Having lost the grand prize at four previous Shotz Brewery talent shows, Laverne (Penny Marshall) are determined to make the fifth time the charm. Unfortunately, the girls' spirited "Cabana" calypso number may never make it through the tryout process thanks to their main rival, former Rockette Gloria Lubitz (Leland Palmer). Eddie Mekka (Carmine) did the choreography for this episode, and also sings a medly of Tony Bennett tunes. Other highlights include Laverne and Shirley's rendition of "I Believe", and Lenny and Squiggy's performance of the original tune "Star Crossed", written by Michael McKean (Lenny). And yes, that's series producer Garry Marshall as one-third of the girls' backup trio.
by Hal Erickson synopsis