Top 10 Things About Three’s Company That Made It A TV Classic!
Three’s Company first aired on March 15th, 1977. The series gained instant popularity with an unconventional storyline of three roommates, two female and one male. Jack Tripper, Janet Wood and Chrissy Snow made up the trio in Santa Monica, California. Their landlord, Stanley Roper and wife Helen Roper, also played a significant role in the show. This unique blend of comedy and drama allowed Three’s Company to become one of the most entertaining shows of the era. This classic has won Emmy and Golden Globe awards due to the talented actors/ actresses as well as writers and producers. The show was based on a British sitcom entitled “Man About the House.” Developed by Don Nicholl, Michael Ross and Bernie West; produced by Bill Hobin, Dave Powers, Michael Ross and Bob Priest, Three’s Company thrived and bloomed into a perfect sitcom.
Jack first meets his roommates Janet and Chrissy at a party. An underpaid culinary chef attends a party, meeting Janet, a florist and Chrissy, a secretary, in need of a roommate. Their roommate, Eleanor, was leaving and the two women needed a third to help with rent. Due to the fact Jack could only afford to live at the YMCA, he gladly accepted the offer. However, strict and stern landlord Stanley Roper refused this offer as he had a rule against co-ed living. In order to bypass this rule, Janet tells Mr. Roper Jack is gay. While Mrs. Roper quickly finds out Jack is straight, she refrains from telling her husband. This allows the trio to live together and experience a whirlwind of situations from finances to socializing.
This series was accredited as a “top 10” from 1977 to 1983. In fact, the show was so popular it inspired other sitcom spin-offs such as “The Ropers” and “Three’s a Crowd.” The show was set in Santa Monica and filmed in a nearby neighborhood. The apartment where the roommates lived was a few blocks from the beach. The show thrived due to its farce humor and misunderstandings, adding to the storyline. The characters each had a specific personality and demeanor, which proved useful for jokes and puns. Watch the video to find out the best and worst moments of Three’s Company. Discover unknown details about production, filming and the off-screen relationship between costars.