Three's Company (1977 to 1984)

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by jason88cubs, Sep 5, 2020.

  1. Captain Paul

    Captain Paul Forum Resident

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    Yeah, you really can’t judge the show, or any show really, on its first few episodes.
     
  2. gowokegobroke

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    I laughed my you know what off when watching the episode where Jack and Mr Furley both are barking like dogs to each other .
     
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  3. jason88cubs

    jason88cubs Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    thought about buying the series on dvd

    uhhh 450.00 on amazon

    what the heck
     
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  4. George Co-Stanza

    George Co-Stanza Forum Resident

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    My parents were huge Dallas fans back in the day. It shows how far TV dramas have come, as that show would be a lower tier drama nowadays, yet was considered one of the best back then.
     
  5. Vidiot

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    They had a first-class crew on Dallas and spent a ton of money on it. In that respect, it was the polar opposite of Three's Company, which was cheap and crappy by comparison. You can make a good argument that the film shows -- even film sitcoms like Mary Tyler Moore and Bob Newhart -- looked a lot better than videotape shows like All in the Family and Three's Company.
     
  6. Drifter

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  7. OldSoul

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    I had no idea the series was out of print, until someone mentioned it earlier in the thread. I have the first 4 seasons, which is probably enough (I do remember loving Cindy, as a kid, though, so I've always thought about getting season 5), but I'm kicking myself, because someone was selling the boxset on Facebook Marketplace for $10 or $20 not long ago.
     
  8. Kyle B

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    Dallas and Knots Landing, in their heyday, were well-plotted, well-produced serials. They were never prestige dramas or anything, but they were entertaining for what they were. And Larry Hagman was a very talented, versatile actor. He was nominated for an Emmy a couple of times, but never won, which is a bit of a shame.

    And I agree, those videotaped sitcoms of the 70s look awful now. At least the old filmed shows can be cleaned up and seen in HD. The blu-rays of I Love Lucy are pretty stunning in terms of how good a 70-year-old show can look. But the videotaped shows are stuck in relatively low-resolution.
     
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  9. jason88cubs

    jason88cubs Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    glad you survived
     
  10. eddiel

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    Say wha?! I remember seeing them around town for $10-20 per season and that was sealed.
     
  11. eddiel

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    You wouldn't have to try too hard to convince anyone of that. They look like VHS dubs even at their best. lol

    But I can deal with that much better than I can deal with them cropping and blowing up old shows to fit to wide screen when they remaster a show for HD, though I've just accepted that this is how it will be from now on. :)
     
  12. Grand_Ennui

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    I don't remember how much I paid at Walmart for the complete series, but I think it was in the $30/$35 range.
     
  13. jason88cubs

    jason88cubs Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    well now i gotta wait.....
     
  14. RobMac

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    “What part of ‘there’s always money in the banana stand’ do you not understand???”
     

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