A great play, then a great film and then a fantastic TV series. Randall and Klugman turn in perfect performances as complete opposites sharing an appartment in Neil Simon's creation.
Tony Randall as Felix Unger
Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison
Al Molinaro as Murray Greshner
Garry Walberg as Speed
Larry Gelman as Vinnie
Archie Hahn as Roger
Ryan McDonald as Roy
Monica Evans as Cecily Pigeon
Carol Shelly as Gwendolyn Pigeon
The Odd Couple Fan Tributes
4 japhet zayas from Queens, New York: My all time favorite sit-com. It was from my high school years. I came to truly appreciate the re-runs for which I stayed up late. When the reruns were discontinued I purchased a boxed set. I watch an episode almost every night before bed, including the opening and closing credits which show some of my favorite places in my beloved NY: Central Park, Columbus Circle, old Yankee Stadium, 1501 Broadway (the old Paramount Building in Times Square, where I used to work for O.T.B, which was part of the "Felix The Horseplayer," episode. I always watch the street scenes accompanying the opening and closing credits. I wonder just how many people who were incidentally filmed have recognized themselves, and if they know how lucky they were to be a part, however small, of TV history. I would have been honored to be in the same shot with Tony Randall and Jack Klugman. In the history of sit-coms the Odd couple stands as a timeless classic.
3 Rialto350 from New Jersey: Murray the cop dressed as bait for muggers/perverts in Central Park. Oscar say's he's the ugliest woman he's ever seen.
2 Kelly from Brooklyn, NY: This show was an essential part of growing up in 70's-80's NY. Even the most mundane utterance is hilarious. Great acting and classic lines galore! The type of humor that too few "get". Please please, we need it on DVD....NOW!
1 Stephanie Alvarado from Lindenhurst, New York: I love The Odd Couple tv show. I been watching the show since I was small, and I just love it. I wish they would put it back on tv. Now that I know the show is out on DVD, I will buy it.
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