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"Three's Company" (1977) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1977-1984

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Writers:
Don Nicholl (developed by)
Michael Ross (developed by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | unknown
Release Date:
15 March 1977 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The misadventures of two women and one man living in one apartment and their neighbors. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 15 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
For those who remember the good ole 70's of sitcom comedies,this was the one that broke the mold See more (79 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 72)

John Ritter ... Jack Tripper / ... (173 episodes, 1976-1984)

Joyce DeWitt ... Janet Wood (171 episodes, 1976-1984)

Richard Kline ... Larry Dallas (119 episodes, 1977-1984)

Don Knotts ... Ralph Furley (113 episodes, 1979-1984)

Suzanne Somers ... Chrissy Snow (95 episodes, 1977-1981)

Priscilla Barnes ... Terri Alden (70 episodes, 1981-1984)
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Series Directed by
Dave Powers (140 episodes, 1978-1984)
Bill Hobin (31 episodes, 1976-1978)
Michael Ross (5 episodes, 1977-1983)
 
Series Writing credits
Brian Cooke (174 episodes, 1976-1984)
Johnnie Mortimer (174 episodes, 1976-1984)
Don Nicholl (173 episodes, 1976-1984)
Michael Ross (173 episodes, 1976-1984)
Bernard West (173 episodes, 1976-1984)
George Burditt (34 episodes, 1977-1984)
Joseph Staretski (21 episodes, 1980-1984)
Martin Rips (20 episodes, 1980-1984)
Paul Wayne (18 episodes, 1977-1983)
Michael S. Baser (13 episodes, 1979-1981)
Kim Weiskopf (13 episodes, 1979-1981)
Mark Tuttle (11 episodes, 1979-1983)
Ellen Guylas (11 episodes, 1980-1983)
Shelley Zellman (11 episodes, 1981-1983)
Budd Grossman (9 episodes, 1980-1984)
Al Gordon (7 episodes, 1978-1984)
Jack Mendelsohn (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
David Mirkin (6 episodes, 1983-1984)
Alan J. Levitt (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
John Baskin (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Roger Shulman (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
John Boni (3 episodes, 1980-1982)
Mike Weinberger (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
Bryan Joseph (2 episodes, 1977-1982)
Gary Belkin (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
George Atkins (2 episodes, 1979)
Gene Perret (2 episodes, 1979)
Bill Richmond (2 episodes, 1979)
Howard Albrecht (2 episodes, 1980)
Sol Weinstein (2 episodes, 1980)
Laura Levine (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Neal Marlens (2 episodes, 1983)
C.C. Ryder (2 episodes, 1983)
Chet Dowling (2 episodes, 1984)
Sandy Krinski (2 episodes, 1984)

Series Produced by
Michael Ross .... executive producer / producer (153 episodes, 1976-1984)
Bernard West .... executive producer / producer (152 episodes, 1976-1984)
Wendy Blair .... associate producer (119 episodes, 1979-1984)
Don Nicholl .... producer / executive producer (79 episodes, 1976-1980)
George Burditt .... executive producer / producer (74 episodes, 1980-1984)
George Sunga .... producer (74 episodes, 1980-1984)
Mimi Seawell .... associate producer (54 episodes, 1976-1979)
John Baskin .... producer (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Roger Shulman .... producer (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Gene Perret .... producer (15 episodes, 1979-1980)
Bill Richmond .... producer (15 episodes, 1979-1980)
Martin Rips .... producer (4 episodes, 1981-1983)
Joseph Staretski .... producer (4 episodes, 1981-1983)
Budd Grossman .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Film Editing by
M.L. Weitzman (46 episodes, 1978-1980)
Jerry Davis (25 episodes, 1976-1978)
John Nachreiner (7 episodes, 1980-1982)
Jay Scherberth (6 episodes, 1977)
John Doutt (5 episodes, 1982-1984)
Barry Cohen (2 episodes, 1982)
Jerry Greene (2 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Casting by
David Graham (130 episodes, 1976-1982)
Donald Paul Pemrick (22 episodes, 1983-1984)
Marc Schwartz (21 episodes, 1983-1984)

Lynn Stalmaster (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Don Roberts (134 episodes, 1976-1984)
E. Jay Krause (3 episodes, 1977)
Jacqueline Webber (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Laura Richarz (72 episodes, 1981-1984)
Richard Wineholt (27 episodes, 1976-1979)
Richard Harvey (27 episodes, 1979-1981)

Earl Carlson (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Len Marcus (162 episodes, 1976-1984)
Al Lehman (8 episodes, 1977)
Lucinda Campbell (3 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Makeup Department
Brian McManus .... makeup artist (52 episodes, 1978-1982)
Danne D. Long .... hair stylist (44 episodes, 1978-1980)
Annette M. Jones .... hair stylist (10 episodes, 1981-1984)
Ellen Powell .... hair stylist (9 episodes, 1976-1978)
Ariel Bagdadi .... hair stylist (6 episodes, 1977)
Jim Kail .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1977)
Mark Bussan .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jim Nielsen .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1982-1984)
Patti Denney .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1978-1980)
 
Series Production Management
Ted Bergmann .... executive in charge of production (173 episodes, 1976-1984)
Don Taffner .... executive in charge of production (173 episodes, 1976-1984)
Tom Richmond .... production supervisor (93 episodes, 1978-1982)
Mario Padilla .... production supervisor (4 episodes, 1976-1978)
Nikki Content .... unit manager (4 episodes, 1977)
Marilyn Larson .... unit manager (4 episodes, 1983-1984)
Jim Terry .... unit manager (3 episodes, 1979-1982)
Helen Azevedo .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1976)
Ed Rossi .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bob Priest .... associate director (140 episodes, 1978-1984)
Lou Tedesco .... associate director (6 episodes, 1977)
Sam Gary .... associate director (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Art Department
Steve Hill .... property master (5 episodes, 1982-1984)
 
Series Sound Department
Terry Hensey .... audio (53 episodes, 1976-1982)
Chris Chigaridas .... audio (6 episodes, 1979-1984)
Kerry Boggio .... audio (4 episodes, 1977)
Ron Cronkhite .... audio (2 episodes, 1977)
Ray Kemper .... audio (2 episodes, 1978-1980)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Charles F. Guzzi .... camera operator (72 episodes, 1977-1980)
Tony Cestare .... lighting director (57 episodes, 1977-1982)
Keeth Lawrence .... camera operator (44 episodes, 1979-1981)
Tom Barnes .... lighting director (18 episodes, 1976-1978)
Dick Scovel .... video (8 episodes, 1978-1982)
George Schamp .... lighting director (6 episodes, 1977-1979)
David Johnson .... lighting director (4 episodes, 1983-1984)
Vaughn Gaddey .... lighting director (2 episodes, 1977)
J. Bruce Nielsen .... lighting director (2 episodes, 1978)
Art Roberts .... lighting director (2 episodes, 1982)

Steven Castaneda .... dimmer operator (unknown episodes)
Ed Chaney .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Valerie Stulman .... video camera utility (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deborah Curtis .... set costumer (1 episode, 1978)
 
Series Music Department
Don Nicholl .... lyricist: theme music (172 episodes, 1977-1984)
Joe Raposo .... composer: theme music (172 episodes, 1977-1984)
 
Series Other crew
Carol Summers .... production associate / Production Associate / ... (172 episodes, 1976-1984)
Mark F. Hill .... production staff (81 episodes, 1980-1984)
Bea Dallas .... assistant to the producers / program coordinator / ... (63 episodes, 1977-1984)
Jim Rice .... stage manager (60 episodes, 1976-1982)
George Burditt .... executive story consultant (54 episodes, 1976-1979)
Paul Wayne .... executive story consultant (54 episodes, 1976-1979)
Bob Schulz .... technical director / techincal director (52 episodes, 1976-1982)
Don Nicholl .... script supervisor (31 episodes, 1977-1978)
Michael Ross .... script supervisor (31 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bernard West .... script supervisor (31 episodes, 1977-1978)
Len Uslaner .... technical director (30 episodes, 1977-1984)
Michael S. Baser .... executive script consultant (27 episodes, 1979-1981)
Mark Tuttle .... executive story editor (27 episodes, 1979-1981)
Kim Weiskopf .... executive script consultant (27 episodes, 1979-1981)
George Sunga .... production consultant (25 episodes, 1979-1980)
Al Gordon .... executive story editor / executive script consultant (23 episodes, 1978-1984)
Jack Mendelsohn .... executive story editor (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bob Priest .... associate director (20 episodes, 1978-1979)
Charles Stewart .... executive story editor (18 episodes, 1976-1978)
Dick Scovel .... video (18 episodes, 1978-1980)
Nancy Stevenson .... video (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
Dale Orlich .... video (10 episodes, 1979-1980)
Alan J. Levitt .... executive story editor (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
Howard Albrecht .... story consultant (8 episodes, 1980)
Sol Weinstein .... story consultant (8 episodes, 1980)
George Thompson .... stage manager (6 episodes, 1977)
Ellen Guylas .... story editor / executive story editor (6 episodes, 1981-1983)
Shelley Zellman .... script consultant / executive script consultant (6 episodes, 1981-1983)
Dick Woodka .... technical director (5 episodes, 1979-1983)
Jim Smith .... stage manager (5 episodes, 1982-1984)
David Mirkin .... story editor (4 episodes, 1982-1984)
Mark K. Samuels .... stage manager (4 episodes, 1983-1984)
Alfred Kawa .... video (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Clive Bassett .... technical director (3 episodes, 1978)
Richard Draney .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1977)
Donald L. Gold .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1977)
Gene Lukowski .... technical director (2 episodes, 1977)
Dayne Campbell .... video (2 episodes, 1979)
Martin Rips .... executive story supervisor (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Joseph Staretski .... executive story supervisor (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Budd Grossman .... creative consultant (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Charles Franklin .... technical director (2 episodes, 1982)
Ron Bloomberg .... executive script consultant (1 episode, 1983-1984)
Chet Dowling .... executive story editor (1 episode, 1983-1984)
Sandy Krinski .... executive story editor (1 episode, 1983-1984)
 

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30 min (174 episodes) (including commercials)
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Trivia:
The original unaired pilot was written by Larry Gelbart and directed by Burt Brinckerhoff. A second pilot was taped with Joyce DeWitt as Janet and Suze Lanier-Bramlett as Chrissy. 'Denise Galik-Furey' was originally cast as Chrissy but suddenly became unavailable shortly before taping. Bobbie Mitchell guest starred playing 'Patricia Crawford'.See more »
Quotes:
Cindy Snow:If my man was cheating on me I'd break every bone in his body!
Jack Tripper:You'll do that on your wedding night.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Not Three's Company XXX (2009) (V)See more »
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FAQ

Who sings/plays the theme song?
What was that butterfly "LIFE" picture that hung in the trio's apartment?
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20 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
For those who remember the good ole 70's of sitcom comedies,this was the one that broke the mold, 7 May 2002
Author: raysond from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

For those who don't remember when sitcoms were the ones that made you laugh out loud one minute and then laugh crying the next and to keep you guessing what Jack Tripper was up to next,then this was the show to watch.....During its run on ABC-TV from 1977-1984,Three's Company was the best American sitcom ever to grace the airwaves. Hands down. John Ritter to me was the all-time Macdaddy that kept it real. His portrayal of stumble-prone Jack was ingenious not to mention hilariously funny. Jack always knew what to do(or so it seems)when it came to the ladies especially dealing with his roommates Janet Wood and Chrissy Snow and even the upstairs neighbors The Ropers who was on Jack's every move.

Out of his other roommates only Joyce DeWitt's character Janet Wood,who was a stunning brunette beauty who was reasonable and sweet and reliable was Ritter's ONLY long-standing roommate throughout the shows' entire run. However,during and probably the best,and frankly the early years of the show(during the first four seasons),Suzanne Somers was the center of attention as ditzy,and sometimes not very bright Chrissy Snow,the lovable blonde. Somers became an overnight success during her four seasons on the show becoming a hottie for every junior high school boy in America who idolized her on their bedroom walls. Somers left the show in 1981 which was then in the top ten.

Also during the first four seasons of the show was the constant feuding and sometimes hilarious quarrels between the kids' landlord neighbors The Ropers. Actor Norman Fell was a comic genius(usually he'll played cops and detectives on other shows but here was a departure from that)here when he played Stanley Roper and Audra Lindley who was his wife Helen Roper who was bugged Stanley every time he did something. In 1981,The Ropers got their own sitcom show which didn't last very long.

During the shows' fourth season,Jenilee Harrison had a short stint as Chrissy's cousin Cindy Snow,who was another ditzy,not so bright,clumsy blonde. After Harrison's departure from the show,former "Dallas" star Priscilla Barnes tied things up as registered nurse Terri Alden,who was not like Chrissy or Cindy but this blonde had style and wasn't clumsy or ditzy and very bright. Also during that season,Don Knotts(aka Deputy Fife on Andy Griffith) filled in the gap as the "bachelor at large",Ralph Furley. Richard Kline starred as the lovable stud Larry who was a used car salesmen and swinger extraordinaire who was always getting Jack blind dates. In was here that Knotts and Ritter kept the show in the Top 10 for the next five seasons including Emmy nominations for Best Actor.

In all Three's Company was a laugh-a-minute riot and nothing more. The only element was the serious relationship of the roommates. They always had a understanding of each other and loved each other very much who would not let anyone get in the way of a friendship. However,it was always would not be that way.

The final episode of Three's Company in 1984,saw the departure of Jack Tripper as he finds that his bachelor days are finally over by finding the girl of his dreams,and eventually going down the aisle to get married on the show,leaving his two beautiful roommates behind. The show however,had a spin-off on this which featured Jack Tripper adjusting to the conditions of being married with his new wife and his new surroundings as a loyal and faithful husband.

However,this show is based on the 1960's British sitcom "A Man About The House".

Kudos to John Ritter,Joyce DeWitt,especially for their talents and bringing the laughs. You rock! Catch the re-runs on Nick at Nite.

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