Jack escorts Janet to a dull private party but when Jack consumes a tranquilizer and alcohol he becomes the life of the party.



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Episode credited cast:
Cindy Snow (credit only)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lauree Berger ...
Nancy Winthrop
Rick Edwards ...
Thom Fleming ...
Gertrude Flynn ...
Mrs. Peabody
Ralph Furley (credit only)
Mr. Peabody
Dean Taliaferro ...
Bridget the Maid


Janet is interested in a very well to do man and gets invited to a private party on a small island and will be flown there. She asks Jack to go with her but Jack's afraid to fly. He (foolishly) takes a tranquilizer but drinks at the party as well. A drink called "The Rocket". Along with lying about his profession,he later dances up a storm,making himself & Janet look bad. Written by happipuppi13

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4 May 1982 (USA)  »

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One of my all time favourite 'Three's Company' episodes.
2 June 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Janet gets invited to a posh evening party on an off coast island, to be hosted by David Winthrop (Barry Williams of 'The Brady Bunch'). She decides to bring Jack along in the hopes that it will make David jealous. The problem is, since travelling there requires going by plane, Jack is panicked. He's never flown before. So Larry helps him out by giving him some tranquilizers. At the party, Jack takes some liquor on top of the drugs, and this causes him to take leave of his senses. He then becomes the life of the party, dancing all over the place!

It should come as no surprise that 'Up in the Air' was one of the late, great John Ritters' personal favourite episodes. It allows him to indulge in some truly wonderful physical comedy as well as some well choreographed footwork. Ritter was rarely as funny as he is here, as he makes all manner of faces and interacts with the guests. Since Janet had told Jack to make a good impression on the guests, Jack keeps spinning tales to individual party-goers about what he does for a living (Jesuit priest, brain surgeon, congressman).

All of the cast members are fine, but this really is Ritters' show. He cracks this 'Three's Company' fan up constantly, especially when he emerges from behind a bar doing a Carmen Miranda routine.

Mr. Furley doesn't show up here, but in truth you won't miss him as Ritter carries this episode wonderfully on his own.

10 out of 10.

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