The Mrs. Roper Romp, which originated in 2013 as the “Million Mrs. Roper March,” is a lively and creatively themed bar crawl event that pays homage to the iconic character Mrs. Helen Roper from the popular 1970s television series “Three’s Company.” Across the country, there are over 50 cities that host events similar to the Mrs. Roper Romp. As a result, fans are seen sporting curly wigs and either caftans or muumuus.
For those unfamiliar, Mrs. Roper was a witty and eccentric woman known for her distinctive caftans and her constant quest for love while being married to the somewhat clueless landlord, Stanley Roper. Although the TV show is known for boosting the careers of Suzanne Somers and John Ritter, it seems that after all these years, fans have grown particularly fond of the character Helen Roper played by Audra Lindley has become a cult figure in recent years.
The Romp was conceived during a vibrant New Orleans parade where a group of both men and women dressed up in caftans and sported curly red wigs, effectively emulating the memorable character. This unique and eye-catching event quickly gained popularity and has since evolved into a global phenomenon. Today, you can find numerous Mrs. Roper Romp and Bar Crawl groups in various cities around the world.
These events serve as a delightful and colorful tribute to the character of Mrs. Roper, capturing her spirit of individuality and vivacity. Participants come together in their best caftan attire and curly red wigs, creating a whimsical and festive atmosphere as they embark on a bar crawl adventure. It’s not just a costume party; it’s a celebration of creativity, nostalgia, and the enduring appeal of classic television.
The Romp gatherings are not only an opportunity for fans of “Three’s Company” to relive some of their favorite moments from the show but also a chance for people to express their love for eccentric fashion and embrace a character known for her unabashed uniqueness. These events encourage camaraderie among attendees, fostering a sense of community and shared enjoyment.
As the Romp continues to expand its reach across the globe, it serves as a testament to the enduring impact of television and pop culture. It’s a joyful reminder that even decades after a show has aired, its characters and their quirks can continue to bring people together for a lighthearted and entertaining celebration of nostalgia. So, whether you’re a die-hard fan of “Three’s Company” or simply looking for a fun and memorable night out, joining a Mrs. Roper Romp promises a one-of-a-kind experience filled with laughter, creativity and a touch of retro charm.