"Janet's Little Helper"
Season Seven, Episode #18
#146 in Series
Series: Three's Company
Network/Country: ABC-TV / USA
Air date March 15, 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: Brian Robbins ... as Marc Furley
Emory Bass ... as Maitre d'
Julie Piekarski ... as Julie Lipton
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Janet's Little Helper was the 18th episode of Season 7 of Three's Company, the 146th overall episode in the series. Written by David Mirkin, the episode was directed by Dave Powers. It first aired on ABC-TV on March 15, 1983.


Jack and Terri mistakenly believe that Janet is trying to seduce Furley's shy nephew.


As a surprise for Jack and Terri, Janet bought a used stereo which she asks Mr. Furley to fix. Unfortunately, Furley knows nothing about electronics but his shy teenaged nephew, Marc, does. In exchange for the repairs, Janet promises to help Marc overcome his shyness with women. Marc, who's embarrassed, asks Janet to keep their talk a secret. When Jack sees Janet out with Marc and Janet lies about it when confronted, Jack and Terri think Janet is going to have an affair with the adolescent.

Terri decides the only way to prevent this from happening is to get Marc a girl his own age. She recruits Julie Lipton, a candy striper from the hospital. Julie mistakes Jack for her blind date and throws herself on him when Janet enters the room. Janet, thinking Jack is dating a girl half his age, is shocked! Jack then confronts Janet about Marc. After Janet explains, Jack sheepishly realizes his mistake.

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