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Three’s Company is the Best Show on TV

Freaks and Geeks is one of my favorite shows of all time, mostly because Lindsay Weir is the most realistic depiction I’ve ever seen of a teenage girl. I felt like Lindsay Weir every single day from the time I was 13 to the time I was 20, and I still feel like her a lot of days. This scene from F&G doesn’t feature Lindsay (or Kim, the baddest bitch you’ll ever meet), but it does feature I line that someone in my family says just about everyday: “Three’s Company is the best show on TV!” If you don’t know why we say it so much, then you don’t know how often Three’s Company comes up in conversation.

Not-So-Secret Celebrity Crush: John Ritter


When my mom was a kid, she wasn’t allowed to watch Three’s Company because a man lived with two women and, according to my grandma, that constituted “living in sin.” Nevermind that he was pretending to be gay in order to live there! Nevermind that he wasn’t hooking up with either lady and was instead making do with reasonably tame sexual innuendo! In case you wondered, yes, I have heard about how spending my weekends vacationing in sin is setting a bad example for the younger members of my family, but like Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears before her, I never asked to be a role model.
While I admire John Ritter for being a pioneer in the field of cohabitation, he was also one of my 1st television crushes. The boyish good looks and floppy hair certainly appealed to a kid who thought Ken dolls were the epitome of male attractiveness, but it was how funny he was that really did it for me. He was a master of physical comedy, from prat falling to mugging for the camera. He made the most ridiculous scenarios (like pretending to be his own cousin from Texas by putting on and removing a cowboy hat every time Mr. Roeper turned his back) work just by being totally committed. John Ritter was just plain hilarious, and I’d be willing to overlook almost anything in a guy as long as he made me belly laugh on the regular (let’s hope I never meet a really funny serial killer). Three’s Company is the best show on TV.
The 70’s clothes didn’t hurt, either.


And then there’s this picture with Gonzo: