Three's Company: A Man About the House (1977)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Errors, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The morning after throwing a farewell party for former roommate Eleanor, Janet Wood (Joyce DeWitt) and Chrissy Snow (Suzanne Somers) find one of the guests still snoring away in the bathtub. The sleeping stray is Jack Tripper (John Ritter), an aspiring chef who needs a new place to stay. Figuring that Jack is harmless -- and besides, he's a better cook than both girls combined -- Janet and Chrissy invite him to become their new roomie. Only one problem: landlord Stanley Roper (Norman Fell), who already suspects the girls of hanky-panky, would never tolerate a one man/two women setup. The solution? Convince Mr. Roper that the decidedly masculine Jack (who already has eyes for the voluptuous Chrissy) is really gay. This classic opening episode of Three's Company is a remake of the series' first unsold pilot -- which, in turn, had been adapted from the debut episode of Three's Company's British sitcom prototype Man About the House.

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boarding-house, landlord, mix-up, roommate, tenant