Three's Company: Season 3, Episode 20

An Anniversary Surprise (13 Mar. 1979)

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When Mr. Roper alludes to a big surprise that he is going to have for Mrs. Roper on their anniversary, the roommates think that he is going to leave her for another woman.


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It is the Ropers' wedding anniversary and Stanley is planning a big surprise for Helen. When Stanley visits the kids' apartment, he drops clues about his big surprise. However, the kids think that Stanley is going to leave Helen for another woman. As a result, Chrissy and Janet attempt to tell Helen what they think Stanley is planning to do, and Jack tells Stanley that Helen is a wonderful woman and should make her happy. Written by Oliver Chu

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Norman Fell and Audra Lindley's final appearances as regular cast members. They would come back as guest stars in one more episode Three's Company: Night of the Ropers (1981). See more »


Chrissy: Well, Mrs. Roper, see, the world is made up of two kinds of people, twos and ones. Sometimes two ones become a two, and other times one of the ones of the two gets tired of being a two and wants to become a one again, not that the other one of the two isn't a nice one, it's just that two ones can't be a two without the one. See?
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