A greasy-spoon diner in Phoenix, Arizona is the setting for this long-running series. The title character, Alice Hyatt, is an aspiring singer who arrives in Phoenix with her teenaged son, ... See full summary »
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
A frequent guest star was Monty Hall, who appeared as himself. Apparently, he and Oscar had been college roommates. See more »
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 »
On November 13, Felix Unger was asked to remove himself from his place of residence; that request came from his wife. Deep down, he knew she was right, but he also knew that some day he would return to her. With nowhere else to go, he appeared at the home of his friend, Oscar Madison. Several years earlier, Madison's wife had thrown HIM out, requesting that HE never return. Can two divorced men share an apartment without driving each other crazy?
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I'm about the only person I know who prefers the first season (shot in
cinematic style with a single camera) to later seasons, but even after
switched to the multiple-camera technique and live audience (with the
accompanying broadening of the humor), it was still better than 90% of TV
sitcoms ever (unlike, say, *Happy Days*, on which quality plummeted when
they made a similar change).
The only thing that really interferes with my enjoyment of *TOC* is the
horrible, horrible celebrity cameos.
I mean, Rodney Allen Rippy?
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