‘Three’s Company,’ the Original ‘Friends’

The ‘70s sitcom set a sexy TV template that ruled future decades.

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Joyce DeWitt, John Ritter, and Suzanne Somers on Three’s Company (Photo: ABC)
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Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, and Courteney Cox on Friends (Photo: NBC)

Both shows featured unisex friendships and living arrangements.

Both shows were set primarily in two-bedroom apartments.

Both shows featured an iconic local hangout.

Both shows featured baby misunderstandings.

Both shows were set in a big American city with few, if any, black people.

Both shows featured a talented in-house chef.

Both shows featured top-billed second-generation stars who won Emmys in the leading actor/actress categories.

Both shows featured Audra Lindley in pivotal roles.

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