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Laverne & Shirley: The Complete First Season

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Laverne & Shirley: Photofest

Garry Marshall’s Laverne & Shirley hit the ground running. One wrinkle: Despite its spicier tone, ”L&S” didn’t tackle the social issues (race relations, nuclear war). Inexplicably, no EXTRAS. Releasing this show — which is already sitting in our collective unconscious (and in syndication) — without outtakes, commentary, audition footage, etc., leaves us with a frustratingly limited view of how a cultural icon looked before anyone even thought of jumping the shark.