"Out On a Limb"
Season Eight, Episode #4
#154 in Series
Series: Three's Company
Network/Country: ABC-TV / USA
Air date 25 October 1983
Production code
Written by David Mirkin
Directed by: Dave Powers
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Cast Information
Starring: John Ritter
Joyce DeWitt
Priscilla Barnes
Don Knotts
Richard Kline
Guest stars: Ken Olfson ... as Patrick Townsend
Gary Grubbs ... as Harry
Natalie Core as Miss Fitsimmons
Dallas Alinder ... as Sam the Postman
Tessa Richarde ... as Melissa
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Out On a Limb is the fourth episode of Season 8 of Three's Company, and the 154th overall episode in the series. Written by David Mirkin and directed by Dave Powers, it first aired 25 October 1983 on ABC-TV.


When a famous food critic, Patrick Townsend, leaves Jack's Bistro after eating only a couple of bites, Jack is convinced the critic will write a ruinous review. Larry talks Jack into writing Townsend a nasty letter. Jack does, only to receive a phone call from Townsend, who hasn't received the letter yet, assuring Jack he will sing the Bistro's praises. When Jack discovers the letter has already been mailed, he and Terri go to Townsend's office to steal it back. After getting stuck on a three-story ledge, Jack finally manages to get into the office, only to be trapped under the desk when Townsend arrives.

Janet comes to the rescue, but all is lost when Jack drops the letter. However, when Townsend reads the letter, we discover Janet had rewritten it, complimenting Townsend, thus saving Jack's neck.