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Subject: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/20/04 at 1:39 am

This one could go on either the '70s or '80s board. TV Land just ran a 48-Three's Company Marathon, so I was assessing the two landlords:
Stanley Roper played by Norman Fell (1977-1979, 1981)
Ralph Furley played by Don Knotts (1979-1984)

A vote for Stanley Roper is actually a vote for Stanley & Helen Roper (Audra Lindley).

I can't make up my mind, so I didn't vote just yet.

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: Lanie on 05/20/04 at 1:44 am

Ralph Furley  ;D

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: woops on 05/20/04 at 1:45 am

Mr. Furley

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 05/20/04 at 2:10 am

I liked them both, but Mr. Roper got my vote!  ;D

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: pennsygirl on 05/20/04 at 7:06 am

I voted for the Mr. Roper.  Him and his wife were hilarious!  ;D

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: rubixgirl on 05/20/04 at 8:32 am

I chose Mr. Furley...but Mr. and Mrs. Roper were great too.

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: Cheetara on 05/20/04 at 3:13 pm

Mr. Furley  :D

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: Tbullsr on 05/20/04 at 4:26 pm

Furley all the way. I just want to reach out and touch those big eye balls.


Tim
RATT-n-ROLL

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: rubixgirl on 05/20/04 at 5:14 pm


Furley all the way. I just want to reach out and touch those big eye balls.


Tim
RATT-n-ROLL

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Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: RockandRollFan on 05/20/04 at 5:31 pm

Ralph Furley. Who can forget him taking Janet out to the French Restaraunt and ordering some "Es-car-gots....and a bowl of soup du jer"  ;D

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: Koop on 05/21/04 at 8:42 pm

Mr. Roper...I always thought he and Mrs. Roper were hilarious.  I didn't care for Mr. Furley. (but I love Don Knotts as Barney Fife)

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/21/04 at 8:42 pm


Furley all the way. I just want to reach out and touch those big eye balls.


Tim
RATT-n-ROLL

Uhhh, this is, by far, the strangest answer! :o
It's pretty much a dead heat with me, but Don Knotts' Ralph Furley wins by a nose.  I'm just a big fan of his physical comedy.  As Knotts said about the character, "you can't go too far with Mr. Furley."

The repartee between the Ropers was always classic.  Norman Fell also played a landlord in The Graduate, Mr. McCleery.
"You're not one of those agitators, are you?"
"I want you OUT OF HERE...because I don't LIKE you!"

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: AL-B on 05/21/04 at 8:48 pm

I voted for Mr. Furley because it was hilarious seeing Barney Fife's laughable attempts at being a hip 70's swinger, but I also thought it was funny how Mrs. Roper always cracked jokes about Mr. Roper's impotence. (Too bad Viagra wasn't invented back then, that could've made for a funny episode!)

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/21/04 at 9:05 pm


I voted for Mr. Furley because it was hilarious seeing Barney Fife's laughable attempts at being a hip 70's swinger, but I also thought it was funny how Mrs. Roper always cracked jokes about Mr. Roper's impotence. (Too bad Viagra wasn't invented back then, that could've made for a funny episode!)

Mr. Roper wasn't impotent, he just wasn't interested. His thrill was clipping coupons and saving a buck on building supplies.

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: JT74 on 05/24/04 at 10:54 pm

I went with Furley.  He had more personality and was a better actor (gotta love those loud suits).  I never cared much for Mr. Roper, but Mrs. Roper was hilarious! 

Look for Mrs. Roper in the movie "The Relic".  She played a mortician with a certain flare for French, if you know what I mean.

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: blackdog on 05/25/04 at 2:49 am

Gotta go with Mr. Furley.  Loved his polyester suits and he had more personality than Mr. Roper who was a bit dull  (I guess I'm repeating what everyone else said here.)  I almost wish he was my landlord, he'd be a big improvement from who I have now.

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: rubixgirl on 05/25/04 at 8:03 am


I went with Furley.  He had more personality and was a better actor (gotta love those loud suits).  I never cared much for Mr. Roper, but Mrs. Roper was hilarious! 

Look for Mrs. Roper in the movie "The Relic".  She played a mortician with a certain flare for French, if you know what I mean.


Loved the loud suits!! ;D I didn't realize that was "Mrs. Roper" that was that mortician...ewww! :o

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: SuperFreak on 05/25/04 at 4:32 pm

Mr. Furley!

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: JT74 on 05/25/04 at 5:37 pm




Loved the loud suits!! ;D I didn't realize that was "Mrs. Roper" that was that mortician...ewww! :o


Yeah, and I couldn't believe the stuff that was coming out of her mouth!  It was nothing like Mrs. Roper, but she was still cool as always.

She did The Relic during the same year she passed away (1997).

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/25/04 at 6:17 pm




Yeah, and I couldn't believe the stuff that was coming out of her mouth!  It was nothing like Mrs. Roper, but she was still cool as always.

She did The Relic during the same year she passed away (1997).

I haven't seen "The Relic."  I oughta see it just to see Audra Lindley as a smut-mouthed mortician.  There wasn't a Mrs. Furley.  There couldn't have been, that would have ruined the character.  It made since for him to chase the sultry widow Lana, but it didn't make sense for the ever-randy Jack to turn down Lana's advances.
:-*

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: JT74 on 05/25/04 at 6:35 pm



I haven't seen "The Relic."  I oughta see it just to see Audra Lindley as a smut-mouthed mortician.  There wasn't a Mrs. Furley.  There couldn't have been, that would have ruined the character.  It made since for him to chase the sultry widow Lana, but it didn't make sense for the ever-randy Jack to turn down Lana's advances.
:-*


She doesn't play a very big part, but it was cool to see her in another role.

A married Furley wouldn't have been as good...his playing a clueless, swinging, bachelor-wannabe is what made the role great.

I also wondered why Jack didn't hook up with Lana.  She didn't look bad for an older woman, and she had money!

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: Dagwood on 05/25/04 at 7:33 pm

Mr. Furley

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: Tanya1976 on 07/31/04 at 1:29 pm

I liked Mr. Roper, especially when he would turn to the camera and laugh.
Tanya

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: mandamoo on 07/31/04 at 9:46 pm

Mr Roper from the English equivalent 'Man About The House'

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 07/31/04 at 10:22 pm


Mr Roper from the English equivalent 'Man About The House'


Hey Moo

I know where you are going with this, but that's "George" Roper, and it was 70's as well.

Having said that, I don't disagree with you.  :)

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: mandamoo on 08/01/04 at 1:03 am




Hey Moo

I know where you are going with this, but that's "George" Roper, and it was 70's as well.

Having said that, I don't disagree with you.  :)


Aaah yes ! Of course !  :P

Thanks Fussy  ;) :)

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: ktelqueen on 08/01/04 at 1:12 am

Mr Roper

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: Whisper on 08/01/04 at 1:19 pm

Mr.Furley...I loved the chemistry he and Jack had. :D ;D

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: twettybird on 08/17/05 at 7:23 pm


Furley all the way. I just want to reach out and touch those big eye balls.


Tim
RATT-n-ROLL



ok :o


I always thought mr roper was secretly after Jack. that would have put a twist on things

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: loki 13 on 08/17/05 at 8:09 pm

i liked the ropers best.
a better poll would have been between the
blond roommate.chrissy or cindy snow or terri alden

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: GREEN67 on 08/17/05 at 11:38 pm

;D  I just loved the Ropers!!!!!.....Norman Fell was Classic..with his strange looks..The little quirk of his mouth...Hysterical!!...Audra Lindley was sooo great as his SEX deprived wife..LOL.....Didnt you just love her MuuMuus???? She always wanted to get BUSY!!!!

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 08/18/05 at 12:41 pm


;D  I just loved the Ropers!!!!!.....Norman Fell was Classic..with his strange looks..The little quirk of his mouth...Hysterical!!...Audra Lindley was sooo great as his SEX deprived wife..LOL.....Didnt you just love her MuuMuus???? She always wanted to get BUSY!!!!


I totally agree with you here!  Those two were hilarious!!  ;D

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: Bury_Manilow on 08/18/05 at 11:17 pm


Uhhh, this is, by far, the strangest answer! :o
It's pretty much a dead heat with me, but Don Knotts' Ralph Furley wins by a nose.  I'm just a big fan of his physical comedy.  As Knotts said about the character, "you can't go too far with Mr. Furley."

The repartee between the Ropers was always classic.  Norman Fell also played a landlord in The Graduate, Mr. McCleery.
"You're not one of those agitators, are you?"
"I want you OUT OF HERE...because I don't LIKE you!"


I didn't realize it until reading about his death in the newspapers, but he was also in the B&W D-Day movie "The Longest Day."

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: TC1970 on 08/19/05 at 8:22 pm

Stanley Roper cracked me up! Especially when he would look into the camera and grin.

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: Mizerable on 08/31/05 at 12:22 pm

Ralph Furley

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: bj26 on 08/31/05 at 1:58 pm

I don't know who to vote for because I dislike them all :(

Subject: Re: Mr. Roper vs. Mr. Furley

Written By: doughboy71 on 09/09/05 at 2:04 pm

I thought both we're good and watched every episode of the show. However I gave the vote to Stanley Roper. In order for Furley to be funny in a scene he pretty much needed to have the kids in the scene with him. Stanley Roper and his wife were funny with or without the kids in the scene. Look at the facts who was good enough for a spinoff? True the spinoff only lasted 1 season but the first few episodes we're quite funny. Did Furley go into a show by himself?

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