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The Odd Couple (TV Series 1970–1975) Poster

(1970–1975)

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Followed by 

The Odd Couple: Together Again (1993) (TV Movie)

Version of 

The Odd Couple (1968)
based on the same Neil Simon play
The Oddball Couple (1975) (TV Series)
based on the same Neil Simon play
The New Odd Couple (1982) (TV Series)
based on the same Neil Simon play
The Odd Couple (2015) (TV Series)
based on the same Neil Simon play

Remade as 

Felix und Oskar (1980) (TV Series)
The New Odd Couple (1982) (TV Series)

Spun-off from 

References 

The Odd Couple (1968)
Theme music adapted from the film score.

Referenced in 

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: Episode #4.3 (1970) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the goodnights
Dinah's Place: Episode dated 14 October 1973 (1973) (TV Episode)
The sitcom is discussed.
Lotsa Luck: The Belmont Connection (1973) (TV Episode)
The sitcom title is mentioned in a double entendre of a woman's size 37 chest.
The Bob Newhart Show: The Gray Flannel Shrink (1974) (TV Episode)
Bob says "Fine, how was yours, Felix?" to Howard when he greets him at home while wearing a cooking apron.
Gimme a Break!: The Big Apple: Part 2 (1984) (TV Episode)
Nell identifies Tony Randall as "Felix", his character from this series.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Daddy-O (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel: "There's Jack Klugman and Tony Randall."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Giant Gila Monster (1992) (TV Episode)
"You can be The Odd Couple:1999"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Being from Another Planet (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "It's Murray, the cop." Tom: "Which one? Herb Edelman or Al Molinaro?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Secret Agent Super Dragon (1993) (TV Episode)
"Oh Oscar Oscar Oscar!"
Rocko's Modern Life: Leap Frogs/Bedfellows (1993) (TV Episode)
At the beginning of "Bedfellows", the Wolfes are watching this show due to the dialogue being "Oscar, Oscar, Oscar!"/"Get out of my life, Felix!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bloodlust! (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: (As Tony Randall) Oh Oscar, Oscar, Oscar.
Friends: The One with the Dozen Lasagnas (1995) (TV Episode)
All cast hum the theme song.
The Cable Guy (1996)
Steven compares his romantic misfortune to Felix Unger
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Undead (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: (as Jack Klugman) Felix!
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man: You've Come a Wrong Way, Baby (1997) (TV Episode)
Tony Randall points out that most people remember him as Felix Unger.
Boy Meets World: Everybody Loves Stuart (1998) (TV Episode)
Eric refers to the series.
The Perfect Pitch (2002) (TV Movie)
Gilmore Girls: Say Something (2005) (TV Episode)
Rory talks about Tony Randall playing cards on the show.
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Mork & Mindy' (2005) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Gary Marshal to the cast of Happy Days
The Footy Show: Episode #12.7 (2005) (TV Episode)
Parodied in the Bullet & Gunn episode title "The Plod Couple".
The Footy Show: Episode #12.8 (2005) (TV Episode)
Parodied in the Bullet & Gunn episode title "The Plod Couple".
The Footy Show: Episode #13.23 (2006) (TV Episode)
The theme from this title is played during a lookalikes segment.
The Simpsons: 24 Minutes (2007) (TV Episode)
Jimbo's ringtone is the theme from this TV show
My Name Is Earl: The Gangs of Camden County (2007) (TV Episode)
Earl narrates: "The warden was a big fan of that TV show The Odd Couple..."
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.17 (2008) (TV Episode)
Included in an $8,000 question
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Mac & Charlie Die: Part 2 (2008) (TV Episode)
Dennis mentions it in dialogue
Come Dine with Me: Bradford: Nigel (2009) (TV Episode)
The show's theme music is played when discussing Nigel and Jane's relationship.
Two and a Half Men: Whipped Unto the Third Generation (2009) (TV Episode)
Charlie, Alan, and their girlfriends watch a rerun of "The Odd Couple" on TV.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.30 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Oscar Worthy?"
Valentine's Day (2010)
At LAX's baggage claim, 'Bradley Cooper (I)' and 'Julia Roberts (I)' are standing near a couple of chauffeurs who are holding signs that read "Ungar" and "Madison", a reference to 'Felix Unger' and Oscar Madison from The Odd Couple (1970). Director Garry Marshall was a writer, producer and director of the TV version.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.132 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $3,000 question
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.38 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay compares President Obama and David Axelrod to Felix and Oscar and vocalizes the show's theme song
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.194 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $200 clue in the category "'70s Sitcoms"
30 Rock: When It Rains, It Pours (2010) (TV Episode)
Liz calls Jack "Tony Randall," he calls her "Jack Klugman," which Liz interprets as a comparison to Oscar, because she's a writer, messy, and a lovable curmudgeon
Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure (2011)
Ray and Peter are referred to as the Odd Couple or some other sitcom.
The Simpsons: Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson (2012) (TV Episode)
Oscar Madison mentioned
The Simpsons: Tapped Out (2012) (Video Game)
The quest name "The Odd-Looking Couple" is a reference to the TV series name.
EWTN Live: Priests and Deacons: Ministers of Mercy (2013) (TV Episode)
Deacon Burke-Sivers says the Odd Couple themse song should play when He and Fr. Brian appear on screen together.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.50 (2013) (TV Episode)
Meredith Vieira compares herself and Matt Lauer to the main characters from the show
Boyhood (2014)
The father calls himself "Tony Randall", for sounding a neat freak like his character from the series.
Supernatural: Do You Believe in Miracles (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Sam
Bad Movie Beatdown: New Year's Eve (2014) (TV Episode)
Film Brain talks about Garry Marshall's career as a TV and movie director
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Matthew Perry/Taraji P. Henson/Anders Holm (2015) (TV Episode)
Seth notes that Garry Marshall produced the previous version of the series

Featured in 

ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration (2003) (TV Special)
Showing Sitcom
I Love the '70s: 1970 (2003) (TV Episode)
TV Land Moguls (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
shows it when talking about Garry Marshall
The Odd Couple Out-Takes (2005) (Video)
clips
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 1 February 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
A clip of this show is featured during the interview with Willy Aames.
Nostalgia Critic: Cop and 1/2 (2011) (TV Episode)
the theme song is briefly played
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.48 (2011) (TV Episode)
When a Jaywalking participant refers to Cain and Abel as a sitcom, an altered version of "The Odd Couple" is shown called "The Godd Couple"

Spoofed in 

Tiny Toon Adventures: You Asked for It: Part 2 (1990) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as "The Weird Couple," including a studio audience laugh track
Saturday Night Live: Calista Flockhart/Ricky Martin (2000) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as 'The Presidential Couple'
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.46 (2011) (TV Episode)
when a Jaywalking participant refers to Cain and Abel as a sitcom, an altered version of "The Odd Couple" is shown called "The Godd Couple"

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