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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La extraña pareja  »

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ABC worried that viewers would assume that Felix and Oscar were homosexuals because they lived together. As a prank, Randall and Klugman would often improvise scenes with homoerotic dialogue and send them to the network. A few of these can be seen in The Odd Couple Out-Takes (2005). See more »

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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: She likes... David Cassidy better than me!
[Despondent that his daughter, Edna, isn't speaking to him]
Oscar Madison: So do I!
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Referenced in Dinah's Place: Episode dated 14 October 1973 (1973) See more »

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A television classic
22 April 2000 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

This was the show that pretty much started the whole mismatched pair sitcom or at least the most memorable of that type. Tony Randall and Jack Klugman have perfect chemistry which the show really benefits from. The series had clever writing from start to finish. Not just one of the most memorable show from the 1970s, but also one of the memorable shows of all time.


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