After having another bad date with Gloria and having a nightmare that he can't get into heaven because of his neatness, Felix asks Oscar to help him. And what Oscar does is to help him loosen up. And what he does is to get him to not mind having a little mess around. But in the end the whole thing shocks Felix into becoming like Oscar. So Oscar calls Nancy to help him.
Did You Know?
The title is based on the 1941 novel "What Makes Sammy Run?" by Budd Schulberg about the rise of Sammy Glick from the Lower East Side of New York City. The original Broadway production opened at the 54th Street Theater on February 27, 1964, ran for 540 performances, closing on June 12, 1965 and starred Steve Lawrence
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The angle of Felix's head changes between camera shots while he's laying catatonic on his bed, as Oscar is making a mess of his bedroom. See more
[in a dream sequence, Grandpa Unger talks to his 5-year-old grandson
Felix, Felix, Felix! You're a nice little boy, but why do you have to be so gosh darned clean? If there are two things that nobody likes, it's a dirty old man, and a clean little boy.