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"The Odd Couples"
Season Eight, Episode #9
#159 in Series (172 episodes)
Series: Three's Company
Network/Country: ABC-TV / USA
Air date 6 December 1983
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Written by Ellen Guylas, Neal Marlens, Shelley Zellman
Directed by: Dave Powers
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Cast Information
Starring: John Ritter
Joyce DeWitt
Priscilla Barnes
Don Knotts
Richard Kline
Guest stars: John Reilly ... as Dr. Malcolm Kenderson
Judith-Marie Bergan ... as Gail Kenderson
Bob Tzudiker ... as Mr. Jones
Fran Ryan ... as Hilda
Amy Stuckey ... as Sue Anne
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The Odd Couples is the ninth episode of Season 8 of Three's Company, and the 159th overall episode in the series. Written by Ellen Guylas, Neal Marlens and Shelley Zellman, and directed by Dave Powers, it first aired 6 December 1983 on ABC-TV.


Terri is up for promotion at the hospital. She thinks Dr. Kenderson is hitting on her, and because she won't cooperate, she's convinced she'll lose the new position. Jack talks Terri into telling Dr. Kenderson she's married. Her little white lie turns into a monster when Dr. Kenderson invites himself and his wife over for dinner. Jack is forced to play Terri's husband on crutches while Janet and Larry pose as French-speaking house guests.

Problems arise when Mrs. Kenderson turns out to speak fluent French and begins hitting on Jack. Dr. Kenderson hits on Terri, but Janet rescues her by breaking cover and tricking Kenderson into giving Terri her promotion.