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Three's Company 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1976–1984)
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The misadventures of two women and one man living in one apartment and their neighbors.
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
John Ritter ...  Jack Tripper / ... 174 episodes, 1976-1984
Joyce DeWitt ...  Janet Wood 173 episodes, 1976-1984
Richard Kline ...  Larry Dallas 131 episodes, 1977-1984
Don Knotts ...  Ralph Furley 117 episodes, 1979-1984
Suzanne Somers ...  Chrissy Snow 102 episodes, 1977-1982
Priscilla Barnes ...  Terri Alden 72 episodes, 1981-1984
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Storyline

Janet and Chrissy get Jack as a roommate for their Santa Monica apartment. Jack can cook (he's studying to be a chef) and, when called to do so, pretends he's gay to legitimize the arrangement. Landlady Roper wishes husband Stanley showed more interest in her. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Official Sites:

DLT Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Audra Lindley (Helen Roper) was just coming off the failed Lee Grant sitcom "Fay" when she signed on for this. See more »

Goofs

The doorbell on the trio's apartment mostly was shown to be on the left, when facing the door, but occasionally for plot points it appeared on the right. Similarly as well the doorbell chime box inside the apartment originally was above the kitchen and later seasons it was over the front door. See more »

Quotes

Chrissy: Men are so unsympathetic.
Jack Tripper: Baloney.
Chrissy: Oh yeah? Then how come there are more women nurses than men?
Jack Tripper: [pause] Because there are more men who get sick because of women.
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Alternate Versions

In March 2001 viewers watching reruns of the series on Nick at Nite reported that in episode 8.11 "The Charming Stranger", John Ritter's genitals could be briefly seen slipping out of his blue boxers when his character throws himself on bed. Nickelodeon confirmed this goof and announced that the scene would be edited out of all future airings of that episode. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cop (1988) See more »

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Three's Company
Written by Joe Raposo and Don Nicholl
Performed by Ray Charles and Julia Rinker
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One of the best comedies of all time.
9 December 2000 | by llihillohSee all my reviews

Three's Company has held up so well over the years. I know it's not like it was on fifty years ago or anything like that. What I mean is that the story lines and problems for each episode are just as funny during each viewing.

The actors are amazing. Suzanne Somers, who was given way too much credit for her portrayal of Chrissy Snow, gives a good performance as the always ditzy blond. Joyce DeWitt, who wasn't given enough exposure to, keeps me laughing with her serious but not too serious character of Janet Wood. John Ritter, one of the funniest TV characters/actors I have ever watched, is probably the best thing about this show.

I'll admit that some of the episodes and problems they run into are stretched to the point where it becomes ridiculous only because they aren't funny. And while the audience keeps on cracking up, I find myself saying 'come on, get serious.'

The writers of Three's Company deserve a lot of praise and credit to. After all, they are who made this show what it is. I think that the writing is very creative with bits of hysterical comments thrown in at the most unexpected times or sequences. Everything that the crew put in and not so much the actors, are excellent.

One thing that is kind of wrong but good at the same time, was the change of landlords. The Ropers (Lindley and Fell) acted well together as the disgusted married couple. It goes a little too far to where the same joke or comment made by Mrs. Roper can be told and still be laughed at. The cancellation of The Ropers and the Ropers on Three's Company was a change that took some time to get used to. Fortunately, the humorous Don Knotts stepped in. All three of the landlords added a special something to the show that kept/keeps us laughing.

Everything from the tiniest mishaps to that groovy theme song, is what made this show stay on the air for so long. Not a huge amount of time, but long enough. Thanks to Nick at Nite, I have the opportunity to watch this hilarious show twice every night. The majority of the time, I will end up missing it but it's nice to know that an older show as good as this one can still be seen.


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