Dr. Tom Miller
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Dr. Miller, a psychiatrist friend of Terri, makes Jack and Janet think he's a mental patient in the Three's Company episode "Two Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest".
Personal Information
Gender: Male
Psychiatrist, Santa Monica Community Hospital
Overworked psychiatrist friend and date of Terri, who Jack and Janet mistakenly think is a patient from the psychiatric ward of the hospital
Character information
Appeared on: Three's Company
Episodes appeared in: "Two Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (Season 6)
Character played by: Jeffrey Tambor
Three's Company Script

Dr. Tom Miller is a character in the Season 6 Three's Company episode titled "Two Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". He is a psychiatrist friend of Terri who, upon meeting Janet and Jack, unintentionally gives them the impression that he is a mental patient.

About Dr. Miller

Terri and her friend, Dr. Tom Miller, decide to have dinner out but first they make a stop at the trio's apartment. Tom, a psychiatrist from the hospital, tells Terri he is stressed out. Terri invites him to dinner at her place to get a break from his patients. Misunderstandings arise when Jack and Janet meet Tom, and then mistakenly think that he is a patient of the psychiatric ward of the hospital.

At the same time, Jack's distrustful behavior towards him, which continues from the apartment all the way to the fancy restaurant where he takes Terri, also leads him to think that Jack is in need of professional help! Anyhow, it's been a long day for Tom, and as he unwinds, it only convinces Jack and Janet even more that he's "a little off"! Jack and Janet try to keep them from leaving, and eventually end up following them to the restaurant, thinking Terri is in danger. All is cleared up when Terri explains that Tom is a psychiatrist; when Jack explains that he never would have guessed that, Tom also jokingly, says he never would have thought that Jack was sane!

Background Information

The part of Dr. Miller is played by actor Jeffrey Tambor, who also appeared three more times on the show, first as Winston Cromwell III, a wealthy businessman who is obsessed with marrying Cindy in "Father of the Bride" in Season 5, then as Dr. Phillip Greene a dentist friend of Terri's in the Season 7 episode "Jack Goes to the Dentist". Tambor also played the part of Jeffrey P. Brookes III, the snobbish new neighbor of Stanley and Helen Roper in the short-lived spinoff series The Ropers.