"Macho Man"
Season Six, Episode #11
#111 in Series
Series: Three's Company
Network/Country: ABC-TV / USA
Air date December 15, 1981
Production code
Written by Ellen Guylas
Directed by: Dave Powers
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Cast Information
Starring: John Ritter
Joyce DeWitt
Priscilla Barnes
Don Knotts
Richard Kline
Jenilee Harrison
Guest stars: 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 tries to subdue a drunk at The Regal Beagle, but it's Terri who takes care of the masher with her karate skills.

Plot summaryEdit

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.

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