Saturday, November 17, 2007

"Three's Company"

Come and knock on our door (come and knock on our door), we’ve been waiting for you (we’ve been waiting for you), where the kisses are hers, and hers, and his, three’s company, too.

“Three’s Company” revolved around Jack Tripper (played by John Ritter), who winds up rooming with Janet Wood (Joyce DeWitt) and Christmas “Chrissy” Snow (played by Suzanne Somers).

Originally the show also starred Norman Fell and Audra Lindley as Stanley and Helen Roper, landlords of the apartment house where the three lived. Helen would often lament about Stanley’s lack of attention in the boudoir, and Stanley would often crack a joke and then smile directly into the camera. The Ropers eventually got their own short-lived spin-off, and were replaced as landlords by Don Knott (Barney Fife from “The Andy Griffith Show.”)

But it wasn’t just the landlords who would leave the show. Somers left, was replaced by Jenilee Harrison for a season, who was then replaced by Priscilla Barnes.

Somehow, I was checking out clips of “Three’s Company” and I wound up getting engrossed in clips of the kids' show, “Wonderama,” starring Bob McAllister. I’ll have to get to that show in a future blog entry!

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