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Three's Company

Don Knotts

Ralph Furley

This veteran actor and comedian is best known for his high-strung, bug-eyed portrayal of Deputy Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show (1960-1968), a role for which he won five consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy. Knotts was an accomplished comedian before he hit Mayberry, and had a regular stint on the early comedy classic The Tonight Show with Steve Allen, where he honed his nervous, bumbling persona.

Born in West Virginia, Knotts developed a ventriloquist act as a teen, which he performed in and around his hometown of Morgantown WV. When he enlisted in the Army during WWII, he took the act on the road as part of "Stars and Gripes," a special service unit that entertained the troops. After the war, Knotts enrolled in West Virginia University where he majored in theater.

Upon his arrival in New York, Knotts kept busy working comedy clubs and making radio appearances. He met life-long friend Andy Griffith when the two appeared on Broadway in No Time for Sergeants. When The Tonight Show moved to Hollywood, Knotts met up with Griffith again, who told him about a TV show he was developing. It was Knotts who suggested creating the character of Barney Fife.

Knotts went on to translate his awkward, everyman character into numerous television and film roles, including The Incredible Mr. Limpert (1964), The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966), The Shakiest Gun in the West, and two Apple Dumpling Gang (1975 & 1979) flicks with fellow comedian, Tim Conway. Ralph Furley was Knotts' final sitcom role, but he continued to make TV and film appearances almost up until the time of his death in 2006. Twice married, he is survived by a son and daughter.

Character Bio

Ralph Furley becomes the roommates' new landlord when the Ropers sell their building to his brother. What's not to love about this aging bachelor? Well, his wardrobe, perhaps, which he thinks is hip and contemporary.In truth, Ralph has something of a Mr. Magoo sensibility when it comes to clothes--fashion forward he isn't.

But you have to give him credit for being confident, and when it comes to women, he's eager to show Larry and Jack (whom he thinks he can "cure") how an old pro goes about wooing the ladies. Yet when sultry Lana Shields moves into the building, Ralph soon finds he'll have to try every trick in his book to win her affection.

Three's Company TV Schedule

Saturday
September 20
4:00am
Dying to Meet You
Larry helps Jack fake his own death.
TV-PG
4:30am
The Case of the Missing Blonde
Janet and Jack mistakenly think Cindy's been kidnapped.
TV-PG
Sunday
September 21
3:00am
Dying to Meet You
Larry helps Jack fake his own death.
TV-PG
3:30am
The Case of the Missing Blonde
Janet and Jack mistakenly think Cindy's been kidnapped.
TV-PG
4:00am
Honest Jack Tripper
Jack's giving up on sweet talk and little white lies.
TV-PG
4:30am
Jack Bares All (Part 1)
An encounter with a less than accommodating nurse during a visit to the ER comes back to haunt Jack.
TV-PG
5:00am
Jack Bares All (Part 2)
Jack doesn't like Terri and wants her out of the apartment, despite Janet's pleas for him to be reasonable.
TV-PG
5:30am
Terri Makes Her Move
Terri's determined to gain Jack's favor, which Janet interprets as something other than simple platonic interest.
TV-PG
Tuesday
September 23
3:30am
In need of another roommate, two single girls find their next roommate, Jack, in the tub at their last roommates' going away party. Jack, Janet and Chrissy find themselves living together in an apartment in Santa Monica. Jack is
TV-PG
3:54am
Professor Jack
Jack's giving cooking lessons to an older woman, but Terri thinks it's something else.
TV-PG
4:00am
In need of another roommate, two single girls find their next roommate, Jack, in the tub at their last roommates' going away party. Jack, Janet and Chrissy find themselves living together in an apartment in Santa Monica. Jack is
TV-PG
4:27am
Some of That Jazz
Terri and Jack fear Janet's jazz instructor is pressuring her into sleeping with him.
TV-PG
4:30am
In need of another roommate, two single girls find their next roommate, Jack, in the tub at their last roommates' going away party. Jack, Janet and Chrissy find themselves living together in an apartment in Santa Monica. Jack is
TV-PG