History Theatre / TheOddCouple

18th May '17 10:36:49 AM xcountryguy
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** Specially on the TV series, Felix takes practically everything, from his habits to his pastimes to his relationships, to extremes, which is why he often finds himself being called a lunatic. In the end, though, his childlike enthusiasm and good heart win out over any annoyance he causes. Felix is especially {{adorkable}} when he's happy or excited. In "I'm Dying of Unger", he rolls on the bed like a little kid after tricking Oscar's agent into giving him three more days.

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** Specially Especially on the TV series, Felix takes practically everything, from his habits to his pastimes to his relationships, to extremes, which is why he often finds himself being called a lunatic. In the end, though, his childlike enthusiasm and good heart win out over any annoyance he causes. Felix is especially {{adorkable}} when he's happy or excited. In "I'm Dying of Unger", he rolls on the bed like a little kid after tricking Oscar's agent into giving him three more days.
7th Apr '17 3:49:22 PM nombretomado
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* {{Poker}}: The movie, sitcom and original play featured a weekly poker game at Oscar's apartment. The genderflipped stage version makes it a weekly Trivial Pursuit game instead.
19th Dec '16 5:40:46 AM Tarlonniel
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* DatingServiceDisaster: Before the internet - before PC's even - there was computer dating, believe it or not. In a third season episode, Oscar signs up with a computer dating service and embellishes his bio. He winds up matched with Felix's ex-wife.
** In TheStinger, Oscar tries again, and [[spoiler:winds up matched with his OWN ex-wife]].

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* DatingServiceDisaster: Before the internet - before PC's even - there was computer dating, believe it or not. In a third season episode, Oscar signs up with a computer dating service and embellishes his bio. He winds up matched with Felix's ex-wife.
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ex-wife. In TheStinger, Oscar tries again, and [[spoiler:winds up matched with his OWN ex-wife]].



* LaughTrack: For the show's first season only. Nobody liked it, up to and including Neil Simon. Randall and Klugman ''especially'' despised it and campaigned hard for moving to three-camera comedy with a StudioAudience.
** It was still used for sweetening for the rest of the series, though.

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* LaughTrack: For the show's first season only. Nobody liked it, up to and including Neil Simon. Randall and Klugman ''especially'' despised it and campaigned hard for moving to three-camera comedy with a StudioAudience.
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StudioAudience. It was still used for sweetening for the rest of the series, though.
19th Dec '16 12:05:49 AM shawnvw
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* BedmateReveal: This happens to Felix. It's a long scene with no dialogue that begins with Felix coming home late from work, gargling, putting his PJ's and a sleep mask on and climbing into bed. While on his back a sleeping woman suddenly rolls over and throws her arm around him, while still asleep. He picks up her arm, takes off his mask, sits up, gets out of bed, looks down at her (still asleep) and delivers the only line in the scene: "It's not my birthday...".

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* BedmateReveal: This happens to Felix. It's a long scene with no dialogue that begins with Felix coming home late from work, gargling, putting his PJ's and a sleep mask on and climbing into bed. While on his back back, a sleeping woman (who'd gotten Oscar to give her a place to crash) suddenly rolls over and throws her arm around him, while still asleep. He picks up her arm, takes off his mask, sits up, gets out of bed, looks down at her (still asleep) and delivers the only line in the scene: "It's not my birthday...".


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** In TheStinger, Oscar tries again, and [[spoiler:winds up matched with his OWN ex-wife]].
28th Nov '16 5:36:10 AM Tarlonniel
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* GoToYourRoom: One episode of has Oscar yelling this at Felix after losing his patience with him. Felix replies that he doesn't have to take this and [[ComicallyMissingThePoint that he's going to his room]].

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* GoToYourRoom: One episode of has Oscar yelling this at Felix after losing his patience with him. Felix replies that he doesn't have to take this and [[ComicallyMissingThePoint that he's going to his room]].
27th Nov '16 8:58:14 PM NWolfman
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* GoToYourRoom: One episode of has Oscar yelling this at Felix after losing his patience with him. Felix replies that he doesn't have to take this and [[ComicallyMissingThePoint that he's going to his room]].
7th Oct '16 12:37:45 PM kyeo
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* CrackOhMyBack: In the film, Felix is hiding in Oscar's bathroom after being kicked out by his wife. Terrified that he's going to attempt suicide, Oscar and the other poker players break into the bathroom, hitting Felix with the door, who proceeds to moan about his back throughout the rest of the scene.
16th Sep '16 1:03:55 PM flaminghomer
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*AlliterativeFamily: Oscar's secretary Myrna Turner (pronounced "Turna" with a thick New York accent), has a brother and sister named Werner ("Werna") and Verna respectively.
24th Aug '16 2:50:10 AM Adept
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24th Aug '16 2:50:09 AM Adept
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* FourTemperamentEnsemble:
** Felix Unger: Melancholic/ Phlegmatic
** Oscar Madison: Choleric/ Sanguine
** Murray Greshler: Phlegmatic
** Myrna Turner: Phlegmatic/Sanguine
** Gloria Unger: Sanguine/ Phlegmatic
** Blanche Madison: Phlegmatic/ Melancholic
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