Stanley and Helen Roper, the beloved landlords from "Three's Company," have sold their apartment complex and moved into a new one. Their trademark quirks are intact as they deal with new ... See full summary »
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 Stanley Roper (28 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Helen Roper (28 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Jeffrey P. Brookes III (28 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Anne Brookes (28 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 David Brookes (28 episodes, 1979-1980)
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Stanley and Helen Roper, the beloved landlords from "Three's Company," have sold their apartment complex and moved into a new one. Their trademark quirks are intact as they deal with new neighbors and frequent visits from Helen's sister. Written by Phil Fernando

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13 March 1979 (USA)  »

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When the network proposed the spin-off of Three's Company (1976) (i.e. that they should remake the UK series George & Mildred (1976), which was the spin-off from Man About the House (1973)) focusing on the Ropers, Audra Lindley was excited and wanted to go ahead, but Norman Fell wasn't too keen on the idea. Fell felt that you couldn't do a series with *only* the running gag of Mrs. Roper being undersexed. The network assured him the show would have more substance than that, and furthermore, if the show didn't make it a full season, he and Audra could come back full time to Three's Company as the Ropers. So it was after six months of convincing, Norman Fell finally gave in. The Ropers (1979) made it a season and a half before it was canceled, As a result, ABC Network was not obligated to take them back to Three's Company, because their contract had passed the one year mark, so Norman Fell and Audra Lindley were out of work. However, despite their hard feelings they did reprise their roles as guest stars on Three's Company as Mr and Mrs Roper one last time before their characters were retired for good. See more »

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An unnecessary spin off to a hit show
18 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The British did a series called Man About The House which in the USA became Three's Company ,there were two spin-offs from Man About The House,one was called Robin's Nest which in the USA became Three's A Crowd and the other was called George and Mildred which in the USA became this show The Ropers.

The premise-Helen and Stanley selling the apt building and moving into an upper class neighborhood with snooty neighbors. I know I watched this show when I was a young teen in 1979 but hardly remembered it since it didn't last very long however this past weekend during TVLAND's Three's Company marathon they showed a few episodes of the short lived series.The show did have a few laughs ,however it was quite evident that the main characters could not keep this show afloat.While the British spin off had much more background and substance the Ropers did not.Helen's love starved landlady and her bickering with Stanley worked great on Three's Company as a supporting act but you couldn't continue to play that gag as a main act.So they started having Stanley and Helen get along better and become more sympathetic to each other.This obviously turned off audiences who had grown to love the zingers between the two. According to IMDb trivia even the stars Norman Fell and Audra Lindley didn't feel good about doing this spin off. They should have heeded their feelings. Making a deal with the network that they could return to Three's Company full time if the show didn't last a season was a curse. The show lasted a season and a half and after a guest appearance on Three's Company they were gone for good. I will always remember them as The Ropers on Three's Company where they should have stayed.


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