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"Itching for Trouble"
Season Eight, Episode #13
#163 in Series (172 episodes)
Series: Three's Company
Network/Country: ABC-TV / USA
Air date 10 January 1984
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Written by Chet Dowling and Sandy Krinski
Directed by: Dave Powers
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Starring: John Ritter
Joyce DeWitt
Priscilla Barnes
Don Knotts
Richard Kline
Guest stars: Don Sparks ... as Francis Kirk
Greta Blackburn ... as Robyn Kirk
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Itching for Trouble is the thirteenth episode of Season 8 of Three's Company, and the 163rd overall episode in the series. Written by Chet Dowling and Sandy Krinski and directed by Dave Powers, it first aired 10 January 1984 on ABC-TV.


Robyn, a high school crush of Jack's, moves to town and asks Jack to meet her at Will Rogers State Park. Jack is deflated to find out that Robyn is only seeking marital advice concerning her overly jealous husband, Francis, who was the bully of Jack's high school. When Jack hears a noise which he thinks is the jealous hulk, he pulls Robyn into the bushes with him. It turns out to be Furley, who, thinking they are bird watching, joins them.

Later Robyn comes over to Jack's only to discover Francis is in the kitchen. Robyn hides, and Francis ends up inviting them all over to his place for a barbecue. It turns out that Robyn, Jack and Furley have encountered poison oak. Jack tries to hide his itch from the suspicious Francis, but Furley blows it by saying they were all in the bushes together. The girls save Jack's neck by pretending Jack is their lover and berating him. Francis and Robyn are happily reunited when Francis sees how silly the girls' jealousy is.