The Best Episodes Directed by Bill Hobin

Vera's Mortician

#1 - Vera's Mortician

Alice Season 1 - Episode 14

Vera's boyfriend might very well be a married man.

star 8.83
6 votes
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Roper's Niece

#2 - Roper's Niece

Three's Company Season 1 - Episode 3

Mr. Roper sets Jack up with his niece, who turns out to be very promiscuous in her way. Jack finds out that Mr. Roper set him up in order to turn him straight, and if he is, out he goes.

star 8.34
252 votes
Days of Beer and Weeds

#3 - Days of Beer and Weeds

Three's Company Season 2 - Episode 22

Jack, Janet and Chrissy tend to the Ropers' unruly backyard brush and find a plant that they think is marijuana.

star 8.34
84 votes
Bird Song

#4 - Bird Song

Three's Company Season 2 - Episode 24

Janet has two Frank Sinatra tickets she doesn't want, so Chrissy and Jack compete for her affections.

star 8.32
74 votes
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Coffee, Tea or Jack?

#5 - Coffee, Tea or Jack?

Three's Company Season 2 - Episode 25

Jack's stewardess love interest (Loni Anderson) plays him for a fool.

star 8.26
79 votes
Three's Christmas

#6 - Three's Christmas

Three's Company Season 2 - Episode 14

The kids and the Ropers spend Christmas together, but they would rather be at another party.

star 8.24
89 votes
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Love and Marriage

#7 - Love and Marriage

Maude Season 1 - Episode 7

Tired of living with her mother and stepfather and wanting a father figure for Phillip, Carol decides to propose marriage to a man she doesn't love. Meanwhile, married life doesn't seem to be all what it's cracked up to be for Maude and Walter who's argument leads to destruction in the kitchen.

star 8.21
14 votes
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No Children, No Dogs

#8 - No Children, No Dogs

Three's Company Season 1 - Episode 4

Larry Dallas, a slick car salesman, unloads a puppy on the trio. Knowing that Stanley doesn't allow pets, they try to hide it. The puppy is necesary for Chrissy's sleepwalking problem.

star 8.14
230 votes
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Strange Bedfellows

#9 - Strange Bedfellows

Three's Company Season 2 - Episode 4

With Chrissy and Janet away on a trip, Jack throws a party. Mr. Roper tries to break up the festivities but instead wakes up in Jack's bed the next morning.

star 8.14
196 votes
Janet's Promotion

#10 - Janet's Promotion

Three's Company Season 2 - Episode 3

Janet's new coworker Chloe gets a surprise promotion because of her chest size rather than her abilities.

star 8.13
230 votes
The Grass Story

#11 - The Grass Story

Maude Season 1 - Episode 12

As a 19-year-old faces a lengthy prison sentence for marijuana possession, Maude and a group of middle-aged housewives plan a protest at a police station. The plan is to get arrested for possession and Maude is supposed to provide the pot. However, trying to get her hands on some, proves to be problematic.

star 8.08
13 votes
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It's Only Money

#12 - It's Only Money

Three's Company Season 1 - Episode 6

Oh my! The trio's rent money is missing and they scramble to get more money so Stanley will not kick them out. Unbeknownst to them, Stanley picked up the money earlier that day.

star 8.07
154 votes
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Flashback

#13 - Flashback

Maude Season 1 - Episode 8

While waiting for the electoral results for Election 1972, Maude and Walter recall Election 1968. Carol had just gotten a divorce and moved in with Maude. Meanwhile, Walter and Maude's relationship had reached a pivotal moment; should they marry or live together.

star 8.00
16 votes
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And Mother Makes Four

#14 - And Mother Makes Four

Three's Company Season 1 - Episode 2

Jack is all set to move into Eleanor's room, until Chrissy's mother unexpectedly shows up. Chrissy's mom does not know that she and Janet live with a man, so she tries to keep them out of sight. Janet and Jack go to the Regal Beagle to hide out, and Mrs. Roper finds out that Jack is not really gay. She manages to keep it secret from Mr. Roper.

star 7.97
344 votes
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A Man About the House

#15 - A Man About the House

Three's Company Season 1 - Episode 1

Janet Wood and Chrissy Snow, two attractive women, have a going away party for their roommate, Eleanor. While trying to find someone to share the rent with, they find party crasher Jack Tripper in their bathtub. They have their doubts at first but when they find out that Jack is a great cook, they want him to stay. The hardest part of this is trying to convince the landlords, Stanley and Helen Roper, that Jack is indeed good company.

star 7.96
425 votes
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Chrissy's Night Out

#16 - Chrissy's Night Out

Three's Company Season 2 - Episode 9

Chrissy's friendly nature causes her to be mistaken for a hooker by an undercover cop.

star 7.94
122 votes
Like Mother, Like Daughter

#17 - Like Mother, Like Daughter

Maude Season 1 - Episode 4

Carol is dating Russell Asher, a dashing writer, who just happens to have once dated and later jilted Maude. This leads Maude to do her best to warn Carol of Russell's egotistical ways. However, Carol refuses to heed Maude's warnings and continues to date him, even spending the night with him which turns into a disaster.

star 7.92
24 votes
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Chrissy, Come Home

#18 - Chrissy, Come Home

Three's Company Season 2 - Episode 23

Reverend Snow does not approve of Chrissy's lifestyle and decides to take her home.

star 7.91
101 votes
Career Day

#19 - Career Day

Welcome Back, Kotter Season 2 - Episode 1

On career day, an inventor who is treated poorly by the Sweathogs offers a well-paying job to Gabe.

star 7.89
9 votes
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Will the Real Jack Tripper...

#20 - Will the Real Jack Tripper...

Three's Company Season 2 - Episode 21

When a girl comes looking for Jack because he may have gotten her pregnant, Jack thinks it was his girlfriend Linda, but it turns out that Larry was using Jack's name.

star 7.87
105 votes
Maude's Reunion

#21 - Maude's Reunion

Maude Season 1 - Episode 11

Maude pulls out all her high school memorabilia as she awaits the arrival of an old school friend, Phyllis Nash, who was nicknamed both "Bunny" because of an overbite and "Mousie" because of her looks. However, Maude is stunned and becomes envious when she discovers Phyllis is now a beauty with a career to match.

star 7.86
14 votes
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Cyrano de Tripper

#22 - Cyrano de Tripper

Three's Company Season 2 - Episode 8

Jack agrees to cook dinner for Chrissy and her date, who happens a very fussy gourmet.

star 7.83
188 votes
Janet's High School Sweetheart

#23 - Janet's High School Sweetheart

Three's Company Season 2 - Episode 11

Janet's high-school crush turns out to be a lecher when she invites him to the apartment.

star 7.80
152 votes
Home Movies

#24 - Home Movies

Three's Company Season 2 - Episode 18

Chrissy uses her new camera to take home movies, while Larry and Jack scheme to use her projector to watch a "blue" movie.

star 7.79
105 votes
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Chrissy's Date

#25 - Chrissy's Date

Three's Company Season 2 - Episode 5

Chrissy's new man is married, but she thinks he's available, so her friends must show her the truth.

star 7.78
158 votes
Doctor, Doctor

#26 - Doctor, Doctor

Maude Season 1 - Episode 2

Carol and Maude thinks it's cute when they discover a curious Phillip playing doctor with Arthur's equally curious granddaughter. However, the prudish Arthur insists that Phillip be severely punished which leads to a debate between Maude, Cariol and Arthur over morals.

star 7.77
26 votes
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The Gift

#27 - The Gift

Three's Company Season 2 - Episode 15

After Jack helps Stanley get a good deal on a fur coat for Helen, Chrissy finds the gift box and thinks the coat is for her.

star 7.76
113 votes
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Roper's Car

#28 - Roper's Car

Three's Company Season 2 - Episode 7

Mr. Roper sells his car to Jack and the girls but has second thoughts when someone else offers more.

star 7.73
182 votes
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Stanley Casanova

#29 - Stanley Casanova

Three's Company Season 2 - Episode 10

Jack convinces a lady friend to make Stanley think he is attractive to younger women and make Helen jealous.

star 7.73
181 votes
Alone Together

#30 - Alone Together

Three's Company Season 2 - Episode 6

When Jack doesn't come on to Chrissy when they spend a night alone in the apartment, Chrissy thinks she has lost her sex appeal.

star 7.73
189 votes
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Jack Looks for a Job

#31 - Jack Looks for a Job

Three's Company Season 2 - Episode 2

To earn tuition money, Jack takes a variety of odd jobs, including as an encyclopedia salesman and as a nude model.

star 7.71
244 votes
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The Rivals

#32 - The Rivals

Three's Company Season 2 - Episode 16

Chrissy steals Janet's date by accident, and they refuse to speak to each other. It's up to Jack to get the two girls together again.

star 7.68
107 votes
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Jack the Giant Killer

#33 - Jack the Giant Killer

Three's Company Season 1 - Episode 5

Jack's masculinity is put to the test when a big bully tries to have his way with the girls.

star 7.66
218 votes
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The Ticket

#34 - The Ticket

Maude Season 1 - Episode 6

Returning home from shopping, Maude gets pulled over for speeding 34 miles in a 30 mph zone, but adamantly refuses to believe she was speeding at all. Later, during the trial, Maude tries all attempts to get out of paying the fine and prove her innocence.

star 7.56
16 votes
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The Slumlord

#35 - The Slumlord

Maude Season 1 - Episode 13

Maude is stunned to discover a black man picketing in front of her home. It isn't until later that she discovers that Walter and her have unwittingly become the owners of a rundown apartment building and they are now being labeled "slumlords".

star 7.54
13 votes
Jack's Uncle

#36 - Jack's Uncle

Three's Company Season 2 - Episode 12

Jack's uncle writes Mr. Roper a bad check and the trio try to get it back.

star 7.49
118 votes
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Jack in the Flower Shop

#37 - Jack in the Flower Shop

Three's Company Season 2 - Episode 19

Janet offers Jack a job in her flower shop, but Jack would rather goof off than work.

star 7.46
98 votes
Ground Rules

#38 - Ground Rules

Three's Company Season 2 - Episode 1

The trio agree to arrange reservation times for the apartment.

star 7.45
218 votes
Helen's Job

#39 - Helen's Job

Three's Company Season 2 - Episode 13

Against Stanley's wishes, Helen takes a job at a cafeteria and must pretend she likes it.

star 7.44
84 votes
Jack's Navy Pal

#40 - Jack's Navy Pal

Three's Company Season 2 - Episode 20

Jack's blind nemesis from his Navy days visits and goads Jack into hitting him.

star 7.23
72 votes