwell's so she is mean to him, and Lenny and Squiggy are there arguing with Laverne and Shirley because there was no water to rinse Squiggy's hair. Shirley and Carmine are arguing because she's tired of Carmine taking her out to eat on coupon dinners. Everybody is arguing and Charles tries to turn it around, but ends up hurting Laverne's feelings when it's declared that he didn't ask her out. This prompts the guys to ask him to leave, after that they all start being nice to each other and feel guilty as this was what Charles was preaching earlier. Charles comes back in to try to clear the air, and is forgiven by Laverne and the gang and they all head out to eat.
#33 - I Do, I Don't
Laverne & Shirley Season 7 - Episode 10
Shirley tries to get Carmine to marry her after she is provided with a free wedding reception. Shirley talks Laverne into going to a promotional evening for brides to be. When she gets there, she discovers that a woman who has paid for an all frills wedding has to cancel, and she tells the organizer to give her wedding package to the next needy soul. Shirley promptly tells the woman that she is the needy soul she's looking for. Now that Shirley has a free wedding coming, she needs to talk Carmine into proposing to her. She tricks Carmine into asking her back at her flat and then rushes him out the door and says she'll meet him later at the hotel where the wedding ceremony will take place. Later when Laverne and Shirley and her two best men (Lenny and Squiggy) arrive at the hotel, the vicar is waiting along with all the guests and there's no Carmine. This prompts Laverne and Lenny and Squiggy to break into a few choruses of "Lullaby of Broadway".
#34 - Rocky Ragu
Laverne & Shirley Season 7 - Episode 13
Carmine is in the girls apartment getting Laverne to sew his pants after a dog took a bite out of them, when Rhonda comes in saying that she's just landed a lead role in a new movie/musical about the life of a famous ex-boxer. Rhonda says that Carmine should try out for the lead role as he would make an excellent Rocky. Carmine agrees to meet Rhonda at Cowboy Bills to rehearse a scene. Later at Cowboy Bills, Laverne walks in on Carmine and Rhonda as they're rehearsing a tender moment. Laverne thinks Carmine is two timing Shirley and slaps him in the face, and storms out. Squiggy then enters and offers to represent Carmine at the audition. When Lenny, Squiggy and Carmine get to the audition, there are loads of guys waiting to try out for the part. Squiggy gets rid of the secretary and Lenny ducks into the main office. He comes out a minute later with a bandage on his head and tomato ketchup dripping from his bandage, telling all that he had never taken such a beating.
#35 - The Mummy's Bride
Laverne & Shirley Season 8 - Episode 1
Shirley marries Walter Meeney.
#36 - The Gymnast
Laverne & Shirley Season 8 - Episode 10
Laverne is convinced that the former trapeze artist she's been dating is out to kill her.
#37 - Here Today, Hair Tomorrow
Laverne & Shirley Season 8 - Episode 22
Rhonda enters Cowboy Bills to tell Frank that she suspects Carmine is about to commit suicide. She tells Frank that he's packed all his stuff, turned off the gas, and disconnected his phone. Just as the two of them are about to run to try to save Carmine, he walks in and tells them that he's decided he's getting nowhere fast and that he wants to move to New York to try his luck on Broadway. Rhonda and Frank lend him money as he doesn't have quite enough to get there yet. He says his goodbyes to Frank and Rhonda and he goes to tell Laverne. When he walks into Laverne's apartment to tell her his news, Laverne tells him that after weeks of saving she can finally afford to buy a water bed that she's been after. Carmine then tells her that he's sick of being a singing telegram boy and that he's moving to New York but he's $100 short. At this point Laverne offers to loan Carmine the $100 from her bed money. Eventually he takes it and says goodbye to her, too. Carmine arrives in New York.
#41 - Some Enchanted Earring
Laverne & Shirley Season 7 - Episode 7
Laverne accidentally loses one of her mother's diamond earrings.
#42 - Love is the Tar Pits
Laverne & Shirley Season 7 - Episode 11
Squiggy is jealous of Lenny's new girlfriend. While out at the local tarpits, Lenny sees a nice girl reading on the lawn. A guy starts to hassle her so he tells him to leave her alone. Lenny then asks her out on a date, and this starts to make Squiggy feel that he's being left out. Three weeks later Lenny and Karen are still together and Squiggy is sure that Karen is out to break Lenny and Squiggy up. Lenny and Squiggy have an argument over Karen and Lenny leaves in a huff. Later at Cowboy Bills, Lenny learns that Karen has been accepted for a university in New York and she leaves in 2 days. Lenny thinks she's breaking up with him because he's too dumb, and tells Frank he's going back to the tarpits for a last farewell. Squiggy hears this from Frank and thinks Lenny is going to kill himself. He rushes to the tarpits to find Lenny waste deep in the tar, jumps in to save his life and after a heartfelt chat Squiggy apologizes and they leave best friends again.
#43 - Death Row (1)
Laverne & Shirley Season 8 - Episode 6
Laverne makes friends with a group of people that she doesn't know are really a gang who plan to rob a bank. When she goes to the bank with them she thinks it is only to get new dishes that the bank is giving away with every new account that is opened. When she realizes what is actually happening it's too late because the police have already arrived. Laverne is handcuffed along with the rest of the gang and they are all carted off to jail.
#44 - Death Row (2)
Laverne & Shirley Season 8 - Episode 7
While waiting to be booked at the police station for the bank robbery, Laverne and her new 'friend' are mistaken for murderers who were on the run. They are both sentenced to be executed at midnight that night.
#45 - Dennis Quaid
Muppets Tonight Season 2 - Episode 7
Clifford notices that everyone thinks Dennis Quaid does a better job running the studios, and he begins to feel left out and rejected. Meanwhile, Gilbert Gottfried wins a date with Kermit, and Kermit tries to survive it.
#46 - The Gary Cahuenga Episode
Muppets Tonight Season 2 - Episode 10
Gary Cahuenga, a dummy without a ventriloquist, is found after forty years stuck in an old trunk. The Muppets, with the help of Penn and Teller, must help Gary adjust to his new surroundings, as well as to make new friends at KMUP. Lori Fetrick, Raye Hollitt, Evander Holyfield, and Kathy Najimy make cameo appearances.
#48 - The Best of Muppets Tonight
Muppets Tonight Season 2 - Episode 9
Gonzo and Rizzo host a collage of video clips of the best moments from past episodes. This was because the pre-recorded episode tape had been eaten by Carl, along with the tape-playing machine during a cheese-eating contest. As Gonzo and Rizzo walk off the stage, they notice that Statler and Waldorf have just finished broadcasting their own show titled The Worst of Muppets Tonight. Of course, they showed the exact same clips that Gonzo and Rizzo showed.
#49 - Ski Show
Laverne & Shirley Season 7 - Episode 17
Laverne and Shirley decide that they must change their usual habits for meeting guys because they're not getting anywhere going around the single bars. Rhonda comes in and shows the girls her new ski outfit. This gives Laverne the idea that they should go to a ski resort to meet new guys. Shirley reluctantly agrees. Next we see them trying to ski and failing miserably, especially Shirley. Along comes a chairlift guy who Laverne wants to impress so she lies about being a novice and pretends she knows how to get on the ski lift. Of course she doesn't and the next few scenes are pictures of the girls trying and failing to mount the ski lift. Eventually they manage only to have the ski lift breakdown while they're half way up a mountain. The girls are up there for hours, but eventually they get back to the ground. We find them sitting on a rock, shivering and hugging among themselves about whose great idea it was to come skiing when along comes two mountain rescue guys Bob and Bennett.
#50 - Helmut Weekend
Laverne & Shirley Season 7 - Episode 18
Squiggy's long lost father suddenly shows up and wants to spend time with his son.
#51 - Lightning Man
Laverne & Shirley Season 7 - Episode 20
Carmine finds fame after being struck by lightning.
#52 - Crime isn't Pretty
Laverne & Shirley Season 7 - Episode 21
Frank and Carmine set up booby traps in the girl's apartment to try and catch a burglar who has been breaking into the apartment and stealing things.
#53 - Perfidy in Blue
Laverne & Shirley Season 7 - Episode 22
When Shirley loses Laverne's favorite purse, she is afraid to tell her because she didn't ask if she could borrow it. When Laverne asks Shirley if she knows where the purse is, she lies and says no. Shirley then goes to sleep and dreams that Laverne is trying to kill her because she knows that Shirley lost her favorite purse and lied to her about it.
#54 - Window on Main Street
Laverne & Shirley Season 8 - Episode 2
The girls agree to live in Bardwell's main show window for a weekend in order to demonstrate the 'House Of The Future'
#55 - Lost in Spacesuits
Laverne & Shirley Season 8 - Episode 4
The show starts in Laverne's apartment, where she's trying to put together a load of her stuff to sell as she's desperate for money now she's out of a job. In comes Frank with an old army buddy whose life he saved during the war. This army buddy offers Laverne a job at Ajax Aerospace. Laverne's delighted and is told to report for work Monday morning. Come Monday, we see Laverne at her new job which is testing gravity boots. She soon finds this more boring than bottling beer in her old Milwaukee job. When everyone goes for lunch, there's only her and a weird guy called Chuck left in the room. To make things more exciting, Chuck gets Laverne to try on a secret experimental anti-gravity spacesuit. Laverne comes out wearing the the suit and helmet and Chuck who has the remote control soon has Laverne doing acrobatics in mid-air. The problems start when Chuck can't get Laverne down, Laverne suggests she put on a pair of gravity boots which brings her back down to earth.
#56 - Jinxed
Laverne & Shirley Season 8 - Episode 8
When Laverne is convinced that she is jinxed after refusing to answer a chain letter, her friends send her a "gypsy" to help her.
#57 - Defective Ballet
Laverne & Shirley Season 8 - Episode 12
Squiggy is mistaken for a Russian ballet dancer who is trying to defect to the United States.
#58 - The Fashion Show
Laverne & Shirley Season 8 - Episode 15
Jealous of all the beautiful girls her new photographer boyfriend has to take pictures of, Laverne goes to a fashion show where he is working and ends up being one of the models in the show.
#59 - Short on Time
Laverne & Shirley Season 8 - Episode 16
When Frank finds a note from Edna saying that she has left him, he goes to Laverne's to talk to her about it. Laverne, who doesn't know that Edna has left, asks her father to stay at the apartment and babysit Little Chucky who is a chimp, because she has gotten a chance to sing with The Spinners as Rhonda gave her the winning woman. While singing with the group, she feels guilty about leaving her father when he wanted to talk to her so she rushes back home and learns about Edna leaving. The show ends with Little Chucky waiting on tables at Cowboy Bills.
#60 - The Ghost Story
Laverne & Shirley Season 8 - Episode 17
Laverne and the gang hold a seance to rid her apartment of a ghost that has taken up residence there.
#61 - How's Your Sister?
Laverne & Shirley Season 8 - Episode 19
Squiggy's bizarre sister, Squendolyn, arrives for a visit and ends up moving in with Laverne and falling for Carmine.
#62 - Do the Carmine
Laverne & Shirley Season 8 - Episode 20
Carmine and Squiggy are sitting at Cowboy Bills, as Carmine complains that nobody likes his new record 'Do the Hotfoot', Squigy notices that sitting at the next table is Bobby Bitts, king of the hits. Squiggy tries to talk Bobby into playing Carmine's record on his show "American Dance Band" but Bobby's having none of it. Squiggy decides the only way to get Bobby to hear the record is for Carmine to sing it live there at Cowboy Bills. Carmine gets a few verses in and Bobby stops him, says it's "Superrific" and books him to sing on his next show. The title is changed to "Do the Carmine", and Carmine now fills his head with dreams of becoming a rich rock star, and he asks Laverne if she'll be in the audience of the show to hear him sing. Carmine sings his record and for 1 week he's a success, but some pious do-gooder hears his song and thinks it's rebellious and communist. So he confronts Bobby and demands that he not play Carmine's record.
#63 - Councilman DeFazio
Laverne & Shirley Season 8 - Episode 21
Frank is making his usual contribution to his local councilman. After the guy has taken Frank's money he tells him that he plans to tear down Cowboy Bills and build a high rise on top of it. Frank chases the guy from the restaurant and heads down to see Laverne.Laverne is ill in bed, but Frank vents his frustrations to Laverne and decides the only way to stop him and beat city hall is to run against the current corrupt councilman and stop him that way. Next day back at Cowboy Bills, Frank is busy getting all his friends to help him campaign for him, the councilman walsk in with a camera crew in tow and he's telling them all about his plans for the area. Frank confronts the guy and tells the news crew that the other guy is crooked and that his family has all the companies that he gives the city's jobs too. The anchor woman for the TV station invites Frank to an open debate on tv to air his views against Counilman Pike.