Reversing the Numbness

Monday, July 9, 2007

The Sleek Awards: Best Episode of Three's Company

We all watched it. Jack Tripper's zany adventures with his hot roommates made Three's Company one of the most beloved sit-coms of the late '70s and early '80s. You might think it would be hard to narrow all of the awesome episodes down to one ultimate show, but through much deliberation I've succeeded. So, without further ado, allow me to introduce the latest recipient of the increasingly prestigious Sleek Awards:

The episode where there was a misunderstanding.

Unfortunately, I don't remember the name of the episode, but if I describe it I'm sure you'll remember it. I think it was Crissy who opened a door and heard Jack and Janet talking about something as innocent as can be, but Crissy misunderstood the meaning and thought there was some kind of hanky panky going on. Later Mr. Furley -- or was it the Ropers? -- got the low-down from Crissy about what she thought was going on, and then when they next saw Jack and Janet, the young roommates said something that again was innocent but, in the context of Mr. Furley's/The Ropers' confused idea of what was going on, propagated the misunderstanding! Add to the mix the introduction of Larry, who also somehow got the idea that Crissy was in love with him, and then later Jack made dinner and somehow had a mishap with a bag of flour that ended up on everyone involved. This is when the truth was finally revealed, and everyone went to the Regal Beagle and had a drink.

It was the best episode ever, for sure, and therefore deserves this award more than all of the others. If you ever see that this episode is airing, set your TiVo immediately!


Clash said...

I so remember that epsisode! Lets head to the Regal Beagle. Drinks are on me tonight.

Mom! Toilets blogged! said...

I'm sorry, I hadn't realized there ever was an awesome episode of Threes Company. My bad, I'll set my Tivo right now.

SleekPelt said...

clash: I knew you would, pal.

mom: You're such a kidder, Mom!

spooge said...

does anyone know where I can get one of those T-shirts that looks like a tux? their are a couple of weddings coming up and i think that would be an awesome addition. especially with my Heely's.

Rob Zero said...

I remember that episode almost as well as I remember the Bruce Willis action movie where he makes smart-ass quips while killing people.

Can anyone remember the Pacino movie where he screamed and ranted? I can't recall which one it is.

SleekPelt said...

rob: I saw that Bruce Willis movie! Another favorite of mine is the episode of The Wonder Years where Kevin has an epiphany at the end. So good!

SleekPelt said...

spooge: Why of course.

The Dalai Mama said...

Sleek: You stole my favorite ep of The Wonder Years! As for your fave episode of Three's Company...Oh for fuck's sake!

The Dalai Mama said...

Mom!: I'm glad to "see" you back!

Mom! Toilets blogged! said...

Hello Dalai:

Well phrased!
I thought I had wandered into the wrong blog, Perversing the Dumbness, thanks for the reality check.
Threes Company, really now. Sleek has played his cards and gone too far, this must be a joke, I see no way out for him.

Melissavina said...

Oh I love that episode. I remember Larry saying something hilarious about he and Jack going to meet some women in a hot tub?

That's also the one where Janet says "Oh Jack!" And looks at him disapprovingly.

Great call on this one. I'm setting my TiVo now!

Zee said...

Sleek, you have gotten SO much milage out that one...and its still ALWAYS FUNNY!

SleekPelt said...

mom!: I too am glad to see you back. You're always welcome to come and knock on my door!

melissavina: You've seen it -- I knew you would have! I'm pretty sure it was also the episode where Jack made some gay remark and Mr. Furley/Mr. Roper made a funny, awkward face and left the apartment immediately.

zee: Indeed, though I'd never broken it all the way down before.

getto said...

Is it me, or do their heads look photochopped on their bodies?
And Sleek- I wouldn't have gotten it if you hadn't explained it. I would still be up tonight trying to remember that episode. Doh!

josh williams said...

Sleek, toilet is good people he just gets a little anti sitcomish when he has not ridden his bike for a few days, its all good...Peace Trails I offer an olive branch. I live in Indy, Toilet has a river house in Indy, for the September 14 (my birthday) 2008 moto gp race at the speedway you are all welcome to toilets house, spillover can stay at me casa.
I have said this before and I will say this again, come and knock on toilets door....JW

SleekPelt said...

geto boy: I'm glad we had the chance to chat about it, then, because you need as much sleep as you can get, pal.

josh: There's not a chance that I'll miss that race, and I'll keep the offer of crashing on Mom's boat in mind.