Oscar's fed up with New York City. To show him how much fun the city can be, Felix shows him around. Then they get stuck on a hot, stalled subway with assorted New Yorkers, including a blind pencil ...
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
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 »
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 »
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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