Mr. Roper is one of my all time favorite TV characters. He was so good that I might just prefer him OVER Don Knotts as Mr. Ferly. It's a tough call.
Wow. I am torn.
On one hand you have Don Knotts making bug eyes at the camera and on the other hand you have Norman Fell doing that limp-wristed motion and calling Jack "Tinkerbell."
They even did an episode where both the Ropers and Mr. Ferly appeared. It must have been amazing to be there for the Roper/Ferly summit.
Outside of Threes Company Don Knotts wins hands down... but on that show... it's so close.
I'm stalling here. I am just trying to fill space.
See, I have three images for you and they don't even need any text. This just makes me feel like I did something other than post a couple pictures.
What do other people do to waste time?
Top ten lists! Remember when David Letterman used to do those top ten lists? I am sure he stopped that years ago since the whole idea just reeks of 1993. I bet he stopped around 1994 or 95.
I also bet his show is still funny and creative just like it used to be back then.
(I live in a world of denial.)
But, when the top ten lists became a phenomena all the sudden they were ripped off everywhere. I even have an unauthorized "top ten list" board game.
Heres my top ten list:
Top 10 Things Overheard at the Roper/Ferly Summit:
10. Why would I order ham... I have Mr. Roper right here!
9. Ferly? Is that some kind of muppet?
8. Roper (rope her)? I hardly touched her!
7. The secret to the bug eyes... it's HGH!
5. Actually, Jack Tripper is straight... it's John Ritter that's gay.
4. Janet is always game for a roll in the hay... if you know what I mean.
3. Do you know what I mean?
2. Roll in the hay... sex... you know?
1. JANET IS A TRAMP YOU STUPID OLD FOOL!
Anyway, I found an episode of Family Feud that Norman Fell appeared on. The episode was some "Heroes vs. Villains" showdown and Norman Fell was one of the villains.
I never really though of him as a villian... until I noticed he was signaling his homies.
LOOK AT THAT! He is making some gesture to his fellow villains!
After the show I am sure Norman did a drive by at Suzanne Somers house.