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Serving as the predecessor to the wildly popular U.S. series, Three's Company, MAN ABOUT THE HOUSE was a phenomenally successful British comedy, running for six series in total, spinning off two further series and making household names of its stars Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox and Sally Thomsett.
Chrissy (Paula Wilcox) and Jo (Sally Thomsett) need a third roommate for their London flat, and find the perfect one in a passed-out party guest, Robin (Richard O'Sullivan). But landlord Mr. Roper (Brian Murphy) isn't so sure about the setup, so the women tell him Robin's gay ("we told him you were a poof!"), though, naturally, Robin is wildly attracted to both of his roomies. Much of the comedy consists of the trio of roommates keeping up the front for the rest of their building and unexpected guests, workmen, and council authorities.
While some of the humor is dated, the snapshot of the mores of the '70s shows a culture in enormous transition, and the fact that it was able to laugh at itself was a big part of the times, on either side of the Pond. Man About the House lasted six seasons on British TV and spawned two spinoffs in England alone--and, let us not forget, launched the careers of Suzanne Somers and John Ritter in the U.S. Let the high jinks begin! --A.T. Hurley
I've watched this when it was on t.v. years ago and wanted to watch it again. I didn't get to watch it as it is a DVD that my DVD player will not play. I need a multizone player. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rhonda
this is the original three's company and if you see it all the episodes are the same.I just love it when I saw it on my visit to England.Published 17 months ago by Roxanne Brown
For anyone who still doesn't know,Three's Company was modeled on this wonderful British comedy from the early 70s. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Suzanne Countryman
Do you yearn for a night of awkward, unfunny innuendo delivered by slightly ugly to you-should-hide-in-the-closet ugly? Well, the "Man About the House" Series is for you. Read morePublished on October 30, 2012 by citizenarson