"The Money Machine"
Season Eight, Episode #3
#153 in Series
Series: Three's Company
Network/Country: ABC-TV / USA
Air date 18 October 1983
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Written by Arlan Gutenberg and Babette Wilk
Directed by: Dave Powers
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Cast Information
Starring: John Ritter
Joyce DeWitt
Priscilla Barnes
Don Knotts
Richard Kline
Guest stars: Gerald Hiken ... as Brody
Floyd Levine ... as Security Officer
Chuck Lindley as Bank guard
Daniel Greene ... as Police Officer
Anne Ramsey ... as Woman at bank
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The Money Machine is the third episode of Season 8 of Three's Company, and the 153rd overall episode in the series. Written by Arlan Gutenberg and Babette Wilk and directed by Dave Powers, it first aired 18 October 1983 on ABC-TV.


The automated teller at the bank accidentally gives Jack a thousand dollars too much. Since it is the weekend, Jack leaves a message at the bank explaining the situation and hides the money in the trio's couch. Later, Furley surprises the kids with a new couch but Jack is the astounded one when he finds the money has disappeared along with the old couch.

After buying the old couch back, Jack is panicked to find the money still missing. The bank security arrives to collect the money, and when Furley walks in with expensive new clothes, they think he's the thief. The kids defend Furley, who calms them by saying he put the money in the new couch. When Furley discovers it's not in the new couch, he becomes more hysterical than the trio. Larry then enters with the money, clearing up the whole matter.