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(1976–1984)

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Version of 

Three's Company
Based on the TV show.

Remake of 

Man About the House (1973) (TV Series)

Remade as 

En fyra för tre (1996) (TV Series)

Spin-off 

The Ropers (1979) (TV Series)
Three's a Crowd (1984) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

All-Star Family Feud Special (1977) (TV Series)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Goldie Hawn/Buck Henry/Dennis Dugan (1978) (TV Episode)
Johnny refers to John Ritter's hit series after Goldie Hawn mentions that Ritter is in her new special
Mork & Mindy: Young Love (1979) (TV Episode)
Mork mentions the show while reading wedding vows.
What's Happening!!: The Last Page (1979) (TV Episode)
Rerun fantasizes about being Jack
Saturday Night Live: Ted Knight/Desmond Child & Rouge (1979) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Bill Murray on Weekend Update
Saturday Night Live: Bob Newhart/The Amazing Rhthym Aces/Bruce Cockburn (1980) (TV Episode)
Title on top ten list held up by Al Franken on Weekend Update
Mork & Mindy: Mindy and Mork (1981) (TV Episode)
"As a roommate, I'm no John Ritter."
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: John Ritter/Jimmy Aleck/Robyn Douglass (1984) (TV Episode)
John Ritter talks about his series
Kate & Allie: Landlady (1984) (TV Episode)
When Kate suggests that she and Allie pose as a gay couple to avoid a rent increase, Allie complains that she doesn't want to become another 'Three's Company'.
Newhart: Harris Ankles PIV for Web Post (1987) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Michael
Mama's Family: Gift Horse (1987) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Iola
Designing Women: Stranded (1987) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
DuckTales: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. McDuck (1987) (TV Episode)
Shedlock Jones hunts a criminal named "Jack the Tripper."
The Golden Girls: Dorothy's New Friend (1988) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time of the Apes (1989) (TV Episode)
"Come and knock on our door"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Attack of the Giant Leeches (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "The Ropers get more action than I."
The Ben Stiller Show: With Bobcat Goldthwait (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Normal Fell
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mitchell (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: Mr. Roper, you home?
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teen-Age Strangler (1993) (TV Episode)
Mike: "It's that nutty Jack Tripper again!"
Reality Bites (1994)
Serial Mom (1994)
Friends: The One with the Sonogram at the End (1994) (TV Episode)
Chandler mentions it.
Full House: You Pet It, You Bought It (1994) (TV Episode)
Jesse sings theme song from Three's Company to calm Michelle's pet donkey, but can't remember all of the words.
Friends: The One with Five Steaks and an Eggplant (1995) (TV Episode)
After Chandler gives Ross the reason he gave Jade Ross' number instead of his own, Ross asks, "what do I do when again Mr. Roper calls?"
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Opera (1995) (TV Episode)
When Richard recapitulates the plot of "The Marriage of Figaro", Del aks if there wasn't an episode of "Three's Company" like that.
Friends: The One with the Two Parties (1996) (TV Episode)
When Rachel's parents are both at the apartment and have to be kept separate, Chandler says "Think, think - what would Jack and Chrissy do?"
The Simpsons: The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show (1997) (TV Episode)
Roy's statement about moving out to live with two beautiful women is an allusion to the main plot of the long-running ABC-TV series.
Married with Children: Birthday Boy Toy (1997) (TV Episode)
Kelly is fascinated by a hologram picture that shows Don Knotts as Barney Five and Mr Furley.
The Nanny: The Heather Biblow Story (1997) (TV Episode)
Fran mentions the show by name.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Giant Spider Invasion (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: "Ahh, the Ropers!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Parts: The Clonus Horror (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: "After all, I look like the guy on 'Three's Company.'"
Birds of a Feather: Three's Company (1997) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Ellen: Roommates (1997) (TV Episode)
the mis-understanding plot outline as well as the brief appearance of Norman Fell as Mr. Roper
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Ted (1997) (TV Episode)
John Ritter plays a cook.
Friends: The One Where Phoebe Hates PBS (1998) (TV Episode)
Ross says to Carol and Susan that if they and Ben moved to London with him, it would be like Three's Company - "only there's a kid and my wife and you're the gay ones!"
E! True Hollywood Story: Three's Company (1998) (TV Episode)
Story tackles the tv series.
Splendor (1999)
Mentioned in dialogue
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hamlet (1999) (TV Episode)
Servo: Saw this on Three's Company once.
Futurama: A Flight to Remember (1999) (TV Episode)
Fry mentions the show then hums the theme tune.
Friends: The One Where Ross Hugs Rachel (1999) (TV Episode)
Thinking that Chandler is moving in with both her and Monica, Rachel starts singing the theme song from the show.
Freaks and Geeks: Carded and Discarded (2000) (TV Episode)
Eli's favorite show is Three's Company
Freaks and Geeks: Looks and Books (2000) (TV Episode)
Ernie says Sam is Chrissy from Three's Company (1976).
Family Guy: Death Is a Bitch (2000) (TV Episode)
Mr. Roper, the landlord from this show is mentioned
Family Guy: I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar (2000) (TV Episode)
Peter watches this on TV, we hear the theme tune.
Family Guy: Fifteen Minutes of Shame (2000) (TV Episode)
Joe's wife says "This makes you like Larry from Three's Company"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Cool Change (2000) (TV Episode)
Grissom says "Norman, Fell" and Sara replied "that's because he was married to Mrs. Roper."
Malcolm in the Middle: Mini-Bike (2001) (TV Episode)
Cadet Drew and his father play the "Three's Company" theme on water glasses.
Witchouse 3: Demon Fire (2001) (Video)
Tina Krause's character mentions the show
Jane White Is Sick & Twisted (2002)
"where the kisses are hers and hers and his"
Blade II (2002)
Scud: "Decided to take 'em back to my, uh, tent for a little 'Three's Company' action."
Frank McKlusky, C.I. (2002)
Frank and Jimmy use characters as call signs when talking on the CB radio.
Malcolm in the Middle: Monkey (2002) (TV Episode)
Craig says, "It's Larry who should've gotten the spin-off show, not the Ropers."
That '70s Show: Black Dog (2002) (TV Episode)
Fez tells Kelso that his boss Nina haunts his dreams. Kelso says he thought Mr. Roper from "Three's Company" haunted Fez's dreams.
The Real Cancun (2003)
Cited for 1980s nostalgia
The Room (2003)
"Denny, two is great, but three is a crowd".
Dead Like Me: Reapercussions (2003) (TV Episode)
Roxy mentions Suzanne Somers' Thighmaster.
Wonderland (2003)
In montage of TV Guide listings
Saturday Night Live: Al Sharpton/Pink (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the ghost of Johnny Cash
The Simpsons: Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore (2004) (TV Episode)
Mr. Roper is one of the characters in the Hall of Nosy Neighbors.
That '70s Show: Do You Think It's Alright? (2004) (TV Episode)
Before going to the mall, Hyde says "Three's Company" is about to start.
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (2005) (TV Special)
Title seen on Al Franken's top ten list
My Big Fat Independent Movie (2005)
mentioned in dialogue
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy (2005) (TV Movie)
Mentioned when Mork and Mindy doesn't have enough 'jiggle' in it
Camp Slaughter (2005) (Video)
"'Who...dresses like a rerun of 'Three's Company'?"
Robot Chicken: Operation Rich in Spirit (2005) (TV Episode)
Don Knotts says that he thinks one of his apartment tenants is gay
Stealth (2005)
Henry mentions it.
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the Babysitter (2005) (TV Episode)
Tanya says it's her favorite show
Family Guy: PTV (2005) (TV Episode)
Characters watch this on TV.
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the Laundromat (2005) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned in this episode.
Saturday Night Live: Jack Black/Neil Young (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Weekend Update
Click (2006)
When Michael has a flashback of his childhood, the other kids leave him cause they want to watch Three's Company
Entourage: Three's Company (2006) (TV Episode)
episode title reference
R U Invited? (2006)
Mondo tells his boyfriend that if he does not want to go to the party they can go home and watch the Three's Company box set.
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates DJs (2007) (TV Episode)
The narrator mentions a "bad ass black dude from Three's Comapny"
Good Luck Chuck (2007)
character mentions this show by name
Dill, California (2007)
Shane tells Runner that "this feels like a bad episode of Three's Company" referring to a classic misunderstanding
Psych: And Down the Stretch Comes Murder (2007) (TV Episode)
Shawn mentions Mr. Furley.
Sydney White (2007)
Spanky looks at three cute girls through his binoculars and says, "Three's company!"
The Wackness (2008)
mentioned that Mr. Furley thinks Jack is gay
Smallville: Fracture (2008) (TV Episode)
Chloe: "Lois, Kara and Lex? Not exactly 'Three's Company'."
Family Guy: Play It Again, Brian (2008) (TV Episode)
In a note, Peter states that he laughed so hard watching the show that he soiled himself.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.17 (2008) (TV Episode)
Included in an $8,000 question
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Mac & Charlie Die: Part 2 (2008) (TV Episode)
Dennis mentions it in dialogue
Electric Spoofaloo: Two and a Half Watchmen (2009) (TV Episode)
"From the visionary director of 300's Company"
Sonny with a Chance: Three's Not Company (2009) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
American Dad!: Every Which Way But Lose (2009) (TV Episode)
Roger, slipping on his own splooge, says he's Jack Tripper, the character played in this TV Show by John Ritter
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List: Kathy Is a Star... Kind Of (2009) (TV Episode)
The theme song is played and Kathy talks about the show to Suzanne Somers.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #4.9 (2009) (TV Episode)
referenced in a $500 question
Dog the Bounty Hunter: Three's Company (2009) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Survivor Philippines: Three's a Company (2009) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Family Guy: Business Guy (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Shaun the Sheep: Two's Company (2009) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Porkchop (2010)
"Stanley Roper" mentioned on shirt
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.95 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $500 question
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Quarterfinal 8 (2010) (TV Episode)
Incorrect guess on a $1,000 clue in the category "TV: Who Played 'em?"
30 Rock: Lee Marvin vs. Derek Jeter (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue, Liz says she hates being Janet
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.184 (2010) (TV Episode)
Contestant alludes to the series while moving from a John Ritter-related clue to the category "Trees Company"
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Transylvania 6-5000 (2010) (TV Episode)
James mentions the boss in the movie is played by the man who plays Mr. Roeper.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.23 (2010) (TV Episode)
Judd Apatow shows a collage he made in 7th grade which included a picture of Jenilee Harrison from the show
The Big Box: The Thirsty Dead (2010) (TV Episode)
Vic Dealio compares Baru (John Considine) from "The Thirsty Dead" to Larry Dallas (Richard Kline) from "Three's Company".
The Cinema Snob: Star Odyssey (2011) (TV Episode)
"These are the Roepers in tin suits."
Community: Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking (2011) (TV Episode)
Pierce tries to reunite Jeff with his dad, and Jeff warns him, "If you pull any Ferris Bueller, 'Parent Trap,' 'Three's Company,' 'F/X,' or 'F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion' bull(bleep), I will beat you, and there will be nothing macap or wacky about it."
30 Rock: Respawn (2011) (TV Episode)
the head of the wool council mentions the show
Saturday Night Live: Justin Timberlake/Lady Gaga (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the digital short
The Cinema Snob: The Tormentors (2011) (TV Episode)
"Crap. He's infiltrated a Three's Company reunion."
Futurama: The Silence of the Clamps (2011) (TV Episode)
The bartender on the moon is named Furley and looks just like Ralph Furley from the series.
Nikita: Knightfall (2011) (TV Episode)
Birkhoff mentions it.
Dave's Old Porn: Bill Burr/Nina Hartley (2011) (TV Episode)
Bill Burr says Nina Hartley is wearing Mrs Roper's robe
The Big Bang Theory: The Vacation Solution (2012) (TV Episode)
Howard mentions the show by name.
Come Dine with Me Canada: Craig Halket: Block 14 (2012) (TV Episode)
The narrator refers to the character, Jack Tripper.
Happy Endings: Big White Lies (2012) (TV Episode)
Characters make repeated references to Three's Company.
Happily Divorced: Newman vs. Newman (2012) (TV Episode)
Fran: "This isn't 'Three's Company'!"
RuPaul's Drag Race: RuPaul Rewind (2012) (TV Episode)
Pandora Boxx calls one of RuPaul's runway looks "very flowing like Barbie meets Mrs. Roper."
The Giant Mechanical Man (2012)
Referenced by George
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.117 (2012) (TV Episode)
The announcer mentions the show by name.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.129 (2012) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions the show by name.
Smiley (2012)
Mentioned in dialogue
Whitney: Three's Company (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.10 (2013) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions the show by name.
The Cinema Snob: 42nd Street Forever, Volume 1 (2013) (TV Episode)
"Someone really needs to explain all this to Mr. Furley."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.109 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay Mohr talks about a participant on "House Hunters" looking like Mrs. Roper from the show
Bones: The Doom in the Gloom (2013) (TV Episode)
Spoiler: Sweets' new roommates are named Janet and Chrissy, which are the names of the female roommates in Three's Company.
Community: Intro to Felt Surrogacy (2013) (TV Episode)
Abed says, "We've fallen into a comfortable, repetitive pattern, like humorous misunderstandings on 'Three's Company' or girls gossipping on 'Gossip Girl.'"
The Middle: From Orson with Love (2013) (TV Episode)
Frankie uses "Chrissy Snow" as Facebook alias.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.88 (2013) (TV Episode)
Josh mentions the show by name.
The Glades: Three's Company (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.153 (2013) (TV Episode)
Bobby sings the show's theme song.
Saturday Night Live: Edward Norton/Janelle Monae (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Hank
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.22 (2014) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions the show by name.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 19 February 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Theme song heard when returning from commercials; Mike Greenberg mentions title
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 24 February 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
theme song played
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 28 March 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
series theme song heard
Saturday Night Live: Anna Kendrick/Pharrell Williams (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced among the "Fox and Friends" corrections
The Cinema Snob: Two of a Kind (2014) (TV Episode)
"At least her friend won that Three's Company audition."
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer/Felicity Jones/FKA Twigs (2014) (TV Episode)
The neighborhood bar is the subject of a question during the Pop Quiz
Jeopardy!: Episode #31.73 (2014) (TV Episode)
Characters referenced in the TV Roomates category.
RuPaul's Drag Race: Born Naked (2015) (TV Episode)
Michelle Visage calls Mrs. Kasha Davis' main stage runway look "Mrs. Roper realness."
Dancing with the Stars: Most Memorable Year (2015) (TV Episode)
Suzanne Somers' dance is done to the music of Three's Company and on a recreated set
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Queen Latifah/Sam Rockwell/Something Rotten! (2015) (TV Episode)
Jimmy mentions Mr. Furley after Sam Rockwell mentions Don Knotts
Ray Donovan: Come and Knock on Our Door (2015) (TV Episode)
The title of the episode is the opening line from the theme song, and Ray is watching it during the episode.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ice T/Bella Thorne/Ms. Lauryn Hill (2015) (TV Episode)
Steve Higgins mentions Mr. Furley during the Hashtags segment
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Winona Ryder/Colin Quinn/Beirut (2015) (TV Episode)
Colin Quinn mentions the series
Significant Mother: Home Is Where the Lamp Is (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Zooey Deschanel/Dominic West/Nathan Fielder (2015) (TV Episode)
Zooey Deschanel talks about the series while recalling that John Ritter was sometimes a room parent at the Crossroads School when she was a student
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Danny DeVito/Whitney Cummings/The Front Bottoms/Josh Freese (2016) (TV Episode)
Danny DeVito mentions that the series was the lead-in to his former series "Taxi" on ABC
Saturday Night Live: Ronda Rousey/Selena Gomez (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced as 'Three's Humpany' during Three's A Crime courtroom sketch
2016 Canadian Screen Awards (2016) (TV Special)
Mentioned by Catherine O'Hara in her speech.
iZombie: Salivation Army (2016) (TV Episode)
Chapter reference, "Three's Company".
Emeril: Snow Day (TV Episode)
B.D. relates her troubles to episodes of the show.

Featured in 

Donnie Brasco (1997)
Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top (2003) (TV Mini-Series)
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (2003) (TV Special)
Shown during Award nomination
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration (2003) (TV Special)
A clip from this show appears.
I Love the '70s: 1979 (2003) (TV Episode)
Footage from this TV Series was edited into this mini-series
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops (2004) (TV Special)
Stars prematurely leaving shows: Suzanne Somers - Three's Company
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards (2004) (TV Special)
Shows it when it is nominated for an award
Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/Nelly (2004) (TV Episode)
A clip is edited into Weekend Update
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
a clip of the television show with John Ritter acknowledged in the credits.
The Sopranos: Remember When (2007) (TV Episode)
Paulie watches it
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.120 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip of Jason Ritter as a child in the show's opening credits is shown
25 Greatest TV Characters of All Time (2010) (TV Movie)
Jack Tripper is #17.
The Hour: Episode #7.95 (2011) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Suzanne Somers's bio segment.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.27 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip from the show's opening credits

Spoofed in 

Sissy's Hot Summer (1979)
The entire film is a parody of TV's Three's Company.
Live in Love In (1989) (Video)
Porn parody of sitcom.
Stay Tuned (1992)
Lexx: Lafftrak (1999) (TV Episode)
one of the shows has a young man with two beautiful roommates and a crotchety landlord
8 Simple Rules: Come and Knock on Our Door (2003) (TV Episode)
Paul dreams his family is in Three's company
Family Guy: Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High (2005) (TV Episode)
Peter hits his head and thinks he has become Larry from Three's Company
Family Guy: Breaking Out Is Hard to Do (2005) (TV Episode)
The Griffins watch an Asian version while on the run in Asiantown
Family Guy: Road to Rupert (2007) (TV Episode)
Peter's 80's television montage spoofs opening scenes various sitcoms, including this one.
Family Guy: The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2007) (TV Episode)
When Brian is putting lotion on Stewie, Mr Furley walks in and, from his perspective, it appears that Brian and Stewie are gay. This was a recurring theme in Three's Company where he would walk in on Jack Tripper in similar situations.
Not Three's Company XXX (2009) (Video)
Adult Spoof
Family Guy: Jerome Is the New Black (2009) (TV Episode)
Mr. Furley makes a spot appearance after the scene where Jerome saves Lois from choking. Peter's remark, "Go back to being dead," is an allusion to the death of Don Knotts (the actor who played Mr. Furley) nearly four years earlier.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.27 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jaywalking participants re-enact the show's opening sequence
TS Seduction: A Classic Three's Company Mix-up Porn (2013) (TV Episode)
Title is referenced.
Too Many Cooks (2014) (TV Short)
theme song is similar

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