Every TV Show Has Drama, Even the Classic Three’s Company

For those who tuned in every week, you can go ahead and sing the memorable theme song. We all watched to see who was coming to the door of Three’s Company and enter the lives of the cast. The show was a classic that swept the nation every season.

Joyce Dewitt Suzanne Somers John Ritter
Joyce Dewitt Suzanne Somers John Ritter. Photo By Nancy Barr/Mediapunch/Shutterstock

Many members of the cast shot to fame thanks to the hit series. John Ritter, Suzanne Somers, and Joyce DeWitt all became household names. Here are a few fun facts about the nostalgic series that makes you want to go on a Three’s Company marathon right now.

Chrissy Snow, the Showstopper

Suzanne Somers, of course, played Chrissy Snow, the epitome of a ditzy blonde who was also clumsy. The audience just adored her. But did you know that Somers almost wasn’t chosen to play the part?

Suzanne Somers, John Ritter, Joyce Dewitt
Suzanne Somers, John Ritter, Joyce Dewitt. Photo By Dlt/Nrw Company/Kobal/Shutterstock

A matter of days before filming started, producers were still auditioning actresses for the part. They were undecided about who should play Chrissy. They actually passed over Loni Anderson, and when they saw Somers’ tape, they knew she was the one. And it was only one day before filming started!

The Day Chrissy Vanished

Every show has its drama! When Somers discovered that John was making more than her – a nice $150,000 per episode – she complained to management. After all, she was making “only” $30,000 per episode.

'Three's Company' - Joyce DeWitt as Janet Wood, John Ritter as Jack Tripper, Suzanne Somers as Chrissy Snow
‘Three’s Company’ – Joyce DeWitt as Janet Wood, John Ritter as Jack Tripper, Suzanne Somers as Chrissy Snow. Photo By Fremantle Media/Shutterstock

The battle was a standoff – the producers didn’t budge. Chrissy was done. She apparently came in before the rest of the cast arrived to pre-record phone calls. (She was visiting family and only her voice was on the show.) Ritter and DeWitt stopped communication with Somers and the feud lasted about three decades.

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