Three's a Crowd

Season 1 Episode 11

James Steps Out

Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Dec 18, 1984 on ABC
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James Steps Out
Jack is shocked to discover that Mr. Bradford is dating the young artist he's been trying to convince Jack to buy a painting from. However, Vicky has good reason to believe that her father is setting himself up for heartbreak.

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  • One of my favorite Vicki moments

    Just watched this episode today for the second time here on trusty, good old Antenna tv. Here are my thoughts:

    1. This is a Martin Rips/Joseph Staretski episode, so you'll see your share of Three's Company Jack physical comedy and interchanges from comedic to dramatic, something you'll love from Janet the Dancer eps and My Brother Lee eps.

    2. James has to appear to advocate for his new girlfriend, artist Lee. Using an investment to make the restaurant look fresh as an excuse, he kind of lies about seeing artist Lee, who happens to be an artist, but we know what James Bradford really wants. (You'll probably recognize Sharon Wyatt if you caught a lot of 80's tv

    3. Vicki gets to go outside the nice girl box that she's kind of in and out of. She is a nice girl through and through, though you'd have to have a little bent to prefer living with Jack instead of getting married. I love seeing her stick it to Lee (no spoilers, but I really didn't see that one coming).

    4. What I want to know, kind of a goof really, is why is the scene in James Bradford's apartment (which you finally get to see in this episode, very cute)... is why is Jack afraid of James because of the boxing championship trophy? I really don't know if they had even remembered Jack was a boxer in the Navy, plus he was never afraid to let you know in Three's Company. That seemed to me to be quite disappointing to not bring up Jack's background.

    In all, a great episode, and EZ is very funny in this one too. My compliments to the wardrobe person. I really love how Vicki is not afraid to mix and match patterns, and in this episode, she wears a really on trend mix of a black plaid skirt and a puffed, short sleeve navy fair isle sweater with red scottie dogs. I actually remember that style when I was a teen, and I think I pulled off something similar with plaid stirrup pants and a red sweater and striped top in 1985.moreless

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