Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tidbid Tuesday: Three's Company

I loved watching Three's Company when I was a kid.  Believe it or not, I actually learned most of my English from watching the show.  The month before school started for me right after I moved to the US, I watched a whole bunch of shows, but Jack Tripper, Chrissey Snow, and Janet Wood were the three people that I loved watching over and over again.

For me, at the time, since I couldn't fully understand everything that was said, I was more entertained by the physical comedy of the show.  My dad would literally laugh hysterically at Jack when he'd trip over a couch and flips himself through his kitchen door.  Or when a pie is thrown on Jack's face because he's done something terribly bad. 

The show sometimes runs on syndication on certain networks, and when I watch it now, I finally can appreciate why it was so popular.  There was no such show like this in the 70's, where three young adults lived in a hip area...and one of them a guy.  In the show, they address this issue by having Jack pretend he's gay infront of his landlords.  At my young age, I had NO idea what that meant. 

Nor did I understand such dialogues as these:

Janet: Chrissey, your dad is a minister, what does he usually say to couples in trouble?
Chrissey: He tells them to keep the baby.

Stanley Roper:  Not in my building!
Jack:  I swear, it will be completely platonic.
Stanley Roper: What's that mean?
Mrs. Roper: Like you and me, Stanley.

Chrissey: Men are so unsympathetic.
Jack: Baloney.

Chrissey: Oh yeah? Then how come there are more women nurses than men?
Jack: [pause] Because there are more men who get sick because of women.

But I still loved it.  I want to eventually collect the whole 8 season series on DVD so I can just have it in the background as I...say...blog!  I believe shows like Three's Company helped pave the way for shows like Friends and Will and Grace.  In fact, on several occasions, Three's Company is referenced in Friends.  For instance, the episode where Chandler asks Monica to move in together, Rachel (who still lived with Monica at the time) thought she'd still remain roomies in the apartment and started to sing, "Come and knock on our door.....".  Hilarious! 

Since this is Tidbid Tuesday, here's another tidbit.  Lisa of Confessions of a Call Center Gal dedicated a wonderful post to Chris and my photography business.  I can't tell you how surprised to have seen this in my Google Reader as I scrolled down the pages.  Lisa is truly a hilarious girl with a wonderful talent as displayed by her first chick-lit book that was recently published.  From one girl to another, I'm helping support Lisa with her ventures and I hope you will too!  Lisa has a FB page as well for her book, so check it out and give her a "Like"!!!  Lisa, if you're reading this (and I know you read every post), thank you SO much girl friend!  You're my SOUL SISTA and I hope to meet you one day!  *Flying kisses your way*


  1. Viva la Three's Company! I LOVE that show. Growing up, that was one of my fav shows, in addition to McGyver, the A Team and I Dream of Jeannie. And you will not believe this but I own Suzanne Somers' thigh master! lol, just like every woman in the world, I strive for smaller thighs.
    and Cindi, you're SO welcome and thanks for supporting me too. You have MAD SKILLS and I know one day your dreams will come true ... I read your - What's the Plan post :-) And I hope all us bloggy sistas will be able to see your home studio some day soon. And awww hells yea sista, I know, I could see us being good friends if we ever met. You have such a heart of gold it'll be like being in the presence of Mother Theresa :-) Well, a Mother Theresa slash Cat Thief.
    omg, there is The Bachelor NEWS today. It hit the wires that Brad picks Emily at the end!!!! Reality Steve admitted he got it all wrong with Chantal. Deep breath. Not sure how I feel about this . . . I hope he mans up and becomes a good husband and father.

  2. I haven't ever seen Three's Company before, but it sounds like it would be right up my alley! Thanks for sharing! My favorite show when I was young was Frasier -- which should make it pretty clear that I was hugely uncool as a little kid :)

  3. Lisa - You're so hilarious man! I can't wait until The Bachelor in two weeks. Ugh...the suspense is killing me!

    Jamie - Frasier! Haha that show put Seattle on the map! I love how they get together at a coffee shop at the Pike Place Market and no one that lives here would ever do that cause it's so crowded down there and parking is horrendous. But it was still fun!

  4. Ohhh..isn't Lisa a sweetie? Can you see why i love this blogging community?
    I have never heard of Three's company until now. Sounds really funny! It's great to see bloggers like yourself tune into these guilty pleasures on TV..hehe. First The Bachelor now this - cool! One show i am loving now is Modern Family...i think it's hilarious!

  5. OMG I LOVE Three's Company. It holds a special place in my heart. Not only did I grow up watching it, but my fiance and I used to watch it late at night, when we first starting dating. I thought it was so awesome that I found a guy that loved Jack, Chrissy and Janet as much as me! It brings back the best memories!

  6. Three's company is awesome. I think I must've seen every episode including the spinoff... Three's a Crowd. Remember that?

    I was just a little kid when I watched it, so much of the dialogue went over my head too. I used to ask my mother about some of the jokes that I didn't get, and she'd always give me a vague and evasive reply. lol