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The Odd Couple (1968) Poster

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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

Audio/Visual mismatch between the shots where Felix says "How's she gonna meet somebody now at her age with two kids, and where?"
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Continuity 

When Oscar is at the ballpark, the phone rings and he puts his hot dog down. When the man answers the phone, Oscar is typing and the hot dog disappears. When we cut back to Oscar, he is eating it again.
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After Oscar throws Felix out of the apartment, the guys are out searching for Felix in Murray's police car. When Vinnie comes out of Felix's old apartment, they are seen driving in police car #578. In the next scene, they are parked and two other officers pull up in car #578, and the guys pull off in car #527. In the next scene, they are back in #578 again.
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In the opening scenes, when Felix is walking into the go-go dancer club, a woman with long brown hair is leaving. After Felix enters, she is dancing on stage.
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The spaghetti/linguine splatter pattern changes at least three times.
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The apartment's kitchen window is closed when Oscar and Felix enter it together the first time. After Oscar asks Felix to get him a pot from under the sink, the window is open, which is later shut by Oscar.
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When bowling, Felix gets a strike then says, "When you're right, you're right." Then goes to mark the score manually. He looks up and counts the pins left standing. But, he got a strike.
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In the opening scene when Felix walks into the hotel, he is not wearing a tie. When he enters his room, he has on a tie.
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During the first poker game, Vinnie is dealt a hand and then he rifles through them in full view of the camera (and the other players). The cards are easily visible as two Queens, a Ten, a Nine, and a Four. At the draw, he asks for no cards, and then he wins the hand, announcing he has a Straight.
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In Oscar's apt., there is a wall lamp on either side of the front door. Each lamp holds two bulbs, but one of them is missing a bulb. This missing bulb jumps back and forth between the two lamps throughout the opening scenes.
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In the restaurant, after the waitress leaves, while Oscar is laughing, Felix picks up his handkerchief and starts folding it. Then in the next shot, he picks it up and starts folding it again.
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When Felix hands the Coo Coo Pigeon Sisters the chips, he hands it to the brunette wearing the yellow dress. After the cut scene, the redhead with the white dress is holding them.
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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.
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After Felix is chased into Oscar's bedroom, when he first begins to walk to the bed his tie hangs down, then the next shot shows his tie tucked into the top of his pants as he continues his walk to the bed.
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When searching for Felix in the patrol car, the driver's side mirror disappears in the shot where Vinnie climbs in.
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When Felix first enters Oscar's apartment his face is sweaty. After he walks through the kitchen and returns to the poker table, his face is no longer wet.
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When Oscar is walking down the hall to show Felix his bedroom, the dart stuck in the wall under the dartboard has no feathers. Then once they walk back through the hall it now has plastic feathers.
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Factual errors 

The copyright date is shown as MCMXLVII (1947) instead of MCMLXVII (1967) as the copyright year for the film during the opening credits.
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When Murray the cop is dropped off at the poker game by an NYPD Radio car, the car's side says "PCT. 231," meaning the 231st Precinct, which does not exist, nor do the precinct numbers get anywhere near that high. The highest numbered precinct in the NYPD (There are seventy-six Precincts today- seventy-NINE in 1968)) is in the Tottenville section of Staten Island, and that's the 123rd Precinct.
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Miscellaneous 

As Felix and Oscar walk past the supermarket, Mackerel is misspelled on the marquee as Mackeral.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Oscar plays a pinball machine in one scene. Pinball was illegal in New York City from 1942 until 1976, but pinball machines did exist. The illegal pinball machine is likely intended to demonstrate the seediness of the pool hall.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Felix and Oscar are entering the apartment (while mad at each other), Oscar slams the door in Felix's face. When the door slams the whole wall shakes.
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When Murray & gang go to look for Felix in an NYPD Radio car, the car's individual number is "578." (Look on driver's side, rear post). Yet when they run into a real, uniformed, on-duty radio car team during search, not only has Murray's radio car switched to "927," but the REAL cops are now driving car "578!"
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