"Jack's Uncle"
Season Two, Episode #12
#18 in Series
Series: Three's Company
Network/Country: ABC-TV / USA
Air date December 6, 1977
Production code
Written by George Burditt, Mike Marmer, & Paul Wayne
Directed by: Bill Hobin
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Cast Information
Starring: John Ritter
Joyce DeWitt
Suzanne Somers
Norman Fell
Audra Lindley
Guest stars: Don Porter...Uncle Fremont
Shirley Mitchell...Mona Carmichael
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Plot summaryEdit

In the midst of the trio's panic over Jack's inability to come up with his share of the rent, Jack's Uncle Fremont Tripper (Don Porter) arrives for a visit. He thoroughly charms Chrissy and Janet, but Jack warns them not to be too charmed because Fremont Tripper has a habit of buying gifts for people with bad checks. No sooner does he reveal this problem then Roper shows up demanding the rent, and Fremont cavalierly dashes off a check for $100.00. The trio then tries to retrieve the check by sneaking into the Ropers' apartment while Roper is asleep on the couch but Jack gets caught in the act. Meanwhile, Fremont is telling Mrs. Roper about his talent for investing, and Mrs. Roper convinces Stanley he should invest too; all he needs is $100.00 to buy into Fremont's latest scheme. Roper gives Fremont the check. Since Jack is still mad, Fremont decides to leave, but when his wealthy lady friend, Mona Carmichael (Shirley Mitchell) arrives with an offer to give him marriage and security, he opts for his freedom. 

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