"Navy Blues"
Season Seven, Episode #21
#149 in Series
Three's Company episode 7x21 - Navy Blues
Jack's old Navy buddy Bill Martin (left) tries to slide his way into becoming a partner in the bistro with him, which is the only way Mr. Angelino is going to renew his lease in "Navy Blues" in Season 7.
Series: Three's Company
Network/Country: ABC-TV / USA
Air date May 3, 1983
Production code 0721
Written by Martin Rips and Joseph Staretski
Directed by: Dave Powers
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Cast Information
Starring: John Ritter
Joyce DeWitt
Priscilla Barnes
Don Knotts
Richard Kline
Guest stars: Jordan Charney ... as Mr. Angelino
Rod McCary ... as Bill Martin
Patty Regan ... as Marilyn Carmichael
Frank Moon ... as Warren Carmichael
Karla Bush ... as Telegram Lady
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Navy Blues was the 21st episode of Season 7 of Three's Company, the 149th overall episode in the series. Written by Martin Rips and Joseph Staretski, the episode was directed by Dave Powers. It first aired on ABC-TV on May 3, 1983.


A former cook in the Navy with Jack comes to town to con his way into a partnership in Jack's Bistro.


Bill Martin, a former cook in the Navy with Jack, comes to town looking for a job. Jack, who's more than willing to offer a chef job to his old buddy, who's also a very good cook, as he accepts Jack's offer.

Little does Jack know that Bill has his own aspirations in owning his own restaurant, unfortunately, at any cost, even if it means trying to phenagle his way into Jack's business, as a co-owner. Bill, who brags to Angelino that he was once voted "Sailor Of the Quarter" for his running of the base mess hall at Miramar NAS in San Diego, is able to phenagle and scheme, undermine and to try to make Jack look bad in his way into part ownership of the bistro. Bill is able to convince Angelino that Jack needs a partner when he tricks Jack into throwing a celebration party for a couple who have just come from a funeral.

The buddy tries sucking up to and impressing Angelino by boasting of his accomplishments in running a Navy mess hall as Angelino refuses to renew Jack's lease unless he takes Bill on as his business partner! Furious when Jack tells them about what happened at the bistro, Janet and Terri convince Jack into conning Bill back. They get Mr. Furley to pose as a wealthy Texan investor named "Bill Bob Furley", who offers Bill an even better partnership.

Bill's scheme backfires when the roommates, with the help of Mr. Furley, are able to con the buddy into thinking that Furley, posing as "Bill Bob", owned a chain of restaurants across the U.S.. They get him to tell Angelino "what he could do with Jack's Bistro", as Mr. Furley, who was preparting to fix the sink in the bathroom as he left the apartment, returns with plunger in hand, acting as if he had never met Bill at all, as it gets Angelino, insulted by Bill's all of a sudden change of attitude in his words towards him, scratches his name off the lease, and allows Jack to renew it alone, as Bill's ownership scheme blows up completely in his face, as he's, all of sudden, as he realizes he's been conned, left out in the cold!

After Bill leaves, Angelino turns around and does an about face, telling Jack not to bring "any more of his troublemaking friends around the restaurant!"

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