Three's Company

Season 7 Episode 2

Jack Goes to the Dentist

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Aired Unknown Oct 12, 1982 on ABC
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Jack Goes to the Dentist
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Jack, who has a great fear of dentists, wakes up with a toothache. Terri schedules him to see a children's dentist that she happens to be dating, but she picks a bad time to break up with him.

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  • Jack's toothache prompts him to go seek a dentist, against his will when Terri books him in with her former dentist who specializes in children.

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    It seems like every sitcom in the 1970s and 1980s had a dentist episode, where the main comedic character experiences a toothache and anxiety regarding the idea of seeing a dentist. So he hides the pain until his roommate, family member, average person on the street, forces him to go see a dentist, who is always tied into one of the accessory characters of the show. This episode of Three's Company is no exception. In fact, it might be on the more mediocre episodes in the history of this fantastic comedy. The jokes are off, the dynamics between the three characters are off, and they rehash a tired, old situational comedic plot that is not funny in the least. Cosby's show does an excellent portrait of this when Rudy takes her friend Peter to the dentist. That is the dental seriocomic episode to watch, not this one. The other sub plot for this episode revolves around Terri and the pediactric dentist who has a crush on her but it isn't reciprocated and as a result, Jack suffers for it in the dental chair.moreless

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    • This was Jeffrey Tambor's final guest appearance on Three's Company. He had previously starred in The Ropers, the short lived spin-off series that was cancelled in 1980. This was the only time he appeared in either series wearing a toupee.

    • When Dr. Greene examines Jack's teeth, he points the mirror on the exact opposite side of where Jack said his tooth was hurting and pointed to. Dr. Greene eventually makes his diagnosis of the tooth without ever even actually looking at the side it was on.

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