Felix Ungar has just broken up with his wife. Despondent, he goes to kill himself but is saved by his friend Oscar Madison. With nowhere else to go, Felix is urged by Oscar to move in with him, at least for a while. The only problem is that Felix is neat, tidy, and neurotic, whereas Oscar is slovenly and casual. Written by
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Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau are The Odd Couple...say no more.
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At one point in the story (set in New York), Oscar says "Getting a clear picture on Channel 2" is not his idea of a fun evening. For years through the mid- to late 70s and early 80s, this movie was a staple of WCBS Channel 2's "Late Show" movie in New York City. See more
Oscar "spills" his chocolate ice cream on Felix's jacket lapel high at the button hole. At the restaurant, Felix is wiping the stain with water at a much lower location on the lapel. See more
A room, please.
[Felix shakes his head
How long do you want it for?
Oh, not very long.
[Felix isn't paying attention
When the credits for Cecily and Gwendolyn Pigeon are displayed, they are first in the wrong order (since Oscar also keeps mixing them up) and after a couple of seconds they shift to their correct positions. See more
Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
Words by James Thomson
Briefly sung a cappella by Walter Matthau See more