Karen (Mr. Roper's niece) becomes bored while visiting, so Stanley sets her up with Jack figuring she's "safe" from any fooling around with him. Jack misses Janet's birthday for the date as well.




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Stanley Roper's niece has come to visit him and Helen, but she becomes bored. Feeling that he's a "safe" choice from any fooling around with her, Stanley gets her set up on a date with Jack and gives him $50. Jack says no, but after seeing Karen, says yes and misses Janet's birthday party. Later, while Janet & Chrissy are having cake upstairs, Karen throws herself at Jack in the Roper's living room and Stanley walks in! Will Jack be able to smooth things out between him, the girls and Mr. Roper and be able to stay? Written by happipuppi13

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31 March 1977 (USA)  »

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Jack is eating a slice of the blue birthday cake, but the uncut cake is shown in the foreground. See more »


Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.14 (2016) See more »

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31 October 2013 | by (victoria b.c canada) – See all my reviews

Jack & Crissy are preparing a surprise birthday bash for their roommate Janet. Stanley Roper has her niece Karen (Christina Hart) staying with them, but he is so concerned about keeping her safe, Karen ends up being bored to tears. Stanley still thinks Jack swings the other way, and asks Jack to hang out with Karen. Jack figures Karen is average looking, because she's a Roper, and turns the offer down. When Jack gets a look at Karen, he changes his mind with immediacy. Janet figures out the surprise party and the girls are left on their own, because Jack fails to show up for Janet's party. This is another hilarious episode. Mr. Roper still hasn't figured out Jack isn't gay yet, and it provides a lot of hilarity. I cracked up whenever Jack would purposely sit close to Mr. Roper, to freak him out. Norman Fell's reactions are hysterical. It also has a classic moment, where Jack makes out with Karen, and Mr. Roper catches them right in the act. Of course, Stanley would be convinced that Karen forced herself onto him, but you can hear the audience roar very loudly. It was also cute to see Janet & Crissy act jealous as well. The ending is very sweet. Jack does something he doesn't do very often, and does a kind deed. It's another great episode, and you don't need my recommendation if you're a huge Three's Company fan

Stanley Roper: Could you excuse us for a minute, please? Crissy: You wanna be left alone?


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