"Roper's Niece"
Season One, Episode 3
#3 in Series
Series: Three's Company
Network/Country: ABC-TV / USA
Air date March 31, 1977
Production code 0106
Written by George Burditt & Paul Wayne
Directed by: Bill Hobin
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Cast Information
Starring: John Ritter
Joyce DeWitt
Suzanne Somers
Norman Fell
Audra Lindley
Guest stars: Christina Karen Roper
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Roper's Niece was the third episode in Season 1 of Three's Company, as well as the series' third overall episode. Directed by Bill Hobin, the episode, which was co-written by George Burditt and Paul Wayne, originally aired on ABC-TV on March 31, 1977.

Plot summary

When Mrs. Roper accuses Mr. Roper of showing his visiting niece Karen a boring time, Roper decides to introduce Karen to Jack. Meanwhile Jack is involved in organizing a birthday celebration for Janet, so when Roper suggests to Jack that he would like Jack to take his niece out, Jack refuses. He says he couldn't leave Janet on her birthday, and when Roper leaves, he also admits to Janet and Chrissy that he can imagine what any niece of Roper's would look like. But when Roper brings Karen to meet Jack, he is surprised to find she is beautiful. He asks Karen out and tells Janet and Chrissy he'll be back in time for the party. When he isn't, Janet and Chrissy are angry, then realize that they are actually jealous.