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Jakey V
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I saw a few episodes of this on Antenna TV. It's pretty funny. I heard it wasn't picked up for a second season despite having a fair number of viewers because the network chose to go with Different Strokes continuing from another network. Anybody else remember this one?
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I remember it vaguely, but I don't recall watching it.
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I watched this for sure back in the day but don't remember a whole lot, actually cant remember anything about it but always liked John Ritter. Glad you brought it up Jakey V. Im gonna keep an eye out for this one.
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I saw a handful of episodes of "Three's a Crowd" when it was on; it was OK, and was about Jack Tripper (Ritter) moving in with his gf, and her father was also always around. Tripper either owned or worked at a restaurant in the show.

Like the also-short-lived "The Ropers", this was a spin-off of "Three's Company".

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Agree with you on The Ropers Nostalgia! It was great IMO. Short lived so it was easy to catch every episode. Jeffrey Tambor was excellent and Norman Fell was outstanding in both sitcoms. Gotta say though, 3's Company beat it by a landslide.
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Yes, "The Ropers" was funny, though I don't remember much about this - it only lasted a handful of episodes. I remember catching this in re-runs in either the late '80's or early '90's.

I always thought Mr. Roper's (Norman Fell) expressions were hilarious. He seemed like he wanted to get in on the "carefree, single" lifestyle that many of the younger folks in the apartment complex were enjoying, but was hampered due to being married & significantly older than most of the others on the show (which included Jack, Larry, Chrissy, Janet, etc.).

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I was never a fan of "Three's Company" when it originally ran, but a few years ago it ran on one of the low-power sub-channels that we have in the US, and I watched a bunch of episodes. Now I'm old enough to realize what it really is: It's a series where the classic British mistaken identity/swinging doors/double entendre-laden stage farce (perhaps written by Ray Cooney) was brought to life as a sitcom. (It was based on a UK show.) And it succeeds pretty well. Yeah, it's broad, and there's a fair degree of mugging by folks like Norman Fell, but that's the exact style of farce. I also never really appreciated how truly gifted the late John Ritter was in these shows. His delivery of lines and timing of pratfalls was perfect every time. He was one of the greats at it.
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Crash.. I agree on Ritter, he was great. Perhaps they should have called threes company The Misunderstanding
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I was disappointed that this didn't last longer.
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Devolution here,

Larry remains the greatest neighbor in the history of sitcoms. Steve Urkel is probably a close second.

WE are DEVO

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