One in this series of comedies about two young working women in the 1950s.

In this episode, continuing a crossover storyline from "Happy Days," Laverne and Shirley move into their "luxurious" quarters at Roscoe's Wigwams. They are joined by Frank and Edna, who don't relish the thought of roughing it. Carmine lugs Laverne and Shirley's luggage before Lenny and Squiggy appear. Shirley is annoyed by all the planned fishing and hunting.

Later, Shirley accidentally takes Laverne to a septic tank as opposed to the lake. Then, a tired Richie arrives to explain his predicament. Laverne, Shirley, and Richie return to Vernon's farm to pretend that the girls are engaged to Richie and Fonzie. There, they're shocked to see Fonzie tied up and riding a donkey.

When Inga and Helga vow to fight for their men, Vernon handles things by having Helga and Inga battle Laverne and Shirley in a "hoedown showdown." Laverne and Shirley struggle at first but eventually figure out a way to garner a victory by "fighting dirty." Afterward, Vernon calls for a preacher so Fonz and Richie can marry their "fiancees" right then and there. However, before the four are pronounced man and wife, Lenny, Squiggy, Carmine, Frank, and Edna arrive to aid their friends.

Finally, Fonz has it out with Vernon, teaching him how to trust his daughters. Laverne and Shirley don't want to leave emptyhanded though, needing one final thing: a group "wedding" portrait. Includes commercials.


  • DATE: September 13, 1979 Thursday 8:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:28:19
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:13188
  • GENRE: Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV series, 1976-1983
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - American Cancer Society^TV - Commercials - Action for Children's Television^TV - Promos - "ABC Wide World of Sports"^TV - Promos - "Directions"


    • Edward K. Milkis … Executive Producer
    • Thomas L. Miller … Executive Producer
    • Garry K. Marshall … Executive Producer, Created by
    • Tony Marshall … Supervising Producer
    • Gary Menteer … Supervising Producer
    • Chris Thompson … Producer
    • Joel Zwick … Director
    • Lowell Ganz … Created by
    • Mark Rothman … Created by
    • Judy Pioli Ervin … Writer
    • John Beal … Music by
    • Charles Fox … Theme Music by
    • Norman Gimbel … Theme Music by
    • Bob Thompson … Choreographer
    • Penny Marshall … Cast, Laverne DeFazio
    • Williams. Cindy … Cast, Shirley Feeney
    • Betty Garrett … Cast, Edna Babish
    • Michael McKean … Cast, Lenny Kosnowski
    • David L. Lander … Cast, Squiggy Squiggman
    • Phil Foster … Cast, Frank DeFazio
    • Eddie Mekka … Cast, Carmine Ragusa
    • Ron Howard (See also: Ronny Howard) … Cast, Richie Cunningham
    • Henry Winkler … Cast, Arthur "Fonz" Fonzarelli
    • F. William Parker … Cast, Vernon
    • Vicki Frederick … Cast, Helga
    • April Clough … Cast, Inga
    • Will Hunt … Cast, Preacher