"A Friend in Need"
Season Six, Episode #18
#118 in Series
Series: Three's Company
Network/Country: ABC-TV / USA
Air date February 16, 1982
Production code
Written by James Ritz
Directed by: Dave Powers
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Cast Information
Starring: John Ritter
Joyce DeWitt
Priscilla Barnes
Don Knotts
Richard Kline
Jenilee Harrison
Guest stars: Jordan Charney ... as Mr. Angelino
Gino Conforti ... as Felipe Gómez
Terry Kiser... as Mr. Canon
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A Friend in Need is the 18th episode of Season 6 of Three's Company, and the 118th overall episode in the series. Written by James Ritz, the episode was directed by Dave Powers. It first aired on ABC-TV on February 16, 1982.


Jack subs for the chef at Angelino's Restaurant, where a mobster is so impressed with the bill of fare that he insists Jack be made permanent chef.


Felipe trusts Jack to fill in for him as head chef at Angelino's while his wife is having a baby. After Mr. Canon, an important customer falls in love with Jack's linguini, Angelino fires Felipe and hires Jack permanently. Not wanting to steal Felipe's job, the trio plot to sabotage the meal and Felipe gets his job back.

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