Cousin Barbara
Jack Barbara
Mrs. Roper's Cousin Barbara (Claudette Nevins) and Jack (John Ritter) meet in scene from Three's Company.
Personal Information
Gender: Female
Sexy late-thirtysomething relative of Mrs. Roper who goes out on a few dates with Jack
Related to: Helen Roper (cousin)
Stanley Roper (cousin in-law)
Aunt Martha (mother)
Character information
Appeared on: Three's Company in guest appearance
Episodes appeared in: "The Older Woman" in Season 3
Character played by: Claudette Nevins
Three's Company Script

Cousin Barbara is the cousin of Mrs. Roper who appears in the Three's Company episode titled "The Older Woman" in Season three. The character Barbara was played by actress Claudette Nevins.

The mixup

When the Ropers meet with Helen's Aunt Martha (Irene Tedrow) at The Regal Beagle to discuss her wedding plans (it was going to be Martha's fourth marriage), Jack happens to run into them, and then meets Barbara, a pretty, successful archaeologist that's presumably in her late 30s, which is about ten years older than Jack. The whole gang, the Ropers, Jack, Martha and Barbara decide to leave the Beagle and soak up the sun at the beach.

When Barbara's mother Martha meets Janet and Chrissy, seeking to give Jack his sandals, which he left at the beach, the confused roommates get the story that Jack told them and Larry about "the older woman he was seeing" confused, thinking that he was dating the much older, 70-something Martha, instead of Barbara! Anyways, Larry, in an attempt perhaps to lure Jack out of the clutches of the geriatric soon-to-be bride (for the fourth time!), and perhaps out concern for his best friend, Larry tries to "turn on the charm", making an advance on Martha, only to get slapped in the face! It takes the arrival of Barbara, who was to meet Jack at the apartment, to clear things up.