Threes Company - Season 8
Three's Company is an American sitcom television series that aired for eight seasons on ABC from March 15, 1977, to September 18, 1984. It is based on the British sitcom Man About the House.
Threes Company - Season 8
Silverman liked Gelbart's version, and ABC ordered a pilot, which was taped in early 1976. The format of the show just barely made it on to the fall 1976 ABC lineup, but the network later removed it for what network executives felt were more promising series. While ABC was considering how to re-shoot the pilot, CBS expressed an interest in the show. CBS made a firm commitment to producers Taffner and Bergmann to air the show with the Gelbart cast as a mid-season replacement in February 1977. At the last minute, ABC decided that it wanted the show after all, and made a firm commitment to air the show at mid-season with a new cast.
Three's Company was recorded at two locations: the first, seventh, and eighth seasons were taped at Metromedia Square and ABC Television Center, while the second through sixth seasons were taped in Studio 31 at CBS Television City. The cast would receive the script on Monday, rehearse from Tuesday to Thursday, and then shoot on Friday. Each episode was shot two consecutive times using different audiences using a three multicamera setup.
Producers shot a new opening sequence when Priscilla Barnes joined the show, featuring the new threesome and the other cast members riding a zoo tram and observing various animals around the park. These sequences were filmed at the Los Angeles Zoo in Griffith Park. During this sequence, a baby boy in overalls who approaches Janet while feeding the goats at the zoo was portrayed by Jason Ritter, John Ritter's oldest son. The exterior shots of the apartment building were filmed at 2912 4th Street in Santa Monica.
Three's Company had many cast changes over its run. The first of these changes took place in the spring of 1979 with the relocation of the Ropers to their own television series, which revolved around Helen and Stanley, and their neighbors in a townhouse community after Stanley had sold the apartment building, lasting for one and a half seasons. Man About the House had similarly spun-off the Ropers for the series George and Mildred.
Two changes took place in the fall of 1979, at the beginning of the fourth season. The first was the addition of Lana, an older woman who chased Jack. She kept pursuing him but he was unappreciative of her advances. Since Ann Wedgeworth disliked her diminishing role in the series, producers dropped Lana from the show with no explanation before mid-season. The other new addition that fall was the new building manager, Ralph Furley (played by Don Knotts), whose brother Bart bought the building from the Ropers. Mr. Furley pursued Lana unsuccessfully, as she unsuccessfully pursued Jack. Unlike Lana, Mr. Furley remained until the end of the series.
Humor in the show was based on farce, often relying on innuendo and misunderstanding, as well as physical comedy to punctuate the hare-brained schemes the characters would invariably conjure up to get themselves out of situations and dilemmas. Running jokes were frequently based on Jack's (supposed) sexual orientation, Mr. Roper's lack of sexual prowess, and Chrissy's blonde moments. Conflict in the show came from the dysfunctional marriage of the Ropers, Janet's intolerance for a roommate romance, and later on, Jack's friendship with Larry and Larry's abuse thereof. Of all the characters, only Jack, Janet, and Larry appeared in all eight seasons of the series. Jack is the only character to appear in every episode; Janet appears in every episode except one (season 3's "Stanley's Hotline").
Anchor Bay Entertainment has released all eight seasons of Three's Company on DVD in Region 1. These are the original, unedited and uncut network television broadcast versions and not the edited versions which have been seen in syndication since the Fall of 1982. Some episodes include commentary as a bonus feature. Also, the season 2 set includes the first of the two unaired pilots as a bonus feature, while the season 3 set contains the other.
Legendary sitcom actress Lucille Ball hosts a one-hour retrospective looking back at the previous six seasons of the series. Part one includes Jack's arrival in the apartment and how the roommates have adapted to one another. Part two highlights John Ritter's physical comedy and how the show's comedy relies on the classic sitcom misunderstanding. Ritter also makes a brief appearance with Ball.
Anyway I cant eait til you review Soap which is probably imo ine of the most influential sitcoms ever. I remember how you said Redd Foxx elevates his material in Sanford And Son, but after rewarcjinv the show I gotta say Richard Mulligan elevates his material too. Esp in the third season. But credit goes to the whole cast.
Three's Company was one of the most popular sitcoms of its time, and it aired for 8 seasons from 1977 to 1984. The series was about three roommates, one man and two women, living in Santa Monica. Due to the nature of their unique living arrangements, there were often misunderstandings that had fans laughing out loud, and the premise was actually considered quite controversial at the time.
Updated on July 25th, 2022 by Tanner Fox: Running for eight seasons from 1977 to 1984, Three's Company stands among the most celebrated sitcoms of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Featuring what was, at that time, considered to be a fairly controversial central conceit, Three's Company made for must-see television, and its impact on sitcoms to come cannot be understated.
As with any television series of such acclaim, there's quite a bit of background information surrounding Three's Company to which even seasoned fans may not be privy. From Priscilla Barnes' hair color to John Ritter's surprising cameo, it's time to catch up with everyone's favorite Santa Monica-based roommates.
Introduced during the series' sixth season, the intro featuring the characters goofing around at the Los Angeles Zoo is perhaps its most memorable. Interestingly enough, during Joyce DeWitt's spotlight, she's seen petting a goat before being approached by a small child. That child was actually cast member John Ritter's then one-year-old son.
Barnes was on the series for its final three seasons. Many would think this must have been a great time and terrific opportunity for the actress, but things were not as nice as they seemed. According to CNN, Priscilla Barnes has stated that the producers were controlling, and she often got in trouble for small things such as her hair being too blonde.
Three's Company was a huge hit, and it seemed as if the show was an easy success, as it aired for 8 seasons, and people are still talking about the series 25 years later. But, there is no reward if there is no hard work.
The behind-the-scenes craziness on Three's Company really heated up at the start of the fifth season where, reportedly under the insistence of her husband, Alan Hamel, Suzanne insisted on a pay increase from $30,000 per episode to $150,000. What resulted was litigation and her role is reduced to a phone call to her roommates from Chrissy Snow's parents' house. Additionally, a rift was created between her and John Ritter that wouldn't be healed until shortly before his death some twenty years later.
At the end of Season 3, Norman Fell and Audra Lindley left the show for their own spin-off, The Ropers, which, only lasted a single season with the actors then discovering that they wouldn't be able to return to the parent series. The reason for that is that actor Don Knotts had been brought aboard at the start of Season 4 as new building owner (and self-perceived ladies' man) Ralph Furley. Having endeared himself to TV audiences of the 1960s as Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show, Don found himself exposed to a whole new audience.
Three's Company was eventually canceled by ABC in its eighth season due to plummeting ratings. "What's so interesting," Chris emphasizes, "is that in the last season of the show, John Ritter won an Emmy and a Golden Globe, and the show received the People's Choice Award. A lot of fans feel that there are a handful of episodes in Season 8 that are among the series' best. Things were still jelling so well, especially with the physical comedy, but I think what you had happening was a repeat of some storylines. On top of that, The A-Team premiered in '83 on NBC and they were knocking off everything. They were the show that knocked off the Fonz [Happy Days], and it knocked off The Jeffersons. Three's Company had also lost its lead-in with Laverne and Shirley in '83. So the sitcom itself was dying out.
Last Game: The Comets dropped a heartbreaking 4-3 loss to the Syracuse Crunch on Saturday, December 10th. Pascal Pelletier notched his first goal with the Comets this season and Jake Virtanen tallied his fourth goal in five games. Cole Cassels tied the game with five minutes remaining in the third period. Curtis Valk scored the lone Comets shootout goal in the loss while goaltender Michael Gartieg racked up 30 saves as his record dropped to 0-1-1.
Head-to-Head: Utica leads the season series 2-1-0-0, but are 4-11-2-0 all time against Albany. The Comets have outscored the Devils 7-5 so far this season while Carter Bancks leads the season series with three points (two goals, one assist).
Barry on Scott: "Sabrina can shoot, pass, and rebound as well as any forward in the Big 12. We will need her on the floor for the majority of most games."This Season: CU's most experienced player, Scott will lead the Buffs as the only returning starter from the 2001-02 Elite Eight team. The team's strongest rebounder, she will be looked upon to be more aggressive offensively as the Buff frontcourt becomes the focus of the team's offensive strategy. Can handle the ball, has great vision, and can step out and shoot the three very consistently. Will earn consideration for All-Big 12 as a senior, as well as Academic All-Big 12 and Academic All-America. 2001-02 (Junior): Scott was out for two weeks after suffering a displaced spiral fracture of her pinky finger on her right hand when the ball jammed into her finger during the first week of practice on Oct. 20. She had two screws inserted into the proximal phalanx of her little finger. Less than three weeks later Scott was in uniform for the season opener and first round preseason WNIT match up with Oral Roberts. She started 18 of Colorado's 34 contests including the final 14 of the season. Scott overcame her injury to go 5 of 7 from the field against San Diego scoring 11 points. Her 15 point, five rebound performance against Iowa led Hawkeye coach Lisa Bluder to say Scott "was a real difference maker," in Colorado's 92-83 win. She was three assists shy from nabbing her first ever triple-double in Colorado's home upset win over No. 10 Iowa State, instead picking up her first double-double of the season scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 boards to go along with her seven assists. Two games later she picked up another double-double, this time against Kansas with 11 points and 10 rebounds to her credit. Scott was again remarkable at Iowa State scoring 16 points with eight rebounds, three assists and three steals before the largest crowd (13,312) to watch a regular season women's basketball game in Ames, Iowa. She had three double-doubles on the season upping her career total to 15. Scott led the team in rebounds for the second time in her career finishing with 179 this season and was 19th in the Big 12 averaging 5.6 a game. Although she is a forward, Scott is 12th all-time at Colorado for three-point field goals made with 35. She was a First Team Academic All-Big 12 selection for the second year in a row and was placed on the Big 12 Commissioner?s Honor Roll for her work off the court. Big 12 All-Star Tour (August 2001): In her first action following offseason back surgery, Scott averaged 1.4 ppg and 2.8 rpg as a member of the Big 12 2001 Foreign Tour team. Had her best outing in the fifth and final contest, scoring four points and grabbing six boards. 2000-01 (Sophomore): Scott battled problems with a herniated disc in her back all season long, but had an impressive mid-season stretch that saw her play four straight games with double-digit boards. After starting 27 games in 1999-2000, she would play in just 26 this season and start in nine of those due to her struggle with the injury to her back. Her streak of healthy play could not have come at a better time and began at Texas, where she had nine points and eight boards in the 65-62 loss. She followed that up against No. 20 Baylor, when she had her first double-digit rebounding effort of the season with 10 against First Team All-Big 12 selection and Big 12 leading rebounder Danielle Crockrom. Then on CU's extended Midwest road trip, Scott posted her first double-double of the season, scoring 11 points and grabbing 10 boards in the Buffs? first win in Allen Fieldhouse in three years. Then days later, Scott was dominating in the Buffs' win at Nebraska, scoring 16 points and grabbing 10 boards on Fox Sports Net, her second double-double in a row. She would have her best rebounding game of the season in Colorado's biggest win of the season, pulling down a team-high 12 caroms in CU's win over No. 6 Iowa State on Feb. 14. Scott also had a strong effort at Texas A&M, pulling down eight boards, however the effects of her injured back started to reveal themselves as postseason play got underway. Had a solid seven-board effort against Missouri in the first round of Big 12 play, but was limited to just 10 minutes of play in the second round loss to OU. Then in the NCAA tournament, Scott had six points and two boards in CU's first round over Siena. However, Scott took a jarring hit on her final possession of the game vs. the Saints, and the resulting injury was too much for her to play in the second round loss to Vanderbilt, a game in which she most certainly would have been a factor. She had surgery to repair the disc in April, and accompanied coach Ceal Barry and the Big 12 All-Stars on their European Tour. Scott was also a 2001 First Team Academic All-Big 12 selection following the season. 1999-2000 (Freshman): In her first season at Colorado, Scott was a 1999 first-team Womens Basketball News Service All-Freshman team member, one of the top 30-ranked freshmen in the country by Athlon, and was the preseason pick by the Big 12 coaches as conference freshman of the year. Scott made one of those rare freshman-season impacts that don?t come along very often, including a starting role in all but CU's first two games of the season, filling the void for an injured Linda Lappe. Undoubtedly one of the best true freshmen in the league, she was ranked among the league's most productive players in rebounds (6th), offensive rebounds (6th), defensive rebounds (5th) and double-doubles (9), leading all Big 12 freshmen in those categories. She led the Buffs in overall rebounds with 232, (8.0 boards per game), offensive boards with 85 (2.93 per game) and was second in defensive boards with 147 (5.07 per game). Against nationally-ranked opponents, the first-year player showed little intimidation and averaged 9.1 points and 8.3 rebounds in eight contests. She recorded her first of 17 double-figure scoring games in the second contest of the season, an 11-point effort vs. Michigan. Her first double-double was just three games later, an impressive 11-point, 14-rebound game in a hostile Colorado State environment. In her homecoming at Oregon, she was held scoreless in 26 minutes, but pulled down a game-high eight rebounds. Two games later she avenged herself against home state schools by going 6-of-9 from the field, 5-of-5 from the free throw line for 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds against both parents' alma mater, Oregon State. Scott steadily improved over the course of the Big 12 season, notching six double-doubles in 18 contests against Big 12 foes, scoring in double figures an additional four times as well as getting 11 boards against Oklahoma State. Scott was instrumental in Colorado's upset win over Texas, earning Big 12 Rookie of the Week honors on the strength of a game- and career-high 24 points (12 in each half) and 13 boards vs. the Longhorns in Boulder. In her first Big 12 Tournament, she nearly averaged a double-double when she connected for 24 points and 19 rebounds, including a game-high 11 boards vs. Missouri in the opening round while playing all but one minute of the two games. Following the season, Scott was honored by the CU coaching staff, earning the Crystal Ford-Adams Award for scholastic achievement, as well as the Chairwoman of the Boards for leading the team in that category. In the offseason, Scott spent the early part of the summer at the USA Basketball Summer Developmental Camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, where 42 of the top collegiate players in the country were training and competing for a spot on the R. William Jones Cup Team. High School: Scott graduated from Lakeridge High School as its all-time leading scorer (1,967 points) and rebounder (1,157 rebounds). A four-year starter under head coach Mark Wipf, the Pacers compiled a 68-39 record from the 1995-99 seasons. As a freshman, the 6-2 forward averaged 15 points and 8 rebounds while shooting 55 percent from the field and 77 percent from the line. She led Lakeridge to a fourth-place Three Rivers League finish where she was named a second-team member as well as beginning her national recognition being dubbed a USA Today Honorable Mention All-American. As a sophomore she was a first-team All Three Rivers League, honorable mention all-state and repeated her USA Today Honorable Mention All-American honor after averaging a double-double 17 points, 12 rebounds on the season. Her junior year, Lakeridge went 24-6 and were Three Rivers League Co-Champions. Scott's points per game improved to 19 a night and she was a first team all-league selection for the second straight season, second team all-state, a USA Today honorable mention All-American, named the KATU-TV and 1010 AM February Athlete of the Month. She was one of 80 players selected to attend the NIKE All-American Camp, was the most valuable player of the 60-plus team End of the Oregon Trail Tournament and received a scholarship as one of the top 20 female athletes in Oregon. Going into her senior season she was pegged as a first team All-American by All Star Girls' Basketball Report (the No. 6th ranked recruit), the No. 8th ranked recruit in Athlon, and 11th in both Student Sports and Bluestar magazines. She was tabbed one of the top 25 prep players in the country by Top Recruit Digest and USA Today. Her senior campaign culminated in an 18-10 record with the Pacers finishing second in the league, seventh in the state of Oregon. For the second time in her prep career she averaged a double-double (22 points, 12 rebounds) in addition to being a Naismith Prep Player of the Year finalist, a Women's Basketball Coaches Association All-American, a first-team all-league selection and Three Rivers League Player-of-the-Year. She was a second-team all-tournament pick following the state's 4A tournament and most recently is a first-team Parade All-American and third-team All-USA Basketball Team member by USA Today. Scott was also a three-year letterwinner in volleyball as a middle blocker and setter. The National Honor Society student carried a 3.6 grade point average in high school (scored an 1100 on her SAT) and graduated in the top 27 percent of her class. O