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"The Odd Couple" (1970) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1970-1975

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The Odd Couple: Season 5: Episode 16 -- When Oscar Madison finds a friend with inside information on his favorite sport, horse racing, he begins to win every bet.
The Odd Couple: Season 5: Episode 13 -- Felix has a big commission riding on a new diet pill promotion but the model, "the fattest man in the world," suddenly decides he won't take the job.
The Odd Couple: Season 5: Episode 12 -- Oscar Madison falls in love with a beautiful woman who has two children he adores and before he knows it, he's engaged to be married and Felix prepares to lose a roommate.
The Odd Couple: Season 5: Episode 11 -- Oscar Madison takes a job as a sports radio talk-show host but doesn't tell anyone until he finds out whether the station is going to make it permanent.
The Odd Couple: Season 5: Episode 10 -- Felix discovers that his father and Oscar's knew each other in the old days and that Oscar's father was responsible for Felix's father's downfall.

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Writers:
Garry Marshall (developed for television by)
Jerry Belson (developed for television by)
Contact:
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
24 September 1970 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Two men, a neat freak and a slob separated from their wives, have to live together despite their differences. Full summary »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 14 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the best See more (27 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 96)

Tony Randall ... Felix Unger / ... (114 episodes, 1970-1975)

Jack Klugman ... Oscar Madison / ... (114 episodes, 1970-1975)

Al Molinaro ... Murray / ... (73 episodes, 1970-1975)
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Series Directed by
Jerry Paris (18 episodes, 1970-1975)
Jack Donohue (14 episodes, 1971-1975)
Hal Cooper (11 episodes, 1970-1973)
Mel Ferber (11 episodes, 1971-1974)
Frank Buxton (9 episodes, 1973-1975)
Bruce Bilson (6 episodes, 1970-1971)
Garry Marshall (6 episodes, 1971-1974)
Jay Sandrich (6 episodes, 1971-1974)
George Tyne (5 episodes, 1970-1972)
Harvey Miller (5 episodes, 1974-1975)
Robert Birnbaum (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Norm Gray (4 episodes, 1973-1975)
Jerry Belson (3 episodes, 1971-1973)
Alan Rafkin (3 episodes, 1971)
Charles R. Rondeau (2 episodes, 1970)
Alex March (2 episodes, 1972)
George Marshall (2 episodes, 1972)
 
Series Writing credits
Jerry Belson (114 episodes, 1970-1975)
Garry Marshall (114 episodes, 1970-1975)
Neil Simon (114 episodes, 1970-1975)
Lowell Ganz (11 episodes, 1973-1974)
Mark Rothman (11 episodes, 1973-1974)
Harvey Miller (8 episodes, 1970-1973)
Dick Bensfield (7 episodes, 1970-1974)
Perry Grant (7 episodes, 1970-1974)
Ron Friedman (7 episodes, 1970-1973)
Albert E. Lewin (7 episodes, 1970-1972)
Bill Idelson (6 episodes, 1970-1972)
Rick Mittleman (6 episodes, 1971-1974)
Peggy Elliott (5 episodes, 1970-1972)
Ed Scharlach (5 episodes, 1970-1972)
Mickey Rose (5 episodes, 1971-1974)
Frank Buxton (5 episodes, 1972-1975)
David W. Duclon (5 episodes, 1973-1975)
Jack Winter (4 episodes, 1971-1975)
Bob Brunner (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Art Baer (3 episodes, 1972-1974)
Ben Joelson (3 episodes, 1972-1974)
Michael Leeson (3 episodes, 1972-1974)
Joe Glauberg (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Bill Angelos (3 episodes, 1973-1975)
Buz Kohan (3 episodes, 1973-1975)
Bob Rodgers (2 episodes, 1970-1972)
Gordon Mitchell (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Lloyd Turner (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Martin Cohan (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Alan Mandel (2 episodes, 1971)
Charles Shyer (2 episodes, 1971)
Phil Mishkin (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Dennis Klein (2 episodes, 1973)
Martin Donovan (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
John Rappaport (2 episodes, 1974-1975)

Series Produced by
Garry Marshall .... executive producer (114 episodes, 1970-1975)
Anthony W. Marshall .... producer / associate producer (89 episodes, 1971-1975)
Jerry Belson .... executive producer (69 episodes, 1970-1973)
Jerry Davis .... producer (63 episodes, 1970-1973)
Charles Shyer .... associate producer (24 episodes, 1970-1971)
Harvey Miller .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Phil Mishkin .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Nick Abdo .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1974-1975)
Sheldon Keller .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1974-1975)
Carl Mahakian .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1974-1975)
Frank Buxton .... producer (7 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Original Music by
Neal Hefti (8 episodes, 1970-1973)

Harry Geller (unknown episodes)
Kenyon Hopkins (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Lester Shorr (15 episodes, 1970-1973)
William Norton (2 episodes, 1975)
Kenneth Peach (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Film Editing by
Robert James Kern (62 episodes, 1970-1975)
Robert Moore (13 episodes, 1970-1973)
Rod Stephens (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Casting by
Mike Hanks (6 episodes, 1970)
Millie Gusse (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
 
Series Art Direction by
John M. Elliott (13 episodes, 1970-1972)
Bill Ross (8 episodes, 1970-1972)
Monty Elliott (4 episodes, 1973-1975)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Anthony D. Nealis (11 episodes, 1970-1975)
 
Series Makeup Department
Sharleen Rassi .... key hair stylist (85 episodes, 1971-1975)
 
Series Production Management
Ted Leonard .... executive production manager (7 episodes, 1970-1971)
Edward K. Milkis .... post-production supervisor (7 episodes, 1970-1971)
Sam Strangis .... production manager (7 episodes, 1970-1971)
James H. Brown .... unit manager (6 episodes, 1970)
Douglas S. Cramer .... executive vice president in charge of production (6 episodes, 1970)
Byron Chudnow .... post-production supervisor (5 episodes, 1970)
Mike Salamunovich .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1973)
Jack Sonntag .... production executive (2 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marty Moss .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1970)
Norm Gray .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1972-1975)

Richard Learman .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Doug Grindstaff .... supervising sound effects editor (11 episodes, 1970)
James R. Wright .... sound mixer (8 episodes, 1970-1972)
William M. Andrews .... supervising sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
James V. King .... camera operator (109 episodes, 1970-1975)
 
Series Casting Department
Millie Gusse .... casting supervisor (8 episodes, 1970-1973)
 
Series Editorial Department
Rod Stephens .... assistant editor / assistant film editor (36 episodes, 1971-1973)
Byron Chudnow .... editorial supervisor (6 episodes, 1970)
Carl Mahakian .... editorial supervisor / post-production coordinator (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
Ed Cotter .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Music Department
Neal Hefti .... composer: theme music (114 episodes, 1970-1975)
Jerry MacDonald .... music editor (12 episodes, 1970-1971)
Kenyon Hopkins .... music supervisor (8 episodes, 1970-1972)
Richard Lapham .... music editor (7 episodes, 1972-1975)
Leith Stevens .... music supervisor (4 episodes, 1970)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver / production driver (7 episodes, 1973-1975)
 
Series Other crew
Carl Kleinschmitt .... executive story consultant (6 episodes, 1970)
Anthony W. Marshall .... assistant to executive producer (6 episodes, 1970)
Jerry Belson .... executive consultant (6 episodes, 1971-1975)
Harvey Miller .... script consultant / creative consultant / ... (4 episodes, 1971-1975)
Lowell Ganz .... story consultant / executive story consultant (3 episodes, 1973-1975)
Mark Rothman .... story consultant / executive story consultant (3 episodes, 1973-1975)
Bill Idelson .... script consultant (2 episodes, 1971)
David W. Duclon .... assistant consultant / assistant: producer (2 episodes, 1972-1975)
Bruce Lansbury .... vice president of creative affairs (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Carl Mahakian .... post production coordinator (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Phil Mishkin .... story editor (2 episodes, 1973)
Mickey Rose .... story editor (2 episodes, 1973)

Thomas D. Tannenbaum .... senior vice president in charge of production (unknown episodes)
 

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30 min (114 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Art Carney and Dean Martin were considered for the part of Felix. Carney originated the role of Felix in the Broadway play.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Oscar Madison:You ruined my wine.
Felix Unger:Here's a dollar. Buy another three bottles.
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Movie Connections:
Version of "The New Odd Couple" (1982)See more »

FAQ

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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
One of the best, 14 January 2003
Author: counterrevolutionary from Spokane, WA

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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