Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.
Today we will be looking at a show that was so popular in the seventies that it lead to two spin offs – Man About The House
Opening Titles / theme tune
About the Show
Summary of Plot
A man shares an apartment with two women in the ’70s – IMDB
Number of Seasons / Episodes
Richard O’Sullivan – Robin
Paula Wilcox – Chrissy
Sally Thomsett – Jo
Yootha Joyce – Mrs Roper
+ The success of this show led to two highly successful spin-off series for Thames/ITV: Robins Nest (1977) as Robin starts his own restaurant with his live-in girlfiend (Tessa Wyatt) and George and Mildred (1976) with Brian Murphy and Yootha Joyce, where the Roper’s move to a new upmarket area.
+ This show was the basis for the American sitcom Three’s Company (1976).
+ In “One For The Road”, it is discovered that Robin’s middle name is Oswald. Chrissy points out that his initials spell the word ROT.
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