History YMMV / TheOddCouple

6th Jan '16 9:53:45 AM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message
** Creator/LeifGarrett - before making it big as a 70s teen heartthrob, and a featured commentator on ''[[Series/TheSmokingGunPresentsWorldsDumbest World's Dumbest...]]'' - as Felix's son, Leonard.
to:
** Creator/LeifGarrett - -- before making it big as a 70s '70s teen heartthrob, and a featured commentator on ''[[Series/TheSmokingGunPresentsWorldsDumbest World's Dumbest...]]'' - ''Series/WorldsDumbest'' -- as Felix's son, Leonard.
30th Oct '15 5:14:33 PM Anddrix
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* DudeNotFunny: The 2015 series' episode "The Birthday Party" features Felix receiving a pet cockatiel for his birthday, which he falls instantly in love with and names "Hope." Later on in the episode, Hope [[spoiler:gets stuck in the vacuum cleaner, and is ultimately blown out of the tube in a mass of feathers, with the strong, ''strong'' implication that he died, though if you look closely, the bird flies off unharmed.]]. This is all PlayedForLaughs, of course, but the act did ''not'' sit well with many a viewer.
12th Aug '15 3:26:46 PM Green_lantern40
Is there an issue? Send a Message
** In the episode when Felix and Oscar go to (and eventually get kicked out of) a health camp, Oscar tells Felix that he's fine not being as healthy as he could be and comforts him by saying that even if he only lives 20 more years and Felix lives 25, they'll still be happy. Jack Klugman would end up surviving Tony Randal by eight years.
to:
** In the episode when Felix and Oscar go to (and eventually get kicked out of) a health camp, Oscar tells Felix that he's fine not being as healthy as he could be and comforts him by saying that even if he only lives 20 more years and Felix lives 25, they'll still be happy. Jack Klugman would end up surviving Tony Randal Randall by eight years.

* ItsTheSameSoItSucks: The reason ''The New Odd Couple'' lasted only 18 episodes. Eight of those episodes were {{Recycled Script}}s from the 1970-75 series, meaning viewers were watching more or less the same exact episodes, almost verbatim, with actors who weren't Jack Klugman and Tony Randall. Viewers weren't interested.
to:
* ItsTheSameSoItSucks: ItsTheSameNowItSucks: The reason ''The New Odd Couple'' lasted only 18 episodes. Eight of those episodes were {{Recycled Script}}s from the 1970-75 series, meaning viewers were watching more or less the same exact episodes, almost verbatim, with actors who weren't Jack Klugman and Tony Randall. Viewers weren't interested.
12th Aug '15 3:25:52 PM Green_lantern40
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
* ItsTheSameSoItSucks: The reason ''The New Odd Couple'' lasted only 18 episodes. Eight of those episodes were {{Recycled Script}}s from the 1970-75 series, meaning viewers were watching more or less the same exact episodes, almost verbatim, with actors who weren't Jack Klugman and Tony Randall. Viewers weren't interested.
12th Aug '15 2:37:20 PM Green_lantern40
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* AdaptationDisplacement: Most people tend to think of the TV version first.
to:
* AdaptationDisplacement: Most people tend to think of the original TV version first.
30th Jul '15 7:36:58 PM NWolfman
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The show was notorious from the beginning for dancing around homoerotic implications. As Jack Klugman himself would later say, NOT having a Gay character on your show these days is considered far less profitable than having one.
to:
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The show was notorious from the beginning for dancing around homoerotic implications. As Jack Klugman himself would later say, NOT having a Gay character on your show sitcom these days is considered far less profitable than having one.one. * SignatureScene: From the play, "It's not spaghetti, it's linguini!" For many years, it was ''the'' go-to scene for first-time actors doing "partner" scenes.
23rd Jul '15 5:35:10 PM Green_lantern40
Is there an issue? Send a Message
** Just try to get that Neal Hefti theme out of your head. Fittingly, Jack Klugman loved the theme tune, but Tony Randall hated it.
to:
** Just try to get that Neal Hefti theme out of your head. Fittingly, Jack Klugman loved the theme tune, but Tony Randall hated it. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSNt6OFbS-Q The funked-up rearrangement (warning: low volume)]] for ''The New Odd Couple'' also qualifies.
1st May '15 1:16:36 AM Green_lantern40
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Moving erroneously-labeled examples of Twenty Minutes Into The Future here under Hilarious In Hindsight.
** In "The Pen Is Mightier," after hearing Felix's poem "Ode To A Skyscraper," Oscar begs the question "Who's going to read a poem about the 40th floor except a sensitive window washer??" Twenty years later, Music/BarenakedLadies recorded "When I Fall," a song about a sensitive window washer. (No mention of the 40th floor, though)
to:
** In "The Pen Is Mightier," after hearing Felix's poem "Ode To A Skyscraper," Oscar begs the question "Who's going to read a poem about the 40th floor except a sensitive window washer??" Twenty years later, Music/BarenakedLadies recorded "When I Fall," a song about a sensitive window washer. (No mention of the 40th floor, though)though.) ** Oscar asks the IRS official if they take credit cards. Big laugh from the audience. Guess what the IRS now allows... ** In the episode "Surprise, Surprise," Felix asks Oscar, [[Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire "Is that your final answer?"]]
18th Apr '15 5:12:03 AM Tarlonniel
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Indentation.
* DudeNotFunny: The 2015 series' episode "The Birthday Party" features Felix receiving a pet cockatiel for his birthday, which he falls instantly in love with and names "Hope." Later on in the episode, Hope [[spoiler:gets stuck in the vacuum cleaner, and is ultimately blown out of the tube in a mass of feathers, with the strong, ''strong'' implication that he died]]. This is all PlayedForLaughs, of course, but the act did ''not'' sit well with many a viewer. ** Actually, if you look closely, the bird flies off unharmed. Still, it's more sad than funny, considering how it broke Felix's heart when he had already been depressed throughout that whole episode.
to:
* DudeNotFunny: The 2015 series' episode "The Birthday Party" features Felix receiving a pet cockatiel for his birthday, which he falls instantly in love with and names "Hope." Later on in the episode, Hope [[spoiler:gets stuck in the vacuum cleaner, and is ultimately blown out of the tube in a mass of feathers, with the strong, ''strong'' implication that he died]]. died, though if you look closely, the bird flies off unharmed.]]. This is all PlayedForLaughs, of course, but the act did ''not'' sit well with many a viewer. ** Actually, if you look closely, the bird flies off unharmed. Still, it's more sad than funny, considering how it broke Felix's heart when he had already been depressed throughout that whole episode. viewer.
17th Apr '15 11:19:22 PM PrankyButSaintly
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
**Actually, if you look closely, the bird flies off unharmed. Still, it's more sad than funny, considering how it broke Felix's heart when he had already been depressed throughout that whole episode.
This list shows the last 10 events of 52. Show all.