"The Charming Stranger"
Season Eight, Episode #11
#161 in Series
Series: Three's Company
Network/Country: ABC-TV / USA
Air date 20 December 1983
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Written by George Burditt and Budd Grossman
Directed by: Dave Powers
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Starring: John Ritter
Joyce DeWitt
Priscilla Barnes
Don Knotts
Richard Kline
Guest stars: Laurence Guittard ... as Leslie Bennington
Jerry Layfle ... as Pamela
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The Charming Stranger is the eleventh episode of Season 8 of Three's Company, and the 161st overall episode in the series. Written by George Burditt and Budd Grossman, and directed by Dave Powers, it first aired 20 December 1983 on ABC-TV.


The girls flip over a handsome Englishman, Leslie Bennington, who moves into the apartment next door. Jack, who is dubious about Leslie from the start, gets more suspicious when he hears a woman's voice coming from Leslie's flat after Leslie was adamant he would be alone. After Furley shows Jack an article in the London Dispatch, and a series of questionable circumstances arise, Jack is convinced that Leslie is one of London's highly sought after criminals, and the woman's voice is that of his partner.

In order to get the reward money, the trio and Furley break into Leslie's apartment to collect the evidence they believe to be in Leslie's mysterious suitcase. When Jack opens it, a woman's arm falls out and the kids panic, thinking Leslie's a murderer as well. The whole incident is cleared up when Leslie finally explains he is a ventriloquist and the woman's voice, as well as the arm, belongs to his dummy, Pamela.