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Three's a Crowd 

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Series (1984–1985)
Jack Tripper's co-habitation with Vicky Bradford is complicated by her hostile father's interference as Jack's landlord.
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Complete series cast summary:
John Ritter ...  Jack Tripper 22 episodes, 1984-1985
Mary Cadorette Mary Cadorette ...  Vicky Bradford 22 episodes, 1984-1985
Alan Campbell Alan Campbell ...  E.Z. Taylor 22 episodes, 1984-1985
Robert Mandan ...  James Bradford 21 episodes, 1984-1985
Jessica Walter ...  Claudia Bradford 8 episodes, 1984-1985
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This series continues where Three's Company ended. Jack Tripper met Vicky Bradford and fell in love with her at first sight. In the last episode Jack proposed marriage. However, due to her parents' divorce, Vicky doesn't believe in or want marriage, but is willing to live with Jack. So, they move into the apartment above Jack's restaurant. Vicky's father, who doesn't approve of Jack and doesn't approve of their living arrangement, buys Jack's restaurant and becomes the new owner. He is constantly dropping in to disrupt their relationship. Thus...Three's a Crowd. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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English

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25 September 1984 (USA) See more »

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Three's Company, Too See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Coincidentally, Jessica Walter had starred in a TV movie also called "Three's a Crowd" (1969). However, that movie was about an airline pilot who was a bigamist, having two families in two different cities. See more »

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Some syndicated repeats aired under the title "Three's Company Too" with the theme song replaced with the theme from Three's Company. See more »

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One of the worst TV Spin-offs . . . Ever!!
21 August 2013 | by got519See all my reviews

Three's a Crowd is boring, direction-less, and painfully unfunny. The producers made no attempt to create a new and exciting vehicle for John Ritter's brilliant physical comedy, they were simply coasting on the laurels of Three's Company's success.

Three's a Crowd obviously couldn't have featured any of the dynamics that made Three's Company so hilarious like the sexual tensions and misunderstandings that come as a result of a man living with two women; not to mention Jack's charade of pretending that he was gay around Mr. Roper, and later Mr. Furley, so he could go on living in the apartment. So what did they do to make up for those missing attributes on this spin-off?

Nothing. The Jack Tripper of this show is barely the same character from Three's Company. The overzealous, yet lovable klutz is rarely seen here. Instead, Jack is a boring husband and business owner nearing middle-age. His wife, Vicki, played by Mary Cadorette, is equally as uncharismatic. We get to see glimpses of the old Jack in the episodes, "Jack Gets Trashed" and "A Star Is Born" but these sightings are too few and far between. In fact, Jack is even used as a straight man to wackier characters like his chef, E.Z. Taylor.

E.Z., a Spicoli-like surf bum is more annoying than funny. Why didn't they use Felipe Gomez, the reoccurring character from seasons 5 to 7 of Three's Company, for the chef? Not only was that character hilarious but he shared an awesome chemistry with Jack. I guess that pairing would have worked too well.

Jack's antagonistic relationship with his father-in-law, Mr. Bradford, played by Robert Mandan of Soap, would have been more entertaining if we hadn't seen it done before. They share the exact same discord that Jack had with Mr. Angelino, only not near as amusing.

Jack's mother-in-law, Claudia, played by Jessica Walter, is on this show for the sole purpose of exchanging clichéd ex-spouse jokes with Mr. Bradford. Henny Youngman should have sued the show just on the basis of these two characters stealing his material.

It's no shock that this show only lasted a single season. The only great thing about Three's a Crowd is that it gives us much more of an appreciation for Three's Company.


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