5.4/10
89
3 user

The New Odd Couple 

An African American remake of the television series inspired by the Neil Simon play about two friends living together despite their completely disparate attitudes to life.

Creator:

Garry Marshall
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1983   1982  

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Ron Glass ...  Felix Unger 18 episodes, 1982-1983
Demond Wilson ...  Oscar Madison 18 episodes, 1982-1983
John Schuck ...  Murray 10 episodes, 1982-1983
Edit

Storyline

This was a new television series version of Neil Simon's play, and subsequent movie, and television series which starred Tony Randall and Jack Klugman. In this version not only are he actors new but also of different ethnicity. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Recycled/updated a number of scripts from The Odd Couple (1970). See more »

Connections

Version of The Oddball Couple (1975) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Revamped "Odd Couple" new in name only
2 September 2000 | by saltire-2See all my reviews

In the same year that a female "Odd Couple" appeared on Broadway, ABC got the bright idea to bring an African American "Odd Couple" to the tv screen. "The New Odd Couple" had a very nice updated version of the theme song, but after the credits ended, the show went downhill. The pilot episode was practically a word for word remake of the original series episode in which Felix inadvertently tells the IRS about Oscar's delinquent tax returns. While they updated small details such as Felix getting tickets to "Annie", they kept whole stretches of dialog the same. This lead to inescapable comparisons between the old and new versions. The show would eventually produce three original scripts, but it was too little, too late.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Check Out What's Playing on IMDb Freedive

See what movies and TV series you can watch for free today, and visit IMDb Freedive for even more. Select any poster below to play the movie!

Find more things to watch

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed