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.
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*
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