Three's Company (1977–1984)

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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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Complete series cast summary:
 Jack Tripper / ... (174 episodes, 1976-1984)
 Janet Wood (173 episodes, 1976-1984)
 Larry Dallas (120 episodes, 1977-1984)
 Ralph Furley (115 episodes, 1979-1984)
 Chrissy Snow (102 episodes, 1977-1982)
 Terri Alden (72 episodes, 1981-1984)


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 <>

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15 March 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Herzbube mit zwei Damen  »

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The trio's apartment was owned by Mr. Furley's older brother, Bart. He had Mr. Furley under his power, because he was gruff and intimidating to his younger brother and bullied him cruelly as a child. Even though Mr. Furley was scared to stand up to him, he was seen in season Five being played by Hamilton Camp, who was only five feet two inches tall. See more »


[Stanley has been caught eavesdropping]
Helen Roper: Stanley! You should say you're sorry.
Stanley Roper: All right, all right, I'm sorry.
Helen Roper: And you'll never do it again.
Stanley Roper: And I'll never do it again.
Helen Roper: And you'll take fifty dollars off next month's rent.
Stanley Roper: And I'll never do it again.
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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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If you watch one episode...
22 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

...make it "Upstairs, Downstairs, Upstairs." If you've never seen "Three's Company," one of my favorite shows of childhood, I can tell you that the show suffers with the passage of time. The pacing of most episodes is slow; the writing is sometimes painfully trite and contrived. Even some of the premises are dated. But the acting holds up, most notably that of John Ritter as Jack. Engaging, energetic, and sincere, with a charming innocence, Ritter WAS "Three's Company." And never was he funnier than in the wonderful episode "Upstairs, Downstairs, Upstairs"--the first episode of Season Five.

Similar to the finest "Cheers" episode "An Old-Fashioned Wedding," "Upstairs" plays like a French farce, moving along like a locomotive, with crisp writing and sharp performances, especially that of Ritter. And even though Suzanne Somers ("Chrissy") had begun her famed contract dispute, she did indeed appear in this episode, which means you'll see the REAL "Three's Company," because the show was never the same without her. In short, this episode plays like my memory of the show, which is quite a compliment. If you pick one episode of this show to watch, this should be it.

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