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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 5 wins & 14 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 97)

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 (12 episodes, 1973-1974)
Mark Rothman (12 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)
Jack Winter (4 episodes, 1971-1975)
Bob Brunner (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
David W. Duclon (4 episodes, 1973-1975)
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 (91 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 (10 episodes, 1970-1973)

Harry Geller (unknown episodes)
Kenyon Hopkins (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Lester Shorr (17 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)
Jerry Dronsky (2 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Casting by
Mike Hanks (10 episodes, 1970-1971)
 
Series Art Direction by
John M. Elliott (15 episodes, 1970-1972)
Bill Ross (11 episodes, 1970-1972)
Monty Elliott (4 episodes, 1973-1975)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Anthony D. Nealis (14 episodes, 1970-1975)
 
Series Makeup Department
Sharleen Rassi .... key hair stylist (85 episodes, 1971-1975)
 
Series Production Management
Ted Leonard .... executive production manager / executive production manager: Paramount Television (10 episodes, 1970-1971)
Sam Strangis .... production manager / production manager: Paramount Television (10 episodes, 1970-1971)
James H. Brown .... unit manager (9 episodes, 1970-1971)
Douglas S. Cramer .... executive vice president in charge of production / executive vice president in charge of production: Paramount Television (9 episodes, 1970-1971)
Edward K. Milkis .... post-production supervisor / post-production supervisor: Paramount Television (9 episodes, 1970-1971)
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 (9 episodes, 1970-1971)
Norm Gray .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1972-1975)

Richard Learman .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Doug Grindstaff .... supervising sound effects editor (13 episodes, 1970-1971)
James R. Wright .... sound mixer (11 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 / casting supervisor: Paramount Television (13 episodes, 1970-1973)
 
Series Editorial Department
Rod Stephens .... assistant editor / assistant film editor (36 episodes, 1971-1973)
Byron Chudnow .... editorial supervisor (8 episodes, 1970-1971)
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 (14 episodes, 1970-1971)
Kenyon Hopkins .... music supervisor (11 episodes, 1970-1972)
Richard Lapham .... music editor (7 episodes, 1972-1975)
Leith Stevens .... music supervisor (4 episodes, 1970)
Jack Keath .... music editor (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver / production driver (7 episodes, 1973-1975)
 
Series Other crew
Carl Kleinschmitt .... executive story consultant (7 episodes, 1970)
Anthony W. Marshall .... assistant to executive producer / assistant to the executive producers (7 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)
Alan Mandel .... script consultant (2 episodes, 1971)
Charles Shyer .... 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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Trivia:
The address of Felix and Oscar's apartment building is 1049 Park Avenue, an actual New York City address. Scenes for the opening credits and exterior views of the building seen on the show were filmed in front of the building. Employees and residents of the building say fans still visit the location looking for Felix and Oscar, and claim that mail addressed to the characters is delivered on occasion.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 want brown juice or green juice?
Felix Unger:What's the difference?
Oscar Madison:Three weeks.
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Loved the Odd Couple, 27 February 2015
Author: voisybay from Canada

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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