This week, an animated parody of the old sitcom “Laverne & Shirley” made the rounds on the internet. Instead of the show’s two characters, the online parody features Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and his health director, Dr. Amy Acton — with humorous cameos by Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and sign language interpreter Marla Berkowitz. Showcased are several Ohio connections, including Battelle, Ohio State’s Brutus, and Purell hand sanitizer.
The animated production is the creation of Dave Stofka, a freelance web developer in northeast Ohio. He told news media he never wanted to make light of the illness or people being out of work, but that he created the piece to cheer people up. Mission accomplished, Dave. 4/7/2020