Very few shows have had a lasting impact like Three’s Company.

There were 172 episodes over eight seasons (running March 15, 1977 – September 18, 1984). You can still find Three’s Company in syndication and it would be hard to find someone from any generation that hasn’t seen an episode. The comedy has stood the test of time and features the late and great John Ritter at his best! Everything about this show worked so well; the writing, the acting and the humour.

We, like Jack Tripper (great name by the way), have woken up on occasion in a random bathtub. But we haven’t been as lucky as John Ritter’s character. Oh, how different things could have been for us.

If you haven’t seen Three’s Company, you’ve been missing out! Check out some of our favourite moments from the show.


  • Two pilot episodes were made before they “got it right” on the third
  • Billy Crystal auditioned for the role of Jack Tripper
  • Pre-WKRP Loni Anderson auditioned for Chrissy
  • The brunette Jack looks at in the opening credits before falling over is Suzanne Somers in a wig
  • In addition to “The Roper’s”, there was another spin-off featuring Jack Tripper called Three’s A Crowd. It only lasted one season.


“When two single girls need a roommate to share their Santa Monica apartment, they decide to offer a room to the guy they find passed out in the bathtub after the going-away party for their last roommate. Hijinks ensue”.


Season 1: Through The Kitchen Door

JACK TRIPPER: “This is going to make you feel SO good.”
CHRISSY SNOW: “Jack, not on the table!”

The first episode of the series features the first of many hilarious double entendres and misunderstandings heard through the kitchen door. Janet overhearing Jack and Chrissy in the kitchen feeding a puppy. Of course, that’s not what it sounds like to Janet.

THREE’S COMPANY – ‘Old Folks At Home’ – Airdate: October 30, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JOYCE DEWITT;JOHN RITTER;SUZANNE SOMERS


Season 3: Janet & Mrs. Roper Visit A Nude Beach 

“How’d you get here from the beach?” – Jack, making reference to the fact that the beach was 3 blocks away from the apartment
“Faster than you can imagine.” –  Mrs. Roper

Janet and Mrs. Roper decide to be rebel, throw caution and their clothes in the wind and go to a nude beach…but are forced to flee and run all the way home when the police arrive.

Janet and Mrs. Roper hiding in the bushes is a series highlight for sure. We’ve all been there, right?


Season 4: Chrissy’s In The Hospital

Chrissy accidently hits her head in the bathtub and has to go to the hospital. She gets checked over and the way she relays the info to Jack and Janet leaves them thinking Chrissy is about to die. Chrissy says: “Well, it’s almost over!”, actually referring to her hospital stay, while Jack & Janet are left thinking she is talking about her life. This makes for one of the funniest misunderstandings in the series.

THREE’S COMPANY – ‘Chrissy’s Hospitality’ – Airdate: November 13, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JOYCE DEWITT;SUZANNE SOMERS;JOHN RITTER;DON KNOTTS


Season 5: Jack’s Twin Brother

This episode features the debut of Jack’s twin brother: Austin from Texas. In reality, Austin was just someone Jack made up to get closer to Mr. Furley’s niece, who Jack was attracted to. Isn’t everything Jack does for this reason?

So much to love within this episode.


Season 1: Pilot Episode

This was the episode that started it all. Janet & Chrissy host a going away party for their roommate, when they wake up the next morning, there is a man in their bathtub. The rest is history. Sit back and enjoy these highlights.



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