Lenny and squiggy dating game
She complained to the press, and was let go, I believe.
The plan was for her to return for the next season, but the show was never picked up.
Supposedly CIndy Williams' departure from the show had a lot to do with her insufferable husband Bill Hudson.
Penny Marshall said they were willing to accommodate her during her pregnancy but that Bill Hudson was a total "pest" who made unreasonable demands.
I tend to think that if she'd never married Bill Hudson the show wouldn't have ended on such a sour note.
As I recall, Shirley simply disappears to be with her husband, not even bothering to say goodbye to her lifelong best friend Laverne.
I thought that was completely unlike the character. Everyone says how The Golden Girls are an updated version of Three's Company with a Roper inside the dwelling so they don't always have to knock but after watching several dozen Laverne & Shirley episodes, I think The Golden Girls are an 80's take on it.
R31 Nice try at damage control from what you wrote at R19 but Rhonda WASN"T the only new character they introduced at the time (Season 6).
In L & S "Not Quite South Of The Border", the girls go south for a "near Mexico" vacation from Hell with a lousy room & manager.
= The Golden Girls go south for a "near Mexico" vacation from Hell with a lousy room & L & S "One Heckuva Note' Shirley gets mad over Laverne dating Carmine for 1 episode = Dorothy gets mad at Blanche for dating Stan for 1 episode (who later gets mad at Sophia for dating Fidel S. In L & S 'Fat City Holiday", the girls crash a fat farm pretending to be counselors = The GG crash a high school reunion pretending to be students/teachers.
It became an unsuccessful fish-out-of water comedy (attempt). The Golden Girls rip offs just from L & S season 5 =In L & S "Upstairs Downstairs" the characters go to Heaven = Sophia goes to Heaven to see Sal.
In L & S "Take Two, They're Small", L & S date two little men but the relationships don't go anywhere = Rose dates a little person & it doesn't go anywhere.