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Tom Latham
Frank Aletter as Mr. Lathan
Frank Aletter as Tom Latham
Personal Information
Gender: Male
Occupation/
Career:
Professional, job not mentioned
Character
description:
Drops by to watch Jack give cooking lessons to his wife, which Terri mistakenly thinks are "love lessons"
Spouse(s): Joanna Latham
Character information
Appeared on: Three's Company
Episodes appeared in: "Professor Jack" in Season 6
Character played by: Frank Aletter
Three's Company Script


Tom Latham, the husband of Joanna Latham, whom Jack is giving cooking lessons to, appears in the Season 6 episodes of Three's Company titled "Professor Jack". The part of Tom is played in the episode by Frank Aletter.

About Mr. LathamEdit

When Jack is hired by Mrs. Latham (Sally Kemp) to give her cooking lessons, he tries to teach her first how to make egg rolls, as he starts out teaching her to cook Chinese food. Upon their second meeting at the apartment, where he's trying to teach her how to cook pasta, Jack heads to his bedroom to change, as she goes to the bathroom to freshen up and change from her cooking clothers back into her dress in the bathroom. When Terri, who is on her lunch break, decides to drop by the apartment, she's led to believe that there was more than cooking going on between pupil and teacher as Mrs. Lathan comes out of the bathroom, needing her dress to be zipped from the back!

When Joanna praises Jack's teaching "technique", saying that he let her "do it over, and over again!", Terri, in disbelief, mistakenly thinks that he's hired by her as a gigolo; things only get worse when her husband Tom drops by, as she thinks he approves of their lessons, which she thinks is lovemaking, as she asks, shocked, and in amazement, "Jack's giving her lessons, and you don't mind!?", as he replies "I thought it would be fun to watch!" as she then douses the spaghetti and meatball dish his wife and Jack prepared over his head!

It finally takes Jack to clear up the misunderstanding Terri had about Mrs. Latham's lessons, as he explains to Mr. Lathan that the reason Terri doused with the pasta dish was that she thought that he was giving her "love lessons", as everyone has a big laugh, except for him, as he is embarrassed at their laughing at the possibility of being a gigolo!

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