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The Odd Couple 

Two men, a neat freak and a slob separated from their wives, have to live together despite their differences.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Tony Randall ...  Felix Unger / ... 114 episodes, 1970-1975
Jack Klugman ...  Oscar Madison / ... 114 episodes, 1970-1975
Al Molinaro ...  Officer Murray Greshler 73 episodes, 1970-1975
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Storyline

One is neat, one is a slob. Both are divorced and need a place to stay. That's how fussy photographer Felix Unger and sloppy sportswriter Oscar Madison end up sharing a New York City apartment. The arguments are endless but funny; it's like watching your parents fight. Written by Jwelch5742

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Comedy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Odd Couple See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(114 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The show's familiar opening narration--"On November 13th, Felix Unger was asked to leave his place of residence . . ."--was first heard in episode 16 of the first season, The Odd Couple: Lovers Don't Make House Calls (1971) (29 January 1971). In that version, the narrator says about Felix, "with nowhere else to go, he appeared at the home of his childhood friend, Oscar Madison." At the beginning of the second season, in The Odd Couple: Natural Childbirth (1971), someone realized that the fourth show of Season 1 (The Odd Couple: The Jury Story (1970)) had revealed that Oscar and Felix met for the first time while serving on a jury, so the word "childhood" was removed from the narration, leaving us with, "he appeared at the home of his friend, Oscar Madison." See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits for the entire series, the type of luggage Felix is carrying changes. When he is indoors (leaving his apartment or arriving at Oscar's) he is carrying a white suitcase. But when he is walking outside he is not carrying the white suitcase. See more »

Quotes

Felix Unger: She likes... David Cassidy better than me!
[Despondent that his daughter, Edna, isn't speaking to him]
Oscar Madison: So do I!
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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Television Sitcoms of the 1970s (2013) See more »

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Fantastic show.
21 May 2002 | by WendyOh!See all my reviews

This is indeed one of the few tv series that are equal too if not better than the film and play it was based on. Simply shot and perfectly played, the scripts and the acting could not be better. These shows are fun to watch now not only for the style of clothing, but also for the fact that it's about two middle aged men! TV show-makers of today would do well to watch and learn from this classic.


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