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Old 06-12-19, 01:37 AM
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John Ritter's character on Three's Company

in the late 1970's was famous for falling off a bicycle in the intro.

He was lucky the sand of the beach softened the landing.

He was spotting some young passing hourglass figure (stacked like Paul Bunyan's pancakes) instead of looking ahead.

What kind of bike did he fall off of? What make and model?

What became of that prop bike? How much is it valued now if still in existence?



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Old 06-12-19, 05:16 AM
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Old 06-12-19, 06:12 AM
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His saddle was way too low.
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What kind of bike did he fall off of?
Obviously a truly good one.
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John Ritter fell off a bike on a weekly basis? First aired in the late 70's, the show missed my personal viewing cut, since I stopped my prime time TV watching in the mid 70's, and my best memory of Susanne Somers, is her very brief part in American Graffiti.
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and my best memory of Susanne Somers, is her very brief part in American Graffiti.
Had no idea she shows up in that.

My last memories of Sommers are the Thighmaster TV commercials.
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Old 06-12-19, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Had no idea she shows up in that.

My last memories of Sommers are the Thighmaster TV commercials.

Ah yes, Richard Dreyfuss's love quest for the most part of the movie. I completely forgot about her Thighmaster Commercials, so memorable.
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From an online source; "The bike Jack rode belonged to production associate Carol Summers." No further info provided.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Had no idea she shows up in that.

My last memories of Sommers are the Thighmaster TV commercials.
Damn, man. Bravo on pulling the Thighmaster commercials out of the brain archive.

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Bravo on pulling the Thighmaster commercials out of the brain archive.
Now if I could only remember what I had for dinner tonight.
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I was always partial to Joyce DeWitt, who played Janet. Betty, not Wilma. Mary Ann, not Ginger. Dawn Wells represented Nevada in the Miss America Pageant.
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I was always partial to Joyce DeWitt, who played Janet. Betty, not Wilma. Mary Ann, not Ginger. Dawn Wells represented Nevada in the Miss America Pageant.
I wasn't much of a fan of the Flintstones, pretty much a on going scheme on how to fool the wives who were always a step a head of their husbands, and the instant I saw and heard the opening song and credits of Gilligan's Island, I'm surprised that the TV channel knob didn't melt from my turning it at light speed.
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I wasn't much of a fan of the Flintstones, pretty much a on going scheme on how to fool the wives who were always a step a head of their husbands, and the instant I saw and heard the opening song and credits of Gilligan's Island, I'm surprised that the TV channel knob didn't melt from my turning it at light speed.
As a kid, my favorite part of the Flintstones were the animals used as appliances and such. The show was actually made for adults.

Saw Dawn Wells at an indoor boat show back in the 90s. She was hawking a cookbook she had written. Interesting woman. She could sew and helped the show's costume people come up with tailored shorts that covered her navel in the early episodes of the series. (Women showing their navels on TV was officially banned until 1983, although the ban was not always enforced.) She also has a line of clothing for physically challenged people. Re: the theme song, the original version referred to the professor and Mary Ann only as "the rest." "The movie star and the rest..." It was changed for the second season: "The movie star, the professor and Mary Ann. Here on Gilligan's Isle!" Until his death, Wells and Russell Johnson, who played the professor, would sign their birthday and Christmas card to each other "Love, the rest."
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
As a kid, my favorite part of the Flintstones were the animals used as appliances and such. The show was actually made for adults.

Saw Dawn Wells at an indoor boat show back in the 90s. She was hawking a cookbook she had written. Interesting woman. She could sew and helped the show's costume people come up with tailored shorts that covered her navel in the early episodes of the series. (Women showing their navels on TV was officially banned until 1983, although the ban was not always enforced.) She also has a line of clothing for physically challenged people. Re: the theme song, the original version referred to the professor and Mary Ann only as "the rest." "The movie star and the rest..." It was changed for the second season: "The movie star, the professor and Mary Ann. Here on Gilligan's Isle!" Until his death, Wells and Russell Johnson, who played the professor, would sign their birthday and Christmas card to each other "Love, the rest."
Dawn Wells may have been a great asset in real life, but Gillian's Island just grated my intelligence factor, especially when I was unable to avoid watching parts of the show at another family or friend's house.
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According to Dawn in a interview I watched recently, Gilligan's Island has never been off the air since day one. Still shown in countries around the world and translated into 30 some different languages. A true classic that has stood the test of time.
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The real question about the Three's Company bike is whether it was a good bike, and if so, was it $150> or <$150. Inquiring minds MUST know!
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The real question about the Three's Company bike is whether it was a good bike, and if so, was it $150> or <$150. Inquiring minds MUST know!
My guess has to be that if the bike was destined to be dumped on the beach unmercifully, that it was a Japanese-made el cheapo mundo Kmart special back then in 1977.
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My guess has to be that if the bike was destined to be dumped on the beach unmercifully, that it was a Japanese-made el cheapo mundo Kmart special back then in 1977.
Or was it really a hard core stunt bike... one specially made for the task of "crash and burn," but protect the actor.

After all, how many takes did it go through, in that sand, and still come back fighting?

For all we know, it was an original Schwinn, made up to look like a Kmart special, just to take the fall. Yeah, that's the ticket...
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And what chain lube did they use to help prevent sand from getting stuck in the links/rollers? Was the chain dry? Waxed? Lathered with sunscreen?
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Originally Posted by dynodonn View Post
but Gillian's Island just grated my intelligence factor, .
That was the whole idea of the show, Duh!
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Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
That was the whole idea of the show, Duh!
.......and why I spun the channel dial at warp speed..........speaking of warp speed, even William Shatner's extra helping of ham was more soothing.
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Dawn Wells may have been a great asset in real life, but Gillian's Island just grated my intelligence factor, especially when I was unable to avoid watching parts of the show at another family or friend's house.
My friend, Gilligan’s Island is no Masterpiece Theater. It was never meant to be.

It was meant to be silly, like Bewitched or I Dream of Jeannie.

I miss the old days of silly TV.
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
My friend, Gilligan’s Island is no Masterpiece Theater. It was never meant to be.

It was meant to be silly, like Bewitched or I Dream of Jeannie.

I miss the old days of silly TV.
I'll agree with you on Bewitched, and for me, that was not a channel changer, but even silly TV of back in the day had it's limits.
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