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'Three's Company' Tribute: Suzanne Somers Honors John Ritter on 'DWTS'

By    |   Wednesday, 08 Apr 2015 09:17 AM

Suzanne Somers performed a "Three's Company" tribute to her late costar John Ritter on Monday's "Dancing With the Stars," reprising her role as Chrissy Snow to dance the foxtrot with professional partner Tony Dovolani.

"Three's Company," which ran on ABC from 1977 to 1984, was one of the biggest hits on television and starred Somers, Ritter, and Joyce Dewitt. In Monday's routine, Dovolani played the role of Ritter's Jack Tripper, "Today" reported. 

"To the studio audience's delight, the two then glided across the set's living-room floor to perform a foxtrot that ended with twirl after twirl, and the kind of physical comedy that would fit right in on 'Three's Company,'" "Today" wrote. "It appeared to be an emotional night for Somers, who also posted a black-and-white photo of herself and Ritter, with the caption, 'A legendary comedian and even dearer friend. I love you, John.'"

 

A legendary comedian and even dearer friend. I love you, John. 💗

A photo posted by Suzanne Somers (@suzannesomers) on



Ritter died in 2003 at the age of 54.

While the "Three's Company's" tribute dance was great nostalgia, it likely did not lift Somers much in the competition as the judges gave her and Dovolani 7s for a total score of 28.

"The movements are proper but could be bigger," a Wall Street Journal review of the episode read. "Suzanne seems as if she could handle harder choreography. Carrie Ann is pleased to see the depth she requested. Len is so excited: He saw a heel turn. 'Don't lose your neck when you turn,' Bruno warns; keep your shoulders down." 

Somers, who is blogging for People magazine about her experience on "Dancing With the Stars," said she was disappointed with the judges' scores. 

"I thought I danced great," she wrote. "I wanted it to be joyous, that Chrissy Snow was dancing and having the time of her life. It was the combination of the character and fulfilling the intricate steps of the foxtrot."

"I think the judges' comments and scores [adding up to 28 out of 40] were not allowing for the fact that I am improving each week. I am not a dancer, and I am starting at ground zero every Tuesday and giving it my all. So I found their scores somewhat discouraging," Somers continued.

NFL star Michael Sam and pro partner Peta Murgatroyd were eliminated at the end of the episode, leaving nine more celebrity contestants.

"Dancing With the Stars" airs Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.



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Suzanne Somers performed a "Three's Company" tribute to her late costar John Ritter on Monday's "Dancing With the Stars," reprising her role as Chrissy Snow to dance the foxtrot with professional partner Tony Dovolani.
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