The Odd Couple (Classic)

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7.81974TV-PG
Two men, a neat freak and a slob separated from their wives, have to live together despite their differences.
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EPGComedy
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Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Gloria Moves In
    September 15, 1973
    25min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    English
    Felix's ex-wife visits and he thinks that he can convince her to take him back.
  2. 2. Last Tango In Newark
    September 22, 1973
    26min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    English
    Felix takes Edward Villella's ballet appreciation class (along with a reluctant Oscar), but when the dancer threatens to miss a children's recital of Swan Lake, Felix commandeers the lead role.
  3. 3. Odd Decathalon
    September 29, 1973
    26min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    English
    After Oscar gets an insurance policy with a much lower premium, the duo compete in a series of events to prove who deserves to be called the fittest.
  4. 5. The Odd Holiday
    October 13, 1973
    25min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    English
    The story of how Felix, Oscar and their wives went on a tropical vacation years before where Felix hoped to salvage Oscar's failing marriage.
  5. 6. The New Car
    October 20, 1973
    26min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    English
    The pair win a car in a radio contest, but the real hassle is finding someplace to park.
  6. 7. This Is The Ary, Mrs. Madison
    October 27, 1973
    26min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    English
    Felix tells Myrna the story of how Oscar and Blanche had to spend their honeymoon in the Army barracks ... because he got Oscar into trouble.
  7. 9. Felix Directs
    November 9, 1973
    26min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    English
    Felix makes a movie about... Oscar Madison!
  8. 10. The Pig Who Came To Dinner
    November 16, 1973
    26min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    English
    When Oscar loses everything -- including Felix and the apartment -- betting with Bobby Riggs, Felix hatches a plan to win it all back.
  9. 11. Maid For Each Other
    November 23, 1973
    26min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    English
    Oscar and Felix try to find a maid who is beautiful enough for Oscar, and clean enough for Felix.
  10. 12. The Exorcists
    December 7, 1973
    26min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    English
    Felix is convinced the air conditioner is haunted by a ghost.
  11. 13. A Barnacle Adventure
    December 21, 1973
    26min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    English
    Oscar and his dentist try to convince Felix to invest in a new product: barnacle-made glue!
  12. 14. The Moonlighter
    January 4, 1974
    25min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    English
    In order to repay borrowed money, Oscar takes a job working in a greasy-spoon cafe.
  13. 15. Cleanliness Is Next To Impossible
    January 12, 1974
    26min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    English
    Oscar decides to be as clean as Felix after being called a slob by his girlfriend.
  14. 16. The Flying Felix
    January 19, 1974
    26min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    English
    Oscar tries everything to help Felix over his fear of flying, including flying with him to Houston.
  15. 18. Shuffling Off To Buffalo
    February 9, 1974
    25min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    English
    Felix's brother gives him a job in Buffalo, to Oscar's delight.
  16. 20. The Insomniac
    March 1, 1974
    25min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    English
    Suffering from sleeplessness, Felix keeps Oscar awake with his fussing.
  17. 21. New York's Oddest
    March 8, 1974
    25min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    English
    Fed up with citizen indifference, Felix joins the Police Reserve, dragging a reluctant Oscar along.
  18. 22. One For The Bunny
    March 22, 1974
    25min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    English
    Felix's first big assignment is to photograph a centerfold.

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1974
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CBS
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Randy ShekerukReviewed in the United States on August 30, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Season 4 - The Odd Couple At Its Best!
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In my opinion, The Odd Couple Season 4 was the peak season of the 5-year running series with many great episodes. Season 4 was “The Odd Couple At Its Best!” I love the format of each DVD and the scenes (from each episode) that are displayed prior to playing an episode (much like what Season 3 was). Season 4 brought back great memories of humor and laughter that I use to enjoy during my younger days. But recently, with the Season 4 DVD set, as the days wrapped up, I always looked forward to watching an episode or two. A great way to end a busy day! By the way, the picture on the Season 4 DVD case is from Episode 2 - “Last Tango In Newark.”
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TacitusMSReviewed in the United States on June 2, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
This was wonderful. I never did see why some panned this ...
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This was wonderful. I never did see why some panned this DVD set. The editing did not disrupt my enjoyment in any way. No singing ? I heard singing.
Anyway....they just don't make TV like this anymore, with good natured humor and class. I especially enjoyed Penny Marshall's contribution as Myrna and Al Molinaro as Murray. The most memorable episodes for me were...."That Was No lady", "Odd Holiday" , "The New Car" , "This is The Army Mrs Madison", "Maid For Each Other" ( Oscar gets a babysitter), "The Exorcist" , "Cleanliness Is Next To Impossible" ( Oscar becomes a neat-freak), " The Flying Felix " ( Felix in an airplane are some of the funniest scenes ever) , "Shuffling Off To Buffalo" ( Felix goes to work in his brother's bubble gum factory), " New York's Oddest " ( they become cops), and "One For The Bunny" ( Gloria Unger poses naked for Playboy).
Rest in peace Felix and Oscar ...oh...I mean...Tony and Jack. Thanks guys for the laughs.
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W MianeckeReviewed in the United States on January 17, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
please don't be deterred by what little is "missing"
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I feel I have to voice- especially for the sake of any interested customers who've never seen the show or this season- the opinion that the musical cues/performance cuts have rarely spoiled or impacted negatively on the viewing experience for me. And I watched these during their original, run, yes, pre-syndication, AND in syndication and I've got a very good memory for details. When you take what you DO get here and set it aside what's missing, I'm sorry, to not get and watch and enjoy this item based on that amount of loss is like throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Two instances are jarring, I'll admit, an abrupt cut at the start of an episode and one which is the punch line at the end, but, when you've got the natural and remarkable fluidity and chemistry of Randall and Klugman's performances... well, I was carried along right past the minor "speed bumps". I'll admit, the geek in me got a bit annoyed with the way the show's writers would honor continuity one minute and jettison it the next. By this point, ANYTHING having to do with the characters prior to the first season can be seen more as an ensemble comedy group in various comedic situations. (like the army story) And references to their childhoods vary, but are saved by the delivery of the lines, ESPECIALLY Tony Randall when describing aspects of his childhood. (while I prefer his previous, perfectly-delivered "I slept with a sponge" anecdote about not having stuffed animals, the bit with the cellophane-wrapped teddy bear is touching and funny) What really strikes me about these stories is the "adult" aspect of them. These are people who- while not shown- are in and out of physical relationships and "affairs" (Felix listing his is a particularly frank highlight for me) and who are not defined solely by one paragraph of character description (unlike many of today's sitcoms). Felix can be remarkably open-minded, enthusiastic and spur-of-the-moment without in any way being inconsistent. Oscar is incredibly believable as being charming and fun to be around despite his sloppiness, limited appetite, gambling weakness, etc.. The redeeming qualities make it believable, to me at least,
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Victor CostaReviewed in the United States on April 8, 2012
1.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant Series, stupidly edited.
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First of all, let me say that I LOVE the Odd Couple. I am complaining about the editing. It seems that someone at Paramount became terrorized at the idea of a lawsuit by some music company. They they then proceeded to edit out every musical reference in the entire series. For example, in the classic episode where Felix is afraid to fly, Penny Marshall pretends to be a stewardess and briefly sings " I'm Myrna, Fly Me!". It's cut. That's just 1 example, there are many many more. Really Paramount? Do you really feel someone will sue because of those few musical bars? I think your copryright lawyers are wacky, but if that's the case, go pay the holders of those songs so you can use them. You're Paramount, for heaven sakes!
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Daria DebuonoReviewed in the United States on November 7, 2008
3.0 out of 5 stars
agree with everyone: what's with the cuts?
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now, surely, paramount MUST know that the audience for these DVDs are those of us who LOVE this series... it's amazing the little things they cut out... WHY?? a few words here, a phrase there... it makes NO sense. it really hurts. i have to say, i know almost all the episodes by heart. and i have old vhs tapes; i have old mass-market columbia house VHSs (my bf is constantly asking me if we need to really keep these 25+ vhs cases around our small nyc apartment) and i was SO excited when it was revealed the greatest show ever would be available on DVD. as many others did, i expected these to be the COMPLETE episodes. if not, why bother? i agree that "extras" would have been nice (i actually have the originally-released first season in the big, fold-out cardboard case, and there are some Gary Marshall, Jack Klugman commentaries, some intros and extras -- The Mike Douglas show is nice) but what these releases are really about are the excellent episodes. they deserve to be preserved in their entirety. (i give a star for the color restoration and a star for the show's untaintable genius.) but now this DVD goes down as the canonical version, and many little hilarious touches and phrases will be lost forever. WHY???? so sad.
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Diane V InsalacoReviewed in the United States on September 29, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
I love this DVD set, thanks again.
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Nothing was wrong w/it.
MonsterReviewed in the United States on January 11, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not as good as the first 2 Seasons
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The writing gets long in the tooth kind of stupid Just not that funny any more
ricardo_guerreroReviewed in the United States on July 14, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
And So, It Ends In Grand Style
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So, "The Odd Couple" concludes its four seasons, in grand style. Jack and Tony were always amazing together. They loved each other as much as Oscar and Felix did. I wish they'd been able to squeeze out just one more season, but I think both of them were ready to start doing other films and stage again, independently. I have to give a ton of kudos to Garry and Tony Marshall (and I won't leave you out, Penny!) and Jerry Belson, who created and shaped the show into what it was. They did it right. Way right. Basically, I have nothing to criticize. This was one of the last comedies on TV that was above criticism. It was consistently great, every week. All the episodes were good. Mind you, I was not alive when it was on TV originally.

It was in reruns forever before finally making it onto DVD. I remember filling out a questionnaire from Columbia House, asking "What shows would you like to see in our video Collectors Edition?" and I suggested "The Odd Couple." Anyhow, it will always be a favorite show. As for this DVD - no special features to speak of but the episodes are crystal clear. Not sure if they remastered the prints or anything? I think Season 1 is the only one of the four with any special features.
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