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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According to Elinor Donahue, she had trouble with her lines during her first table read with the cast. Tony Randall banged on the table and yelled at her for blowing her lines, causing her to cry. The next day, Donahue found a bouquet of flowers and an apology note from Randall. The two ended up becoming great friends. 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 »

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[Oscar's girlfriend is trying to get him to lose weight]
Oscar Madison: Honey, that's fun fat. Everybody has that.
Felix Unger: I don't.
Oscar Madison: You don't have any fun either.
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Referenced in The Cable Guy (1996) 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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