| Season Five, Episode #18 |
#96 in Series
|Network/Country:||ABC-TV / USA|
|Air date||March 17, 1981|
|Written by||George Burditt|
|Directed by:||Dave Powers|
|IMDB||Night of the Ropers|
|Guest stars:||Jenilee Harrison ...as Cindy Snow |
Norman Fell ... as Stanley Roper
Audra Lindley ... as Helen Roper
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Night of the Ropers is the eighteenth episode of Season 5 of Three's Company, and the 96th overall episode in the series.
Note: This is the Ropers' last appearance on this or any other TV show. Also, this is the only time that the Ropers and Mr. Furley appear together on screen, and the only time that the Ropers and Cindy Snow appear together on screen.
A miffed Helen Roper visits her old upstairs tenants, Jack and Janet, after leaving Stanley because he nixed her plans for an intimate celebration of their 25th wedding anniversary in favor of a bowling banquet. Since Mr. Furley is out of town, Cindy suggests that Helen spend the night in his empty apartment. Janet seconds the notion, thinking Helen's absence will make Stanley more eager to patch things up. While Helen is sleeping, a repentant Stanley arrives, searching for his missing wife. At Jack's urging, he decides to join Helen in Furley's apartment to apologize but first insists on a drink. And as Stanley downs a few shots of courage, little does he know that one floor below, Ralph Furley, home early from his weekend, has just crawled under the covers of no-longer-empty bed.