Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Three's Company settled into its first-season Thursday-night slot for this episode, in which Chrissy prepares for a visit from her mother (Priscilla Morrill). Figuring that mom won't look kindly upon her having a male roommate, Chrissy cooks up one of those sitcom schemes that is almost guaranteed to backfire. In the course of events, landlady Mrs. Roper (Audra Lindley) finds out that Jack (John Ritter) is not gay -- but will she tell Mr. Roper (Norman Fell)? This episode of Three's Company was a reworking of the series' unsold second pilot film, which in turn was adapted from an episode of the series' British sitcom prototype Man About the House.
boarding-house, landlord, mix-up, mother, roommate, tenant