Dale: The year is 1979. Every week, America turns for hope to Laverne and Shirley. Ted Koppel arranges to have forty-four Americans held hostage on a soundstage in Burbank by actors impersonating Iranian fanatics. And Arlen's leading all-time rusher is Hank Hill. The hopes and dreams of a small Texas town in the state of Texas rest squarely on the broad, athletic shoulders of its star running back and his trusted towel manager.