Laverne & Shirley Theme Song

So, we’re still in the Happy Days era, and this next show, apparently, is a spin-off of Happy Days. Surprisingly enough, composers Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel are once again associated with this show’s theme song. The theme song for Laverne & Shirley is entitled “Making Our Dreams Come True,” and it was performed by American singer, Cyndi Grecco.

The famous words and lyrics

Laverne & Shirley skipping down the sidewalk: “One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Schlemiel, schlimazel, hasenpfeffer incorporated!”

We’re gonna do it!

Give us any chance, we’ll take it.
Read us any rule, we’ll break it.
We’re gonna make our dreams come true.
Doin’ it our way.

Nothin’s gonna turn us back now,
Straight ahead and on the track now.
We’re gonna make our dreams come true,
Doin’ it our way.

There is nothing we won’t try,
Never heard the word impossible.
This time there’s no stopping us.
We’re gonna do it.

On your mark, get set, and go now,
Got a dream and we just know now,
We’re gonna make our dream come true.
And we’ll do it our way, yes our way.
Make all our dreams come true,
And do it our way, yes our way,
Make all our dreams come true
For me and you.

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3 thoughts on “Laverne & Shirley Theme Song”

  1. Call me naive here but what does “Schlemiel, schlimazel, hasenpfeffer incorporated!” mean? *lol*

  2. Just found some answers and thought I’d pass them on to readers.

    At the start of each episode, Laverne and Shirley are seen skipping down the street, arm in arm, reciting a Yiddish-American hopscotch chant: “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!” This then leads into the series’ theme song which is entitled “Making Our Dreams Come True” and is performed by Cyndi Grecco.

    schlemiel : an inept clumsy person; a bungler; a dolt (Yiddish shlemil)

    schlimazel : a chronically unlucky person (שלימזל shlimazl, from Middle High German slim ‘crooked’ and Hebrew מזל mazzāl ‘luck’)

    Hasenpfeffer (also spelled hasenfeffer) is a traditional German stew made from marinated rabbit or hare. Pfeffer is not only the name of a spice, but also of a dish where the animal’s blood is used as a gelling agent for the sauce.

    Example:: “A shlemiel is somebody who clumsily spills his soup, a shlemazl is the unfortunate person the soup lands on.”

    Incorporate: To come together

    Collectively, seems to work in their theme song and pursuing their dreams together. Unsure about the Hasenpfeffer though unless it means pursuing their dreams at a rabbits pace (full steam ahead) and together (incorporated). Feedback?

  3. Every time I heard that opening theme song, I assumed the Hasenpfeffer Incorporated had something to do with that brewery they worked at. The one where Laverne puts her work glove on one of the moving beer bottles and waves bye bye *lol*

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