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The Three’s Company opening credits at the zoo

Have you ever noticed that everyone except Joyce DeWitt is clowning around during their credit? Ritter falls backward on the fence, Pricilla Barnes stands on one leg like a flamingo, Don Knotts growls like a lion, and Richard Kline gets too close for comfort with an elephant.

Meanwhile, Joyce is shown gently playing with small children and animals.

Why is that?

by Anonymousreply 346March 26, 2023 4:44 PM

Perhaps Joyce DeWitt bought the zoo and is concerned about liability from prank-related injuries.?

by Anonymousreply 1March 11, 2023 5:08 AM

She looks annoyed at the children. Maybe her L’eggs pantyhose were twisted under her shorts.

by Anonymousreply 2March 11, 2023 5:12 AM

In my version Joyce gets her coozebox invaded by an anteater while Mr. Furley's ascot spins 360 degrees in excitement.

by Anonymousreply 3March 11, 2023 5:23 AM

I always thought it was very representational of the characters. Janet was always the cool-headed one.

by Anonymousreply 4March 11, 2023 5:33 AM

You cannot be zany and successfully manage a flower shop.

by Anonymousreply 5March 11, 2023 9:47 AM

She's playing with Jason Ritter in her scene.

by Anonymousreply 6March 11, 2023 10:09 AM

Because that is the entire point of her character.

by Anonymousreply 7March 11, 2023 10:13 AM

That opening is completely MADCAP!!

by Anonymousreply 8March 11, 2023 1:52 PM

You left out Jenilee Harrison and what she did in the opening credits. OP are you Joyce DeWitt? Starting a thread to bring attention to yourself AND get back at Jenilee because she didn't have enough dramatic training before she landed the job of Cindy Snow?

by Anonymousreply 9March 11, 2023 1:54 PM

Sorry, r9. I would never disrespect Dame Jenilee. But the credits I saw last night on Pluto TV must have been toward the end of the series, when she was no longer included. If I recall, before they snipped her out, she was shown frantically waving at someone, with that signature subliterate look on her face.

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by Anonymousreply 11March 11, 2023 2:38 PM

Joyce was a SERIOUS ACTRESS FROM THE THE-AH-TAH so she probably insisted that her character not be "madcap" but rather "rooted firmly in reality" or some such bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 12March 11, 2023 4:13 PM

Suzanne Somers frequently alludes to Joyce's 'training' with rolled eyes, noting how while Joyce marked up her script with notes (very common for any actor), she and John Ritter were just naturally gifted comedians who intuited all their choices (or in Suzanne's case, were coached step by step and line by line through each of her scenes.

by Anonymousreply 13March 12, 2023 12:54 AM

Photo gallery that demonstrates the acting prowess and versatility of Ms. DeWitt during the series’ entire run.

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by Anonymousreply 14March 12, 2023 1:16 PM

Yes, R7. Because if ANY show took the time to develop a character it was Three’s Company.

by Anonymousreply 15March 12, 2023 1:20 PM

If you want an intriguing read, the novel One’s Company is about a traumatized women who wins the lottery and retreats from the world by building an exact replica of the sets, props and costumes of Three’s Company, her favorite TV shows? She takes on living out as each character for a year.

by Anonymousreply 16March 12, 2023 1:45 PM

R16 Thanks for the recommendation! Just ordered it!

by Anonymousreply 17March 12, 2023 5:06 PM

[quote]a traumatized women

Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 18March 13, 2023 9:55 PM

Pricilla Barnes standing like a flamingo looks ridiculous. along with some of the most stupid sounding tv theme show music of all time.

by Anonymousreply 19March 13, 2023 10:22 PM

They probably didn't know what to do with Joyce. Perhaps she could have been swinging from trees with the monkeys or banging on the candy machine.

by Anonymousreply 20March 13, 2023 10:30 PM

This may very well be the most DL thread of all time. Quite the hot topic.

by Anonymousreply 21March 13, 2023 10:37 PM

Joyce’s pussy stank!

by Anonymousreply 22March 13, 2023 11:20 PM

[quote] Ritter falls backward on the fence

Ritter falling off a bike while ogling a pretty woman in the first couple of seasons was classic. Ritter falling backwards on the fence was incredibly lame. That was the best they could come up with? Joyce was probably happy they didn’t ask her to do some stupid shit like that.

by Anonymousreply 23March 14, 2023 4:18 AM

They were originally going to have a hot muscle bound bodybuilder pass by Joyce and she was going to bite the back of her palm and then gently urinate in her tan slacks, but the device that was in her slacks to provide the 'urine' kept gushing out and soaking the slacks so they gave up on the idea and just had her feed goats.

by Anonymousreply 24March 14, 2023 5:21 AM

When I was a kid and "Three's Company" premiered, the press treated it like it was the fall of the Roman Empire because it was supposed to be so shockingly risqué. But it never really was in actuality. It was even less sexy than the 60s bedroom farces at the movie theater, because the show didn't really show as much cleavage or tight clothes as those films did.

There were impotence & sexual disinterest jokes about the Ropers, and swish jokes about Jack, and there were all the gags where two of the roommates would overhear the third talking to a date about something innocuous that the other two would always assume was about sex. But in actuality none of the three characters ever had much sex.

by Anonymousreply 25March 14, 2023 6:01 AM

40 years later, and the LA Zoo still looks more or less the same.

by Anonymousreply 26March 14, 2023 6:03 AM

R26 That sounds like a relief.

by Anonymousreply 27March 14, 2023 6:07 AM

R13 I fucking can’t stand Suzanne Somers but damn she is right to roll her eyes at JDW’s I’m a the-a-tre actress bullshit. To her credit, at least SS wisely knew the show for what it was (which there was nothing wrong with, btw)

by Anonymousreply 28March 14, 2023 7:28 AM

I notice Lana and Larry were excluded from the opening credits yet they were shown riding the tram during the end credits.

by Anonymousreply 29March 14, 2023 4:40 PM

They missed a great opportunity to have Lana in the opening segment topless playing tongue tag with the snake wrapped around her.

by Anonymousreply 30March 14, 2023 4:43 PM

R25 The show was a hit when I was in Jr High School. One of my classmates (Sandee Lage) would try to emulate Chrissy by wearing her hair in ponytails, chewing gum and acting really stupid and flirty with the teachers. She also dressed like her in short shorts and Espadrilles which were easy to find in California.

by Anonymousreply 31March 14, 2023 4:53 PM

“In the opening credits for the show, viewers see Jack ride his bike past a brunette woman who has her back turned to the camera. She is apparently very beautiful and makes Jack crash his bike. Well, the beautiful brunette was actually Suzanne Somers in a wig!”

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by Anonymousreply 32March 14, 2023 4:58 PM

ABC launched two 'controversial adult comedies' at the time (couldn't air during family hour) - Three's Company and Soap. Because of their controversy, they became huge ratings hits enjoyed by the whole family.

by Anonymousreply 33March 14, 2023 5:18 PM

R21 I thought that accolade would go to the almost 100 (haven't checked it in a minute) comment thread on Jem and The Holograms greatest hits (also including The Misfits songs).

by Anonymousreply 34March 14, 2023 5:26 PM

It’s fucking stupid!

by Anonymousreply 35March 14, 2023 5:31 PM

[quote] Pricilla Barnes standing like a flamingo looks ridiculous.

Had Suzanne Somers stayed with the show, they would have had her picking her nose in front of the orangutans 🦧 exhibit.

by Anonymousreply 36March 14, 2023 7:20 PM

R29 Larry was in all the opening segments once furley came on and they switched to the SM pier opening. Sad I know this but true.

I still wanna know how much Priscilla Barnes was lying about her age? She had to have been in her early 30s when she started but I think she claimed to be 25.

by Anonymousreply 37March 14, 2023 7:30 PM

The flower shop was a front. Janet was Santa Monica's most exclusive yacht girl.

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by Anonymousreply 38March 14, 2023 7:36 PM

Jennilee must have known she wouldn’t be asked back after Priscilla’s first season. They filmed two versions of the zoo opening and closing credits- one with and one without Cindy.

Priscilla was sympathetic towards Jennilee on the E! special, while Joyce was a downright bitch.

by Anonymousreply 39March 14, 2023 7:41 PM

[quote] Priscilla was sympathetic towards Jennilee on the E! special, while Joyce was a downright bitch.

I'll have to watch that.

by Anonymousreply 40March 14, 2023 8:22 PM

That E! Special is great, it really highlights Joyce’s incandescent rage toward John, Suzanne and the producers

by Anonymousreply 41March 14, 2023 8:24 PM

Is it on YouTube? If not, where can it be seen?


by Anonymousreply 42March 14, 2023 8:30 PM

It was last year…looks like it was taken down ☹️.

R41 is exactly right. Joyce’s anger and resentment were abundantly evident in the special, then at the end she says that after the show she went off to study with the great spiritual teachers of the world or something stupid like that. Clearly they didn’t show her how to get over it.

by Anonymousreply 43March 14, 2023 9:00 PM

[quote] I notice Lana and Larry were excluded from the opening credits yet they were shown riding the tram during the end credits.

You mean Cindy? Lana/Ann Wedgeworth wasn’t on the Priscilla seasons.

Jennilee on the tram in the credits always cracked me up. Priscilla pretends to point at something and Jennilee has the worst over reaction ever!

by Anonymousreply 44March 14, 2023 9:31 PM

This thread made me laugh out loud, several times.

R43’s comment reminds me of some interview or program where Joyce DeWitt SPITS the words “They LIED. To my FAAACCCE!”

In real life, you’d be surprised how many times it’s an appropriate quote. Like Michael Scott’s “That’s what SHE said.”

by Anonymousreply 45March 14, 2023 9:39 PM

Joyce said something along the lines of “The producers of TC were arrogant to think they could mold Jennilee into what they wanted…instead of hiring a really good actress”.

by Anonymousreply 46March 15, 2023 1:03 AM

It was stupid

by Anonymousreply 47March 15, 2023 1:18 AM

Lana was on the tram.

by Anonymousreply 48March 15, 2023 5:10 PM

R28 How DARE you defend Suzanne!!

by Anonymousreply 49March 15, 2023 5:24 PM

[quote] Lana was on the tram.

Joyce pushed both Lana and Cindy off the motherfucking tram at 70 mph! Cindy fell into a hedge and into a coma. They had to scrape Lana’s insides off of the hard cement.

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by Anonymousreply 50March 15, 2023 7:35 PM

I always assumed Joyce would end up getting arrested for stalking Suzanne and Alan and making obscene phone calls, like this:

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by Anonymousreply 51March 15, 2023 8:42 PM

Even though the actors had their issues, it always sounds like the producers of "TC" were all major fucking assholes, much more so than the average television producers.

by Anonymousreply 52March 17, 2023 3:28 AM

I remember that interview and Joyce's rage about the hiring of Jennilee to replace Suzanne. Joyce was disgusted that they hired someone she clearly perceived as a talentless bimbo and was so happy when apparent thespian Priscilla replaced her. What I found interesting is that Joyce seemed to be admitting without saying that she thought Suzanne was really talented.

by Anonymousreply 53March 17, 2023 3:45 AM

Why did three working adults in their 30s have to share a 2-bedroom dump?

by Anonymousreply 54March 17, 2023 3:59 AM

She did it just to annoy you forty three years in the future, you insufferable queen.

by Anonymousreply 55March 17, 2023 4:05 AM

R53 that’s sort of what i thought was better about the later years though - aside from that it was a funnier, more /Ritter /knotts/Larry centric show - that you could actually believe Janet and Terri could be friends. Joyce could never hide her contempt for Suzanne and it showed on the show.

by Anonymousreply 56March 17, 2023 4:10 AM

Suzanne on Larry King. King asks her if she and Joyce stayed in touch after their reunion (“We email…but we’re very different people”). She also says she and John Ritter were looking for a project to work on right before he died.

Also - she claims she was originally up for the Bette Midler role in Outrageous Fortune.

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by Anonymousreply 57March 17, 2023 4:26 AM

[quote] You left out Jenilee Harrison and what she did in the opening credits.

If I remember correctly, Jenilee is shown in the opening credits trying in vain to stylize and accessorize her Infinite Dress without a mirror.

by Anonymousreply 58March 17, 2023 4:26 AM

R57 Ritter himself said she lies about everything. And he was a “nice guy” - second only to Henry Winkler.

by Anonymousreply 59March 17, 2023 4:29 AM

[quote]Joyce could never hide her contempt for Suzanne and it showed on the show.

Interesting you think that, I never perceived it. I thought the original cast had near-perfect chemistry. And when they swapped in Don Knotts that miraculously worked too.

by Anonymousreply 60March 17, 2023 4:48 AM

That's a credit to Don. I loved him way more than the Ropers.

by Anonymousreply 61March 17, 2023 11:57 AM

[quote]Why did three working adults in their 30s have to share a 2-bedroom dump?

Why did two divorced men share an apartment together while driving each other crazy?

The script called for it.

by Anonymousreply 62March 17, 2023 11:58 AM

I think Jenilee gets a bad rap. She was great at the slapstick physical humor with John Ritter.

She was in an impossible situation but she was likable.

by Anonymousreply 63March 17, 2023 12:25 PM

All this show need was a Bonnie Franklin cameo! No bikinis Bonnie.

She and Joyce could have argued over who had the better hairdo.

by Anonymousreply 64March 17, 2023 12:41 PM

No Bonnie - but DL’s favorite pivoting redhead was a guest star.

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by Anonymousreply 65March 17, 2023 12:46 PM

Why does Suzanne look like the staypuff marshmallow man at r57?

by Anonymousreply 66March 17, 2023 3:05 PM

R66 Because she’d just finished eating the Staypuft Marshmallow Man, and some nachos.

by Anonymousreply 67March 17, 2023 3:43 PM

I'm so in love with r67, it hurts.

by Anonymousreply 68March 17, 2023 3:56 PM

OMG R32! Forget the mysteries of the pyramids, this is a mind-blowing revelation!

by Anonymousreply 69March 17, 2023 4:25 PM

Suzanne Staypuff also claims that one of the TC’s producers was infatuated with her. And then she married Alan and that soured the relationship, so when she tried to negotiate her raise through Alan, that factor played a huge part in her getting fired.

by Anonymousreply 70March 17, 2023 4:51 PM

I think that the producers were correct on SS, she was the problem

by Anonymousreply 71March 17, 2023 5:29 PM

Jennilee almost had a nip slip when she was frantically waving, too.

by Anonymousreply 72March 17, 2023 5:31 PM

It’s one of the most stupid tv show openings ever produced

by Anonymousreply 73March 17, 2023 5:31 PM

Suzanne is delusional. The show only improved after she left. She was never the best thing about the show.

by Anonymousreply 74March 17, 2023 5:31 PM

I loved Chrissy and hated Cindy and Terri

by Anonymousreply 75March 17, 2023 5:34 PM

Fun Fact: The little tow headed boy in the credits petting the goat is John Ritter's son, Jason Ritter.

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by Anonymousreply 76March 17, 2023 6:25 PM

R57 why is Joan VanArk talking about Three’s Company?

by Anonymousreply 77March 17, 2023 6:31 PM

Threads like these are why I love DL.

by Anonymousreply 78March 17, 2023 6:59 PM

Joyce should have dumped Johnny Carson’s lawyer and let Carson fuck her. Maybe he would have made her the fourth Mrs.Carson and she could have looked down on that asshole Suzanne while counting her millions in her Malibu beach house.

Instead, she’s touring the country in shitty theater productions while Suzanne lounges around spending her Thighmaster millions while looking for a new snake oil to sell. .

by Anonymousreply 79March 17, 2023 7:01 PM

[quote] Joyce should have dumped Johnny Carson’s lawyer and let Carson fuck her

ummm…what??!? Carson was after her? Where’s the source on this?

R78 I so agree

by Anonymousreply 80March 17, 2023 7:05 PM

R79 Theater? I thought her last production took place a a Waffle House fast food joint?

by Anonymousreply 81March 17, 2023 7:08 PM

[quote]Fun Fact: The little tow headed boy in the credits petting the goat is John Ritter's son, Jason Ritter.

Yeah, we know. We saw it 70 posts ago.

by Anonymousreply 82March 17, 2023 7:10 PM

Carson’s lawyer, Henry Bushkin, wrote a memoir several years ago r80. He was Joyce’s boyfriend around the time Johnny’s divorce from wife #3 was finalized. According to Bushkin Johnny wanted to fuck her.

by Anonymousreply 83March 17, 2023 7:14 PM

R80 oooh I’ve read excerpts on that - was very unflattering to Carson and seemed to have a lot of dirt. We need a thread on it.

by Anonymousreply 84March 17, 2023 7:16 PM

Which one of you freaks commissioned this?

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by Anonymousreply 85March 17, 2023 7:24 PM

R10 Dame Jennilee!!!!! hahahahahahahaha!

by Anonymousreply 86March 17, 2023 7:30 PM

both Jason and Tyler seem GAY

by Anonymousreply 87March 17, 2023 7:59 PM

This is Jennilee in 2016. God only knows what work she’s had done since.

Jennilee was married to Cybill Shepherd’s ex, Bruce Oppenheim, for thirty years, they divorced last year. I wonder how they got along, presumably they had interactions since he’s the father of Cybill’s twins.

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by Anonymousreply 88March 17, 2023 8:09 PM

Especially Tyler, r87!

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by Anonymousreply 89March 17, 2023 8:55 PM


stinky linky

but yes I meant to say Tyler is flaming

by Anonymousreply 90March 17, 2023 8:56 PM

Johnny had hear many stories, probably from Bushkin himself about Joyce's tremendous bush which was all the rage back in the '70s and add to that, she had a pretty substantial one in the 'back' as well....

by Anonymousreply 91March 17, 2023 9:06 PM

Johnny did love those brunettes ... upstairs and downstairs both.

by Anonymousreply 92March 17, 2023 10:55 PM

The producers were cheap Vaudevillian slimes. They got lucky with a T&A sitcom and wanted their actors to work for nothing. When SS challenged them they got rid of her. Thinking she was just a disposable blonde, they replaced her with a novice nobody who probably earned minimum wage.

I can't believe the show lasted even one year without SS. Maybe people tuned-in thinking was still on there? It was never the same afterwards.

by Anonymousreply 93March 17, 2023 11:45 PM

Hi, Suzanne.

(NOT a fan, BTW.)

by Anonymousreply 94March 17, 2023 11:47 PM

R93 I think they probably did the best they could in hiring Priscilla Barnes. Priscilla was sexy and could play comedy. It wasn’t the smash hit that it was, but the ratings were actually decent until the last season. Ironically Priscilla hated being on the show. But something did go out of the show without Suzanne.

by Anonymousreply 95March 18, 2023 12:54 AM

R42 here it is.

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by Anonymousreply 96March 18, 2023 12:55 AM

Oops nevermind it’s blocked.

by Anonymousreply 97March 18, 2023 12:56 AM

Thanks for trying for me, though, my friend.

by Anonymousreply 98March 18, 2023 12:56 AM

Suzanne just signed on to play Janice from The Muppets.

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by Anonymousreply 100March 18, 2023 1:17 AM

[quote]Joyce said something along the lines of “The producers of TC were arrogant to think they could mold Jenilee into what they wanted…instead of hiring a really good actress”.

And yet by the time Three's Company was ending, Jenilee was starring on the #1 Drama on television while Joyce couldn't get arrested in Hollywood.

Funny how that works out, huh?

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by Anonymousreply 101March 18, 2023 1:36 AM

R95 it was in the top 10 until the last season, which is way better than the other ABC shows. I’d say they did a pretty good job in the replacement department - and a lot of people think those years were funnier.

by Anonymousreply 102March 18, 2023 2:00 AM

Joyce as “Nana” - skip to 2:16 mark.

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by Anonymousreply 103March 18, 2023 3:07 AM

Come in knock on my door, we been waiting for you…

by Anonymousreply 104March 18, 2023 3:14 AM

This is the best DL thread in ages. Keep it coming.

Any day that takes Joyce DeWitt down a peg is a good day!

by Anonymousreply 105March 18, 2023 3:23 AM

Joyce DeWitt is from West Virginia. The more you know!

by Anonymousreply 106March 18, 2023 3:25 AM

These are the threads that have kept me coming here for almost 20 years.

by Anonymousreply 107March 18, 2023 3:43 AM

That damn Lana was hilarious but dumb. She could have had the title to that apartment building just like that if only she'd given Mr Furley just one taste.

by Anonymousreply 108March 18, 2023 3:45 AM

She was MAGA before MAGA. Therefore she was extremely frustrated.

by Anonymousreply 109March 18, 2023 3:49 AM

"Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Three's Company" was the TV movie on which Joyce took cash to consult.

When I heard that, I thought "She's going to make them include her anecdote about turning down the chance to do Shakespeare to do a TV pilot instead."

Right on time.

by Anonymousreply 110March 18, 2023 3:56 AM

[quote]That damn Lana was hilarious but dumb. She could have had the title to that apartment building just like that if only she'd given Mr Furley just one taste.

Furley's brother Bart owned the building, not him.

by Anonymousreply 111March 18, 2023 3:58 AM

I hated TC but I love(d) John Ritter. It's an interesting guy who can play the fool in a sitcom and the the preacher on The Waltons and a menacing stepfather robot on Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

Gone too soon.

by Anonymousreply 112March 18, 2023 4:00 AM

“Joyce’s Incandescent Rage” would be a great name for a band.

by Anonymousreply 113March 18, 2023 4:08 AM

Having grown up in Bumfuck, GA, these opening credits were the first time I saw a proper zoo. It looked so classy and elegant, especially with the tram. Imagine this gayling's shock and horror when we went to Cheehaw Park in Albany, GA and the highlights were seeing beavers, a mean ostrich, and a caged snake.

by Anonymousreply 114March 18, 2023 5:16 AM

So shady that they had Jennilee waving to the others from across the entire zoo -- she was just not part of the gang.

by Anonymousreply 115March 18, 2023 5:21 AM

Maggie looks thrilled.

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by Anonymousreply 116March 18, 2023 5:42 AM

The opening credits of “Angie” were so much better.

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by Anonymousreply 117March 18, 2023 5:58 AM

It's only now occuring to me how weird it was that these three roommates hung out together all the time. Camping trips, etc. Nobody I've ever known in real life who had roommates ever did that shit.

by Anonymousreply 118March 18, 2023 8:23 AM

R118 They didn't hang out all the time. They all went on dates alone, rarely ever worked together (Jack lasted 1 episode at Janet's flower shop) & even when Jack & Janet went to Hawaii to meet Greg Brady they left Terri, Larry & Furley behind in Ca.

by Anonymousreply 119March 18, 2023 8:27 AM

R46 I recall Joyce was on Maury (when he still had celebs on there like Cher) & he asked her about her co-stars & later surprised her with a couple of them. I think she belittled Jenilee then but that didn't stop JH from coming out to be with Joyce on the show 7 saying nice things about her. AWKWARD!

Priscilla was born in '52 so she just recently turned 70. She has been listed as '54 or '55 (lots of celebs cut a couple years off).

by Anonymousreply 120March 18, 2023 8:33 AM

Barnes married actor Ted Monte in 2012.

Who is this guy?

by Anonymousreply 121March 18, 2023 8:38 AM

The producers also did The Jeffersons. Jack shoulda had two black girl roomies. One a tranny hooker Named Bobcat. The other with a disability of having a huge vagina that caused her extreme pain and embarrassment. Richard Kline woulda been a pimp of Bobcat and other girls in the building. He'd be living the high life whilst also getting free rent due to providing free hos for Mr Furley.

by Anonymousreply 122March 18, 2023 8:45 AM

Terri was better with Cindy because Cindy was a pale comparison to Krissy. Jack was already the silly, slapstick character. So, the show didn’t really need a dumb bimbo. And, once Mr. Furley came around, there was even less need for a bimbo. Terri worked because her and Joyce were both the straight man to Jack’s antics.

My order is Terri > Krissy > Cindy.

However it is complicated by the fact that I enjoy the Ropers more than Mr. Furley.

by Anonymousreply 123March 18, 2023 11:53 AM

One thing I don’t understand is why the landlords on the show have so much power over the roommates. How can Mr. Roper not allow for parties? Why does he care if Jack is gay or not? Did landlords really have so much power in the 70s?

by Anonymousreply 124March 18, 2023 12:09 PM

It was an exact copy of a Brit show. They followed it to the letter.

by Anonymousreply 125March 18, 2023 12:57 PM

When they own the house and are subletting a portion of it, yes, R124.

by Anonymousreply 126March 18, 2023 2:20 PM

[quote]Terri worked because her and Joyce

Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 127March 18, 2023 3:19 PM

[quote]How can Mr. Roper not allow for parties? Why does he care if Jack is gay or not? Did landlords really have so much power in the 70s?

You don't think your landlord can instruct you not to have parties? As for Jack being gay, the idea was he wouldn't permit the girls to have him as a roommate had he not been gay (i.e., he wouldn't be sexually interested in them, so no wild orgies, pre-marital sex, etc.)

Landlords have a lot of power over their premises and to whom they can rent, house rules, etc. even today, not just the '70s.

by Anonymousreply 128March 18, 2023 3:21 PM

Joyce’s pussy stunk!

by Anonymousreply 129March 18, 2023 3:22 PM

[quote]Did landlords really have so much power in the 70s?

I'm not sure if it's a success or failure of the tenants' rights movement that R124 has no idea.

Even now, discrimination against gays in housing is still a fight.

by Anonymousreply 130March 18, 2023 3:53 PM

Everyone had fun at the zoo, except angry Joyce.

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by Anonymousreply 131March 18, 2023 4:22 PM

Terri started out as a dizzy blonde, but she became more sensible and “straight” as the seasons wore on.

by Anonymousreply 132March 18, 2023 4:25 PM

Team Suzanne Somers.

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by Anonymousreply 133March 18, 2023 4:26 PM

I was so invested in the show when I was a kid, that the episode where Jack basically hazes Priscilla's character traumatized me lol!

by Anonymousreply 134March 18, 2023 4:27 PM

Touring the three's Company credits filming locations - both the beach and the zoo.

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by Anonymousreply 135March 18, 2023 4:50 PM

Could they get away with the line in the theme song like this today “hers, and hers and his?” There’d need to be a “their’s” or “them’s” in there these days.

by Anonymousreply 136March 18, 2023 4:53 PM

Please do fuck off, r136.

by Anonymousreply 137March 18, 2023 4:55 PM

Has anyone rated all of Mrs. Roper's caftans from best to worst?

by Anonymousreply 138March 18, 2023 5:07 PM

For you crafty whores:

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by Anonymousreply 139March 18, 2023 5:17 PM

[quote] I was so invested in the show when I was a kid, that the episode where Jack basically hazes Priscilla's character traumatized me lol!

“Cum on me, Jack. You can’t stop now.”

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by Anonymousreply 140March 18, 2023 5:21 PM

One thing that most impressed me about this shows themesong was that it was admirably pornish by 70s standards.

by Anonymousreply 141March 18, 2023 5:55 PM

The Three's Company apartment building

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by Anonymousreply 142March 18, 2023 6:11 PM

Remember this little ditty?

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by Anonymousreply 143March 18, 2023 6:33 PM

R134 how come?

by Anonymousreply 144March 18, 2023 6:34 PM

I know what r134 is talking about. It was a rare “dramatic” moment for Jack Tripper when he realizes he’s gone a step too far with Teri. Then Teri’s response is also played so dramatically.

It was stupid as hell but it made my ten year old self well up 😢.

by Anonymousreply 145March 18, 2023 6:39 PM

Burying the hatchet.

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by Anonymousreply 147March 18, 2023 7:19 PM

Joyce looks very verklempt in that screen shot, it’s the most acting she’s done in years.

by Anonymousreply 148March 18, 2023 7:24 PM

R147 why does Joyce always call him Jonathan? That wasn’t his fucking name!

Also interesting how casual they are about his fucking guest stars when he was very much married.

by Anonymousreply 149March 18, 2023 7:53 PM

I suspect John would be an even more beloved institution now had he lived, ala Henry Winkler. You could easily seeing him landing a lead or a juicy supporting role in some HBO or Netflix type prestige show. He'd only have turned 75 this year. Such a big loss.

by Anonymousreply 150March 18, 2023 7:55 PM

[quote][R147] why does Joyce always call him Jonathan? That wasn’t his fucking name!

His first name was Johnathan.

Johnathan Southworth Ritter.

by Anonymousreply 151March 18, 2023 7:59 PM

Has Jason or his wife Melanie commented yet?

by Anonymousreply 152March 18, 2023 8:03 PM

Too bad it wasn’t buried in that cunt’s back r146

by Anonymousreply 153March 18, 2023 8:44 PM

John Ritter's sons Jason and Tyler look just like him.

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by Anonymousreply 154March 18, 2023 8:57 PM

R153, are you Joyce or Suzanne?

by Anonymousreply 155March 18, 2023 9:32 PM

I have to say that Joyce has aged very well. She looks fabulous for 73.

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by Anonymousreply 156March 18, 2023 9:45 PM

Joyce had a great pair of tits.

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by Anonymousreply 157March 18, 2023 9:46 PM

[quote] Joyce had a great pair of tits.

🎵 Nothing beats a great pair of tits 🎵

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by Anonymousreply 158March 18, 2023 10:12 PM

She really got her money's worth from that haircut, didn't she.

by Anonymousreply 159March 18, 2023 10:41 PM

R159 how do you mean?

by Anonymousreply 160March 19, 2023 12:10 AM

^^Cancel the Joyce DeWitt troll

by Anonymousreply 161March 19, 2023 12:14 AM

Yeah, R159, what do you mean? It grows back, you know.

by Anonymousreply 162March 19, 2023 12:14 AM

R159 Well, I thought it was funnY.

by Anonymousreply 163March 19, 2023 12:24 AM

I did too.

by Anonymousreply 164March 19, 2023 12:33 AM

It was the Married With Children of it's day.

by Anonymousreply 165March 19, 2023 12:33 AM

Janet's pear shaped bottom was always the hottest thing of the early 80s. Plus her dyed jet black Joan Jett hair style. She was a trend setter.

by Anonymousreply 166March 19, 2023 6:09 AM

Joyce always reminded me of Beaker from the Muppets. The same bulging eyes and shrieking/squeaky voice.

by Anonymousreply 167March 19, 2023 6:14 AM

I wish Ryan Murphy would cast Joyce in something.

by Anonymousreply 168March 19, 2023 8:57 AM

Mary Richards and Janet Wood were positive role models for strong and ambitious working women.

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by Anonymousreply 169March 19, 2023 9:13 AM

Joyce Dewitt troll stop. Your r168 post is especially laughable.

by Anonymousreply 170March 19, 2023 12:26 PM

According to the Joyce DaTwat troll she had at least six Oscars in her. Hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 171March 19, 2023 1:22 PM

[quote]she had at least six Oscars in her.

I promise I wasn't one of them.

by Anonymousreply 172March 19, 2023 3:44 PM

Watched a “Love Boat” on Pluto last night with Joyce featured as a huge TV star (aspirational!) who brings her (in her words) “retarded son” on the cruise with her. He is a secret to the world and she keeps him hidden on the cruise, which leads a gossip magazine reporter (Ray Buktenica, Joyce’s real life lovah) to suspect she is hiding a romantic relationship. Doc Bricker is in on the secret and he and Joyce briefly pose as a couple in order to throw off the reporter. Naturally everything comes to light eventually and the reporter convinces Joyce to OK an article about how she’s raising a special kid.

Weirdly, Richard Kline was also on this episode, but he and Joyce didn’t interact. He played a newlywed who suspects his wife is cuckolding him with her ex, Lyle Waggoner.

by Anonymousreply 173March 19, 2023 3:52 PM

The producers of Love Boat wanted Joyce to play the role that seem fit her best-the retarded character-but classically trained actress Ms.DeWitt said “that’s what people expect! I want to play the mother of the retarded character!”

The script was rewritten based on this plot twist and Joyce won a “pick” in TV Guide’s Picks and Pans section the week the show aired.

by Anonymousreply 174March 19, 2023 4:17 PM

Back in the 90s there was a talk show (Maury maybe?) that had Joyce as the guest star. After 20-30 minutes they brought out some of the other TC cast to surprise Joyce - I remember it included Richard Kline and Jennilee. My impression was the Joyce did not seem happy to share the spotlight all of a sudden, though she faked it well enough. I think she was trying to launch a comeback and probably had no interest in a TC reunion at that time. Of course she’s done many the reunion since. 💵

by Anonymousreply 175March 19, 2023 4:23 PM

To be honest, once she started shilling those panty hose I checked out.

by Anonymousreply 176March 19, 2023 4:28 PM

To be honest 99% of every reply is the same loser.

by Anonymousreply 177March 19, 2023 4:29 PM

R177 I have no doubt this troll is the same one who pushes every bizarre thread worshiping some nobody celeb like Dominique Dunne. She is a used fucking tampon alright.

by Anonymousreply 178March 19, 2023 4:31 PM

[quote]Weirdly, Richard Kline was also on this episode, but he and Joyce didn’t interact.

Speaking of Richard Kline, about three years ago I was eating with friends in an Italian restaurant in Hell's Kitchen and saw these two men eating at a table by the window. One was kind of heavy-set and the other was this much older man with white hair who looked a tiny bit frail but otherwise okay. At one point the heavy-set guy got up to go to the men's room and that was when I realized that the older guy with white hair was Richard Kline. I told my two friends that Larry from "Three's Company" was at the table by the window but much to my surprise, neither of them had ever been "TC" fans and therefore had no idea who I was talking about. Oh, well, it was thrilling for me!

by Anonymousreply 179March 19, 2023 5:31 PM

R179 No doubt you went home that night and stroked your minge thinking of Larry. Good gawd lady, get a life.

by Anonymousreply 180March 19, 2023 5:36 PM

R180, you're posting in a thread about "Three's Company" on a Sunday afternoon just like the rest of us and you're telling ME to get a life? Look in the mirror, stupid bitch.

by Anonymousreply 181March 19, 2023 5:43 PM

Girls girls you’re both pretty!

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by Anonymousreply 182March 19, 2023 5:45 PM

R179 he looks great for his age and I LOVE him. If I met him I’d die, seriously. Does he still teach his acting class?

by Anonymousreply 183March 19, 2023 5:49 PM

R181 while not stroking her minge thinking of Larry, is also a rageaholic. You need to get drunk lady. Be happy.

by Anonymousreply 184March 19, 2023 5:50 PM

Does anyone know how old Mrs. Roper was supposed to be?

by Anonymousreply 185March 19, 2023 5:52 PM

R185 approximately 112 years old. She was also Cybills mom in The Heartbreak Kid, wearing the same caftans.

by Anonymousreply 186March 19, 2023 5:54 PM

R183 Richard Kline had a nice ass.

So did John Ritter, for that matter.

Thank God for '70s/'80s tight pants!

by Anonymousreply 187March 19, 2023 6:02 PM

“Joyce DeWitt troll?” Are we taking the replies that are praising Joyce here seriously?

by Anonymousreply 188March 19, 2023 6:03 PM

Thanks, R183. That's a good question. I do know he's worked quite steadily on the stage in the years since "TC" but maybe he still teaches during his downtime. By the way, I thought he was cute back when he played Larry and agree he still looks good for his age.

by Anonymousreply 189March 19, 2023 6:06 PM

I wonder if Suzanne and Joyce ever got into a heated cat fight on the set.

by Anonymousreply 190March 19, 2023 6:06 PM

I want to know what guest stars Ritter fucked! I’m guessing Joanna Kerns - that had great chemistry.

I actually met him once, too. I was 10 years old.

by Anonymousreply 191March 19, 2023 6:10 PM

[quote]I know what [R134] is talking about. It was a rare “dramatic” moment for Jack Tripper when he realizes he’s gone a step too far with Teri. Then Teri’s response is also played so dramatically.

I don't think there were many but this post got me to wondering what other dramatic moments they had on the show. The only three I can think of: (1) the aforementioned scene with Jack humiliating Teri at her welcome party, (2) the moment when Janet basically told Jack that she didn't trust him to be around her visiting baby sister, and (3) the somewhat dramatic moment in the flower shop when Janet reaches her breaking point with Jack and demands he stop playing around so much and do his job.

If there were any others, I'm not recalling them, but then I don't remember much from the latter seasons.

by Anonymousreply 192March 19, 2023 6:16 PM

R192 the ballet one!! Seriously some of the most embarrassing “dramatic sitcom” moments ever. Even Penny Marshall was better in that episode with Ted Danson as the fireman.

by Anonymousreply 193March 19, 2023 6:21 PM

R192, I’m thinking of the one where Janet almost got unwillingly fingered by her dance instructor.

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by Anonymousreply 194March 19, 2023 6:21 PM

R193 great minds 😆

by Anonymousreply 195March 19, 2023 6:22 PM

Mmmmm, Michael Bell.

Met him a few years back. Older but he has kept fit and that voice is still sexy.

by Anonymousreply 196March 19, 2023 6:29 PM

R193 and R194, you're both awesome -- how could I forget that one! Great minds indeed!

by Anonymousreply 197March 19, 2023 6:29 PM

R179, was the restaurant 44 Southwest?

by Anonymousreply 198March 19, 2023 7:55 PM

“If she [Suzanne] really believes that’s what happened…then she’s never going to be able to learn from the situation…because her perspective is so skewed.”

by Anonymousreply 199March 19, 2023 8:06 PM

It was a nod to DeWitt’s open secret around beastiality.

by Anonymousreply 200March 19, 2023 8:19 PM

Suzy Summers is worth 100 mil according to net worth sites. I doubt she gives a fuck what Joyce Detwat thinks.

by Anonymousreply 201March 19, 2023 8:20 PM

The only quasi-honest thing that SS said in the Larry King interview is that prior to their online reunion, she told one of her co-producers “Why the hell would I want to talk to Joyce DeWitt?”

by Anonymousreply 202March 19, 2023 8:27 PM

I think the most dramatic moment on the show is when Jack and especially Janet were getting worked up emotionally because they thought Chrissy had a Brain Hemorrhage and was going to die in the hospital.

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by Anonymousreply 204March 19, 2023 9:01 PM

R198, I believe it was Giovanni's on 44th between 8th and 9th.

by Anonymousreply 205March 19, 2023 9:05 PM

I've never read anything bad about John Ritter

by Anonymousreply 206March 19, 2023 9:24 PM

R204 Man, looking at that clip I see that Priscilla Barnes did not age well at all.

by Anonymousreply 207March 19, 2023 9:26 PM

R207, she's 89 years old, she looks fine!

by Anonymousreply 208March 19, 2023 9:28 PM

Have Joyce or Suzanne ever commented on "3C," the off-Broadway "dark" version of Three's Company? The playwright takes all the tropes (jiggle girls, gay jokes) and makes something really dark out of it — Jack gets homophobically verbally abused, Mr. Roper molests Janet on stage, etc.

I saw it with an audience of subscription old people and they were appalled.

Here's the "opening credits" to "3C."

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by Anonymousreply 209March 19, 2023 9:34 PM

R209 Was that a Mindy Kaling piece of theater?

by Anonymousreply 210March 19, 2023 9:37 PM

[quote] Man, looking at that clip I see that Priscilla Barnes did not age well at all.

In another thread someone said it looked like her plastic surgeon removed a load bearing wall.

by Anonymousreply 211March 19, 2023 9:41 PM

I'd post a story about how John Ritter wanted to beat me up in a hotel toilet but no one would ever believe it.

by Anonymousreply 212March 19, 2023 9:43 PM

R206 they tried hard to make a movie career fof jim and he got mostly shitty projects - a shame because in the right things he could have done really well - certainly more talented then ,the not UNtalented) Billy Crystal.

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by Anonymousreply 214March 19, 2023 10:09 PM

Joyce DeWitt never did a nude scene.

by Anonymousreply 215March 19, 2023 10:29 PM

Watching Joyce's LOVE BOAT episode now on Paramount+

Right from the start, her character is described as "the sexiest woman on tv"

by Anonymousreply 216March 20, 2023 1:11 AM

Joyce just said the r-word!

So edgy!

by Anonymousreply 217March 20, 2023 1:22 AM

Doc: "He's a good kid."

Joyce: "Yes he is ...but that's not all you noticed, is it?"

Doc: "Noooooo, he's ahhhh... little slow."

Joyce: "Oh Doctor, you don't have to use euphemisms. Billy's been retarded since birth, I've accepted that."

by Anonymousreply 218March 20, 2023 1:37 AM

Joyce used her childhood memories of her mother’s chats with her pediatrician to find the inspiration needed for the scene in r218’s post.

by Anonymousreply 219March 20, 2023 4:38 AM

“Retarded” just means “delayed”. I’m sure some day “delayed” will be a cruel slur, too.

“Mentally retarded” was the “medical” term for people with Downs Syndrome and other chromosomal disorders (or whatever the politically correct thing is to call it) now.

by Anonymousreply 220March 20, 2023 8:57 AM

The kid was more autistic than retarded.

Definitely a trainable by the way he learned to say "delicious" and spell.

Still, I thought it was creepy when he told Joyce that he found her delicious.

by Anonymousreply 221March 20, 2023 9:05 AM

...spell his name.

by Anonymousreply 222March 20, 2023 9:06 AM

Joyce's snatch was uber delish.

by Anonymousreply 223March 20, 2023 9:40 AM

R203 “But why does it always have to happen to the good ones?”

by Anonymousreply 224March 20, 2023 2:23 PM

Puke. Three's C was a farce and almost all the epis were based on a misunderstanding. Ain't nuthin dramatic about that. It is just a lame formula. John's sweet tasty ass wuz the only thing that made the show.

by Anonymousreply 225March 20, 2023 2:26 PM

[quote]I've never read anything bad about John Ritter

No disrespect to Ritter but as I recall he was kind of put on a pedestal as the "star" of the show while Joyce and Suzanne were thought of as just being co-stars, which didn't make sense to me since the show was called "Three's Company," not "Jack Tripper." It was about the three of them together, not just one of them, so on that point I didn't blame Suzanne for feeling she should be paid an equal salary to Ritter. (In fact, it's too bad she and Joyce couldn't have banded together a la the cast of "Friends" in a joint stand for more money.) I mean it wasn't as if Ritter was some huge star going into the show -- I think he'd mostly done guest parts on other shows and had been a supporting player on "The Waltons" -- so why they weren't all treated as equals from the start now, looking back, just seemed like sexist nonsense.

by Anonymousreply 226March 20, 2023 3:02 PM

One addendum to my post: I don't know if even Ritter was getting a paycheck like the one Suzanne was asking for -- she may have been demanding an amount far beyond what would've been reasonable -- but my larger point is that they should have all been regarded as equals by the producers, which I don't think was the case.

by Anonymousreply 227March 20, 2023 3:57 PM

The only reason Three's Company even existed was because the producers recognized John Ritter's comedic and acting ability and basically built the show around him. Yes, they could have increased his costars salaries, but apparently giving them the same as Ritter was not in their budget. It was comparable to giving vice presidents of a company the same salary as the CEO. It was a deal breaker and not going to happen. The execs were willing to give Suzanne much more than what she was making but they were not going to give in to her demands.

by Anonymousreply 228March 20, 2023 4:03 PM

Joyce, embracing her truth.

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by Anonymousreply 229March 20, 2023 4:49 PM

[quote]The only reason Three's Company even existed was because the producers recognized John Ritter's comedic and acting ability and basically built the show around him.

Perhaps, but I still think that Joyce and Suzanne deserved every bit as much credit for the show's success as Ritter. People tuned in for the three of them together, not just to see Ritter bump into walls, which is why "Three's A Crowd" would later go on to fold so quickly. Audiences were only interested in Jack if Janet and Chrissy (or later Teri) were around and didn't care anymore once they were gone. It was always about the chemistry, not just one person (no matter how talented he was), which was the point I was trying to make.

by Anonymousreply 230March 20, 2023 6:33 PM

Don't forgot the girls practically invented jiggle t.v.

"Chrissy, why are we jogging in place?"

"I dunno, it just seems fun!"

by Anonymousreply 231March 20, 2023 10:49 PM

PLEASE tell me this is a fab site and not her real page. I’d be so soooo sad for her.

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by Anonymousreply 233March 21, 2023 3:01 AM

If that is her account, it sadly makes me think of Brendad’s IG.

by Anonymousreply 234March 21, 2023 3:04 AM

R234 that’s a name I know literally only from the DL and I have no clue what she’s even known for . But she sure seems like the gift that keeps on giving.

I’m gonna give her the benefit of the doubt and assume it’s a fan account. The thing is, she actually was a decent actress (certainly compared to the others) and was very pretty. Maybe she really is nuts since her career died after the show.

by Anonymousreply 235March 21, 2023 3:09 AM

R25 I so remember that! Perfectly put!

by Anonymousreply 236March 21, 2023 3:14 AM

True, r25. It's hard to believe now, but back in the 70s Three's Company was a pretty controversial show. It was considered a raunchy smutfest by conservatives. It's so tame now, but back then it was pretty risque for network tv.

by Anonymousreply 237March 21, 2023 3:19 AM

They could have really upped the artistry of this show had they performed it in French!

by Anonymousreply 238March 21, 2023 3:42 AM

[quote] what’s funny now to watch is how Jack (and of course) Larry were very clearly getting it but the girls always acted like they were virgins (even once they were all well over 30)

by Anonymousreply 239March 21, 2023 3:49 AM

R179 I would’ve been thrilled too. I loved when Larry showed up on TC, he was one of my fav on the show. Doggone John Ritter passing. I did not know he was Tex Ritter’s son. Wow. All the girls were good, imho. I just loved everyone on that show. Too bad they all had to work with people who did not appreciate the actors they had. It was tv gold.

by Anonymousreply 240March 21, 2023 4:19 AM

And when the song says ‘down at our rendezvous’ I thought it was a whole French sentence, indicating the supposed ‘risque’ slant the show was supposed to be about. I only found out very recently it was English words.

by Anonymousreply 241March 21, 2023 4:25 AM

Down at our rendezvous

by Anonymousreply 242March 21, 2023 4:42 AM

Barnes was also on Jane The Virgin for several years. She was fun, although tragic looking.

Please carry on with the thread - it's been a fun read!

by Anonymousreply 243March 21, 2023 4:42 AM

The Jack/Larry/Furley centric ones were always the best, totally agree. I love the skiing one, which didn’t even have a Chrissy replacement yet (which perhaps goes to show just how “important” the blonde was)

by Anonymousreply 244March 21, 2023 4:57 AM

I bet someone somewhere knows if any of the animals from that intro are still alive. Maybe like an elephant could be or something.

by Anonymousreply 245March 21, 2023 5:04 AM

They probably didn't feel Joyce with any of the animals because she already looks like a fawn.

by Anonymousreply 246March 21, 2023 5:05 AM

The extended Season 4 opening. Everyone has something funny to do except Joyce.

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by Anonymousreply 247March 21, 2023 5:15 AM

[quote]what’s funny now to watch is how Jack (and of course) Larry were very clearly getting it

It was funny how Roper thought that Jack and Larry were lovers. The best scene was the one in which Jack and Larry, while playing around, did this bizarre thing where they put their arms around each other and started bumping their bodies together, during which of course Roper walked in the door.

by Anonymousreply 248March 21, 2023 5:40 AM

Somers was never going to get paid the same as Ritter.

It's been said her & hubby wanted the same salary as Archie because she was just as famous now & popular as he was too that show.

Ritter got twice the amount(due to the pay structure at the time in the show's contracts) as the girls who got twice the amount of The Ropers (& later Furley, Lana & then when Larry basically replaced her).

I recall she want to go from $30- $50 thousand an episode to $200-$400 thousand an episode (whatever Archie got).

Joyce would've had to been paid the same & Ritter would've had to have his pay doubled by the chain reaction. The Ropers would've also have seen their paychecks skyrocket as well. The cast would've cost over 1 million an episode without a script, guest stars, sets, etc.

Somers refused to back down from the "chain reaction contract demands" she was going for so Chrissy was tossed over for replacements.

by Anonymousreply 249March 21, 2023 6:39 AM

R230 The girls on TC meant absolutely nothing and that is why they were paid peanuts. Joyce never worked again after this show so clearly beggars can't b choosers. Suzy Summers worked loads after and was a business girl so made tonnes of money selling her crap and books.

by Anonymousreply 250March 21, 2023 9:30 AM

Let's face it, The Ropers got screwed!

by Anonymousreply 251March 21, 2023 10:05 AM

If you were right, R250, Three's a Crowd would have been a smash hit that lasted longer than Three's Company, since it was all about John Ritter as Jack.

But that wasn't the case, was it?

by Anonymousreply 252March 21, 2023 12:55 PM

R252 What a retarded argument. The girl Jack was with on that show and her father were both boring fucking assholes. Had nothing to do with Jack. I think I saw one episode with the new father-daughter back then and I never watched again. Nor did many others.

by Anonymousreply 253March 21, 2023 1:35 PM

In other words, Three's Company worked because Ritter had great costars, Three's a Crowd didn't work because his costars were poor (though Robert Mandan was fantastic on Soap).

You made my argument for me, R253. Well done!

by Anonymousreply 254March 21, 2023 1:54 PM

R254 Fuck off, you moron. I have zero interest in your frau obsession with Joyce Detwat.

by Anonymousreply 255March 21, 2023 2:01 PM

[quote] Let's face it, The Ropers got screwed!

Yeah, their show was purposely canceled after the timeframe that would've allowed them to return to Three's Company.

by Anonymousreply 256March 21, 2023 2:06 PM

Wiki says it had great ratings the first season and was only canceled because the fuckers moved it to Saturday at 8pm. Poor Lindley and Fell became homeless scum after that.

Cancellation At the beginning of the 1979–80 season, ABC moved the show to Saturdays at 8 pm, resulting in an audience drop that put it near the bottom of the ratings. Being placed on Saturday nights, rather than on the ABC Tuesday night lineup, caused an immediate fall into the bottom ten (#52 out of 61 shows for the week of September 17–23, its second week of the season) as the show was in direct competition with the NBC show CHiPs. The show later moved to 8:30 pm on Saturdays by January 1980. The move upset Fell to the point that he actually went to ABC headquarters in New York to plead with the network to move the show to a better time slot. His effort was in vain, however, and the show continued to pull in low ratings. The drop in ratings and the fact that the show wasn't pulling in the key young demographic audience led to announcement of the show's cancellation by ABC in May 1980. The last three episodes aired Thursdays at 9:30 pm after Barney Miller in May 1980. Audra Lindley stated in Chris Mann's 1997 book about Three's Company that she was surprised that The Ropers had been canceled after a late-season surge in the series ratings had allowed it to finish the 1979–80 season at number 25;[2] the Nielsen ratings for that year, however, list the series Soap at number 25.

With the series canceled, Fell approached Three's Company producers about the Ropers returning to the show. However, during the time The Ropers was on the air, the landlord characters had been replaced on Three's Company by Ralph Furley (Don Knotts). The addition had worked well and Three's Company had retained its popularity. The idea of returning Fell and Lindley to their original Three's Company roles was undesirable to producers and ABC, mainly because they had one character playing the landlord role now as opposed to two, which would require more money to be paid out per episode; the cancellation of The Ropers came just as Suzy Summers began to renegotiate her contract, which would lead to her very public contract dispute during the 1980–81 television season that led to her departure from the series. The cancellation of The Ropers came just one month after the one-year contractual deadline had passed.

by Anonymousreply 257March 21, 2023 2:13 PM

[quote]It's been said her & hubby

Whoever said it doesn't understand English.

And from your writing, you have a tenuous grasp as well.

by Anonymousreply 258March 21, 2023 2:47 PM

At least they got to come back for one episode where Stanley caught Helen in bed with Furley.

by Anonymousreply 259March 21, 2023 3:13 PM

Fuck off, grammar nazee. It is my mission to get you fucks off this site.

by Anonymousreply 260March 21, 2023 3:20 PM

It's cute that you think there's only one.

by Anonymousreply 261March 21, 2023 3:39 PM

That is Priscilla's actual Instagram. Her Facebook is similar, and while it appears to actually be she, it also appears that she pays someone to run it and post for her. Everything is so bot-like.

I hope she doesn't pay them that much, given the results.

For a while she was trying to get a grassroots campaign going to get on Dancing With the Stars, and she posted a video of herself doing some chaines and dropping her keys or her iPhone. She may have been under the influence of something.

She has a new-ish official website that defines the word "basic" in every sense. For a long time, she was one of those actors whose website had pages that have been "Coming Soon" for years. And for a bit she was trying to go by Priscilla Barnes-Monte. The Full Monte jokes write themselves.

I can't imagine her in "A Streetcar Named Desire" much less "Bus Stop" or "Born Yesterday."

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by Anonymousreply 262March 21, 2023 9:11 PM

Suzie Sommers said that Audra Lindley used to fart constantly. She had bad gas issues.

by Anonymousreply 263March 21, 2023 9:27 PM

R263 I’ve been expecting you. How was your work day?

by Anonymousreply 264March 21, 2023 9:29 PM

It's Suzy Summers, troll.

by Anonymousreply 265March 21, 2023 10:51 PM

Even as a kid, John Ritter did seem really gay (vs. pretending to be gay).

JDW does look great for her age, but it’s more apparent now that she had a nose job, at some point.

I preferred Mr. Furley to the Ropers. Mr. Roper had a mean vibe that I didn’t like.

Larry was a good character.

No one has brought up the Regal Beagle yet, but I’ll say that I thought it was a dumb name for a bar.

by Anonymousreply 266March 21, 2023 11:32 PM

Didn't Priscilla Barnes flash beav in Muff Parade or some other such rag back in the day? It seems like Jenilee was the only one of the 'blonde' roommates who could keep her clothes on, lest we forget Suze's flashing gigantic bush with some scorchingly white tan lines in Playboy.

by Anonymousreply 267March 22, 2023 1:41 AM

I was just watching the one where they were $100 short on the rent and Chrissie is crying because Mr Roper is literally banging on their door because rent is eleven days late. I just didn't have the energy to deal with his crazy ass.

by Anonymousreply 268March 22, 2023 1:47 AM

Anyone have a pic of Suze's mugshot from the 70s when the cops nabbed her for hanging paper???

by Anonymousreply 269March 22, 2023 2:01 AM

I have this one in my wallet and blown up above the sofa in living room!

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by Anonymousreply 270March 22, 2023 2:16 AM

Did Joyce ever bare all for Jugs, Hustler, Muff Parade or some other titillating men's journal? If she did, a generation of young men would have reached manhood having imagined themselves her lover, via wrinkled and sperm-soaked glossy pages stashed under their mattresses. Joyce had delightfully perky tits that would have hung demurely for a tasteful photo shoot. And her bush, while ample, would have left Suzannes a distant second, with jet black, well manicured fur hugging the dark pink rim of her vulva.

by Anonymousreply 271March 22, 2023 2:17 AM

Arrested for a DUI in EL SEGUNDO, looking nutty as a fruitcake? How dreadful. I could have used mine as a headshot.

How dreadful.

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by Anonymousreply 272March 22, 2023 2:18 AM

Priscilla seems like a sloppy but fun drunk! 🥂

by Anonymousreply 273March 22, 2023 2:44 AM

[quote] She has a new-ish official website that defines the word "basic" in every sense.

First sign that it's a "basic" website is that its address is priscillabm2015.wixsite.com, not priscillabarnes.com. I'll bet her official email address is priscillabm2015@aol.com.

by Anonymousreply 274March 22, 2023 3:30 AM

I knew someone who worked on Three’s Company who said Priscilla was a big coke fiend at the time.

by Anonymousreply 275March 22, 2023 3:33 AM

R270 Suzy Summers was such a rebel! Gotta love that bimbo.

by Anonymousreply 276March 22, 2023 8:27 AM

R275 as opposed to the rest of the cast?

by Anonymousreply 277March 22, 2023 9:06 AM

In 1981 John Ritter and Audra Lindley worked together for an episode of the religious anthology show Insight. Lindley in particular is nowhere near her 3's Company persona.

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by Anonymousreply 278March 22, 2023 11:42 AM

R278 No doubt the whole world treats your clammy undulating snatch the way Stan rejected Hel's slimy snatch.

by Anonymousreply 279March 22, 2023 12:19 PM

Suzanne Somers is a Trump-loving cunt.

by Anonymousreply 280March 22, 2023 2:50 PM

Where’s the story about fingering Suzanne in a hot tub?

by Anonymousreply 281March 22, 2023 4:30 PM

Would Lana be the first cougar represented on t.v? Methinks she is.

by Anonymousreply 282March 22, 2023 5:25 PM

I always hated how Priscilla Barnes as Terri would do this stupid "la la la" thing with her arms, and then wave at a non-existent person on the road, while sitting comfortably in the zoo tram next to Jack, after having fake laughed at something pervy that Larry just said (when he said absolutely nothing!!). As a kid, I seethed at that, because she seemed so fake and "happy go lucky". Skip to 0:06 in the below, and watch this over and over. Priscilla was a psycho.

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by Anonymousreply 283March 22, 2023 10:20 PM

Excuse the hell out of me, r282

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by Anonymousreply 284March 22, 2023 10:30 PM

Was Mr. Roper just deeply, deeply closeted? Not that gays would want to claim him as one of us. But: he always made fun of Jack for being a supposed 'mo. And the wouldn't fuck poor frustrated Mrs. Roper. That can't just be ED. Did he ever leer at any of the girls or want to fuck them? Chrissy would have, for free rent.

by Anonymousreply 285March 23, 2023 1:00 AM

What is Insight and where would one see this? PBS? Jay sandrich directed this is I’m guessing it was some sort of prestigious playhouse type thing. Did a lot of movie and TV stars guest on it?

I recognize the old guy as Trippers grandfather when he pretended to be a doctor. And the young-ish girl from the dance of episode of Laverne & Shirley. Sad I know.

by Anonymousreply 286March 23, 2023 1:46 AM

Also I love how Ritter , Henry Winkler and all those TV actors of the time always sported beards on hiatus. Was such a thing.

by Anonymousreply 287March 23, 2023 1:49 AM

Little kids love drunk Priscilla!

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by Anonymousreply 288March 23, 2023 1:57 AM

Mrs. Roper farted in her caftans all the time. Imagine the smell underneath.

by Anonymousreply 289March 23, 2023 3:19 AM

Fart jokes are so funny!

by Anonymousreply 290March 23, 2023 7:43 AM

R288 Yuck. Whoo iz that uglee man exposing himself to lil gurlls. Pedo.

by Anonymousreply 291March 23, 2023 10:38 AM

R286: Insight was a religious themed anthology show produced by the Paulist Fathers, a Catholic organization of priests whose mission is to reach out those outside the Catholic Faith. The show was syndicated from 1960 until the early 80s. The executive producer was Father Elwood Keiser. Show started as 30 minute sermons/lectures by Father Keiser, but soon developed into an anthology show like Twilight Zone or Playhouse 90 with a different story each week. The show was low budget but managed to get some top writers and actors to appear. Someone I follow on Twitter who is into old TV shows made me aware of this series last fall and I've enjoyed watching many of the old episodes on the Insight Youtube channel. Some of the episodes can be preachy and/or quite dated, but others are very well done. Here's link to the channel on YouTube.

A few episodes are also quite camp. Especially episode 386 17 Forever which includes a mother daugher wig snatching fight. Rue McClanahan plays the mother.

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by Anonymousreply 292March 23, 2023 10:47 AM

That prissy Rue McClanahan was a slut.

by Anonymousreply 293March 23, 2023 11:16 AM

R283 Hopelessly Homosexual even at 6, huh?

by Anonymousreply 294March 23, 2023 12:23 PM

R283 izz ten trillion % sikotic. Priss was directed to do that by the director. Clearly sico don't have no phucking clue about anything.

by Anonymousreply 295March 23, 2023 12:52 PM

I liked Rue. Betty was a cunt.

by Anonymousreply 296March 23, 2023 5:15 PM

Short film with Priscilla that was written/directed by her husband (who co-stars).

He is still quite handsome. She looks like she could be playing his mother. She really shouldn’t have fucked up her face!

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by Anonymousreply 297March 23, 2023 6:23 PM

Why didn't they invite Chrissy to Janet and Phillip's wedding? Seems so unfair to leave her stuck and her mother's guest bedroom waiting for that invite.

by Anonymousreply 298March 23, 2023 6:25 PM

Janet got married?

by Anonymousreply 299March 23, 2023 6:28 PM

Janet's parents didn't want to come either r 298

by Anonymousreply 300March 23, 2023 6:40 PM

Suzanne, Priscilla and Jenilee have all bared their breasts in magazines or movies. Joyce has not.

by Anonymousreply 301March 23, 2023 7:28 PM

Nobody wanted to see that angry Muppet’s titties in 1979, and nobody wants to see them now.

by Anonymousreply 302March 23, 2023 7:41 PM

I wanna see Joyce’s titties!!

by Anonymousreply 303March 23, 2023 7:48 PM

I named Joyce’s breasts “bitter” and “disappointed”.

by Anonymousreply 304March 23, 2023 8:06 PM

Bitter, disappointing and unapproving were Joyce’s bread and butter

by Anonymousreply 305March 23, 2023 8:27 PM

I think we all forget what a cultural phenomenon, Joyce and Ray Buktenica were in the late 1970s. They were the precursors for Brangelina and Bennifer in terms of celibrity romances that the public could not get enough of.

by Anonymousreply 306March 23, 2023 11:05 PM
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by Anonymousreply 307March 23, 2023 11:16 PM

Nude Joyce has all the appeal of a diner's 1.99 breakfast plate: two fried eggs and a strip of undercooked bacon.

by Anonymousreply 308March 24, 2023 2:12 AM

This Joyce Detwat troll is the most deranged troll I ever seen on this site. Holy jeesass fuck. Tryna compare this pear shaped bottom nobody to Brangelina! LOl.

by Anonymousreply 309March 24, 2023 2:16 AM

Rona Barrett nicknamed Joyce and Ray “Royce” back in the later ‘70s. She also broke the story of their split after their televised blowup on Battle of the Network Stars when they competed on opposite teams for the Simon Says event.

by Anonymousreply 310March 24, 2023 5:21 AM


any vid of their blowup?

by Anonymousreply 311March 24, 2023 9:05 AM

Richard Kline did an episode of Insight. Alas Insight never asked Joyce De Witt, Suzanne Somers, Jenilee Harrison or Priscilla Barnes to do an episode.

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by Anonymousreply 312March 24, 2023 11:54 AM

Richard Klein was acshully a rilly smart guy. I remember he commented on some epis of 3s C and his college education rilly shawn throo. He was abul to intelecshully brake down the episode. Most in Hollywood are dumberer than fucking toothpaste.

by Anonymousreply 313March 24, 2023 11:58 AM

Lay off the sauce, r313/Priscilla!

by Anonymousreply 314March 24, 2023 12:01 PM

Fuck yoo, Joyce Detwat troll.

by Anonymousreply 315March 24, 2023 12:14 PM

Joyce had it all scrubbed from the internet, R311. She's THAT powerful.

by Anonymousreply 316March 24, 2023 6:41 PM

R310, I will never get Joyce's shrill shrieking of, "BUT YOU DIDN'T SAY SIMON SAYS!!!" at Ray over and over out of my head. I've heard from the more than one person that Tammy Lauren suffered severe trauma from witnessing the incident (she was only 12 or 13 at the time) and it ultimately played a big part in her leaving show business for good.

by Anonymousreply 317March 24, 2023 7:56 PM

Describe Joyce’s minge in detail. Show your work.

by Anonymousreply 318March 24, 2023 8:03 PM

Didn’t Joyce fist a DL’er in the Bellagio fountains once?

by Anonymousreply 319March 24, 2023 8:30 PM

Any vids of Joyce diddling her gash?

by Anonymousreply 320March 24, 2023 9:35 PM

Well, this thread was hilarious for the first couple hundred posts maybe.

This is classic DL pointless bitchery, and I live for it. Love you bitches!

by Anonymousreply 321March 25, 2023 5:41 AM

Most of it is the revolting Joyce Detwat troll. So no it is not.

by Anonymousreply 322March 25, 2023 11:12 AM

How come nobody gives a s*** about Threes a Crowd?

by Anonymousreply 323March 25, 2023 1:47 PM

Gives a what?

You know we can curse here, right?

by Anonymousreply 324March 25, 2023 2:32 PM

When you are speaking into a mic it automatically you.

by Anonymousreply 325March 25, 2023 3:20 PM

Censors you.

by Anonymousreply 326March 25, 2023 3:20 PM

Ah, I gotchu. I didn't know that.

by Anonymousreply 327March 25, 2023 3:30 PM

My voice to text does not censor me fuck cunt bitch

by Anonymousreply 328March 25, 2023 5:37 PM

Did Joyce shave her pussy when she returned second season with her new look?

by Anonymousreply 329March 25, 2023 5:39 PM

Who told Suzanne to do that fucked up ponytail? It’s not sexy; it makes Chrissy look like she’s attending the same school as Joyce’s son on The Love Boat.

by Anonymousreply 330March 25, 2023 5:49 PM

Actually, it was determined that Joyce was ahead of her time with her short spiky do. She is credited with having the first "punk" style. Suzie Quatro was pissed when it was announced.

by Anonymousreply 331March 25, 2023 6:01 PM

R330 The constant bleaching caused a bald spot so that fucked up ponytail was hiding it.

by Anonymousreply 332March 25, 2023 6:10 PM

[quote]it is complicated by the fact that I enjoy the Ropers more than Mr. Furley.

I actually thought if anyone else in the cast besides Ritter should've been nominated for an Emmy, it was Audra Lindley. Her line deliveries as Mrs. Roper were priceless.

by Anonymousreply 333March 25, 2023 7:23 PM

[quote]Who told Suzanne to do that fucked up ponytail? It’s not sexy; it makes Chrissy look like she’s attending the same school as Joyce’s son on The Love Boat.

It is known as a "hair spout."

by Anonymousreply 334March 25, 2023 8:20 PM

Did they really make that cheap new set of credits and add THREE'S A CROWD to the syndication package as THREE'S COMPANY TOO? Or did a fan do that?

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by Anonymousreply 335March 25, 2023 9:41 PM

R335, I think some stations over the years have shown "Three's A Crowd" as part of the "Three's Company" syndication package -- i.e., after airing the final episode of "TC," they switch to "TAC" and go through all of those episodes (it only lasted a season) before cycling back to the first episode of "TC." I've never known if they actually changed the title of the show to "Three's Company Too," though I guess that wouldn't surprise me if they did.

By the way, this practice has been done before. If you've ever watched the syndicated reruns of "Night Gallery," the episodes featuring Gary Collins were from a separate, short-run series called "The Sixth Sense" whose 1-hour installments were severely edited to fit into the half-hour syndicated run of "Night Gallery" (with newly-filmed introductions provided by Rod Serling).

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by Anonymousreply 336March 25, 2023 10:04 PM

""Gee, Chrissy your right, these yogo poses really gets the blood flowing!"

"You're telling me!"


"Don't listen to him Janet, remember were here to expand our minds."

"Oh, I'm expanding, too,! Aye yi yi! Spfdck! Brzzvxxxk!"

by Anonymousreply 337March 26, 2023 12:16 AM

As a gayling, I wanted to rub my hands all over John Ritter’s hairy chest.

by Anonymousreply 338March 26, 2023 12:47 AM

What happened to OG roommate Eleanor's baby from the pilot episode? When she returned in season 2 there was no mention of the child.

by Anonymousreply 339March 26, 2023 12:58 AM

R310 I really can’t tell if that’s a parody or not that’s the scary part.

I started going down that Insight rabbit hole (that you for the link btw) really so many tv and movie actors were on that - I wonder why because it’s…a strange show. Like Afterschool special for adults.

by Anonymousreply 340March 26, 2023 1:27 AM

R340, I've gone down the Insight rabbit hole as well. It's an earnest show that tackled serious issues in a sincere way. Quite often, It's filmed/videotaped single act theater. The actors were paid scale. I imagine they did it as a change of pace from the more commercial projects they were doing and do something with more substance. One of my favorite Insights is The Clown of Freedom starring Martin Sheen (who did a lot of Insights) as a clown in a Latin American country arrested by the military dictatorship because what he and his troupe do in their act is considered a threat to the regime. Liberation theology occasionally popped up on these Insights.

by Anonymousreply 341March 26, 2023 10:39 AM

There was a lame corporate sketch show called "Two's Company" meant to lure ordinary citizens to do Focus groups that I saw at least three timea.

by Anonymousreply 342March 26, 2023 11:01 AM

I always thought they were singing, "come and knock on our door, take a step in the nude"

For years I wondered why they wanted us to step out in the nude.

by Anonymousreply 343March 26, 2023 11:34 AM

R343 is an actual retard. That's why.

by Anonymousreply 344March 26, 2023 12:22 PM

I laughed out loud at that one, R343. It does sound like that.

Speaking of which, remember when Janet and Mrs Roper stepped out in the nude for a good cause? There was a belly dancer in that episode who was shaking her body in front of Mr Roper and you could see the top of her pubic hair or was it just me?

by Anonymousreply 345March 26, 2023 2:00 PM

I been checking clips and find the one where jacks visits is so cringey with misogyny, awful acting and bad writing. Chrissy is not a good person. And Suzanne Somers playing drunk was horrifying. I I have seen the shoes since the 70s and they are worse than I remember.

They tried the old the gang winning a pile of money trope and how they change was embarrassing to watch. Then they all attack each other so harshly. Chrissy was backstabbing, lying, mean witch. Wow.

by Anonymousreply 346March 26, 2023 4:44 PM
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