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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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Trivia

In the show, Howard Cosell and Oscar Madison were supposed to be arch-enemies. 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

[Opening narration]
Narrator: On November 13, Felix Unger was asked to remove himself from his place of residence; that request came from his wife. Deep down, he knew she was right, but he also knew that some day he would return to her. With nowhere else to go, he appeared at the home of his friend, Oscar Madison. Several years earlier, Madison's wife had thrown HIM out, requesting that HE never return. Can two divorced men share an apartment without driving each other crazy?
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Connections

Version of The New Odd Couple (1982) See more »

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SEASON 5 Most Joyous Moment Ruined!
25 November 2008 | by jclauserSee all my reviews

For the most part Season 5 is wonderful, and it's obvious why Tony Randall snagged the EMMY for it, but Paramount Home Video has destroyed what has got to be one of the most joyous moments in t.v. sitcom history. In the last episode when the the minister announces that Felix and Gloria are once again husband and wife, Oscar erupts into a dance and belts out "I'm Singing in the Rain." Not so in this truncated release. The song is wiped out completely and the scene is ruined. Could the rights to the tune really have been that expensive? There are other musical edits throughout the season, but this one is unforgivable.


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