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Old 11-16-2008, 08:44 AM
 
Location: GIlbert, AZ
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Default Laverne and Shirley, What the heck does that these song mean

Sclemeel, schlemazel, hazenfeffer incorported....what does that mean. its not an italian phrase, so what does it mean>
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:04 AM
 
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What are the words to the theme song from "Laverne and Shirley"?

<According to both the Kosher Nosh: Yiddish Dictionary and the American Heritage Dictionary, schlemiel is a habitual bungler and schlimazel is an unlucky person. Hasenpfeffer is a peppery rabbit stew of German origin. We'll leave the interpretation up to you.>
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:36 AM
 
Location: GIlbert, AZ
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Sclemeel, schlemazel, hazenfeffer incorported....what does that mean. its not an italian phrase, so what does it mean>
wonder how this relates to the sitcom? Thanks for the research.
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:43 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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What are the words to the theme song from "Laverne and Shirley"?

<According to both the Kosher Nosh: Yiddish Dictionary and the American Heritage Dictionary, schlemiel is a habitual bungler and schlimazel is an unlucky person. Hasenpfeffer is a peppery rabbit stew of German origin. We'll leave the interpretation up to you.>
I knew a guy from Israel once and I asked him what Schlemiel and chlimazel meant and he said. Pretend you have a glass of water. The schlemiel knocks it over and it lands on the schlimazel! I thought it was pretty funny.

His name was Ofer which means "Bambi" in Hebrew (or so he said).

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Old 11-16-2008, 10:54 AM
 
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wonder how this relates to the sitcom? Thanks for the research.
I suppose that Laverne and Shirley considered themselves to be
'schlemiel is a habitual bungler and schlimazel is an unlucky person.' And their lives were 'unpredictable'-- Hasenpfeffer is a peppery rabbit stew of German origin.

Other than that these were probably familiar slang terms for that era and location.

'Making Our Dreams Come True'

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.
Sclemeel, schlemazel, hasenfeffer incorporated.
We're gonna do it!

Give us any chance, we'll take it.
Give 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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Old 11-16-2008, 11:33 AM
 
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well, now that thats solved, might as well hijack my own thread. Ever notice that Shirly didnt have any italian accent.
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:36 PM
 
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well, now that thats solved, might as well hijack my own thread. Ever notice that Shirly didnt have any italian accent.
According to Wikipedia Laverne was Italian, DeFazio and from Brooklyn.

Shirley Wilhemina Feeny sounds ??Irish or German. They were supposed to be friends of Fonzies/Happy Days.
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Old 01-25-2009, 06:30 PM
 
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Sclemeel, schlemazel, hazenfeffer incorported was the name of the brewery where they worked
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Saylorsburg
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wasn't it shotz brewery?
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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well, now that thats solved, might as well hijack my own thread. Ever notice that Shirly didnt have any italian accent.
Or why she sounded like she was from Brooklyn, but lived in Milwaukee?
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