They’re Making A THREE’S COMPANY Movie For Some Stupid Fucking Reason

I bet it's some meta comedy bullshit.

I watched every single episode of Three's CompanyThe Ropers and Three's A Crowd (aka The Regal Beagle Saga). It was just something you did as a latchkey kid growing up in the 80s - the shows were on TV a lot, they featured hot ladies in revealing 70s fashion and they made plenty of double entendre jokes that felt sophisticated to my 11 year old mind. While I watched all the shows - and can sing the entire Three's Company theme song from memory - I don't hold some weird notion that they were any good. They were, in fact, very bad. 

And yet New Line Cinema is working on a big screen version of Three's Company. That show, a remake of a British show called Man of the House, is about Jack Tripper, a dude who moves into an apartment in Santa Monica with two ladies. That's the whole premise. It was wacky in the 70s because men and women didn't live together back then, so Jack pretends to be gay so that the landlords won't think he's getting into any sexy action with busty blonde Chrissy Snow or spunky brunette Janet Wood. Comedy, as they say, ensued. 

The writers behind He's Just Not That Into You, Abby Cohn and Mark Silverstein, are writing this big screen version of a show that appeals to people who are way out of the desired demographic range for movies. I'm guessing the movie is one of two things: 

- A period piece, in which half the jokes will be about how silly the 70s/early 80s were 

or

 - A meta movie, like The Brady Bunch or the 21 Jump Street films. That seems to be the course that Baywatch is taking, although footage shown at CinemaCon indicates Baywatch is going meta without including any jokes. Maybe that'll be Three's Company angle as well - a jokeless comedy.

Either way, this movie is 20 years too late. It's bizarre to me that anyone in Hollywood thinks making a film for aging Gen Xers who long ago abandoned ironic enjoyment of trash is a good idea. 

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