Man About the House (1973–1976)

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One morning after a particularly wild party, Chrissy and Jo wake up to find Robin sleeping in their bath. He needs a place to live, they need a flatmate that can cook, so they decide to let... See full summary »

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Richard O'Sullivan ...
 Robin (39 episodes, 1973-1976)
Paula Wilcox ...
 Chrissy (39 episodes, 1973-1976)
Sally Thomsett ...
 Jo (39 episodes, 1973-1976)
Yootha Joyce ...
 Mrs. Roper (39 episodes, 1973-1976)
Brian Murphy ...
 Roper / ... (39 episodes, 1973-1976)
Doug Fisher ...
 Larry (19 episodes, 1973-1976)
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One morning after a particularly wild party, Chrissy and Jo wake up to find Robin sleeping in their bath. He needs a place to live, they need a flatmate that can cook, so they decide to let him live with them. Robin is convinced he's in with a chance with both of them, but he never seems to quite manage to impress either woman enough to get them to go out with him! Further ruining his chances is the dampening presence of landlord George Roper and his wife Mildred who live downstairs. Written by Roseanne Hodge <rosie@ihug.co.nz>

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Made into the American T. V. Show "Three's Company". See more »

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2 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The one thing the Brits know about television is knowing when to stop. This show did more with 39 episodes (& one movie) than Three's Company did with 172 episodes. While it does leave you wanting for more, I'd rather have a few excellent shows than dozens of mediocre or downright horrible ones. Hollywood should take a lesson here.

Richard was a likable bloke and the girls were cute and charming. The Ropers were much funnier than their American counterparts. I liked the fact that they dismissed the whole "Robin is gay" thing almost immediately.

If you've never seen this show, you owe to yourself to check it out.


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