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Three's Company: Season 1
Three's Company Season 1 DVD cover.jpg
Three's Company Season 1 DVD cover.
Program information
Episodes aired:
Dates aired:
March 15, 1977 - April 21, 1977
ABC-TV / United States
Previous Season: None/ First Season
Next Season: Season 2

This page lists all of the episodes aired during the first season of the popular ABC-TV sitcom series Three's Company, which ran on the network from 1977 to 1984.

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD set

release date

Season premiere Season finale
1 6 March 15, 1977 April 21, 1977 November 11, 2003
2 25 September 13, 1977 May 16, 1978 May 4, 2004
3 22 September 12, 1978 May 8, 1979 November 2, 2004
4 25 September 11, 1979 May 6, 1980 May 3, 2005
5 22 October 28, 1980 May 19, 1981 November 15, 2005
6 28 October 6, 1981 May 18, 1982 March 7, 2006
7 22 September 28, 1982 May 10, 1983 July 25, 2006
8 22 September 27, 1983 September 18, 1984 October 3, 2006


Season 1 (1977)

Season 1 episodes
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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
1 1 "A Man About the House" Bill Hobin Don Nicholl, Michael RossBernie West March 15, 1977 0101
Brunette Janet, who works in a florist shop, and blonde Chrissy Snow, a guileless blonde typist, find Jack Tripper asleep in their bathtub following a party for their ex-roommate Eleanor. The two girls, who lack culinary skills, decide to share the apartment and expenses with Jack when they learn he is studying to be a gourmet chef. But first they have to find a way to overcome objections from their landlords, Stanley and Helen Roper, a romantically frustrated couple who live downstairs. 
2 2 "And Mother Makes Four" Bill Hobin Don Nicholl, Michael Ross, & Bernie West March 24, 1977 0102

While Jack Tripper is moving in to share the apartment with Janet and Chrissy, Mrs. Snow, Chrissy's mother, phones to announce that she will be there in moments. Chrissy, whose father is a minister, panics at the news that her mother is coming. Janet is elected to take Jack to the local pub and keep him there until Mrs. Snow departs. As the evening lengthens, Chrissy's mom decides to spend the night. Note: This episode is a remake of the second pilot episode, which Chrissy Snow was portrayed by actress Susan Lanier

3 3 "Roper's Niece" Bill Hobin George Burditt & Paul Wayne March 31, 1977 0106
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. 
4 4 "No Children, No Dogs" Bill Hobin George Burditt & Paul Wayne April 7, 1977 0105
When Jack brings home a puppy, roommates Janet and Chrissy remind him that landlord Stanley Roper doesn't allow pets on the premises. While the three tenants try to hide the puppy from Mr. Roper, Jack fails in attempts to give the little pooch away. Then Chrissy gets an idea when Mrs. Roper mentions that her husband will forget their approaching 20th wedding anniversary.

Note: This episode introduces Richard Kline in the role of used car salesman, and Jack's future best friend Larry Dallas

5 5 "Jack the Giant Killer" Bill Hobin Larry Balmagia & Dennis Koenig April 14, 1977 0104
While Janet, Chrissy and Jack are taking a break from weekend chores at the Regal Beagle pub, Jeff, a large chap, approaches their table to make a rude play for Chrissy. His size intimidates Jack. The situation becomes more embarrassing for Jack when the Ropers drop in and Roper ill tempered from a toothache, puts Jeff in his place. But Jack feels he may have acted cowardly by avoiding a fight. 
6 6 "It's Only Money" Bill Hobin George Burditt & Paul Wayne April 21, 1977 0103
Jack, Janet and Chrissy, believing a burglar has stolen their rent money frantically try to avoid landlord Stanley Roper until they can replace it. After Jack and Janet find their apartment door unlocked and the cash missing, Chrissy arrives and insists that she left the envelope containing the rent money on a shelf. Jack calls the police. While the three roommates worry about trying to get a loan through his cooking school by Dean Travers (William Pierson. in his first series appearance), Mrs. Roper convinces her husband to invite them out to dinner.