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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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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Odd Couple 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

After the show was canceled, Tony Randall won an Emmy for playing Felix Unger. As he accepted his award, he said he wished he "had a job". 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

Referenced in The Simpsons: Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson (2012) See more »

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DVD's disappointing!
2 June 2010 | by PMANSee all my reviews

The TV show, 'The Odd Couple' is a classic. Great acting from two pro's with excellent scripts. Growing up I watched the episodes over and over like many other favorites shows. So, when I heard it was coming finally to DVD, I said, 'Finally'. But beware folks... Season one is unaltered... BUT, the other final four seasons are edited... I guess being cheap... a lot of the music/songs were not re-bought. Which is very sad... because a couple episodes ended in song. Even though the episodes are very much intact, the alternations do show, especially the final episode when Felix gets remarried and cut is Oscar singing, "Singing in the rain" at the end. Very bad edit. But the comedy is still very much there but not the true episodes, so beware! Tony Randall, God rest his soul would be disappointed if he saw this.

The Odd Couple I rate a TEN!!! The last four seasons on DVD I rate a 8 cause of the edits.


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