Blansky's Beauties

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (4)

  • Joey: This is a friend of my cousin Carmine from Milwaukee. Nancy Blansky...(meet) Pinky Tuscadero. Pinky: Hey Mrs. Blansky. I heard a lot about you. I know you heard a lot about me!

  • Bambi: (describing where the Shiek is staying at the Oasis Hotel) According to the papers, he is taking the top two floors. Nancy: Just the top two floors? He must be travelling alone.

  • Nancy: Actually, we live a very quiet life here. Francie: (watching as Anthony and Joey walk into the room in their underwear) And what do you call this? Nancy: Bad timing...

  • Laverne: (from the program intro segment where some of the showgirls introduce themselves on camera) I'm Laverne De Fazio, and tonight, I'm one of the Blansky's Beauties.

Notes (21)

  • Series cast members Scott Baio and Lynda Goodfriend would again co-star together in the TV series, "Happy Days."

  • Many newspaper and magazine stories from December 1976 and January of 1977 refer to the program as "Mrs. Blansky's Beauties" - suggesting that the title was changed sometime before the series premiered.

  • The black-spotted Great Dane dog "Blackjack" is credited in the opening.

  • The theme song for Blansky's Beauties - "I Want It All" - is sung by Cyndi Grecco, the same person that performed the theme for Laverne and Shirley.

  • Despite the fact that the character Nancy Blansky debuted (Pinky Tuscadero as well) on Happy Days - a show set in the later 1950s/early 1960s - this episode and all the episodes of Blansky's Beauties clearly take place in 1977.

  • The black-spotted Great Dane dog "Blackjack" is credited in the opening.

  • The black-spotted Great Dane dog "Blackjack" is credited in the opening.

  • The black-spotted Great Dane dog "Blackjack" is credited in the opening.

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Trivia (3)

  • In this episode of Blansky's Beauties, Joey DeLuca mentions a cousin in Milwaukee named Carmine Ragusa - a character also played by Eddie Mekka on Laverne & Shirley. Since Joey is Nancy's nephew and Nancy was introduced on Happy Days as Howard Cunningham's cousin, this implies a relationship among these characters from all three TV series.

  • The solution to the dilemna of this episode is that the girls do technically dance topless - but wearing raincoats the entire time.

  • The flashback sequences in this episode point to Milwaukee in 1967, not agreeing with the later on-camera continuity documented in Laverne & Shirley (Season 6) showing that Laverne had moved away from the city by this time.

Allusions (1)

  • The title of this episode alludes to the late 1960s ABC courtroom drama Judd, for the Defense.