"The Catered Affair"
Season Three, Episode #16
#47 in Series
Threes Company episode - The Catered Affair
Mr. Penrose, the head of the firm at which Chrissy works, tries to make a move on her, as Jack, who catered the party held by the firm, tries to intervene to thwart his advance in "The Catered Affair" in Season 3.
Series: Three's Company
Network/Country: ABC-TV / USA
Air date February 6, 1979
Production code
Written by Al Gordon & Jack Mendelson
Directed by: Dave Powers
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Cast Information
Starring: John Ritter
Joyce DeWitt (credit only)
Suzanne Somers
Norman Fell
Audra Lindley
Guest stars: Emmaline Henry...J.C. Braddock
Macon McCalman....Mr. Penrose
Bibi Osterwald...Mrs. Penrose
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The Catered Affair is the sixteenth episode of Season 3 of Three's Company, and the 47th overall episode of the series.

Plot summary

Chrissy nearly loses her job when Jack tries to save her from the lecherous advances of the firm's president, Mr. Penrose. It seems that J.C.'s boss and senior partner in the firm, Mr. Penrose, was trying to make advances towards her in his backroom office. When she refused, he tries to order J.C. to fire her when the roommates and J.C. work out a plan to try and get Chrissy's job back by using Chrissy to lure him by accepting his proposition only to get Mrs. Penrose (Bibi Osterwald) to catch him redhanded!


Mr. Penrose is played by Macon McCalman, who in later episodes appears as Roland Wood, Janet's father.