Based on the British sitcom\u00a0Man About the House,\u00a0Three's Company\u00a0starred physical comedy champion John Ritter in his breakout role as Jack Tripper, a culinary student who crashes a party and wakes up in Janet Wood (Joyce DeWitt) and Chrissy Snow\u2019s (Suzanne Somers) bathtub. Janet and Chrissy and Jack end up becoming roommates, with Jack posing as a gay man in order to keep the coed living situation going. Here are some facts about the classic ABC sitcom that will impress your friends over at the Regal Beagle. 1. 'Man About The House' Three\u2019s Company\u00a0and its respective spinoffs were based on a British sitcom entitled\u00a0Man About The House. Pinterest.com 2. The Series Had an Appropriate Number of Pilots Creator Larry Gelbart made not one, not two, but\u00a0three\u00a0pilots before the series were picked up. StateSideStills 3. Billy Crystal Was Almost Jack Tripper Crystal auditioned for the part of protagonist Jack Tripper, eventually losing out to John Ritter. Safe to say his career recovered. ABC News 4. Loni Anderson Also Auditioned In addition to Crystal, the future\u00a0WKRP in Cincinnati\u00a0star also auditioned for the series. Pinterest.com 5. Suzanne Somers Casting Came at the Last Minute The creators cast Somers after discovering her audition tape the day before filming began. Celebuzz 6. Stanley Roper was Based on a Real Person Norman Fell based his portrayal of wannabe lothario landlord Stanley Roper on someone he knew in his Philadelphia youth. Spokeo 7. 'Three's Company' Shares an Interesting Bond With 'Sesame Street' Joe Raposo wrote the iconic theme songs for both of the series. Diply 8. Norman Fell Wanted to Come Back Norman Fell didn\u2019t want to leave\u00a0Three\u2019s Company,\u00a0but ABC was insistent his character be spun-off. Producers promised him that if\u00a0The Ropers\u00a0were cancelled within a season, he would return to the series. However\u00a0The Ropers\u00a0lasted 1.5 seasons, and Fell wasn\u2019t brought back to\u00a0Three\u2019s Company when it ended. UnderScoopFire 9. Jeffrey Tambor Appeared A lot. Award-winning actor Jeffrey Tambor appeared on several roles on both\u00a0Three\u2019s Company\u00a0and\u00a0The Ropers, including wealthy man Winston Cromwell III, and \u2013 most famously \u2013 sadistic dentist Dr. Phillip Greene. I Spy a Famous Face 10. John Laroquette Made Sure He Got Face Time Future star John Laroquette had a bit part as a police officer\u00a0in one episode. Initially his face wasn\u2019t even going to be shown, but Laroquette successfully lobbied to have the script changed to give his character about half a minute of screen time. Daily Discourse 11. Unequal Pay Led to Somers' Departure Suzanne Somers was unceremoniously fired from the show at the height of its popularity after demanding that her salary is raised to the same $150,000 that Ritter was making. Retroality.tv 12. Heather Locklear Had an Embarrassing Audition Prior to her big break, Locklear auditioned for the series. She was so nervous that she began sweating. To alleviate the issue, Locklear stuffed napkins under her armpits. However after she left the audition, she realized they\u2019d been visibly sticking out of her shirt the whole time. Pinterest 13. The Producers Were Control Freaks Actress Priscilla Barnes has said that she used to frequently get in trouble for something as minor as her hair being \u201ctoo blonde.\u201d TVBuzer.com 14. Jack Tripper's Story Continued in a Spinoff. Producers segued the end of\u00a0Three\u2019s Company\u00a0into a\u00a0spinoff called\u00a0Three\u2019s a Crowd, which focused on Tripper and his new girlfriend. Despite the success of the previous series and Ritter\u2019s popularity, the show was cancelled after one season. Sell.com 15. The Cast Nearly Sang the Theme Song The cast was originally supposed to sing the theme song, but things fell through. Instead Ray Charles (not that Ray Charles) sang the iconic track. Pinterest 16. A Fake Endorsement Became Real During the run of the show, Joyce DeWitt\u2019s character Janet Wood shot a commercial for the brand Leggs. Years later, DeWitt became a spokeswoman for the brand in real life. Pinterest 17. The Name Was Last Minute The show wasn\u2019t called\u00a0Three\u2019s Company\u00a0until after the final pilot was made. Three's Company Wiki 18. The Cast Didn't Know Each Other Beforehand The three leads didn\u2019t meet each other until the day the pilot filmed. Woman's Day 19. Continuity? What's that? In a final season episode, Jack says he attended San Diego High. Only problem there? It had been long established that the character went to LA Technical College. Three's Company Wiki 20. Don Knotts Took Over Some of Suzanne Somer's Lines By 1980, Somers was so popular she demanded more money, requesting a significant pay bump: from $30,000 an episode to $150,000 to be exact. During negotiations, the actress skipped tapings of the sitcom so the writers would produce alternate scripts that included Chrissy, printed in pink, and ones that omitted her character, printed in blue. In her absence, her lines often went to Knott\u2019s Mr. Furley, as in the episode \u201cAnd Justice for Jack.\u201d Three's Company Wiki 21. What's the Address? The address of the trio\u2019s apartment changed numerous times over the course of the series. Daily Discourse 22. Opening Credits Cameo The beautiful woman who distracts Jack Tripper, leading him to fall off his bike during the opening credits, is none other than Suzanne Somers in a black wig. PopSpeaking 23. Larry Dallas Was Supposed to be a One-Off Character The character was originally supposed to only appear once. However, actor Richard Kline had such chemistry with John Ritter, that the character became a regular on the series. PlayBuzz 24. The Show's Iron Man and Woman \u00a0John Ritter and Joyce DeWitt are the only actors to appear in every episode of the series. Pinterist 25. The DVDs Were in High Demand for The Saddest Possible Reason Demand for the series on DVD reached a fever pitch in 2003 following the untimely death of John Ritter. In response, the studio rushed the series out as quickly as possible. Wal-Mart Credits:\u00a0yourdailydish Share this story on Facebook with your friends.