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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 Officer Murray Greshler (73 episodes, 1970-1975)
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One is neat, one is a slob. Both are divorced and need a place to stay. That's how fussy photographer Felix Unger and sloppy sportswriter Oscar Madison end up sharing a New York City apartment. The arguments are endless but funny; it's like watching your parents fight. Written by Jwelch5742

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24 September 1970 (USA)  »

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La extraña pareja  »

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Trivia

Garry Walberg, who played Speed, would later play a supporting role on Quincy M.E. (1976), which also starred Jack Klugman. Walberg and Klugman had been friends for many years. 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: Everyone thinks I'm a hypochondriac. It makes me sick.
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.50 (2013) 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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