"And Mother Makes Four"
Season One, Episode Two
#2 in Series
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Mrs. Snow, Chrissy's mom, makes an expected but unwelcome visit, as Janet, who's at the Regal Beagle with Jack, tries to keep him there until Mrs. Snow, who doesn't know that he is living with the girls, leaves, only to have her decide to spend the night, making things sticky for a worried Chrissy in "And Mother Makes Four" in Season 1.
Series: Three's Company
Network/Country: ABC-TV / USA
Air date March 24, 1977
Production code 0102
Written by Don Nicholl, Michael Ross & Bernie West
Directed by: Bill Hobin
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Cast Information
Starring: John Ritter
Joyce DeWitt
Suzanne Somers
Norman Fell
Audra Lindley
Guest stars: Patricia Mrs. Luther Snow
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And Mother Makes Four was the second episode of Three's Company. The story, which was written by the production team of Don Nicholl, Michael Ross, and Bernie West, originally served as the second pilot episode idea for the series, in which the original pilot, that was produced by M*A*S*H series co-producer Larry Gelbart stuck more closely to the storyline and character names featured in the series' 1973-77 British TV counterpart, A Man About the House) before the NRW team took over production of the concept. Directed by Bill Hobin, the episode aired on ABC-TV on March 24, 1977.

Plot summary

While Jack Tripper is moving in to share the apartment with Janet and Chrissy, Mrs. Snow, Chrissy's mother, phones to announce that she will be there in moments. Chrissy, whose father is a minister, panics at the news that her mother is coming. Janet is elected to take Jack to the local pub and keep him there until Mrs. Snow departs. As the evening lengthens, Chrissy's mom decides to spend the night.

Note: This episode is a remake of the second pilot episode, which the new characters, Chrissy Snow who was originally portrayed by actress Susan Lanier, and Janet Wood, which also introduced Joyce DeWitt in the role were introduced.