Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Laverne and Shirley, "Opening Sequence"
Pencil sketch, colored in Photoshop. I thought it would be great to do a series of illustrations about one of my favorite sitcoms, "Laverne and Shirley". You can see the opening sequence on YouTube by going here.
I pretty much jumbled the words to this rhyme whenever I said it along with them, "one two three four five six seven eight, shameel, shamambles, habahabacorporated". I did a bit of googling and found out the actual words are:
"One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight! Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!" Schlemiel is Yiddish for an inept clumsy person. A Schlimazel is a chronically unlucky person. The difference between them can be described through the aphorism, "The schlemiel spills his soup on the schlimazel." Hasenpfeffer is rabbit stew from Germany. I guess Penny Marshall (Laverne) used to make up nonsense hopskotch rhymes as a kid, and this was one of them. The theme song is called "Making Our Dreams Come True", performed by Cyndi Grecco.
More about the show Laverne and Shirley: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laverne_&_Shirley