Three’s Company

Three’s Company is an American sitcom. The television series ran over eight seasons consisting of 172 episodes. The broadcasting of the show started on 15 March 1977 until 18 September 1984 by ABC.

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The Show

The production was based on Man About The House, by Johnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke.

The show revolves around three single people sharing an apartment and having a platonic relationship.

After Jack crashes a party and passes out in a bathtub, he meets two single women. They make an offer to him to come and share an apartment, as their current roommate is leaving. The landlord, Mr. Roper is not happy with a man living with two women in his apartment. The two women, however, convinces him that Jack is gay.

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Stanley Roper’s wife, Helen, grew very fond of the trio, and always sided with them. The Ropers left the show after the third season to start on a spin-off called The Ropers.

Comedy was based on farce and misunderstandings, with usual situations arising over Jack’s secret sexuality.

John Ritter is the only character to have appeared in all of the 172 episodes. The show otherwise had many departures of actors as can be seen in the list of the cast below. A second spin-off from the show, Three’s a Crowd, also spawned from this very successful sitcom

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The Cast

  • John Ritter as Jack Tripper
  • Joyce DeWitt as Janet Wooddancer.
  • Suzanne Somers as Chrissy Snow (seasons 1–5)
  • Norman Fell as Stanley Roper (seasons 1–3; season 5, guest star).
  • Audra Lindley as Helen Roper (seasons 1–3; season 5, guest star)
  • Richard Kline as Larry Dallas (seasons 1–3, recurring; seasons 4–8, main)
  • Don Knotts as Ralph Furley (seasons 4–8)
  • Ann Wedgeworth as Lana Shields (season 4)
  • Jenilee Harrison as Cindy Snow (seasons 5–6)
  • Priscilla Barnes as Terri Alden (seasons 6–8)

Conclusion

Overall, “Three’s Company” is a classic sitcom that has stood the test of time. Its clever writing, talented cast, and groundbreaking portrayal of sexuality make it a must-watch for fans of the 70s and 80s television. Whether you’re watching it for the first time or revisiting it after all these years, “Three’s Company” is a nostalgic and entertaining trip down memory lane.

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Reference

Three’s Company – Wikipedia