Remember the sitcom series, “Laverne and Shirley”?  That theme song was stuck in my mind for some reason.  The thing they would sing every opening show, “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!”  What the heck does that mean?  I decided to Google the phrase and came up with this explanation…

schlemiel : an inept clumsy person; a bungler; a dolt (Yiddish shlemil) 

schlimazel : a chronically unlucky person (שלימזל shlimazl, from Middle High German slim ‘crooked’ and Hebrew מזל mazzāl ‘luck’) (OED)

Hasenpfeffer (also spelled hasenfeffer) is a traditional German stew made from marinated rabbit or hare. Pfeffer is not only the name of a spice, but also of a dish where the animal’s blood is used as a gelling agent for the sauce. 

“A shlemiel is somebody who often spills his soup, a shlemazl is the person the soup lands on.”

They don’t know what they’re doing, but they’re capable of *something.* They let that belief drive their debut in the world as a team. It’s also analogous to, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.”

They are saying, “One of us always spills our soup, the other one is always getting soup spilled on them. So screw it, let’s start a soup company!” Even us soup-spilling fools can still traffic in soup.

Source:  http://www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question108194.html

I remember these women lived upstairs from a bowling alley and bowling was a big part of the show and their life.  Maybe that’s why I remembered it?  Also, Lenny and Squiggy, remember those characters?  They bowled with them.  It was back in the time of “The Fonz” and “Happy Days” TV shows of the late 1970’s. 

So the next time you get a crazy song running through your mind from an old sitcom and you can’t figure what it means, you can always Google it to find out the answer!


On another note, we’ve introduced VIP Lane Reservations for the busy months of January and February.  There’s 12 of these lanes available each time slot – you can click here and scroll down the page to select the time and date to reserve.  If you don’t like to wait for a lane and plan a little in advance these lanes are guaranteed lane rental – all you need to do is show up and bowl. 

If you don’t mind waiting for a lane, we typically have lanes available for walk-in customers depending on other groups and reservations.  If you show up to wait, we’ll add your name to the list and send you a text messages when the lane is ready.

However, if you prefer no wait and want to guarantee everyone to arrive ready to bowl, then the VIP Lane Reservation is For You!