"Jack Goes the Distance"
Season Seven, Episode #16
#144 in Series
Series: Three's Company
Network/Country: ABC-TV / USA
Air date February 22, 1983
Production code
Written by David Mirkin
Directed by: Dave Powers
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Cast Information
Starring: John Ritter
Joyce DeWitt
Priscilla Barnes
Don Knotts
Richard Kline
Guest stars: Paul Sylvan ... as Biff Bower
Johnny Haymer ... as Rocco, the Referee
Brad Blaisdell ... as Mike the Bartender
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Jack Goes the Distance was the 16th episode of Season 7 of Three's Company, the 144th overall episode in the series. Written by David Mirkin, the episode was directed by Dave Powers. It first aired on ABC-TV on February 22, 1983.


Jack challenges a guy who has insulted Furley to a boxing match. His opponent, the girls learn, is a Golden Glove contender with 22 knockouts.


When Biff Bower insults Furley at The Regal Beagle, Jack gets into an argument and it is to be settled with a boxing match between Jack and Biff. When the kids learn that Biff was a Golden Glove contender with 22 knockouts, the girls try to talk Jack out of fighting. But when Furley arrives, saying how this is the first time anyone's ever stood up for him, Jack is determined to go ahead with the fight. Jack is definitely getting the worst of the match until Janet intervenes and Biff accidentally knocks her out. Jack, desperately trying to go to Janet's aid, inadvertently knocks Biff out and is declared the winner.

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