"Jack Takes Off"
Season Eight, Episode #17
#167 in Series
Series: Three's Company
Network/Country: ABC-TV / USA
Air date 21 February 1984
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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: Sondra Currie ... as Arlene Price
Janice Heiden ... as Marilyn Campbell
Britt Leach ... as Frank The Bartender
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Jack Takes Off is the seventeenth episode of Season 8 of Three's Company, and the 167th overall episode in the series. Written by David Mirkin, and directed by Dave Powers, it first aired 21 February 1984 on ABC-TV.


When a beautiful art teacher, Arlene, moves into the building, Jack signs up to take her classes. Arlene's model doesn't show, so Jack offers to fill in. To his horror, Arlene informs him he must pose in the nude. Embarrassed, but not wanting to appear old-fashioned, Jack poses, only to have Furley walk into the class. Jack begs Furley not to tell, but the secret is out when Larry discovers the nude portrait of Jack, which Arlene painted out of appreciation, and sells it to The Regal Beagle. The girls discover the nude portrait hanging over the bar. They all have a good laugh, but Jack gets the last one when a gorgeous girl, Marilyn, intrigued by the portrait, dumps Larry for Jack.