History Theatre / TheOddCouple

8th May '18 10:16:53 PM HeroGal2347
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* LivingIsMoreThanSurviving: In "Security Arms", Felix moves into a different apartment after his and Oscar's place is robbed. The apartment complex has been designed for extreme safety, including things like inside locks, two-way mirrors and tons of rules. Eventually even Felix decides the problems with the new apartment outweigh any safety benefits.
7th May '18 7:26:21 AM HeroGal2347
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* IntimidatingRevenueService: In "The Ides of April," Felix is summoned to the IRS office and he thinks he's in serious trouble. It turns out that he simply forgot to sign a check, but Felix accidentally lets it slip that Oscar has been filing shady tax returns and so now Oscar is the one getting an audit.

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* IntimidatingRevenueService: IntimidatingRevenueService:
** In "You Saved My Life", Felix tries to get Oscar a lower alimony payment. Unfortunately, this involves the IRS going over his books, so Oscar is more horrified than delighted.
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In "The Ides of April," Felix is summoned to the IRS office and he thinks he's in serious trouble. It turns out that he simply forgot to sign a check, but Felix accidentally lets it slip that Oscar has been filing shady tax returns and so now Oscar is the one getting an audit.



* JumpingOnAGrenade: Felix in "You Saved My Life". It was fake.

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* JumpingOnAGrenade: One of Oscar's attempts to get Felix to "save" him in "You Saved My Life". It was fake.return involved a fake grenade.
5th May '18 11:41:50 PM HeroGal2347
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* FluffyTheTerrible: in "Security Arms", Mr. Duke owns a large German Shepherd called Peaches.


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* SecurityCling: Felix clings hysterically to Oscar while being carried to the couch in "You Saved My Life" -- understandable, given that moments before, his grip on Oscar (and vice versa) helped keep him from tumbling to the street.
5th May '18 9:32:29 PM HeroGal2347
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%%* TheGhost: Crazy Rhoda Zimmerman.

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%%* * TheGhost: Crazy Rhoda Zimmerman.Zimmerman, Oscar's sometimes date, never appears, though she's mentioned.


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* NeverWakeUpASleepwalker: Murray tells Felix not to awaken the sleepwalking Oscar, because woken sleepwalkers become aggressive. Felix questions how things would get worse when he's already being smacked over the head nightly.
12th Mar '18 9:57:08 AM Mdumas43073
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* RecycledINSPACE: ''The New Odd Couple'' is the exact same show... but the two leads were African-American, with Ron Glass and Demond Wilson as Felix and Oscar respectively.

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* RecycledINSPACE: ''The New Odd Couple'' is the exact same show... but the two leads [[RaceLift were African-American, now African-American]], with Ron Glass and Demond Wilson as Felix and Oscar respectively.
12th Mar '18 9:55:19 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Odd Couple'' is a 1965 Broadway play by Neil Simon, which was later adapted [[Film/TheOddCouple1968 into a 1968 movie]], which itself was later adapted into a sitcom which ran from 1970-1975. All three are highly regarded. The play also spawned a couple less highly regarded television adaptations: ''WesternAnimation/TheOddballCouple'', a 1975 animated series (starring a cartoon dog and cat), and ''The New Odd Couple'', a 1982 sitcom with black actors in the lead roles.

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''The Odd Couple'' is a 1965 Broadway play by Neil Simon, which was later adapted [[Film/TheOddCouple1968 into a 1968 movie]], which itself was later adapted into a an Creator/{{ABC}} sitcom which ran from 1970-1975.197075. All three are highly regarded. The play also spawned a couple less highly regarded television adaptations: ''WesternAnimation/TheOddballCouple'', a 1975 animated series (starring a cartoon dog and cat), and ''The New Odd Couple'', a 1982 sitcom with black actors in the lead roles.



A third live action series starring Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon premiered on February 19, 2015. [[Series/TheOddCouple It has its own page here]].

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A third live action series live-action series, starring Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon Lennon, premiered on Creator/{{CBS}} in February 19, 2015. [[Series/TheOddCouple It has its own page here]].
12th Mar '18 9:51:59 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:320:Jack Klugman as Oscar, Tony Randall as Felix.]]

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[[caption-width-right:320:Jack [[caption-width-right:300:Jack Klugman as Oscar, Tony Randall as Felix.]]
10th Mar '18 8:18:37 PM PetuniaPink
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** "Security Arms": Their apartment gets bulgarized, and Oscar walks into the living room to find Felix bound and gagged. Horrified, Felix moves into a new building with ultra-high security. Oscar pooh-poohs Felix as being overly paranoid...then moves in with him just a few days later after he hears a wild gun fight right outside the apartment. It takes some serious issues

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** "Security Arms": Their apartment gets bulgarized, and Oscar walks into the living room to find Felix bound and gagged. Horrified, Felix moves into a new building with ultra-high security. Oscar pooh-poohs Felix as being overly paranoid...then moves in with him just a few days later after he hears a wild gun fight right outside the apartment. It takes some serious issuesissues with the new building to get Felix and Oscar to move back into their old place.
10th Mar '18 8:11:54 PM PetuniaPink
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* BigRottenApple: Not a main feature of the series, but given that it does take place in 1970s New York this trope ends up showing up a few times. In addition to occasional quips from the characters about getting mugged and scenes of Oscar checking out a titty bar (just watch the Season One end credits and read the text on that building Oscar walks up to towards the end) in at least one version of the end credits, it provided the setup or a plot point for a few episodes:

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* BigRottenApple: Not a main feature of the series, but given that it does take place in 1970s New York City this trope ends up showing up a few times. In addition to occasional quips from the characters about getting mugged and scenes of Oscar checking out a titty bar (just watch the Season One end credits and read the text on that building Oscar walks up to towards the end) in at least one version of the end credits, it provided the setup or a plot point for a few episodes:


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** "The Subway Story": Oscar's annoyed with the city, so Felix takes him out on the town to show him that New York isn't a completely lost cause. They get stuck in the subway.
10th Mar '18 8:05:15 PM PetuniaPink
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* BigRottenApple: Not a main feature of the series, but given that it does take place in 1970s New York this trope ends up showing up a few times. In addition to occasional quips from the characters about getting mugged and scenes of Oscar checking out a titty bar (just watch the Season One end credits and read the text on that building Oscar walks up to towards the end) in at least one version of the end credits, it provided the setup or a plot point for a few episodes:
** "Security Arms": Their apartment gets bulgarized, and Oscar walks into the living room to find Felix bound and gagged. Horrified, Felix moves into a new building with ultra-high security. Oscar pooh-poohs Felix as being overly paranoid...then moves in with him just a few days later after he hears a wild gun fight right outside the apartment. It takes some serious issues
** "New York's Oddest": Felix comes home from work having delivered a baby on the sidewalk in Times Square ("The first thing that baby saw was an X-rated movie marquee over its head!") on his way home and is very much exasperated at the fact that people were nearly walking all over the mom, newborn, and Felix without noticing them. His irritation with how callous New Yorkers are now inspires him to enroll himself and Oscar into a volunteer police force program called the Civilian Police Reserves. On his first shift on patrol in their floor Felix repeatedly irritates everyone by blowing his whistle and getting them all up for little things. Then a burglar comes in, ready to break into an apartment. Felix blows his whistle repeatedly, but because of his prior false alarms no one comes out, and Felix is bound and gagged by the burglar. In the morning, Oscar and the other neighbors come out to find Felix still bound and gagged-and are glad the burglar shut Felix up for the rest of the night.
** "Natural Childbirth": Oscar's niece ran away from her home in Iowa so she could give birth outside of a hospital-she wants to deliver her baby in the "simple setting" of a motel in the Bronx. This elicits shock and serious concern from Oscar, Felix, and other characters.
** "Two Men on a Hoarse": Oscar loses his voice from a throat peration, which eventually causes Felix to lose his own voice from guilt. When burglars break into their apartment, Felix's voice is still nonexistent, so a still-hoarse Oscar struggles to yell to Murray that their apartment was robbed.
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