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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During the opening credits you see a long shot of Oscar and Felix dancing around a Maypole. In the background appears to be the Gulf & Western building before the camera zooms in on Oscar and Felix. The show was produced by Paramount which, at the time, was a Gulf & Western company. 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

Howard Cosell: [pointing to Oscar] Either he leaves or I leave.
Felix Unger: [turning to Oscar] Leave!
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.38 (2010) See more »

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Loved the Odd Couple
27 February 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I grew up at a time when the Odd Couple was on ABC 09:30 Friday nights--people have said the show was a "hit" but in reality it was almost cancelled every year it was on---when it was in repeats during the summer the ratings were much higher which led ABC to renew the show every year---Jack Klugman was frustrated by the ratings and believed that once the show was off the air and in syndication that it would then be a major hit---he ultimately convinced Tony Randall to forgo a salary and take a percentage of the syndication rights--Randall although sceptical agreed--as it turned out Klugman was absolutely right---the show was an absolute gold mine in syndication (at one point you could watch it on almost every channel in the 1980's)--the Odd Couple made both Randall and Klugman very rich men


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