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The Odd Couple 

Two men, a neat freak and a slob separated from their wives, have to live together despite their differences.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Tony Randall ...  Felix Unger / ... 114 episodes, 1970-1975
Jack Klugman ...  Oscar Madison / ... 114 episodes, 1970-1975
Al Molinaro ...  Officer Murray Greshler 73 episodes, 1970-1975
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Storyline

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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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La extraña pareja See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(114 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Tony Randall continually fretted about the show's future, as it rarely drew high ratings and was always seemingly on the verge of cancellation. Jack Klugman would often tell Randall not to worry, accurately predicting the show's success and longevity upon its reruns entering into syndication. 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

Felix Unger: [to woman on witness stand] Ah... you *assumed*. My dear, you should never *assume*. You see, when you *assume*
[writes the word "assume" on a blackboard]
Felix Unger: , you make an *ass*... out of *you*... and *me*.
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One of the best
14 January 2003 | by counterrevolutionarySee all my reviews

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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