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Three's Company: Season 1 (1977)




Critic Consensus: Three's Company features a likable enough trio of stars, but this sitcom's over-reliance on smutty jokes proves more irritatingly naughty than nice.


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A man shares an apartment with two women and pretends to be gay so the landlord won't kick him out in this popular bedroom farce. Loaded with pratfalls and double entendres, and unapologetically silly, the sitcom was based on the British show `Man About the House.' There were several cast changes, but it was the charm of---and the chemistry among---the three original leads that turned this into a huge success. The roommates' landlords, 'The Ropers,' left for their own show in 1979.


John Ritter
as Jack Tripper
Joyce DeWitt
as Janet Wood
Norman Fell
as Mr. Roper
Audra Lindley
as Mrs. Roper
Kit McDonough
as Patricia
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Critic Reviews for Three's Company: Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (9)

It's as reasonable a premise for a series as any. But creators Bernie West, Don Nicholl and Michel Ross are not commenting on this sociological trend in a funny or sophisticated way. Half the problem is that I'm not 12 years old anymore.

June 24, 2021 | Full Review…

This new comedy series is best described as cute but worth watching.

June 24, 2021 | Full Review…

The situation is innocent enough, but the comedy isn't. Tuesday night's pilot script was genuinely funny, but most of the laughs derived from sexual innuendo that some viewers will find offensive.

June 24, 2021 | Full Review…

This show is an American adaptation of a British series that was entitled Man About the House. The idea seems to have spoiled some during overseas passage.

June 23, 2021 | Full Review…

Though Three's Company tries desperately to be hip, with-it or, as ABC puts it, "rife with contemporary complications," it succeeds only in being stupid, sniggering and generally tasteless, depending heavily on sex (and sexist) jokes.

June 23, 2021 | Full Review…

The performances are uniformly adequate and the writing, at least in this episode, is topnotch.

June 24, 2021 | Full Review…

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