There's also a boy, 13-year-old Rory (Martin Spanjers), whose immature machinations are reminiscent of Jack's smarmy best friend, Larry, played with unctuous glee by Richard Kline.
Even beyond these repetitions, the kids are stock sitcom characters.
But his character is too familiar, his context too trite.
In fact, Paul is the man Jack Tripper might have grown up to be, had failed contract negotiations and a revolving door for blondes not driven Three's Company to an early grave.
I understand why he's there when Missy Kleinfeld walks by. You know he was the only guy who said I'd be somebody and I never was. You said Lulu's is having a sale on towels can you go buy some for the guest bathroom use your own judgement. I mean, you know, I'm in my world, you're in yours....