Three's a Crowd

Season 1 Episode 22

A Star is Born

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Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Apr 09, 1985 on ABC
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A Star is Born
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Vicky is excited to get a bit part in a commercial for the airline she works for, but Jack may ruin the opportunity when he gets in a tussle with the pompous director. However, Jack turns the tables when he overhears an executive raving about Vicky's performance.moreless

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  • I'll say it once, and I'll say it a million times: Stuart Pankin is not funny.

    0.5
    Yet, he dominates everything but the opening quarter of this episode as if the show was named the Stuart Pankin Show of Arrogance.



    A bit of background: Pankin plays the "pompous director" spoken of in the summary. Yes, he is a pompous ass (just as the crew "filming" the commercial say behind his back), and no, he's not funny doing so.



    Strangely enough, Pankin's plastic delivery and short-temper humor is quite characteristic of '90s-era sitcoms; to see it as early as 1985 is quite surprising.



    There's not much to say for Ritter or Cadorette here - Ritter has a few good lines, but Pankin's character spoils the mood of the episode beyond saving. What's worse, we see Ritter virtually groveling to the pig. You can only feel sympathy for Cadorette, who is needlessly caught up in the fray as an innocent victim.



    It is a very sorry thing that this episode has to stand as the swan song for the character of Jack Tripper, for it's a virtual garbage bin on film.moreless
Stuart Pankin

Stuart Pankin

Alex Cummings

Guest Star

George Solomon

George Solomon

Lenny

Guest Star

Bruce Gray

Bruce Gray

Mr. Blake

Guest Star

Jessica Walter

Jessica Walter

Claudia Bradford

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