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Unaired TV pilots are nothing new in the world of television development. Countless shows have gone through many incarnations before they became the TV series we now know and love.
Vulture recently unearthed two early versions of "Three's Company." One featured John Ritter as David and Valerie Curtin as Jenny and Susanne Zenor as Samantha. Yes, there was no Janet and Chrissy. However, the Ropers were still there. Check out the clip below.
The arrival of the rarely seen "Three's Company" pilot sent us down a nostalgia-filled road. Click through the gallery below to see clips of early versions of your favorite shows, from "The Munsters" to "The Big Bang Theory."
- The Huffington Post
You've heard of Garfield minus Garfield, but what would Three's Company have been like without Chrissy and Janet? Or with M*A*S*H legend Larry Gelbart at the helm? It might have happened! Over the weekend, YouTube user Mantronix4ever posted two unaired pilots for ABC's jiggle-licious mid-seventies comedy smash. The first, and most fascinating, features the late John Ritter as David (not Jack), the same sniping Ropers (Norman Fell and Audra Lindley), but with two different actresses playing the female roommates: Valerie Curtin (Jane's cousin) in what would become Joyce DeWitt's role, and Susanne Zenor keeping Suzanne Somers's future seat warm. But the most marvelous difference can be heard right away when the show's classic theme song kicks in: Here, it's a slightly sleazier rendition (more wah-wah guitar) with scat vocals in place of the now-familiar "Come and knock on our door" lyrics. It's like listening »
- Josef Adalian
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