I’m in a heated dispute with friends about whether the L.A. Zoo appears in the opening credits of the TV show Three’s Company. Help!


When Suzanne Somers left the series in its fifth season, the original opening filmed on the Venice boardwalk was scrapped and a fresh intro was shot at the L.A. Zoo (before its ’90s face-lift). The new opener laid the same funky theme song over scenes of Jack Tripper falling into the monkey pit and Mr. Furley snarling at the lions. Each time I visit, I bend my knee before the flamingos, just as Jack’s new roommate, Terri, did.


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