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Three's Company: Season 2
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Program information
Episodes aired:
Dates aired:
September 13, 1977 - May 16, 1978
ABC-TV / United States
Previous Season: Season 1
Next Season: Season 3

This page lists all of the episodes aired during the second 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


  • No. = Overall episode number
  • Ep = Episode number within the season
  • PC = Production code number

Season 2 (1977-78)

Season 2 episodes
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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
7 1 "Ground Rules" Bill Hobin Rick Orloff September 13, 1977 0204
A conflict over lack of privacy comes to a head after Janet brings home a boyfriend, and roommates Jack and Chrissy have to cool their heels at the Regal Beagle pub. Jack goes to the pub where the trio's landlord, Stanley Roper and his wife also are spending the evening, and makes a date with a beautiful girl, Veronica. Janet is furious when Jack and Chrissy choose an inopportune moment to barge into the apartment where she is entertaining her date, Alex. Later, Jack gets Janet and Chrissy to agree to an "unbreakable rule" on taking turns using the apartment privately. Jack soon regrets this rule when Veronica calls to change their date night. 
8 2 "Jack Looks for a Job" Bill Hobin Don Nicholl, Michael Ross & Bernie West September 20, 1977 0201
While roommates Janet and Chrissy are both employed, Jack has had a problem finding work to fit around his school hours. Jack Tripper's principles are at stake when he is hired as a male model and learns he is to pose nude for a magazine centerfold. Jack then sells encyclopedias as an alternative. 
9 3 "Janet's Promotion" Bill Hobin George Burditt, Alan J. Levitt & Paul Wayne September 27, 1977 0205
When the manager of the flower shop where Janet works, quits, Jack and Chrissy convince Janet that she should try to get the job. But the owner of the shop has other ideas, and hires a girl whose only qualification is her figure. Janet decides to fight fire with fire, and announces that she's going to have her figure enhanced. Though Jack and Chrissy try to talk her out of it, the only one who gets through to her is Chloe (Sandra DeBruin), the buxom new manager. Chloe goes over to the apartment to explain that she 's quitting the job because the only thing the boss is interested in is her body, and she wishes she were like Janet, who's respected for her brains. 
10 4 "Strange Bedfellows" Bill Hobin George Burditt, Alan J. Levitt & Paul Wayne October 4, 1977 0203
Chrissy and Janet go away for the weekend, leaving Jack all alone. Jack throws a big, noisy party, and, when Mr. Roper comes upstairs to complain Jack entices him in to join the revelry. The next morning the girls come back to find the apartment a shambles and Jack in bed with someone. The someone turns out to be Roper, who is mortified to find himself in Jack's bed. Though Jack knows that the only explanation is that both he and Roper must have passed out from drinking too much, Roper can't remember a thing and is afraid of the implication of him being in Jack's bed. It takes Celise (Karen Berger), who was at the party, to give them the real story, but not before Jack has confessed to the distraught Roper that he's not really gay. 
11 5 "Chrissy's Date" Bill Hobin Don Nicholl, Michael Ross & Bernie West October 11, 1977 0202
Jack and Janet feel compelled to inform Chrissy that the mature sophisticated man she is dating happens to be married. Janet has already chided Jack about being jealous of Lloyd Cross who is dining at the apartment with Chrissy when they run into the Ropers at the Regal Beagle pub. Mrs. Roper's comment that she knows Lloyd's wife, sends the roommates rushing back to their apartment to break up Chrissy's romance. 
12 6 "Alone Together" Bill Hobin & Michael Ross Bryan Joseph October 25, 1977 0209
Roper goes off on a junket to check out some desert real estate, leaving Mrs. Roper all alone. She convinces Janet to come stay with her overnight, leaving Chrissy and Jack alone in the apartment. Afraid that Jack can't be trusted Janet warns Chrissy to play down her natural attractiveness. Though Chrissy does her utmost to follow Janet's instructions, appearing in a sloppy bathrobe and hair curlers, Jack just finds her more appealing as her natural self. When Janet returns in the morning she finds the remains of an apparent romantic dinner for two, a distraught Chrissy and an elated Jack. What she imagines has happened is hardly the case, however. Jack's crime is that he hasn't made a pass at Chrissy, and she's afraid she's losing her sex appeal. With Janet as intermediary Jack explains that he's a one-woman man, and right now he's got a girlfriend, otherwise he would certainly have attacked her. 
13 7 "Roper's Car" Bill Hobin Alan J. Levitt November 1, 1977 0206
Jack learns that Roper has agreed by phone to sell his 20 year old auto to a used car dealer. Jack convinces Janet and Chrissy that they should buy it, since Roper is selling it so cheap. Although Mrs. Roper chides Stanley about going back on his word to the dealer, Wagstaff, Roper takes the trio's offer of slightly more cash. The car leads to nothing but trouble for the trio, who can't work out a system of sharing the car, and then it turns out that the car will cost them more than they paid for it just to put it in running condition. Meanwhile, Wagstaff tells Roper that the car is a classic, and offers him $1000 for it. Roper cons the kids into selling the car back to him for what they paid, but he still loses out, because it turns out that the car is not what Roper thought it was, and Wagstaff rescinds his offer. 
14 8 "Cyrano De Tripper" Bill Hobin & Michael Ross George Burditt & Paul Wayne November 8, 1977 0210
Chrissy convinces Jack to secretly prepare dinner for her and her new boyfriend, a gourmet who she has told that she can cook. Burning up with jealousy, Jack bides out in the kitchen and listens to the boyfriend both praise and criticize his cooking, while also making advances to Chrissy. One criticism too many brings Jack stomping out of the kitchen, blowing the ruse and infuriating Chrissy. Jack and Michael Winthrop, a well gourmet chef (Jess Nadelman) get into a heated argument until Michael reveals that he's friendly with one of the world's greatest chefs, and Jack suddenly looks on Michael with admiration. Meanwhile, Roper has been putting two and two together and has decided Jack's not gay. He storms down to the trio's apartment just in time to find Chrissy alone in the living room furious with Jack for stealing her boyfriend, and Jack and Michael huddled over the stove comparing notes. 
15 9 "Chrissy's Night Out" Bill Hobin Stuart Gillard & Phil Hahn November 15, 1977 0207
Jack and Janet panic when they discover that Chrissy isn't home yet from evening out with the girls from the office, and it's three A.M. When Chrissy does get home she's in tears because a cute guy she met at the Funky Fox bar has mistaken her friendliness for something else. A few minutes later the "cute guy" arrives at the apartment, and before he has a chance to identify himself as Detective Lannigan of the Vice Squad, Jack, in an angry burst of protectiveness, flattens him. Lannigan comes to and reads Jack his rights for having assaulted an officer. When Roper tells Lannigan he's been punched by a fairy, Lannigan decides his reputation would be better off if he bends the law a bit himself, and lets Jack off. 
16 10 "Stanley Casanova" Bill Hobin & Michael Ross Gary Belkin November 22, 1977 0211
Roper, dejected because Helen has told him that women don't find him attractive, goes down to the Regal Beagle where Jack is filling in as bartender for the evening. A sympathetic Jack promises Joan, a pretty girl at the pub, that he'll take her to dinner the next evening if she'll sit with Roper and feign interest in him to boost his ego. Roper is thoroughly enjoying himself until Chrissy and Janet arrive along with Mrs. Roper just in time to see him getting a kiss from Joan. Mrs. Roper quickly leaves, totally crushed, but when the girls tell Roper he's been found out, he's triumphant. Mrs. Roper is ready to leave Stanley until Jack reveals he set the whole thing up, and she decides the best thing for their marriage is that she let him go on thinking he's a heart—breaker, even if she knows the truth. 
17 11 "Janet's High School Sweetheart" Bill Hobin Dixie Brown Grossman November 29, 1977 0213
Janet runs into Peter, a high school hero who she used to have a crush on. She invites him over. Jack and Chrissy are amazed at how nervous their usually cool roommate is as she waits for Peter to arrive. When they meet him Jack is impressed but Chrissy spots him immediately for what he is -a real Don Juan. While Jack and Chrissy are at the pub, Janet is at home fending off Peter's advances, and getting more and more disenchanted, Peter chases Janet into the bedroom and hits his head on a table, knocking himself out. Just as Chrissy and Jack arrive home to find Janet a mess from Peter attacking her, Peter comes to and starts another attempt Chrissy comes to Janet's rescue and holds Janet protectively, making Peter come to the conclusion that the reason Janet isn't interested in him is that she and Chrissy have something going. Jack kicks him out. 
18 12 "Jack's Uncle" Bill Hobin George Burditt, Mike Marmer, & Paul Wayne December 6, 1977 0212
In the midst of the trio's panic over Jack's inability to come up with his share of the rent, Jack's Uncle Fremont Tripper (Don Porter) arrives for a visit. He thoroughly charms Chrissy and Janet, but Jack warns them not to be too charmed because Fremont Tripper has a habit of buying gifts for people with bad checks. No sooner does he reveal this problem then Roper shows up demanding the rent, and Fremont cavalierly dashes off a check for $100.00. The trio then tries to retrieve the check by sneaking into the Ropers' apartment while Roper is asleep on the couch but Jack gets caught in the act. Meanwhile, Fremont is telling Mrs. Roper about his talent for investing, and Mrs. Roper convinces Stanley he should invest too; all he needs is $100.00 to buy into Fremont's latest scheme. Roper gives Fremont the check. Since Jack is still mad, Fremont decides to leave, but when his wealthy lady friend arrives with an offer to give him marriage and security, he opts for his freedom. 
19 13 "Helen's Job" Bill Hobin George Burditt & Paul Wayne December 13, 1977 0208
Janet and Chrissy get involved in a squabble between the Ropers over Helen's allowance, taking Helen's threat to get a job as a sign of feminist enlightenment. Despite Roper's s warning that she's forbidden to work, Helen takes a job Janet has arranged for her at a cafeteria. Her first day of work turns out to be a disaster, and Janet and Chrissy are sorry they butt in, but Jack decides to take over and straighten things out. He tells Roper that his wife loves her new job, and he had better beg her to come back home before it's too late. Unfortunately, when Stanley comes to convince Mrs. Roper to give it up she lays it on a little too thick and tells Stanley she's s been given a raise. Money suddenly is more important to him than having a wife at home until Helen points out to him it will cost him more in expenses than she'll bring home. 
20 14 "Three's Christmas" Bill Hobin Don Nicholl, Michael Ross & Bernie West December 20, 1977 0214
The trio decides to celebrate Christmas at home because they haven't been invited to any parties, even by their neighbors the Stevens. The Ropers invite them downstairs for a party, and they accept, but moments afterwards the Stevens call to reconfirm their invitation to the party, which must have gotten lost in the mail. Jack and Janet want to go, but Chrissy makes them go to the Ropers. The evening is spent listening to Roper sing silly songs, till finally the kids are able to excuse themselves. They go off to the Stevens' where they run into the Ropers, who also found out too late that they had been invited. Roper had spent the evening trying to bore them into leaving so he and Helen could go to the party. 
21 15 "The Gift" Bill Hobin George Burditt & Paul Wayne January 3, 1978 0215
Jack interrupts an argument between the Ropers over money and suggests a compromise: that Roper should buy his wife the leather coat she wants rather than a trip to Las Vegas. Jack offers to pick up the coat for him at a store where he can get a discount. He brings the coat home and leaves it on the couch for a moment. Just then Chrissy comes home mad at Jack for forgetting it's her birthday and discovers the gift-wrapped box. Before Jack can stop her, she unwraps it, assuming it's for her despite the fact that it's much too big. Jack can't get a word in to explain it's Mrs. Roper's coat because Chrissy is so excited. Jack tells Roper what happened, but Roper insists on having the coat back immediately. Then Mrs. Roper informs him she doesn't want it anymore because Chrissy has one, so now Roper just wants his $300 back. 
22 16 "The Rivals" Bill Hobin Bernie Kahn & Charles Stewart January 10, 1978 0217
Janet asks Chrissy to help her entertain a business prospect but gets jealous when the young, handsome prospect takes a liking to Chrissy. 
23 17 "The Baby Sitters" Sam Gary Don Nicholl, Michael Ross & Bernie West January 17, 1978 0216
Jack and Chrissy agree to take over Janet's babysitting job for a night. To their dismay, they are met with a crying baby, no TV, and a locked liquor cabinet. 
24 18 "Home Movies" Bill Hobin Don Nicholl, Michael Ross & Bernie West January 24, 1978 0218
Chrissy's new boyfriend, an aspiring filmmaker, gets her interested in making movies and her parents send her a 8mm movie camera. Larry wants to use Chrissy's projector to screen a porno film he has purchased for $50.00 from a stranger. Jack and Larry suddenly have an apartment full of people they think will accidentally see the porno, but it's revealed that Larry has been conned into buying an old Woody Woodpecker cartoon. 
25 19 "Jack in the Flower Shop" Bill Hobin George Burditt, Ziggy Steinberg & Paul Wayne January 31, 1978 0219
Janet hires Jack to help her in the flower shop. Their friendship is put to the test when Jack's relaxed attitude clashes with Janet's more hard-nosed work ethic, a clash that carries over into their homelife. When Janet's boss discovers that Janet missed an important order, Jack takes the fall for her. Jack is fired, but his friendship with Janet is mended. 
26 20 "Jack's Navy Pal" Bill Hobin George Burditt, Alan J. Levitt & Paul Wayne February 7, 1978 0220
The roommates plan a dinner for the Ropers but their evening is ruined when a blind guy that Jack knew in the navy shows up and won't leave until Jack hits him. 
27 21 "Will The Real Jack Tripper..." Bill Hobin & Michael Ross Don Nicholl, Michael Ross, & Bernie West February 14, 1978 0221
A woman claiming to be Jack's girlfriend tells Janet and Chrissy that she is pregnant. After they confront him, Jack proposes to his girlfriend who Janet and Chrissy later find out is a different girl. 
28 22 "Days of Beer and Weeds" Bill Hobin Don Nicholl, Michael Ross & Bernie West February 21, 1978 0222
The roommates clean up the Ropers' garden and give some weeds to Mrs. Roper to use in her flower arranging class. They later discover that the weeds are marijuana plants. 
29 23 "Chrissy Come Home" Bill Hobin George Burditt, Joyce Burditt, Mort Scharfman & Harvey Weitzman February 28, 1978 0223
Reverend Snow asks Chrissy to move back home as he does not approve of his daughter's living arrangement. 
30 24 "Bird Song" Bill Hobin Don Nicholl, Michael Ross & Bernie West May 9, 1978 0224
Jack and Chrissy take turns sucking up to Janet who has acquired a pair of Frank Sinatra tickets. The roommates are also entrusted to take care of a parakeet that Mr. Roper bought as a gift for his wife. 
31 25 "Coffee, Tea, or Jack" Bill Hobin Madeline Di Maggio & Kathy Donnell May 16, 1978 0225
An old flame of Jack's named Susan Walters (Loni Anderson) shows up who broke his heart in the past. Chrissy attempts to persuade him to leave the girl so that she can get him to his surprise birthday party at the Ropers'. Loni Anderson guest stars.