"Man About The House"
In this, the first episode of the show, we meet Janet, Chrissy and Jack, as well as
our friends the Ropers. The girls need a new roomate, but in order for Jack to move in he has to pretend that he is gay so
that Mr. Roper will allow the three of them to live together.
"And Mother Makes Four"
Jack is all moved in and ready for his first night at his new home, but there is one
little problem. Chrissy's mother shows up for a visit, and poor Jack ends up on the couch!
Roper's niece is in town for a visit, and Roper wants Jack to take her out, but Jack
has plans with Janet and Chrissy. Eventually Roper convinces Jack to take out his niece and it all leads to one big mess!
"No Children, No Pets"
Jack gets a puppy his friend Larry, but there is one problem. Mr. Roper does not allow
pets, so the threesome tries to hide the puppy while finding it a new home.
"Jack and the Giant Killer"
Jack, Chrissy, and Janet take a break from working on the apartment, and go down to
the Regal Begal and it all leads to a confrontation that leaves Jack assesing his manhood.
"It's Only Money"
When Jack and Janet return home after a days work, they discover that their door was
unlocked and their rent is missing! After talking to Chrissy, they still don't know the whereabouts of the rent, and when
the cops do not believe their burgular story, they are forced to hide from the Roper's only to find out later that he is the
one that took the rent money.
A conflict over lack of privacy comes to a head after Janet brings home a boyfriend,
and roommates Jack and Chrissy have to cool their heels at the Regle Beagle pub. Jack goes to the pub where the trio's landlord,
Stanley Roper and his wife also are spending the evening, and makes a date with a beautiful girl, Veronica. Janet is furious
when Jack and Chrissy choose an inopportune moment to barge into the apartment where she is entertaining her date, Alex. Later,
Jack gets Janet and Chrissy to agree to an "unbreakable rule" on taking turns using the apartment privately. Jack soon regrets
this rule when Veronica calls to change their date night.
"Jack Looks for a Job"
While roommates Janet and Chrissy are both employed, Jack has had a problem finding
work to fit around his school hours. Jack Tripper's principles are at stake when he is hired as a male model and learns he
is to pose nude for a magazine centerfold. Jack then sells encyclopedias as an alternative.
When the manager of the flower shop where Janet works, quits, Jack and Chrissy
convince Janet that she should try to get the job. But the owner of the shop has other ideas, and hires a girl whose only
qualification is her figure. Janet decides to fight fire with fire, and announces that she' s going to have her figure enhanced.
Though Jack and Chrissy try to talk her out of it, the only one who gets through to her is Chloe, the new manager. Chloe goes
over to the apartment to explain that she 's quitting the job because the only thing the boss is interested in is her body,
and she wishes she were like Janet, who' s respected for her brains.
Chrissy and Janet go away for the weekend, leaving Jack all alone. Jack throws
a big, noisy party, and, when Mr. Roper comes upstairs to complain Jack entices him in to join the revelry. The next morning
the girls come back to find the apartment a shambles and Jack in bed with someone. The someone turns out to be Roper, who
is mortified to find himself in Jack's bed. Though Jack knows that the only explanation is that both he and Roper must have
passed out from drinking too much, Roper can't remember a thing and is afraid of the implication of him being in Jack's bed.
It takes Celise, who was at the party, to give them the real story, but not before Jack has confessed to the distraught Roper
that he's not really gay.
Chrissy falls for an older man she meets at the supermarket Jack is jealous, but he'
s even more upset when Mrs. Roper tells Jack and Janet that she knows the man's wife.
Roper goes off on a junket to check out some desert real estate, leaving Mrs. Roper
all alone. She convinces Janet to come stay with her overnight, leaving Chrissy and Jack alone in the apartment. Afraid that
Jack can't be trusted Janet warns Chrissy to play down her natural attractiveness. Though Chrissy does her utmost to follow
Janet's instructions, appearing in a sloppy bathrobe and hair curlers, Jack just finds her more appealing as her natural self.
When Janet returns in the morning she finds the remains of an apparent romantic dinner for two, a distraught Chrissy and an
elated Jack. What she imagines has happened is hardly the case, however. Jack's crime is that he hasn't made a pass at Chrissy,
and she's afraid she' s losing her sex appeal. With Janet as intermediary Jack explains that he's a one-woman man, and right
now he's got a girlfriend, otherwise he would certainly have attacked her. Everything is fine until Mrs. Roper receives a
call from Roper saying he's been detained - actually he got caught in a vice raid and Mrs. Roper gets Janet to spend another
night, while Jack is finding out that his girlfriend has dumped him.
Greed tarnishes Mr. Roper's integrity when he is led to believe his old car is a valuable
classic after he has sold it for $200 to Jack, Janet and Chrissy.
"Cyrano de Tripper"
Chrissy convinces Jack to secretly prepare dinner for her and her new boyfriend, a gourmet who she
has told that she can cook. Burning up with jealousy, Jack bides out in the kitchen and listens to the boyfriend both praise
and criticize his cooking, while also making advances to Chrissy. One criticism too many brings Jack stomping out of the kitchen,
blowing the ruse and infuriating Chrissy. Jack and Michael the gourmet get into a heated argument until Michael reveals that
he' s friendly with one of the world's greatest chefs, and Jack suddenly looks on Michael with admiration. Meanwhile, Roper
has been putting two and two together and has decided Jack's not gay. He storms down to the trio's apartment just in time
to find Chrissy alone in the living room furious with Jack for stealing her boyfriend, and Jack and Michael huddled over the
stove comparing notes.
"Chrissy's Night Out"
Jack and Janet panic when they discover that Chrissy isn't home yet from evening
out with the girls from the office, and it's three A.M. When Chrissy does get home she's in tears because a cute guy she met
at the Funky Fox bar has mistaken her friendliness f or something else. A few minutes later the "cute guy" arrives at the
apartment, and before he has a chance to identify himself as Detective Lannigan of the Vice Squad, Jack, in an angry burst
of protectiveness, flattens him. Lannigan comes to and reads Jack his rights for having assaulted an officer. When Roper tells
Lannigan he' s been punched by a fairy, Lannigan decides his reputation would be better off if he bends the law a bit himself,
and lets Jack off.
Roper, dejected because Helen has told him that women don' t find him attractive, goes
down to the Regal Beagle where Jack is filling in as bartender for the evening. A sympathetic Jack promises Joan, a pretty
girl at the pub, that he'll take her to dinner the next evening if she'll sit with Roper and feign interest in him to boost
his ego. Roper is thoroughly enjoying himself until Chrissy and Janet arrive along with Mrs. Roper just in time to see him
getting a kiss from Joan. Mrs. Roper quickly leaves, totally crushed, but when the girls tell Roper he's been found out, he's
triumphant. Mrs. Roper is ready to leave Stanley until Jack reveals he set the whole thing up, and she decides the best thing
for their marriage is that she let him go on thinking he's a heartbreaker, even if she knows the truth.
"Janet's Highschool Sweetheart"
Janet runs into Peter, a high school hero who she used to have a crush on. She invites
him over. Jack and Chrissy are amazed at how nervous their usually cool roommate is as she waits for Peter to arrive. When
they meet him Jack is impressed but Chrissy spots him immediately for what he is -a real Don Juan. While Jack and Chrissy
are at the pub, Janet is at home fending off Peter's advances, and getting more and more disenchanted, Peter chases Janet
into the bedroom and hits his head on a table, knocking himself out. Just as Chrissy and Jack arrive home to find Janet a
mess from Peter attacking her, Peter comes to and starts another attempt Chrissy comes to Janet's rescue and holds Janet protectively,
making Peter come to the conclusion that the reason Janet isn't interested in him is that she and Chrissy have something going.
Jack kicks him out.
Roper's on a rampage for the rent, so Jack's visiting uncle, a charming rascal, passes
him a bad check.
A ruffled Helen Roper takes a cafeteria job to teach husband Stanley a lesson but returns
a wreck from the experience.
Jack, Janet and Chrissy plot to get out of a party alone with the Roper's in order to go to a party
upstairs. Little do they know that the Roper'se invited to the same party and are trying to get out of a party with them.
Jack becomes caught in a dilemma when Chrissy believes he has bought her an expensive
birthday present and the gift turns out to be a surprise for Roper's wife.
Janet enlists the aid of Chrissy and Jack to entertain a new potential client of the
flower shop, but when she meets him faceto-face, she changes her mind; she wants this handsome man all to herself. Unfortunately,
he's more interested in Chrissy than business, so he makes a quick deal for the flowers and goes off to a beach party with
Chrissy, to Janet's dismay. Janet is furious with Chrissy for "stealing" the man, but Chrissy can't understand why, since
she only flirted with him to help Janet. It takes Jack to talk some sense into Janet, but while he' s doing so Chrissy misunderstands
and thinks Janet was just trying to get her out of the way so she and Jack could get together. Again, Jack straightens them
both out and the trio is once more on friendly ground.
Janet makes a date for the same night she's promised to baby-sit for the Randall's
one-year-old baby. She convinces a reluctant Jack and Chrissy to fill in for her, promising them a quiet evening, a good TV
and plenty of liquor. Instead, they spend an evening with a crying baby, a locked liquor cabinet, and a broken TV. Worse yet,
the pregnant Mrs. Randall goes into labor and is rushed to the hospital, so Jack and Chrissy have to spend the night there.
Meanwhile, Janet has returned from a dull evening to find her roommates still out. She calls them, gives them some advice
on baby care, and goes to sleep. In the morning Janet panics when she realizes they never came home and she runs over to the
Randalls just in tine to greet Mrs. Randall's mother who dashes in, commanding her to "get cracking." Jack and Chrissy escape,
leaving Janet to spend an exhausting day caring for both baby and grandmother.
Chrissy has a new boyfriend who's a film buff, so she decides to become a filmmaker.
She gets a super-8mm film camera from her parents and takes lots of very amateur footage of the trio fooling around. Meanwhile,
Jack' s friend Larry has some footage of his own - a porno flick he's bought from a stranger for $50. Larry comes over to
borrow Chrissy's projector, expecting to have a private showing with Jack. Unfortunately, Roper spots the film and decides
to join them. Then Chrissy and Janet show up and it looks like it's going to be a very embarrassing premier showing. What
shows up on the screen, however, is a Woody Woodpecker cartoon. Larry is furious, but Jack is hysterical and relieved. Meanwhile,
Chrissy finds out her boyfriend has no enthusiasm for her films, and drops him for a painter.
"Jack in the Flower Shop"
All work and no play makes Jack an angry boy when Janet hires him to work for
her and acts like a tough boss.
"Jack's Navy Pal"
Just as Jack and the girls are preparing a dinner for the Ropers with the intention
of buttering up Mr. Roper and dissuading him from raising the rent, an old, and unpleasant, acquaintance from Jack's Navy
days shows up unexpectedly. Jack is startled to see that Jim Walsh is row blind, and is even more surprised when Jim hauls
off and punches him in the jaw. Jim has hit Jack because he believes Jack finked on him back in the Navy, but then realizes
that he's made a mistake. He insists that Jack owes him one now, and refuses to leave until Jack has hit him back. Jack tells
him he can't hit a blind man, but Jim still won't leave. He then deliberately goes about spoiling the Ropers' dinner and insulting
everyone. When Jim begins breaking up the furniture, everyone finally loses their temper and tells Jack to hit him. As Jack
pulls back to punch Jim, Jim blocks his swing and lands another fist right on Jack's jaw. Then he smugly departs.
"Will the Real Jack Tripper"
A case of mistaken identity nearly makes Jack a married man, when a girl comes looking
for Jack Tripper to tell him she thinks she's pregnant. She tells Chrissy and Janet her story, but not her name, so when the
girls tell Jack, he thinks it's his girlfriend Linda, and proposes marriage. Jack introduces Linda to the girls, who are furious
to see that he's a two-timer -- Linda is not the pregnant girl. But Jack is also not the man she's looking for. It's really
his love-'em- and -leave-'em friend Larry, who has used Jack's name for this escapade. Jack loses Linda when she finds out
the reason he'd proposed, and Larry gets off the hook when the pregnancy turns out to be a false alarm.
"Days of Beer and Weeds"
While cleaning up the Ropers' overgrown backyard, the kids find some pretty weeds and
give them to Mrs. Roper to add to the floral design she's doing for her flower arranging class. Jack's friend Larry informs
them that the weeds are marijuana, but not before Mrs. Roper has taken them to class with her. Jack and Chrissy dash off to
the police station to get sane legal advice, but Jack ends up in trouble for drunk bicycle driving, thanks to Mr. Roper's
new hobby home-brewing beer. The kids warn Mr. Roper of the marijuana, and a panicked Roper smashes his wife's arrangement
right in front of her teacher. It turns out that the weed only looks like marijuana and is in fact False Aralia, which is
similar in appearance but perfectly legal.
"Chrissy Come Home"
An unexpected visit from Chrissy's father, the minister, throws the kids into a panic.
Jack decides to move out temporarily but Reverend Snow arrives before Jack can leave. Fumbling for an explanation of Jack's
presence, Janet blurts out that she and Jack are married. When the reverend hears that the marriage took place in City Hall
he insists that a proper marriage must be sanctioned by the Church, and offers to perform the ceremony immediately Chrissy
tells him the truth and her father goes into a rage of righteous anger, demanding that she come home to Fresno with him Jack
and Janet come to her defense, but Chrissy finally makes her own stand and tells her father she is old enough to make her
own decisions. Reverend Snow relents, realizing that Chrissy's home is now with her friends.
Stanley Roper has bought an anniversary present for his wife, a parakeet. Jack, Janet
and Chrissy hide the bird in their apartment overnight. In the morning Jack and Chrissy, who have been scheming over a pair
of priceless tickets to a Frank Sinatra concert given to Janet by her boss - which Janet doesn't want, are in fierce competition
when it seems that Jack has triumphed and he sits on the box used to contain the bird just as the Ropers arrive at the door.
" Coffee Tea or Jack"
Chrissy pulls out all the stops when she has to pry Jack from the clutches of his old
flame a gorgeous airline stewardess, and lure him back to the Roper apartment for his surprise birthday party Susan Wallace,
who repeatedly jilted Jack in the past, melts his resolve to remain "cool" when she shows up unexpectedly. After they leave
for a romantic interlude at the pub, Janet reminds Chrissy that it is her responsibility to get Jack to the party by some
ruse. When Chrissy doesn't know what to do, Janet sends her in pursuit with instructions to make Jack forget about Susan.
Jack lies to his girlfriend in order to keep a date with his new romantic interest.
You know that can only lead to trouble!
"Good Old Reliable Janet"
Jack's roommates Janet and Chrissy are considering joining unclad demonstrators at
the local beach when neighbor Larry invites the trio to lunch at a Greek restaurant. Because she's so dependable, Janet is
elected to stay home and wait for an expected repairman. Steaming, she determines to turn over a new leaf and talks equally
malcontent Mrs. Roper into joining her in the demonstration. By the time Stanley Roper finds his wife's note he has learned
that police are raiding the beach.
"The Love Diary"
Jack and Janet are intrigued when Chrissy gets a free-lance job to transcribe a notebook,
"My Diary" by Wanda X., for publication. Roper goes to the upstairs apartment to shampoo the carpeting, and reads a portion
of the diary in which the writer confesses to being in love with an older married man in the apartment below. Roper then begins
to go wild.
Janet challenges Jack and Chrissy to a "battle of the sexes." Can Chrissy go without
food longer than Jack can go without women? Poor Chrissy, a habitual nibbler has faint hopes of being able to hold out long
enough to win the bet, but Janet, who is involved in the wager, has a secret weapon. She knows - but has not told Jack yet
- that his very attractive girlfriend, Grace, is in town and waiting for him at her hotel.
Mysterious phone calls and secret meetings lead Jack, Janet and Chrissy to believe
that Helen Roper is having an illicit fling with her husband's best friend.
"My Sister's Keeper"
Jack volunteers to take Janet's sister, Jenny Wood, a beautiful college student
sightseeing because Janet and Chrissy have to work. Janet offends him by warning him to keep hands off her kid sister. Of
course, he does. But that night, poor Jack takes medication before bedding down on the sofa and when he wakes for a drink
of water, he groggily heads for his own bed, which is occupied by Jenny.
"Chrissy and the Guru"
Jack and Janet face the danger of losing Chrissy to a fast-talking guru who dazzles her into
believing her place is at his side in a distant commune.
When Larry brings Gloria, his brideto-be to the apartment to meet his three friends,
she maneuvers Jack into the kitchen. By accident, Gloria lands in Jack's arms, with Janet witnessing the incident. Chrissy
and Janet then accuse Jack of trying to steal Larry's girlfriend. Jack finds himself trapped in hot water, although he is
perfectly innocent to the accusation. Gloria, who was not really serious about Larry, leaves him when Chrissy tells her that
he is not rich.
"Chrissy's New Boss"
Chrissy has been unhappy because she keeps getting passed over for promotion promotion
after promotion. She decides to become more aggressive and make sure that her employers are fully aware of her natural talents.
When she returns late one day wearing a low-cut dress and announces that she is now private secretary to J.C. Braddock, Jack
and Janet fear the worst. They go into a rage when they find out that Chrissy and J. C. are leaving together on an overnight
business trip to Las Vegas. Little do they know that J.C. is a female.
Janet and Chrissy angrily blame Jack for sending them on a wild goose chase to a nonexistent
party, never dreaming that it is the Ropers' teenage houseguest who wants them out of the way so she can have Jack all to
Janet is miffed upon discovering that her gold pen, a graduation present from her folks,
is missing. Then, while Jack is perched on a ladder helping Roper paint the apartment exterior, he peers in his own bedroom
window as Chrissy is taking his money from a drawer. Unaware that Chrissy is really borrowing cash for Mrs. Roper's C.O.D.
delivery, Jack shares his bad news with Janet. While they are worrying that their roommate has developed kleptomania she walks
in with a new purse and Mrs. Roper's shawl.
"The Party's Over"
Roper catches Jack bringing home party supplies for the trio's first bash in over a
year, and jokingly reminds him that the last affair was too noisy for his "no parties" rule. However, with Mrs. Roper's blessing,
Jack and roommates decide to go ahead with their plans. On the night of the party, the only guest present is Mrs. Roper. (Mr.
Roper put up a sign that the party was cancelled.) Then Jack discovers that she was enraged about her husband's remark and
left him alone in their apartment. But the trio gets them back together.
When Chrissy and Janet's former roommate Eleanor, returns to Los Angeles and comes
to stay with the girls, Jack is convinced by Larry that his place is being usurped. In an attempt to ruin a party the girls
have planned, supposedly for Eleanor, Jack serves a cake he made from sawdust. The party is really a surprise to celebrate
Jack's passing his chef's training exams. Eleanor, it turns out, is only visiting on her way to her new home in San Diego.
"The Older Woman"
Jack falls for Mrs. Roper's cousin Barbara a woman about forty. But when he tells Larry
and the girls about his new love, they are skeptical of the age difference. They are even more disturbed when they mistake
Barbara's mother, Martha, for the woman of Jack's dreams. Larry attempts to save Jack from her by making a pass at Martha
himself, but he only gets a slap for his efforts. As Jack is saying goodbye to Barbara, who is only in town for her mother's
wedding, the girls barge in on him, and the mix-up is straightened out.
Chrissy is in hot water with landlord Stanley Roper when he eavesdrops and believes
she is pregnant.
The Catered Affair"
Chrissy's boss, J.C. Braddock, hires Jack to cater a buffet for the company's Board
of Directors. Everything is going well, with the help of the girls and the Ropers, until Jack spots Mr. Penrose the president
of the company making a pass at Chrissy. In his attempt to protect her, Jack dumps chocolate mousse all over Penrose, and
Penrose demands that Chrissy be fired. Jack saves the day by helping Mrs. Penrose to discover her husband making another pass
at Chrissy. In return for providing Penrose with an alibi, Chrissy gets her job back.
"The Best Laid Plans"
The girls have a mouse in their bedroom, and Janet is terrified. She insists on sleeping
in Jack's room, leaving him to sleep on the couch. After one miserable night, Jack plots to get to sleep in the room with
Chrissy. Meanwhile, Mr. Roper is happy to hear about the mouse because it means Helen's mother won't come for her planned
visit. Although Larry kills the mouse when it shows up in his apartment, he promises Jack and Roper not to tell the girls
or Helen. Both Jack and Roper eventually get trapped by their lies.
The Harder They Fall"
Janet falls for a customer at the flower shop Gregg, and invites him over for the evening.
Jack slips on the wet stairs and hurts his leg, sending him to the hospital. Chrissy and Jack both forget they have promised
to vacate the apartment so they are both in Jack's bedroom putting him to bed, when Janet and Gregg arrive. When Jack falls
down with a loud crash as he's trying to listen in on their conversation, Gregg and Janet come rushing in to find Jack and
Chrissy in bed. Their feeble attempts to explain are interrupted by Roper who comes up to offer Jack a settlement so he won't
sue him for his injury. Roper mistakes Gregg for Jack's lawyer, and tries to negotiate with him. Gregg only wants to negotiate
a pass at Janet, and when that is foiled by Jack, he stomps out.
Jack is chosen to represent his cooking school in a BakeOff. After much practice,
he makes his entry, a chocolate mousse pie, and puts it in the refrigerator to await the contest that afternoon. Chrissy eats
a slice, and, when she realizes what she's done, she and Janet get the Ropers to help substitute another mousse, bought from
Hoffmeier's bakery, for Jack's bake-off. When they get to the BakeOff, they find out that Hoffneier is one of the judges,
and will know his own mousse. Jack is told of the switch and he tries to disqualify himself. The Dean of the school, Mr. Travers,
tries to stop him, and a mousse-throwing battle follows.
"Jack Moves Out"
After a week of misfortunes, Jack blows up at the girls and moves out of the apartment.
He takes up an offer from Larry's boss, Mr. Layton to come live with him and his wife and cook for them. His first dinner
turns out to be a replay of "Tom Jones", between Mrs. Layton and an unwilling Jack. Jack escapes, but has to break into the
girls' apartment to have a place to sleep. The girls have booby-trapped the apartment after having been scared by a burglar
alarm salesman's pitch. Jack is caught breaking in by both the girls and a passing policeman. Apologies are made, Jack is
saved from arrest, and the trio is reunited.
"An Anniversary Surprise"
For their anniversary, Mr. Roper plans to surprise Mrs. Roper with the news that he
has sold the apartment building. But the kids mistake his hints about leaving and think he' s planning on running off with
another woman. The girls warn Mrs. Roper while Jack tries to convince Mr. Roper to give it another chance. Roper comes home
ready to hop into bed, but Helen accuses him of infidelity. When the "other woman," who turns out to be the real estate agent,
shows up with a check everything is explained.
Jack, Janet and Chrissy's favorite landlord, Stanley Roper sells their apartment building
but resists his wife Helen's desire to move into a new townhouse in a "swinging" development next door to a snobbish realtor
who thinks they will lower the tone of the community.
Jack asks the girls to disappear for an afternoon while he does a cooking project with
Debbie, another student. Debbie shows up early, and a game of hide and seek ensues, complicated by the unexpected arrival
of Rev. Snow. A second game occurs at Debbie's house where she also has two roommates -- guys. When Debbie returns to the
trio's apartment, she runs into the girls, who try to make up an excuse for their presence. The Rev. Snow makes Jack tell
the truth, while Debbie accepts easily. Jack, however, has a lot more trouble believing her when she explains she lives in
a similar style.
"Stanley the Ladies Man"
Helen wants to take a vacation and complains to Stanley that he promised they could
take one. To pacify her, Stanley plans a surprise party for her with the aid of Jack, Chrissy and Janet. Janet and Chrissy
help by teaching Stanley to disco as Jeffrey Brooks spies on them and comes to the conclusion they are having an orgy. Jack
is enlisted to plan all the food and drinks. The party takes place and all goes well, except one thing, the guest of honor,
Helen, fails to show up after her art class. Stanley calls the school, only to find out she hasn't been there all night. As
a frantic Stanley discusses what action he should take to locate her, a bedraggled Helen walks in. Helen explains how she
stopped for gas and accidentally got locked in the rest-room when the station manager closed for the night. To add to her
humiliation, she says, upon trying to escape through a small window the police arrived in time to arrest her for breaking
into the restroom.
"Jack on the Lam"
When two FBI Agents arrive at the apartment looking for Jack, he assumes they want
him because he traded some poker winnings for his Navy discharge two weeks early. The Agents come back to the apartment and
Jack dresses in Chrissy's clothes trying to escape from the apartment. Jack makes it to the Regal Beagle pub but the Agents
follow him. Janet and Chrissy intercept the Agents but when Larry arrives and Jack's wig comes off he must explain his behavior.
All the agents wanted was a reference for an old Navy pal.
"love Thy Neighbor"
Jack finds a fancy gift under Chrissy's bed and is sure it's meant for him to commemorate
his third year of living with Janet and Chrissy. In need of quick cash to reciprocate, Jack reluctantly agrees to take Larry's
place as a paid escort for an attractive older woman and ends up with more than he bargained for. Chrissy thinks that he's
love-starved. His amorous date decides to move next door to the apartment.
"The New Landlord"
When Ralph Furley moves in as manager-in-residence of the old Roper building, he finds
that his furniture has just been sold during Jack Tripper's rent-relief junk sale. Furley orders the trio to get out of the
apartment building in 24 hours, but reconsiders when he hears of Jack's plans for a welcome-the-manager dinner - with Lana
Shields, a sultry new tenant, as the main dish.
Chrissy gets a part time job as a door-to-door saleswoman. She's not very good at it
so Jack suggests she try to sell to the players at his poker game that night in Ralph Furley's apartment. He asks the players
not to buy anything and they agree but when two lovely girls appear to play poker Ralph can't stand Chrissy's interruption
and buys everything she has to sell. Luckily Janet takes Chrissy aside and tells her that she is no saleswoman and should
not quit her job. Meanwhile, the poker game, which has become a "strip" game, has broken up and, when Jack returns to his
apartment, Chrissy thanks him for having saved her.
"Jack the Ripper"
Jack hasn't won an argument in days. His Dean at school has ordered him to cook a dinner;
Furley won't pay for the paint he used in the kitchen and the girls have picked out wallpaper for the bathroom. He gets help
in the form of "assertiveness training." He returns a changed man and Janet wonders what she did by recommending the doctor.
Jack is walking around the apartment barking and not being reasonable. When Furley comes down still insisting that he's not
going to pay for the paint, a "barking" contest arises until he and Jack realize how silly they've been; especially after
Jack learns that Furley, too, had taken the assertiveness training course! Jack recognizes that he should just be himself
and not let people push him around.
Jack feels like a hero when he uses the "Heimlich" procedure to aid a choking customer
in a restaurant where he is working part time. When the customer calls and offers the trio a three-bedroom apartment rent-free
for a year, in exchange for a gourmet dinner, the trio discovers that the choking was a ploy and their guest is a freeloader.
They panic since they have insulted Furley and told him that they are moving. They rush to Ralph's apartment in time to hear
him insult his brother, the owner of the building, because a nice man has just offered him a better job. The "nice man" fell
on the stairs and is really the freeloader. Jack gets Ralph off the hook with his brother so the trio can stay.
Old Folks at Home"
When an old man comes to the apartment building looking for an apartment to rent Chrissy
lets him rest for a few minutes in their apartment. His apartment has been turned into a "con-damn-inium" and he has no place
to stay. The kids feel sorry for him and invite him to stay but Jack has a heavy date and wants him to be very quiet that
evening. He isn't, but when the date insults the old man, Jack gets rid of her. The old man disappears the next afternoon
and the kids worry, but when he shows up again, he has rented an apartment with two old "buddies". The "buddies" are old ladies
and the old man has decided he likes Jack's setup and wants to try it himself.
"A Camping We Will Go"
Larry wants to take his girl camping but she's an actress and isn't interested
until Larry tells her that Jack, a famous film producer, is also going. When the girls, and Lana, find out about it, they
all decide to go. Upon arrival, they discover that the fabled "chateau" is a cabin with only one room Lana is after Jack,
Larry's girl is after Jack and Jack is after some sleep, since he just finished his tests at school. Larry's girlfriend leaves,
Lana is cornered by Ralph and the kids settle down to sleep in a tent when the rain begins.
After Chrissy falls in the bathtub and gets dizzier than usual, Jack and Janet
take her to the hospital. The doctor decides she should stay overnight because they don't know what the problem is. Jack and
Janet worry that night and the next day they arrive at the hospital in time to see the doctor leaving Chrissy's room in tears.
. They think the worst and try to comfort Chrissy who doesn't understand what's happening. Furley arrives with flowers and
asks why they haven't taken her home yet and the doctor explains he was crying from laughter. Janet collapses from the strain.
"The Loan Shark"
Jack Tripper's cooking lesson with the seductive wife of a mobster becomes dangerously
spiced with hot romance.
"The Love Barge"
Jack gets a part time job as assistant chef on a luxury week-long cruise and he can
take one guest. The girls almost stop speaking to each other over who will get to go. Lana finally makes them realize that
it's not worth ruining their friendship over and then decides that she should go. Jack doesn't want to go with Lana so he
sends Ralph instead. Ralph gets hopelessly seasick and Lana is very angry.
Ralph's old friend is coming to town and Ralph is upset because the friend has always
been such a big success. He asks the girls to come to his apartment to help him get through it. When the friend starts bragging
about his pretty wife, Ralph introduces Chrissy as his wife. The friend decides to stay with Ralph, and Chrissy is trapped
in the apartment, leaving her muscle-bound date stranded at the Regal Beagle. The date arrives at the apartment in time to
hear Larry telling Jack and Janet that Chrissy is sleeping with Ralph. They all rush to Ralph's for a confrontation. Chrissy
gets her date under control and the friend admits that he's an absolute failure anyway.
"A Black Letter Day"
When Lana reads a letter in the advice column in the paper about a man living
with two women and having an affair with one of them she decides that it's the trio. She confronts Janet with the letter and
insinuates that it's Jack and Chrissy. She then talks to Chrissy and decides that it's Janet and Jack. She sees Larry at the
Regal Beagle, shows him the letter and leaves when Jack arrives. Jack finally reads the letter and decides to teach the girls
a lesson but it doesn't work because the girls have finally figured out that it isn't them at all.
"The Reverend Steps Out"
Rev. Snow is being considered for a job in a Santa Monica Church but Chrissy
doesn't know it when she sees him with another woman at an Ice Cream Parlor. Chrissy jumps to the wrong conclusions and accuses
her father of cheating on her mother but he explains everything. He doesn't get the job though because the woman he was meeting
with doesn't approve of the Rev.'s daughter living with a man.
"Larry Loves Janet"
Larry has been put down hard by his most recent flame and when Janet tries to cheer
him up he thinks he's in love with her and she's in love with him. When he expresses these feelings to Jack, he talks to Janet
and then gives her lessons in how to dissuade Larry. When Larry arrives for their date, Janet vamps him and he loves it and
goes for her. She flees to Jack and Chrissy who save the day by congratulating Larry on his upcoming marriage and children.
Larry panics and calls the whole thing off.
The girls bring their lovely gym instructor home and Jack decides enroll for exercise.
When he tells Harvey, the owner of the Gym, that he's only there to get close to the lady, Harvey gives Jack a workout that
he'll never forget. The next day Jack can hardly move and isn't sure he can keep his lunch date with the lady when she arrives
at his apartment Jack limps his way through and has just gone to lie down when the girls bring Harvey home for lunch. He almost
kills Jack when he finds out that he's been seeing his sister but she steps between the men, then almost does Jack in with
"The Love Lesson"
Chrissy happens to mention that Jack has a date with "Miss Beach Volleyball", in front
of Furley. Jack covers by saying he has a date to play volleyball with the guys at the beach. Later Furley arrives at the
kids' apartment just in time to see Jack kissing his date. Jack insinuates that his date is a man in ladies clothing who is
an old Navy buddy. Furley can't believe his eyes and insults the date who leaves. Furley then encourages Jack to go all the
way and see a real woman and he will give Jack lessons. Jack agrees, not realizing that once he changes to women Furley will
ask him to move out. Jack learns Furley's lesson and Furley tells him he must move. Larry meets Jack's date at the Regal Beagle
and tells her that Furley is Jack's alcoholic Father and asks her to give Jack another chance. She does and Furley catches
them again and gives up on changing Jack. When the real Navy buddy shows up in uniform, Furley tells him he makes a better-looking
When an absent-minded policeman leaves his handcuffs at the trio's apartment Chrissy
and Jack playfully slap the cuffs on each other and then discover there's no key.
"And Baby Makes Two"
As Janet is on her way home from babysitting she stops and tells Ralph that she wants
to redecorate her bedroom as a surprise for Chrissy. She has placed an ad for an art student to help and left Ralph's number.
She's going to cancel out off a planned ski weekend with Jack and Chrissy. When she gets upstairs, the trio gets into a discussion
of how her friend became pregnant by advertising for a partner. She didn't want to get married just have a baby. In the morning
when she cancels and men begin to arrive at the apartment answering her ad, Jack and Chrissy think she wants a baby also.
Chrissy finally explodes at the one Janet chooses to help her, so Janet explains everything. Jack is relieved since Janet
declined his offer to help her
"Jack's Bad Boy"
The trio arrive home after work to find a twelve-year-old boy there. He was looking
for his friend's house and, since the door was unlocked, he came in. The girls melt for him but when Jack discovers the boy
is hiding one of his track trophies in his jacket. Jack believes he's nothing but a con artist, but the girls defend him.
Even Ralph warms up to the kid, but when the kid gives Jack $100.00 to cover the rest of the rent, Jack thinks he stole it,
and they try to sneak it back into Furley's. Ralph adds up his money and has $100.00 more than he thought he had. The kid's
chauffeur arrives and explains that the kid called for his allowance and now has to go home. The kid runs away a lot because
he has everything and gets bored. He won't let the trio pay the money back and Jack gives him the trophy.
"Lee Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"
Jack's perfect older brother is in town for a visit, and Jack is less than happy. Lee
was always first in everything he has a great job, travels a lot and is handsome and sophisticated. When he arrives at the
apartment he asks Chrissy to be his date at a dinner in his honor. Jack worries and when he opens the door and sees Lee and
Chrissy kissing is even more depressed. Ralph tries to cheer him up but only succeeds in depressing himself. That night Lee
invites Jack and Chrissy to dinner. Jack spills wine on himself and the desert on Lee but Chrissy tells him she'd rather be
with Jack any day. Jack is real, Lee thinks only of himself.
"The Root of all Evil"
Jack and Larry are going to the track. Chrissy gives them money to bet on the Daily
Double. She picks outrageous horses who just happen to win both races. She wins $1,637.00. She insists that they split it
between them and they open a joint bank account. Janet spends $75. on a bottle of wine and when Chrissy brings home a $200.
stuffed giraffe they argue and stop talking to each other. Larry suggests they visit the psychologist Jack saw to build his
self-confidence. They do some role-playing and finally attack a pillow, which was representing the money. They vow not to
let money come between their friendship.
Chrissy has been receiving anonymous notes at work from a secret admirer. Jack suggests
that she leave a note for him inviting him to meet her at the Regal Beagle. When the trio get there, Chrissy approaches several
men but none of them is her admirer. The next day she finds another note saying that he will drop by the apartment that evening
in case she might be home. Chrissy hopes he's the answer to her dreams when he gets there he turns out to be a clown but a
really sweet guy. Jack and Janet get Larry to come down and pick up Chrissy for her date with him to get rid of the admirer,
but Chrissy likes him, and wants him to stay. They talk all night and the admirer sleeps on the couch Jack thinks he's fallen
in love with Chrissy but when she tries to discourage him they all discover that he only wants to be friends. Chrissy tells
him that they already are friends.
"The Goodbye Guy"
The trio think Ralph is contemplating suicide because his brother embarrassed him in
front of Nancy, a lady Ralph really likes. The trio are advised not to leave Ralph alone so Jack sleeps on Ralph's couch and
tells Ralph that they know what he's thinking about. Ralph uses this to get the kids to wait on him hand and foot and finally
tells them they should throw a party for him and invite Nancy. At the party, Larry tells Jack and Janet that Ralph is not
going to kill himself, so Jack tells Ralph that he has just put poison in the wine and Ralph only has a few minutes to live.
Ralph confesses that he never intended to kill himself. He only did it to get affection and attention. Nancy tells him that
she likes men who can admit they need love.
During Jack's final cooking exam another student, Ben, switches his dish from Jack's
and Jack thinks he has failed and can't graduate. He finally figures out what happened but must get Ben to confess in front
of Dean Travers. The girls invite Ben and Dean Travers to the apartment and Chrissy tricks Ben into admitting what he did.
Jack will graduate, and with honors.
"Upstairs, Downstairs, Upstairs"
Jack finds himself in a state of panic when he juggles three gourmet dinners
in three different apartments.
".... And Justice for Jack"
When Jack gets a job in a diner, the woman owner so enjoys fondling him that she fires
him when he tells her it makes him nervous. Jack gets a court hearing to try and get his job back, raising the issue of sexual
harassment on the job. The lady judge thinks Jack is right but invited the advances by dressing and smelling the way he does.
Jack withdraws the complaint when Furley goes to his defense because Jack is gay.
" A Hundred Dollars a What?"
Chrissy announces that Darlene, her conservative high school valedictorian, will be
an unexpected house guest Jack objects but when Darlene turns out to be shapely, as well as smart and successful, he is smitten.
Jack invites her to accompany him to San Diego for his mother's birthday. However, when Janet intercepts a provocative phone
call, she's shocked to learn Darlene's lucrative profession is the world's oldest, Unwilling to disillusion innocent Chrissy,
Janet tells her Darlene is a hostess. When Chrissy asks her friend to take her to the convention for some onthejob training,
Janet and Jack attempt an outrageous rescue.
Jack tries to back out of a long-planned trip with Janet and Larrry after he meets
the lovely Inga. But her idea of a romantic weekend turns out to be tackling the dangerous "Flying Dutchman" run at her parents'
ski resort. And Jack, who really can't ski, finds himself facing a mountain of trouble when Inga suggests that he and his
friends join her.
"A Crowded Romance"
Janet frantically tries to keep Jack and Larry from finding out they are both
dating the same beautiful woman.
"Room at the Bottom"
Janet and Larry are worried when Jack quits his job at a hamburger joint and cockily
applies for a job in the kitchen at Lucien's, one of the most elegant dining spots in town. His high marks and recommendation
from the dean of his cooking school do the trick. Jack is hired - as a busboy! His friends are overjoyed that the interview
was a success and conclude that he will be working as a chef. Jack can't bear to tell than the truth.
When Chrissy, who's still home in Fresno taking care of her sick mother, can't come
up with her share of the rent, Furley issues an ultimatum: Jack and Janet will have to find a temporary roommate or move out.
Everyone gets in on the search for the new resident of their dreams. Furley finds middleaged Mrs. Medford, while Larry proposes
his luscious love, Jennifer. But just as the choice narrows down to a heated toss-up between Jack's girlfriend or Janet's
boyfriend, Chrissy's pretty cousin Cindy arrives, enthusiastically expecting to stay in Chrissy's stead
"Jack to the Rescue"
While Jack is preoccupied in preparing his resume, which Cindy has offered to type,
Janet is infuriated as Cindy reveals that she's been acting as an errand girl for her boss, Mr. Hadley. Janet insists that
her new roommate stand up to her professional rights. But Cindy's resolve crumbles when Mr. Hadley's next day's greeting includes
a bouquet of flowers, and she gladly goes off to fetch his morning coffee. Jack comes to Cindy's office to pick up his resume.
However, Mr. Hadley, in search of his coffee, catches Cindy typing for Jack on company time. Jack counters with insulting
accusations on Cindy's behalf, and the poor, befuddled girl is given the boot.
"The Not So Great Imposter"
Jack's lack of experience makes him far from confident when he applies for a job at
the luxurious Angelino's Restaurant. When Mr. Angelino mistakes Jack for renowned chef, David Miller, the restaurant owner
jumps at the chance to have the famous cook in his kitchen. Jack eagerly accepts Angelino's lucrative offer, and willingly
assumes Miller's identity. To complete the deception, he convinces a reluctant Janet and Cindy to help cover up the truth.
When Angelino's advertisement announcing Miller's debut draws a famed food critic, Jack thinks his only problem will be to
duplicate Miller's special "poulet." But it's really Jack's goose that's about to be cooked, when the ad also draws several
angry characters who have been hot on Miller's trail.
"Jack's Other Mother"
When Jack helps elderly neighbor Gladys Moore with her groceries, she returns the favor
by showering Jack with a torrent of motherly affection. The home-baked cookies are nice, but as Gladys rips the shirt off
Jack's back to mend it, he starts getting worried. His problems escalate when Gladys shows up at the sandwich shop and starts
lending a hand behind the counter. Next, she intercepts Jack's beautiful blonde date, Katy, and sends her away as unsuitable.
"Make Room for Daddy"
Jack's anxious desire for Janet and Cindy to leave him alone in the apartment awaiting
his luscious, Cheryl Gainer, turns into panic when the Gainer who arrives is Cheryl's father, Andrew. Jack' s double-talking
excuses turn out to be unnecessary. A lonely widower, Andrew is ready to get back into circulation and who better to advise
him about women than a man with two female roommates? But after giving Mr. Gainer a stepby-step course in seduction, Jack
is horrified when his pupil decides to try his technique on Janet. And when a flattered Janet agrees to cocktails at a darkly
intimate hideaway, Jack can 't wait for Cheryl to arrive - to follow the would-be lovers in hot pursuit
Janet's father has worried so much about her being single that he has developed
an ulcer. To allay his anxiety, Janet has told her parents that she is married - to Jack! But when her parents call from nearby
to announce their surprise visit from Indiana, Janet realizes she is in big trouble. Before Jack has a chance to back out
of the "marriage" Mr. and Mrs. Wood arrive, wedding present in hand, and hinting about grandchildren. To compound the problem,
Jack's date for the evening, gorgeous Shelley Green, is already en route by car from Oxnard. Next, Larry, then Furley drop
by, and innocently almost blow Janet's cover. But matters really get out of hand when Cindy comes home, and their houseguests'
presence forces the trio to make some very strange sleeping arrangements.
"Father of the Bride"
Cindy turns to Jack and Janet for help when she is relentlessly pursued by wealthy
Winston Cromwell III, who intends to make her his sixth wife. First, Jack poses as Cindy's overly protective brother, but
Winston overrides Jack's objections with promises of a culinary kingdom for his brother-in-law to be. Next, when Winston arrives
at the trio's apartment with a monumental engagement ring and a bevy of bridal gown models, it is Janet's turn to protest,
but Winston finds a way to win her over. And when Cindy appears resigned to take the long walk down the aisle, her roommates
are determined to prove to Winston that he is getting more bride than he bargained for.
"Furley vs Furley"
Three's company but four's a weird crowd when Ralph Furley loses his job and moves
in with Jack, Janet and Cindy.
"In Like Larry"
Jack is uncharacteristically crabby when he feels that Janet and Cindy are taking
him for granted. They, in turn, are fed up with his hot temper. Cleverly leaping at the opportunity to get close to the girls,
Larry offers to let Jack stay in his apartment while he gallantly moves into Jack's room. Jack soon misses his marvelous roommates
- But Larry is making extraordinary efforts to earn their affections.
While teaching at his old eating school Jack finds himself in a stew when
Dean Traver's voluptuous niece, Betty Jane, cooks up a seductive plan to win an "A".
"And Baby Makes Four"
Cindy's cryptic comments about her new boyfriend Doug, a fashion photographer, leave
Jack and Janet exceedingly puzzled. At the Regal Beagle, Cindy dumps Doug when his criticismn of her appearance becomes too
much. And Cindy' s waitress friend, Kelly, is quick to commiserate with her about the evils of men. Cindy returns home preoccupied
by Kelly's decision about marrying the father of the child she's bearing, and unwilling to discuss Doug, further arousing
Jack's and Janet's curiosity. And when Cindy asks Janet's opinion of unmarried motherhood, and then borrows baby clothes,
the roommates conclude that Cindy is expecting - and hatch a hilarious plan to salvage her honor.
"The Night of the Ropers"
A miffed Helen Roper visits her old upstairs tenants, Jack and Janet, after leaving
Stanley because he nixed her plans for an intimate celebration of their 25th wedding anniversary in favor of a bowling banquet.
Since Mr. Furley is out of town, Cindy suggests that Helen spend the night in his empty apartment Janet seconds the notion,
thinking Helen's absence will make Stanley more eager to patch things up. While Helen is sleeping, a repentant Stanley arrives,
searching for his missing wife. At Jack's urging, he decides to join Helen in Furley's apartment to apologize but first insists
on a drink. And as Stanley downs a few shots of courage, little does he know that one floor below, Ralph Furley; home early
from his weekend has just crawled under the covers of no-longer-empty, bed.
Paranoid apartment manager, Furley, panics when he suspects that his visiting niece,
Veronica, is planning to report his incompetence to his brother, Bart, the apartment owner. Furley tells Jack that he believes
his only salvation is to find a womanizing young man to distract Veronica's attention, Of course in Ralph's mind twinkle toes
Tripper couldn't possibly fit that bill. But Jack, who would like nothing better than to get closer to lovely Veronica, comes
up with an ingenious suggestion - he' 11 introduce Veronica to his visiting "twin brother," Austin. The plan works like a
charm. Austin/Jack gets the girl and Furley gets a great report. But even Jack's fanciest footwork seems darned when Furley
insists on showing his gratitude by throwing a party for Jack and his roommates
"Dying to Meet You"
When Jack and Larry can't help but cast a roving eye at April, an attractive Regal
Beagle patron, her insanely jealous boyfriend Max makes it clear that she is off limits. To Jack's horror, April appears on
his doorstep with Max in hot pursuit. As April's attentions to Jack further infuriate Max, he threatens to take Tripper permanently
out of the picture. Jack has become a terrified prisoner in his own apartment when Larry suggests a gravely uproarious solution.
"The Case of the Missing Blonde"
Jack and Janet return from a late movie to discover that their roommate has disappeared.
A broken heel on the living room rug points to a struggle. Then Mr. Furley arrives to complain about a terrible racket that
took place earlier in the evening, Jack and Janet become increasingly uneasy. Furley volunteers to check for Cindy at the
Regal Beagle, only to encounter another arresting blonde. After he fails to return, Larry is enlisted to search for the now-missing
landlord. He too meets with trouble, but not before learning Cindy was last seen in tears, getting into a car with a strange
"Honest Jack Tripper"
When Jack's neverending schemes to endear himself to beautiful women totally backfire, he
decides to forego his little white lies for total honesty.
"Jack Bares All" Part 1
Cindy is moving out to go to school at UCLA and to live in the dorms. Jack and Janet
are giving her a going away party and searching for a new roommate. Jack leaves the searching up to Janet as he is beginning
work at Angelino's and doesn't have the time. Jack cuts his finger at work and ends up at the hospital where he encounters
a nurse, Terri Alden, who winds up giving a reluctant Jack a shot. Janet hears of Jack's accident and rushes to the hospital
to find Jack with only a superficial cut, a sore behind and a bruised ego. Jack returns home to find that Janet has found
their new roommate - Terri Alden. Jack says there is no way be can live with Terri.
"Jack Bares All" Part 2
Part 2 begins with a recap of Part 1, ending as Jack says there is no way he can live
with Terri... Janet says it's too late, he has no choice. Meanwhile, Larry has made his choice for a new roommate and Jack
and Larry begin devising a plan to get rid of Terri. At the party that evening, Jack and Larry play a joke on Terri and end
up humiliating her in front of everyone. Jack finally realizes what he has done and apologizes to Terri and welcomes her as
the new roommate.
"Terri Makes Her Move"
To boost Jack's confidence, Terri turns on the charm, causing Janet to suspect that
her new roommate's interest in Jack is more than platonic.
Jack is giving cooking lessons to Janet's boss's wife. Terri thinks Jack
is giving her love lessons and that Janet arranges the deal - Terri has been helping a doctor she works with find an apartment
for his niece and when she announces that she is moving out, Jack and Janet think she is moving in with the doctor. The various
misunderstandings create chaos with the doctor and Janet's boss until the truth is known.
"Some of That Jazz"
Terri and Jack believe that Janet will have to make it with her dance instructor if she wants
to make it as a dancer.
"Lies My Roomate Told Me"
Jack, too tired to go to a movie with Janet, promises to fix her a special dinner instead.
Meanwhile, Larry convinces Jack to fix him up with Terri. Janet overhears and thinks Jack's the one who's involved. They temporarily
convince her she's ' wrong. Next, Larry, frightened to go out with Terri, persuades Jack (by fixing him up with Greedy Gretchen)
to go with him and feed him love lines. Larry gets rid of Janet by paying Furley to take her out. The six of them wind up
at the same restaurant and the girls leave their dates empty-handed.
"Two Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
Jack and Janet mistake Terri's psychiatrist friend for an escapee from
a hospital psychiatric ward.
A plainclothes cop moves in to protect Jack whose life is in danger after witnessing
an armed robbery at the flower shop.
"Boy Meets Dummy"
When Angelino's daughter gets the hots for Jack, Jack gets in hotter water with Angelino,
forcing him to come up with a "wife" to ward her off. When Terri promises to pose as Mrs. Tripper, but is delayed, Jack tries
to pawn off a CPR dummy as his beloved. Janet quickly takes over as his better half only to have Terri finally burst in apologizing
to her "hubby" for being late. Not only does Jack explain his two wives, but with the help of the others, wins the Angelino's
back in his good graces.
"Dates of Wrath"
Jack suggests to a doubtful Janet that she should ask Bob, the new Bartender she likes
at the Regal Beagle, out. But Terri accompanies Janet to the bar and through a series of misunderstandings, Bob asks Terri
out instead, Janet is furious, and Terri who is innocent, is angry because she doesn't know why Janet is mad at her, Jack
tries to stop their bickering and loses a beautiful date of his own to the unattended Bob, who is tired of waiting while the
girls argue over him.
Jack and Terri are having a drink at the Beagle when an obnoxious drunk approaches
and starts hitting on Terri, Jack tries to handle him but the guy seizes him in a hard grip and has him humiliatingly subdued
when Terri steps in and immobilizes the guy with a few self-defense tricks. Everyone at the Beagle bursts into applause for
Terri and Jack is clearly embarrassed. Back at the apartment, Larry comes over to congratulate Terri. Jack says he didn't
want to hit a defenseless drunk but he was about to make his move when Terri stepped in. Terri teaches Jack some selfdefense
moves. Furley bursts in, incoherent with excitement there is a mugger outside. They all dash out at see a big guy struggling
with a smaller guy. Jack does to the big guy what Terri has taught him, knocking him to the ground. The man rises and shows
his badge; he's a cop. Thanks to Jack, the robber got away. He then handcuffs and arrests a stunned Jack. At the jail, Jack
is put in a cell with some threatening prisoners who bully him until they discover he beat up Officer Bellows. Now Jack is
a hero who they all look up to. Janet, Terri anti Furley show up at the station and finally convince the cops to release Jack.
"Strangers in the Night"
Jack is dating a beautiful Southern Belle, Arabella, and takes her to the Regal Beagle
for dinner. While Arabella is making a phone call, Lily, the waitress, sits on Jack's lap to rest her tired feet. When Arabella
sees this, she storms out. The trio and Larry come up with a plan to win Arabella back. Jack and Larry go to Arabella's apartment
to serenade her. Jack lip-syncs while Larry, hiding in the bushes, does the actual singing. A woman's figure appears in the
window. Jack then climbs up the trellis and throws a bouquet in the window. Attached is a formal invitation to dinner the
following night. The next day, Jack prepares a romantic dinner for two. The doorbell rings and Jack opens it to a plain looking
woman, Bernice. She tells him that last night when he serenaded her, it was the most romantic night of her life. Jack is stunned.
Then Arabella arrives to apologize, so Jack explains to her how he serenaded the wrong girl. As Jack tries to get rid of Bernice
nicely, Arabella cruelly tells Bernice "it was a dreadful mistake." At Bernice's crushed look, Jack tells Arabella off and
he and Bernice sit down to their romantic dinner.
When an attractive woman named Marsha becomes interested in Mr. Furley after he says
he owns the apartment building, the trio thinks she's only after Ralph's money. To rescue Ralph, Larry dresses in drag and
pretends to be Mr. Furley's "exwife." "Mrs. Furley" reveals to Marsha that he is penniless since she got everything in the
settlement. Marsha, believing Furley lied, storms out just before Mr. Furley reveals that it was she who had all the money.
Jack calls Marsha and patches things up, but then Larry finds out that Marsha is a powerful real estate agent and not after
Furley's money, but wants to get the building to turn the apartments into condos. The kids finally get rid of Marsha by convincing
her that Furley gets violent when he's upset.
Jack is attracted to Terri's high school friend Catherine, who comes to visit. It turns
out that she is a nun, but things are patched up and Jack and Catherine even do some sightseeing together. Jack overhears
Catherine reading a letter to Terri and mistakenly believes that Catherine is leaving the convent to marry him. Larry and
Jack cook up a scheme where Jack pretends to be an alcoholic and hangs out at a sleazy bar, so that Catherine will lose interest
in him. Janet and Mr. Furley soon become involved in a big scene at the bar before the whole mess is straightened out by Catherine
and her father, a police Captain.
"Maid to Order"
The trio reluctantly take on former roommate Cindy as their cleaning woman.
"Hearts and Flowers"
Janet, harassed at work by Bobbi, a recently appointed efficiency expert, becomes more
upset when Jack asks her worst enemy out. Realizing he's hurt Janet, Jack breaks the date with Bobbi, who in turn takes the
rejection out on Janet who blows her top and quits. Jack, Terri and Furley scheme to bring out Bobbi's true colors in front
of the big boss, who then sends her packing. Janet gets her job back as well as a raise and extra vacation.
To avoid a woman's angry boyfriend, Jack joins his roommates for a weekend on a farm
owned by Cindy's Aunt Becky.
"A friend in Need"
Felipe trusts Jack to fill in for him as head chef at Angelino's while his wife is
having a baby. After Mr. Canon, an important customer falls in love with Jack's linguini, Angelino fires Felipe and hires
Jack permanently. Not wanting to steal Felipe's job, the trio plot to sabotage the meal and Felipe gets his job back.
After falling in love with a blind date, which Larry sets up, Jack brings the girl home to
meet Terri and Janet. The two girls soon see that Jack's sweetheart, Denise, is not as pleasant as she appears. When Denise
talks Jack into getting married, the girls panic. Denise even wins over Larry when he tries to break them up at the request
of Janet and Terri. Unable to beat around the bush any longer, Janet confronts Jack in his room. Meanwhile, Denise overhears
and misinterprets the conversation. Her accusation that Jack has a thing going with his two roomies wakes Jack up to what
Denise really is. Jack calls the wedding off and his roommates console him.
"Doctor in the House"
Having once told his grandfather that he is a doctor, Jack is now in a panic
because the elder Mr. Tripper is coming for a visit. Rather than take Janet's advice of immediately revealing the truth, Jack
continues with the charade and finds himself in a bind when Grandpa insists on visiting his office at the hospital. Terri
gives in to Jack's begging and lets Jack borrow the office of a doctor who is away, and Janet agrees to act as Jack's "patient."
The mixups continue when an intern arrives to observe the "doctor," and when Mr. Furley comes in to see the real doctor about
his bad back. Jack is finally forced into a full confession and is forgiven by his loving grandfather.
Jack challenges a famous food critic to sample his cuisine, aiming for a favorable
review in his newspaper column.
When a doctor going to Europe offers to let the trio rent his gorgeous beach house,
they jump at the chance. Mr. Furley and Larry, both distraught at the news of losing their friends, get drunk together and
devise a scheme to keep them from moving. Larry suggests that they "divide and conquer" - telling each of the trio that the
other two don't want to move and are only doing it to keep the peace. Mr. Furley throws a bon voyage party where he and Larry
appeal to the trio not to move. Furley changes his mind and wants them to go when he sees and falls for Terri's friend who
comes to look at the apartment. All of this trouble to no avail the doctor cancels his trip at no one can move anywhere!
"And Now Here's Jack"
When Mike O' Connell the host of the "LA Today" talk show comes into Angelino's and
loves his meal, he asks Jack and Mr. Angelino to appear on the show. Mr. Furley suggests that Jack have an assistant for his
demonstration on cooking, meaning himself, but Jack asks Janet and Terri instead of Ralph. During a rehearsal in which Jack
has trouble remembering his lines, Larry talks him into writing his speech on cards and hiding them around the set. At the
taping of the show, Mr. Angelino's introduction goes well but the stage manager has rearranged all of the props where Jack
has hidden his cards! Unable to remember what he should say or do without his cards, the demonstration is a disaster and Jack
is fired by Angelino. Jack feels he is the laughing stock of the neighborhood and goes to clean out his locker. As it turns
out, business at Angelino's has picked up because of the appearance of such an entertaining chef. Angelino is then forced
to rehire Jack at a $25.00 per week pay raise.
"Janet Wigs Out"
Janet buys a blonde wig and is so taken with her new image that she alienates her roommates,
Furley, and a new neighbor as well.
"Up in the Air"
When David, a rich guy that Janet is interested in, invites her to a party at
his island home, she is thrilled - at least until he tells her to bring a date. Terri suggests Janet take Jack in order to
make David jealous, and Jack consents. Upon learning that they will fly to the island, a panicked, fearful, Jack lets Larry
give him a couple of tranquilizers to help him through his very first flight. Jack arrives with Janet at the party in a very
mellow state, and is attracted to Nancy, who he and Janet don't realize is David's sister, not date. Jack takes a nonalcoholic
but invigorating drink and becomes hyper dancing and making a shambles of the party. Janet and Jack eventually figure out
their mistake about Nancy, so Janet ends up right where she wanted, with David, and Jack calms down enough to talk to Nancy,
at least for a short while before he falls asleep.
"Mate for Each Other"
After a happily married computer-matched couple sell Jack on the merits of computer
dating, the fun begins when Jack secretly signs up.
"The Best of Three's Company" Part 1
In Part 1 of "The Best Of Three's Company," special guest host Lucille Ball recalls
how the trio first met, the wild predicaments of Jack Tripper, how the trio live together platonically, and how they survive
"The Best of Three's Company" Part 2
In Part 2 of "The Best Of Three's Company," special guest host, Lucille
Ball, points out the uniqueness of John Ritter's physical comedy. (He would have been right at home in the old silent films.)
Lucy then recalls scenes that best describe the Ropers, Larry and Mr. . Furley. Lucy then shows how important misunderstanding
is to the comedy of "Three's Company." Next, John Ritter joins Lucy and gives her a one-word description of "Three's Company."
"A Night Not to Remember"
Janet has to go out with Mr. Hagen, an important man from the flower shop
home office. As he has a reputation for being lecherous, Janet convinces Jack to accompany her for protection, despite the
fact that he has a bad cold. Jack proceeds to get thoroughly drunk on exotic drinks, and later that night unknowingly falls
asleep on Janet's bed. When she tries to get him out of her bed, Jack accidentally breaks a vase given to Janet by her grandmother.
Jack again falls asleep on her bed, and Janet falls asleep on the same bed. In the morning, Jack is appalled to find himself
in bed with Janet. He remembers nothing about the previous night, so when Janet is angry with him about the vase, he assumes
she's mad because he broke the trio's rule about fooling around with a roommate. Jack begins to pack to move out, but Janet
talks to him and clears up the misunderstanding, and the trio is happy once again.
"Jack Goes to the Dentist"
Terri asks Janet's advice about how to break up with Phil who has a terrible temper.
While they are discussing it, Jack comes in complaining about a toothache. Terri makes an appointment for a fearful Jack to
see Phil, who happens to be a children's dentist. Phil gives him a prescription and tells him to come back in a few days and
they will begin work on the tooth. Later, when Terri breaks it to Phil that she doesn't want to see him anymore, he mistakenly
assumes that Jack has come between them. The next day Terri and Janet rush to rescue Jack from Phil's dentist chair, where
they unwittingly believe he has fallen victim to Phil's temper.
Larry arranges a blind date for Jack with a jewel thief who mistakes him for a fence.
A guy Janet has a date with writes a column on coping with inflation
for the paper. Intrigued by the trio's living arrangement, he proposes writing about them and their methods of coping with
expenses. When the column comes out, it insinuates that their living arrangement is more intimate than practical. Janet and
Terri, upset by this, are comforted and convinced by Jack's theory that virtually no one reads the back page of the paper.
However, when the girls are at work that day, both of them are leered at and pinched. When they go to the Regal Beagle to
have a drink with Jack that evening, even the bartender and male customers are staring and whispering. When Jack arrives,
they applaud him for his supposed "conquests" and Jack eats it up. This infuriates the girls, and they storm out after dumping
their beers on him. Still mad, they get even the next day when they allow a date of Jack's to think the same thing, and she,
too, storms out.
"Jack Gets His"
Angelino cons Jack into renting a small, vacant restaurant by promoting it as a wonderful
opportunity for a young chef. Jack, extremely excited by his new venture, brings the girls, Larry and Furley down to see it
that night. The place turns out to be a totally rundown disaster. Jack is despondent, but Furley, Larry and the girls offer
to do the renovating, estimating it would cost a couple thousand dollars to fix it up. Convinced by Larry that he could get
a loan, Jack goes to the bank. He offends the female loan officer and is turned down for the loan after attempting to date
her. He returns home to find that the girls have already ordered the materials and spent his life's savings. Angelino arrives
to collect his first month's rent, and discovering the situation, calls off the deal--berating Jack in the process. Furley,
angered by the mistreatment of Jack, saves the deal by paying Angelino the first month's rent. Later, the group anonymously
writes down suggestions for the restaurant's name, and Furley inadvertently succeeds when he refers to the restaurant as "Jack's
Larry, who put the wrong date on the flyers announcing the opening of "Jack's Bistro," manages
to "save" the day by inviting his Greek relatives.
Jack does Felipe a favor by putting up his beautiful cousin, Maria, who
is visiting from Mexico. Jack has the idea of romancing her, but her inability to speak English coupled with the arrival of
Janet and Terri prevent this. The trio learns that Maria's fiancÚ broke their engagement at the last minute, and she has fled
to America in hopes of beginning a new life. However, having no money or Job, she will be forced to return, to Mexico. In
order to help her stay in the country, Jack offers her a job in his restaurant but she thinks he is proposing to her. A huge
misunderstanding ensues. Finally, Felipe summons Maria's fiancÚ in from Mexico. The whole mess is straightened out and the
"An Affair to Forget"
Janet is happy that her old friend, Randy, is dating Jack until she discovers that
Randy is married.
"The Sunday Brunch"
When Jack's Bistro's liquor license is being revoked by the Reverend Gilmore, Jack
discovers his restaurant was formerly a hooker's haven. Mr. Angelino's solution is for Jack to show the Reverend what a respectable
place he's running by holding a Sunday Brunch. Everything appears holier than thou until two newlyweds arrive and begin their
honeymoon beside the Reverend's table. Jack and the girls do their best to camouflage the couple, but when Furley and Larry's
date both get soused on champagne, everything becomes a disaster. The Reverend is appalled. However, one of the Reverend's
own saints, Mrs. Arlington, who donates her riches to the church, saves the day by recognizing Jack's hospitality.
"The Impossible Dream"
To help give Jack's business a boost, Larry suggests he has a friend who would
play the guitar for free. Jack tries the guitarist out, only to find he has a vocalist - Larry. Although Jack thinks Larry
sounds like a Vegas reject, the customers love him! Jack makes Larry's dream come true by telling him he can sing every night.
However, the following evening Larry proves to be a calamity. The girls can't understand how Jack or anyone ever bought Larry's
act. It suddenly dawns on Jack that Larry packed the previous audience with his friends. The situation is disastrous. Jack's
either going to lose his best friend or his restaurant. Furley, who has been an even bigger catastrophe helping out in the
kitchen, says honesty is the best policy and flatly tells Larry he's fired. Larry is devastated. Jack tells Larry at least
he's lived out his fantasy and he should be proud of that. Larry goes out for a final farewell only to discover who his adoring
fans really are: several men (that Terri planted in the audience) who chase Larry and his career out the door for good.
"Breaking Up Is Hard To Do"
When Furley discovers Ray Martin, the nice young man Janet and Jack
fixed Terri up with, is a convicted murderer, all havoc breaks loose. Janet, seeing Ray sprinkling what she thinks is poison
in the salad, is convinced Ray is trying to kill Terri. After Janet confronts a skeptical Jack and Terri with the news, Ray
offers Jack a glass of wine. Jack gratefully gulps it down only to discover Ray made it himself. The trio is now convinced
that Ray has poisoned Jack out of jealousy. Thoroughly panicked, Janet rushes out to get the police as Terri tries to save
Jack's life. But their fears are quickly lessened when Terri sees Ray partaking of the same wine. Sensitive to their outraged
behavior, Ray confesses with shame his previous crime. Although he paid the price in prison, Ray explains he will be condemned
for the rest of his life. Embarrassed for jumping to conclusions, the trio send the police away, learning a valuable lesson
When Larry's teenage sister, Diane, comes to visit, Larry asks Jack if he'll show her
around since Jack is the only guy Larry trusts. But Larry's role as an overprotective big brother gets way out of hand when
he discovers Jack and Diane are both gone at 2:00 A.M. Since the note Jack left on the bathroom wall fell off, Janet and Terri
also believe Jack was taking advantage of Larry's sister. When Terri discovers the note, the girls quickly apologize to Jack.
But after all, going on a grunion run did seem a little unbelievable. At any rate, the girls have their work cut out trying
to get the two best friends back together. After hearing the truth, Larry still insists that Jack apologize first. Janet,
knowing Jack's stubbornness, finally gets an idea when she sees Jack angrily chopping onions, with tears streaming down his
face. She tells Larry Jack is "too broken up" to apologize. Touched, Larry takes the bait and apologizes first.
"Bob and Carol and Larry and Terri"
By the time an innocent story is retold through several people, the trio
believes Bob and Carol's marriage is on the rocks. Larry and Terri try to straighten things out with the couple only to be
"caught" by Mr. Furley.
"Going to Pot"
When the Bistro's building inspector demands a bribe from Jack, Janet suggests that
they tape the next conversation for evidence. The recording the police hear, however, is of Furley telling Jack he has the
pot (terrine) he wanted.
Terri meets a famous soap opera star, Brett Wade, who came to the hospital for treatment,
and flips over him. Brett's manager decides Terri is just the kind of respectable girl to give Brett's sleazy reputation a
facelift. Brett not only takes Terri out but also asks her to marry him. Jack, thinking Brett is only using a line to take
advantage of her, tries to discourage Terri But when Brett sets the date; Jack's only recourse is to wish Terri happiness.
The next night, Brett turns up at Jack's Bistro with Shirley, a brassy blonde, and Jack discovers his convictions were right
when he overhears Brett telling Shirley that as soon as his contract is renewed he'll annul his marriage to Terri Jack manages
to get Terri down to the Bistro where Terri discovers the actor's true character and breaks off with him.
"Jack Goes the Distance"
When Biff Bower insults Furley at the Beagle, Jack gets into an argument and settlement
is to be determined during a boxing match between Jack and Biff. When the kids learn that Biff was a Golden Glove contender
with 22 knockouts, the girls try to talk Jack out of fighting. But when Furley arrives, saying how this is the first time
anyone's ever stood up for him, Jack is determined to go ahead with the fight. Jack is definitely getting the worst of the
match until Janet intervenes and Biff accidentally knocks her out. Jack, desperately trying to go to Janet's aid, inadvertently
knocks Biff out and is declared the winner.
"Jack's Double Date"
After going to a convention, Jack declares the only way to get ahead in the restaurant
business is to work 24 hours a day with no distractions. Determined, Jack bets the girls $30 he can stay away from women for
a week. Furley arrives feeling very useless and depressed. To cheer him up, the girls insist Jack and Larry take Furley to
singles night at the Beagle. Furley gets lucky and meets Martha, a lovely middle-aged woman who he asks back to his apartment
for a nightcap. The only problem is, Martha is expecting a friend, Ellen, who Furley insists Jack will accompany. Jack is
angry until he discovers Ellen is a beautiful girl his own age, and she and Jack quickly sneak upstairs to Jack's for some
privacy. They are quickly interrupted by Janet and Terri who, finding Jack with a girl, want to collect their bet. Jack convinces
them that Ellen is here strictly on business concerning restaurant management. The girls don't buy it and continue spying
on Jack until they frustrate him into paying the debt to get rid of them. Just as Jack is about to reap the benefits, Furley
arrives announcing that he helped Martha make up with her old boyfriend so Jack can drop his act with Ellen. Furley will see
to it that she gets home all right. leaving Jack minus a kiss and some cash.
"Janet's Little Helper"
As a surprise for Jack and Terri Janet bought a used stereo which she asks Mr.
Furley to fix. Unfortunately, Furley knows nothing about electronics but his shy teenaged nephew, Marc, does. In exchange
for the repairs, Janet promises to help Marc overcome his shyness with women. Marc, who's embarrassed, asks Janet to keep
their talk a secret. When Jack sees Janet out with Marc and Janet lies about it when confronted, Jack and Terri think Janet
is going to have an affair with the adolescent. Terri decides the only way to prevent this from happening is to get Marc a
girl his own age. She recruits Julie Lipton, a candy striper from the hospital. Julie mistakes Jack for her blind date and
throws herself on him when Janet enters the room. Janet, thinking Jack is dating a girl half his age, is shocked! Jack then
confronts Janet about Marc. After Janet explains, Jack sheepishly realizes his mistake.
In order to meet his busy schedule, Jack decides to sleep at the dingy apartment above
his restaurant and imposes on the girls to help him do errands. When Jack sleepily goes up to the apartment he discovers Mr.
Angelino is using it to have an affair with a young woman, Daphne. Before Jack can excuse himself, Mrs. Angelino arrives and
Mr. Angelino pawns Daphne off as Jack's date, making a hasty exit. Daphne, upset upon discovering Mr. Angelino's married,
begs Jack to stay and have a glass of wine. Janet and Terri arrive to surprise Jack with some cheerful knickknacks. Thinking
Jack has been lying to them, the girls storm home furious! Jack tries to explain to them but the girls refuse to listen. Daphne
comes over to apologize to Jack and while she is engaged in showing Jack her gratitude, Mr. Angelino arrives to discuss the
situation with Jack. Jack, not wanting Angelino to misunderstand about Daphne being in his bedroom, dashes off, leaving Mr.
Angelino to explain to the girls. He does, realizes how badly he's behaved and goes into Jack's room to ask Jack's forgiveness,
only to get his due from the back of Daphne's hand. Janet and Terri realizing they were wrong, call Jack out to offer their
apologies for not trusting him. Daphne comes out and hearing the trio making up, slips away to avoid further complications.
Jack, determined to be honest, confesses that Daphne is in his bedroom at this very moment. Once again the girls don't believe
Jack and when they go search for her they prove themselves right, much to Jack's confusion.
"Hair Today Gone Tomorrow"
Terri falls romantically for Jack when he buys a moustache, which makes him look like
Terri's old boyfriend, David. Janet tells Jack the way to cool Terri off is to boss her around. While Jack is in the process,
Janet finds out from Terri's mother that David treated Terri the same way and Terri thrived on it. Janet rushes out to find
them and brings Terri to her senses when Janet strips Jack of his moustache, reassuring Terri that Jack is nothing like David.
Bill Martin, a former cook in the Navy with Jack, comes to town and tries to con his
way into Jack's business. Bill finally convinces Angelino that Jack needs a partner when he tricks Jack into throwing a celebration
party for a couple who have just come from a funeral. Furious, the girls talk Jack into conning Bill back. They get Mr. Furley
to pose as a rich, Texan investor who offers Bill an even better partnership. Bill then turns down Angelino's offer, Jack
renews his lease, and Bill is left out in the cold.
When the girls think Jack needs $800 to pay his rent to Angelino, they fake a radio
contest, letting Jack win $500 which is the trio's rent money for Furley. The girls are furious when they discover Jack blew
the money on a leather coat. Furley then tells Jack the girls are only upset because they are having money problems. Jack
uses the rent money for Angelino to help the girls out, but accidentally puts the cash in another girl's purse. The whole
mess is straightened out, and Furley receives the leather coat as payment for the trio's rent.