Three's Company/Trivia

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  • Acting for Two: Sort of. In the first opening sequence, Jack gets distracted by a brunette passing by and takes a tumble on his bike. The brunette? Suzanne Somers with a wig. Justified since the show was still in pilot stages when that was filmed so they had to be frugal.
  • Billing Displacement: Inverted; Suzanne Somers wanted top billing for being the show's Fan Service, but she was refused and this led to her departure from the show.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: David Ruprecht, later to become famous as host of the Lifetime/PAX game show Supermarket Sweep, appeared as Phillip Dawson, the man whom Janet married in the final episodes. Incidentally, Sweep's creator and executive producer Al Howard previously worked for ABC himself as an account executive and advertising copywriter, and in fact, Sweep originally first ran on ABC's daytime schedule from 1965 to 1967.
  • Old Shame: "Shame" might be stretching it, but Priscilla Barnes says she was miserable the entire time. She's called it the three worst years of her life, and tried to walk, but couldn't get out of her contract.