"Jack Moves Out"
Season Three, Episode #21
#52 in Series
TC episode 3x21 - Jack's dinner with the Laytons
Jack, who moves in with Mr. Layton, Larry's boss, and his wife to be their live-in cook, has a hard time trying to fend off Mrs. Layton's amorous advances as she tries to play "footsie" with him while they're having dinner together in "Jack Moves Out" in Season 3.
Series: Three's Company
Network/Country: ABC-TV / USA
Air date May 8, 1979
Production code 0321
Written by Al Gordon & Jack Mendelsohn
Directed by: Dave Powers
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Cast Information
Starring: John Ritter
Joyce DeWitt
Suzanne Somers
Norman Fell
Audra Lindley
Guest stars: Jordan Charney...Mr. Layton (Larry's boss)
Cynthia Harris...Mrs. Layton (wife of Larry's boss)
Paul Kent...Alvin Morrell
Janet Wood...Frances
John Cop
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Jack Moves Out is the 21st episode of Season 3 of Three's Company, and also the 52nd overall episode in the series. Directed by Dave Powers, the episode, which was co-written by Al Gordon and Jack Mendelsohn, originally aired on ABC-TV on May 8, 1979.


Jack angrily leaves and becomes a live-in cook for Larry's boss and his passionate wife.

Plot summaryEdit

Larry offers Jack a job as a live-in cook for the Laytons, Larry's boss and his wife. While Jack is not too thrilled about the idea at first, he later seriously considers it when he gets into an argument with Janet and Chrissy. He moves out and prepares dinner for the night for the Laytons. However, Jack got more than he bargained for when Mrs. Layton makes passes at him, as he really has a real hard time trying to fend off her amorous advances as she even tries to play "footsie" with him while they're having dinner together!

When he decides that he's had enough of dealing with Mrs. Layton, Jack, now needing a place to stay, tries to get Larry to take him in for the night until he can patch things up with the girls, but when Larry gives him three reasons why he can't stay with him, namely 36-24-36, possibly the measurements of his date for the evening, Jack is forced into trying to sneak back into the apartment through the living room window, which is usually left open.

Meanwhile, Janet and Chrissy are stuck in the apartment trying to learn how to cook and learn how to protect themselves; before Jack decided to move out, a security alarm system salesman named Alvin Morrell (played by Paul Kent) tried to interest the roommates in the system for the apartment, only to be turned away by Jack. Now since Jack has moved, the girls keep a baseball bat in the bedroom with them in case of a burglar, as well as a "booby trap" which makes noise planted at the living window pane that Jack doesn't know about, but then finds out about when he returns to the apartment!

John Larroquette makes a guest appearance as the cop who sees Jack "breaking" back into the apartment; when the roommates all tell him that they lived together before Jack decided to move out, only to try to move back in, the now envious that Jack lives with two attractive girls, ogling cop asks "Why did you break out!?"

Note:Jordan Charney appears in the role of Larry's boss, Mr. Layton; he would return in Season 5 as Jack's boss, restaurateur Frank Angelino

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