Those of us who watched television or reruns in the 1970s, 80s, or 90s probably are all familiar with the "Laverne & Shirley" show's theme song:
But what on earth does it mean?
Maybe the definitions will help:
Schlemazel: n, a very unlucky or inept person who fails at everything (Yiddish)
Hasenpfefffer: n, a highly seasoned stew made out of marinated rabbit meat (German)
Maybe the only ones who would try to start a rabbit stew company would be a couple of inept people?
Actually, the first two lines of the theme song are said to be from a Yiddish-American children's hopscotch chant. As we know from our childhood playground chants (One, Two, Buckle My Shoe, et al.), sometimes they are just nonsense. This one in particular, though, is reported to be one that Penny Marshall (who played Laverne) used to chant on her walk to school as a kid.
That's my best answer. :) At the very least we learned what the meaning of the words are!