Season Four, Episode #18
#71 in Series
Series: Three's Company
Network/Country: ABC-TV / USA
Air date January 22, 1980
Production code
Written by Mark Tuttle
Directed by: Dave Powers
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Cast Information
Starring: John Ritter
Joyce DeWitt
Suzanne Somers
Don Knotts
Richard Kline
Guest stars: Daniel Trent ... as Officer Jay Garfield
Alan Manson ... as Mike the Cop
Cameron Young ... as Man in the bar
Paul Ainsley ... as Jim the Bartender
Isabel Wolfe ... Waitress
Heather Lowe ... as Brenda
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Handcuffed is the eighteenth episode of Season Four of Three's Company, and the 71st overall episode of the series.


When an absent-minded policeman cousin of Chrissy's leaves his handcuffs at the trio's apartment, Chrissy and Jack playfully slap the cuffs on each other and then discover there's no key!

Plot summaryEdit

A policeman named Jay Garfield (Daniel Trent), who happens to be a distant "cousin" of Chrissy's, goes to the kids because someone has complained about their music and dancing. By accident, he leaves his handcuffs in the apartment. Chrissy and Jack are playing with them but become cuffed to each other. Jack has to take Chrissy on his date, and when the girl spots the cuffs, she walks out. But Jack and Chrissy are spotted by another cop named Mike (Alan Manson, in the first of two series appearances) who happens to Jay's partner, who tells Jim the Bartender that he's going over and arrest them.

Jim calls the kids and they go to Furley for help in getting out. Furley's toolbox is locked but he brings a blowtorch to the apartment to help. The kids have sufficiently confused Officer Mike, but he catches on, and is just about to take them to the station when the cousin arrives with the key. Officer Mike, Jay's partner, can't wait to tell the boys at the station about this, which could cost Chrissy's cousin his badge, so Chrissy cleverly "borrows" the cop's badge, which he forgets about when he leaves the apartment, to keep him quiet.

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