Parents' Guide to

Laverne & Shirley

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Classic sitcom duo is still doing it their way.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Not bad.

We need more shows like this clean cut and well enjoyable.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (5 ):

While the show is guilty of some stereotyping, the main characters' overall choices usually defy conventional gender roles, making them two of television's first liberated women. The series demonstrates the tensions that exist between Laverne and Shirley's desire to be true to themselves and the traditional expectations placed on them as women in the late '50s and early '60s. While both women look at men as potential marriage material, they're not willing to stay with someone just for the sake of getting married.

It's worth noting that the show suffered considerably after the characters left Milwaukee for L.A. in the sixth season; several regular cast members eventually left, and things just weren't the same. The first five seasons are definitely the ones to watch.

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