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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La extraña pareja See more »

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jack Klugman was nominated for an Emmy Award for Odd Couple several times as well as for Quincy, several years later. But he only won for Odd Couple. 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

[repeated line]
Howard Cosell: Don't call me Howie!
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Connections

Remade as The New Odd Couple (1982) See more »

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Loved the Odd Couple
27 February 2015 | by voisybaySee all my reviews

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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