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 »
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
When the network proposed the spin-off of Three's Company (i.e. that they should remake the UK series _"George and Mildred" (1976)_, which was the spin-off from Man About the House) focusing on the Ropers, Audra Lindley was excited and wanted to go ahead, but Norman Fell wasn't too keen on the idea. Norman 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, thus after six months of convincing Norman Fell finally gave in. The Ropers 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, thus Norman Fell and Audra Lindley were out of work, and there was nothing they could do about it because the show lasted a season and a half. 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 »
An ambitious effort from Norman Fell and Audra Lindley as they portrayed the hilarious landlord couple Stanley and Helen Roper from the hit series Three's Company. In the spin off show, Stanley and Helen moved from their Santa Monica apartment to the upscale neighbourhood called Cheviott Hills and their new neighbour was not fond of having them as part of the community. The show just didn't seem to be as good as Three's Company. Stanley and Helen were better as supporting cast members rather than as series leads. The cast was small including Jeffrey Tambor as the neighbour Jeffrey P. Brooks III. He's not a likable character, but his dislike towards Stanley and his quirks behind closed doors made the show funny. Recurring cast included Helen's troublemaker sister Ethel, and her mother; these two characters did not appear on Three's Company.
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