joyce knott

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40 Years of Three’s Company: March 15th, 1977

“It’s in the consciousness, and that is great. Because we were on so long. As long as people who hire and fire don’t pigeonhole me as a guy in a sitcom with a guy and two girls, then I’m fine. I loved that character. I loved that show. It was tense for one year. But one year out of nine is not a bad ratio. I loved going to work. I loved Dave Powers and all of the great people on the crew. I loved doing rehearsals. There were certain times that I was sleepy or tired or sick, but I always knew how lucky I was. I always knew, ‘I’m having the time of my life.’ I’ve had joyous times since then, and a lot of the joyous times are because of Three’s Company, because of the popularity. So I’m no fool. I know that people know your name as the character. But it truly is a love-love relationship.”  - John Ritter, excerpt from “Come and Knock on Our Door: A Hers and Hers and His Guide to Three’s Company” by Chris Mann