The Odd Couple (1970–1975)
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Strike Up the Band or Else 

To pay off a gambling debt, Oscar talks Felix into having his band perform doing country music.

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To pay off a gambling debt, Oscar talks Felix into having his band perform doing country music.

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17 October 1974 (USA)  »

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The title comes from the movie Strike Up the Band (1940). See more »

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"Is there no END!" Horns Up!
13 June 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Uniquely humorous half hour episode as Oscar loses in a friendly game of cards to a big Texas Oilman Billy Joe (Pernell Roberts) who is in town, New York to see His Dallas Cowboys play.Oscar broke offers Billy Joe his roommate's band who will play at his party. Billy Joe asks if they play country/square dance music? Oscar reply's, "Have you ever heard of Red River Unger and the Saddle Sores?" Meanwhile back at the apartment Felix and his band are practicing in hopes of that big gig. Felix Unger and the Sophisticatos with a brassy heavy high-brow sound. Playing songs that would make you cringe the likes of Jeepers Creepers and Cocktails for Two. Oscar Penniless and desperate asks Felix if his band would play at Billy Joe's party.. Oscar doesn't tell Felix that it has to be square dance music and that there is no payment either for their work. This makes for an hilarious confrontation as Felix and his band perform a miracle. NOTE!!! The boxed DVD set omits the Cocktails for Two song while on Television re-runs the song is played.


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