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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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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During the first season (1970-71), the show was filmed in the same apartment as the one in the 1968 movie (The Odd Couple (1968)) in single camera format with a laugh track. Beginning with the second season, however, the show was filmed in a studio in three-camera format before a live audience. 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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Oscar Madison: You ruined my wine.
Felix Unger: Here's a dollar. Buy another three bottles.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Daddy-O (1991) See more »

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SEASON 5 Most Joyous Moment Ruined!
25 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For the most part Season 5 is wonderful, and it's obvious why Tony Randall snagged the EMMY for it, but Paramount Home Video has destroyed what has got to be one of the most joyous moments in t.v. sitcom history. In the last episode when the the minister announces that Felix and Gloria are once again husband and wife, Oscar erupts into a dance and belts out "I'm Singing in the Rain." Not so in this truncated release. The song is wiped out completely and the scene is ruined. Could the rights to the tune really have been that expensive? There are other musical edits throughout the season, but this one is unforgivable.


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