The misadventures of two women and one man living in one apartment and their neighbors.
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 Jack Tripper / ... (174 episodes, 1976-1984)
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 Janet Wood (173 episodes, 1976-1984)
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 Larry Dallas (120 episodes, 1977-1984)
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 Ralph Furley (115 episodes, 1979-1984)
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 Chrissy Snow (102 episodes, 1977-1982)
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 Terri Alden (72 episodes, 1981-1984)
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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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15 March 1977 (USA)  »

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Herzbube mit zwei Damen  »

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Because of the season five controversy, the producers reduced Chrissy's role to short phone calls. Suzanne Somers would come in and record them the day before the rest of the cast arrived to shoot the episode. Many of the phone tags were later cut when the series went into syndication. See more »

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In early seasons, when scenes called for filming outside the door of the trio's apartment, it is clearly seen that the walkway dead-ends at their apartment. However in the final season, when episodes centered on new neighbors next door, the walkway shows it continues on. See more »

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Jack Tripper: Larry, haven't you ever thought of telling a girl the truth?
Larry: Well, I figure, anyone who gets up an hour early to put on eyeliner, fake eyelashes, and plastic nails isn't someone who wants to hear the truth.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.14 (2016) 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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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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