"Night of the Ropers"
Season Five, Episode #18
#96 in Series
Series: Three's Company
Network/Country: ABC-TV / USA
Air date March 17, 1981
Production code
Written by George Burditt
Directed by: Dave Powers
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Cast Information
Starring: John Ritter
Joyce DeWitt
Don Knotts
Richard Kline
Guest stars: Jenilee Harrison 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 surprise visit by the battling Ropers turns into a romantic triangle when lusty Helen seeks solace from Jack and Janet and lands in the arms of Ralph Furley.

Plot summaryEdit

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.

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