"A Hundred Dollars a What?"
Season Five, Episode #3
#81 in Series
Series: Three's Company
Network/Country: ABC-TV / USA
Air date November 18, 1980
Production code
Written by George Burditt
Directed by: Dave Powers
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Cast Information
Starring: John Ritter
Joyce DeWitt
Suzanne Somers (credit only)
Don Knotts
Richard Kline
Guest stars: Elaine Giftos Darlene
Mickey Deems ... as Gimbel
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A Hundred Dollars a What? is the third episode of Season Five of Three's Company, and the 81st overall episode of the series.


Plot summaryEdit

Chrissy announces that Darlene (Elaine Giftos), her once conservative high school valedictorian friend, will be an unexpected house guest. Jack objects but when Darlene turns out to be quite shapely, as well as smart and successful, he is smitten. Jack invites her to accompany him to San Diego for his mother's birthday. However, when Janet intercepts a provocative phone call, she's shocked to learn Darlene's lucrative profession is the world's oldest. Unwilling to disillusion innocent Chrissy, Janet tells her Darlene is a hostess. When Chrissy asks her friend to take her to the convention for some "on-the-job" training, Janet and Jack attempt an outrageous rescue.

Note: In this episode, Suzanne Somers makes her final "full" appearance. Her remaining seven appearances would be cameos in which Chrissy would telephone from her parents' house and talk to Jack or Janet for a minute or two. 

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