| Season Six, Episode #11 |
#111 in Series
|Network/Country:||ABC-TV / USA|
|Air date||December 15, 1981|
|Written by||Ellen Guylas|
|Directed by:||Dave Powers|
|Guest starring:||Brad Blaisdell ... as Mike the Bartender |
George McDaniel ... as Steve
Rod Gist ... as Big Eddie
Kenneth White ... as Detective Bellows
Sheldon Feidner ... as Sgt. O'Grady
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Macho Man is the 11th episode of Season 6 of Three's Company, and the 111th overall episode in the series. Written by Ellen Guylas, the episode was directed by Dave Powers. It first aired on ABC-TV on December 15, 1981.
Jack and Terri are having a drink at the Beagle when an obnoxious drunk approaches and starts hitting on Terri, Jack tries to handle him but the guy seizes him in a hard grip and has him humiliatingly subdued when Terri steps in and immobilizes the guy with a few self-defense tricks. Everyone at the Beagle bursts into applause for Terri and Jack is clearly embarrassed.
Back at the apartment, when Larry comes over to congratulate Terri, Jack, embarrassed, tries to save face by making up a story about the incident, saying that "he didn't want to hit a defenseless drunk but he was about to make his move" when Terri steps in. Terri then teaches Jack some "self defense" moves. Mr. Furley bursts in, incoherent with excitement as there is a mugger outside. They all dash out at see a big guy struggling with a smaller guy. Jack does to the big guy what Terri has taught him, knocking him to the ground. The man rises and shows his badge; he's a cop.