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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Tony Randall continually fretted about the show's future as it rarely drew high ratings and was always seemingly on the verge of cancellation. Jack Klugman would often tell Randall not to worry, accurately predicting the show's success and longevity upon its reruns entering into syndication. 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 »

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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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One of the best
14 January 2003 | by (Spokane, WA) – See all my reviews

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 they 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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