RIP John Ritter

Yesterday was the birthday of the late actor John Ritter.

Best remembered for playing Jack Tripper on the classic 1970’s series Three’s Company (1976-1984), John Ritter is a comedy legend. His ability to up the ante on a physical gag left audiences laughing long after they turned off the television.

While he was known for his comedy, John Ritter could also play a creepy character.

In 1997, he played Ted Buchanan, the boyfriend of Buffy’s mother on Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Needless to say, his intentions were less than normal.

For my generation, he is remembered as the idealistic father in Problem Child. Ben (John Ritter) and Flo (Amy Yasbeck, his IRL second wife and widow) cannot have children naturally. They turn to an adoption agency to find a child. Junior (Michael Oliver) may look angelic, but looks are deceiving.

RIP, thanks for the laughs.

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