The classic sitcom Threes Company (1976) was a groundbreaking show for its time, and it still remains a beloved classic today. The show follows the misadventures of three roommates living together in a Santa Monica apartment complex. While the show was known for its slapstick comedy and physical humor, it also featured some surprisingly risqué moments.
The show was known for its sexual innuendos, which were often used to get laughs from the audience. One of the most memorable sexual moments in the show was when Jack Tripper (John Ritter) and Janet Wood (Joyce DeWitt) were caught in a compromising position by their landlord, Mr. Roper (Norman Fell). In the episode, Jack and Janet were caught in a compromising position in the bedroom, with Jack wearing nothing but a towel. This scene was played for laughs, but it was also a reminder that the show was not afraid to push the boundaries of what was acceptable for a sitcom in the 1970s.
Another memorable sexual moment in the show was when Jack and Janet were caught in a hot tub together. This scene was also played for laughs, but it was also a reminder that the show was not afraid to explore the idea of two people of the opposite sex being intimate.
Finally, there was the infamous “towel scene” in which Jack and Janet were caught in a towel together. This scene was played for laughs, but it was also a reminder that the show was not afraid to explore the idea of two people of the opposite sex being intimate.
Overall, Threes Company (1976) was a groundbreaking show for its time, and it still remains a beloved classic today. While the show was known for its slapstick comedy and physical humor, it also featured some surprisingly risqué moments that pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable for a sitcom in the 1970s.
At Mr. Furley's poker night, Larry brings girls and they suggest that the gang plays strip poker. Every member leaves the house unclothed except for one character (I don't want to spoil) however a cop catches Mr. Furley outside with a box covering his private parts.
Chrissy suggests that the gang should get a wallpaper with sleds on it. Janet says one time she was on a sled and held onto her brother from behind, so her brothers friend sat behind her the second time to hold on to her breasts. Chrissy doesn't understand at first but is shocked when she figures it out.
Jack kisses the girls on friendly terms frequently.
When men fall in love they usually stare at the woman's breasts. Jack usually falls for a girl in almost every episode. In one episode Jack must pretend that he's dating a transgender man.
The girls sometimes wear revealing clothing.
Janet and Mrs. Roper go to a nude beach which is interrupted by the police, scared they leave and are naked for the rest of the episode.
Larry is seen streaking in one episode, but no nudity is shown.
The roommates are sometimes seen in their underwear.
There are numerous sexual jokes throughout the series and they make up much of the plot but kids would not understand them.
The premise of the series is about two women and a man living in an apartment and tricking their landlords into thinking the man is gay. Jack is not allowed to live in the building if Furley finds out he likes women.
Jack often lusts for Janet, Chrissy and Terri, despite their agreement as roommates.
Supposedly, in one episode, Jack's scrotum was very briefly visible slipping from the bottom of his boxer shorts; although this was never confirmed, the scene was ultimately deleted from syndicated broadcasts as well as DVD releases.
The episode "Jack's Tattoo" revolves around Jack wanting to get a tattoo on his rear removed, and when Janet and Terri ask him about he shows it to them, and also accidentally moons Mr. Furley.