The Odd Couple (1970–1975)

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Two men, a neat freak and a slob separated from their wives, have to live together despite their differences.

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 Felix Unger / ... (114 episodes, 1970-1975)
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 Oscar Madison / ... (114 episodes, 1970-1975)
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 Murray / ... (73 episodes, 1970-1975)
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Felix and Oscar are an extremely odd couple: Felix is anal-retentive, neurotic, precise, and fastidiously clean. Oscar, on the other hand, is the exact opposite: sloppy and casual. They are sharing an apartment together, and their differing lifestyles inevitably lead to some conflicts and laughs. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Trivia

The iconic narration during the opening credits says that Felix was forced to move out of his residence on November 13. November 13 is the birthday of the show's Executive Producer Garry Marshall. 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: I'm going to the studio to pick up the gauntlet he threw down.
Murray Greshler: You're so tidy.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.50 (2013) See more »

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One of the All Time Greats!
5 July 2002 | by (Pa.) – See all my reviews

As far as Sit Coms go "The Odd Couple" is number one on my list of favorites...edging out even "M.A.S.H." and "All In The Family".Randall and Klugman make this show great...both are perfectly attuned to their roles.Its one of the few times a Television show attained the high quality of its source material.

While Randall and Klugman's great chemistry and comic timing make the show there is strong support from the other cast members.In particular Al Molinaro's mystified Murry The Cop,Gary Walberg's Grouchy Speed and Brett Somer's cynical Blanche Madison. May the sun never set on "The Odd Couple"!


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