Wednesday, September 13, 2006

‘Three’s Company’ Star Insists Show Was Classic Farce

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – You might think Three’s Company was just a wacky sitcom where John Ritter fell down a lot while Suzanne Somers’ boobs bobbled.

But there is much more to it, according to Joyce DeWitt, who played Janet Wood on the long running series.

As she puts it, “We considered the show to be an updated version of a 16th century classic farce, where there was lots of assumptions, including that of sexual identity.”

She also says the show did add a modern spin on things. In her words, “Our show was the first one that showed men and women having a truly intimate relationship without it involving sexuality.”

Plus, she appreciates the fact that homosexuality was viewed somewhat positively, even though it was mainly used as a ruse so that Jack Tripper could live with the girls without riling up the Ropers.

DeWitt is happy with her Three’s Company legacy and says the best part is when families with small children tell her how much everyone loves the show.

TV Land will be celebrating the show’s 30th anniversary with a 30-hour marathon starting Saturday (Sept. 16).

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