Two men, a neat freak and a slob separated from their wives, have to live together despite their differences.
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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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Garry Walberg, who played Speed, would later play a supporting role on Quincy M.E. (1976), which also starred Jack Klugman. Walberg and Klugman had been friends for many years. See more »

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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 »

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[when Oscar opens a suitcase from his closet, clothes fall out]
Felix Unger: What's that?
Oscar Madison: Guess I forgot to unpack from the last trip.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.194 (2010) See more »

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One of the best
14 January 2003 | by See 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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