Newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter struggle to survive their first year of matrimony in NYC.
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Scoey Mitchell ...
 Paul Bratter (12 episodes, 1970)
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 Corie Bratter (12 episodes, 1970)
Thelma Carpenter ...
 Mabel Bates (12 episodes, 1970)
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 Honey Robinson (9 episodes, 1970)
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 Mr. Kendricks (8 episodes, 1970)
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 Mr. Velasquez (7 episodes, 1970)
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Based upon a play by Neil Simon (and a film), this gentle sitcom detailed the initial years of marriage between attorney Paul Bratter and his wife Corie, who lived together in a tiny studio apartment in New York City. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Early Simon adaptation tried hard, but ...
13 February 2004 | by (Cherry Hill, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

In the fall of 1970, two Neil Simon adaptations premiered on ABC, "The Odd Couple" and "Barefoot in the Park." Both were based, of course, on hit plays and the hit films adapted from those plays. "Odd Couple," thanks primarily to the solid chemistry of Tony Randall and Jack Klugman in the leads, caught on immediately and went on to a successful four-year run. "Barefoot in the Park" wasn't so fortunate. One of the first all-black TV shows on a major network, it always suffered from just a tinge of blaxploitation as far as the situations and characters were concerned. The whole cast, including leads Scoey Mitchell and Tracy Reed and the always funny Thelma Carpenter and Nipsy Russell, tried their best, but just couldn't overcome a succession of weak scripts. As I recall, the show was canceled mid-season.


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