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Newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter return from their honeymoon ready to start their exciting new life together in a minuscule fifth-floor walkup apartment in a [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Lower Manhattan]] brownstone, but things aren't exactly going as planned. The impulsive Corie's apartment choice doesn't meet Paul's -- or any sane person's -- standards. Six exhausting flights of stairs lead to a one-room apartment which lacks bathtub, furniture, heat, and room for a double bed. What highlights does the apartment supply? Eccentric neighbors, including the attic-dwelling Victor Velasco, and a giant hole in the skylight. Still, Corie is determined to make things work, even playing matchmaker between Velasco and her widowed mother, Ethel Banks.

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Newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter return from their honeymoon ready to start their exciting new life together in a minuscule fifth-floor walkup apartment in a [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Lower Manhattan]] [[BigApplesauce Greenwich Village]] brownstone, but things aren't exactly going as planned. The impulsive Corie's apartment choice doesn't meet Paul's -- or any sane person's -- standards. Six exhausting flights of stairs lead to a one-room apartment which lacks bathtub, furniture, heat, and room for a double bed. What highlights does the apartment supply? Eccentric neighbors, including the attic-dwelling Victor Velasco, and a giant hole in the skylight. Still, Corie is determined to make things work, even playing matchmaker between Velasco and her widowed mother, Ethel Banks.


* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Paul is a straight-laced attorney, Corie a far more spontaneous free spirit.



* TitleDrop: Corie and Paul have a fight where she says they have nothing in common, and he says "Why? Because I won't go barefoot in the park?"
* ToiletSeatDivorce: Paul and Corie have a blow-up after the uncomfortable evening out with Victor Velasco and Corie's mom, which starts with them arguing about his fuddy-duddy ways and her rather extreme ManicPixieDreamGirl ways, which eventually blows up into Corie demanding a divorce.



* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Paul is a straight-laced attorney, Corie a far more spontaneous free spirit.
* TitleDrop: Corie and Paul have a fight where she says they have nothing in common, and he says "Why? Because I won't go barefoot in the park?"
* ToiletSeatDivorce: Paul and Corie have a blow-up after the uncomfortable evening out with Victor Velasco and Corie's mom, which starts with them arguing about his fuddy-duddy ways and her rather extreme ManicPixieDreamGirl ways, which eventually blows up into Corie demanding a divorce.


Creator/MikeNichols directed the original Broadway production, which starred Creator/RobertRedford as Paul, Creator/ElizabethAshley as Corie, Mildred Natwick as Ethel, and Kurt Kasznar as Velasco. A feature film adaptation, directed by Gene Saks, was released in 1967; Redford and Natwick reprised their stage roles, with Creator/JaneFonda as appearing as Corie and Creator/CharlesBoyer as Velasco. The play has also received two TV adaptations: a short-lived Creator/{{ABC}} {{sitcom}} in 1970 and a 1980 special on {{Creator/HBO}}.

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Creator/MikeNichols directed the original Broadway production, which starred Creator/RobertRedford as Paul, Creator/ElizabethAshley as Corie, Mildred Natwick as Ethel, and Kurt Kasznar as Velasco. A feature film adaptation, directed by Gene Saks, was released in 1967; Redford and Natwick reprised their stage roles, with Creator/JaneFonda as appearing as Corie and Creator/CharlesBoyer as Velasco. The play has also received two TV adaptations: a short-lived Creator/{{ABC}} {{sitcom}} in 1970 and a 1980 special on {{Creator/HBO}}.


Creator/MikeNichols directed the original Broadway production, which starred Creator/RobertRedford as Paul, Creator/ElizabethAshley as Corie, Mildred Natwick as Ethel, and Kurt Kasznar as Velasco. A feature film adaptation was released in 1967, directed by Gene Saks and starring Redford as Paul, Creator/JaneFonda as Corie, Natwick as Ethel and Creator/CharlesBoyer as Velasco. The play has also received two TV adaptations: a short-lived Creator/{{ABC}} {{sitcom}} in 1970 and a 1980 special on {{Creator/HBO}}.

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Creator/MikeNichols directed the original Broadway production, which starred Creator/RobertRedford as Paul, Creator/ElizabethAshley as Corie, Mildred Natwick as Ethel, and Kurt Kasznar as Velasco. A feature film adaptation was released in 1967, adaptation, directed by Gene Saks and starring Saks, was released in 1967; Redford as Paul, and Natwick reprised their stage roles, with Creator/JaneFonda as Corie, Natwick appearing as Ethel Corie and Creator/CharlesBoyer as Velasco. The play has also received two TV adaptations: a short-lived Creator/{{ABC}} {{sitcom}} in 1970 and a 1980 special on {{Creator/HBO}}.


Newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter return from their honeymoon ready to start their exciting new life together in a minuscule fifth-floor walkup apartment in a downtown-[[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Manhattan]] brownstone, but things aren't exactly going as planned. The impulsive Corie's apartment choice doesn't meet Paul's -- or any sane person's -- standards. Six exhausting flights of stairs lead to a one-room apartment which lacks bathtub, furniture, heat, and room for a double bed. What highlights does the apartment supply? Quirky neighbors, including oddball neighbor Victor Velasco, and a giant hole in the skylight.

Creator/MikeNichols directed the original Broadway production, which starred Creator/RobertRedford as Paul, Creator/ElizabethAshley as Corie, and Kurt Kasznar as Velasco. A feature film adaptation was released in 1967, directed by Gene Saks and starring Redford as Paul, Creator/JaneFonda as Corie, and Creator/CharlesBoyer as Velasco. The play has also received two TV adaptations: a short-lived Creator/{{ABC}} {{sitcom}} in 1970 and a 1980 special on {{Creator/HBO}}.

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Newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter return from their honeymoon ready to start their exciting new life together in a minuscule fifth-floor walkup apartment in a downtown-[[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Lower Manhattan]] brownstone, but things aren't exactly going as planned. The impulsive Corie's apartment choice doesn't meet Paul's -- or any sane person's -- standards. Six exhausting flights of stairs lead to a one-room apartment which lacks bathtub, furniture, heat, and room for a double bed. What highlights does the apartment supply? Quirky Eccentric neighbors, including oddball neighbor the attic-dwelling Victor Velasco, and a giant hole in the skylight.

skylight. Still, Corie is determined to make things work, even playing matchmaker between Velasco and her widowed mother, Ethel Banks.

Creator/MikeNichols directed the original Broadway production, which starred Creator/RobertRedford as Paul, Creator/ElizabethAshley as Corie, Mildred Natwick as Ethel, and Kurt Kasznar as Velasco. A feature film adaptation was released in 1967, directed by Gene Saks and starring Redford as Paul, Creator/JaneFonda as Corie, Natwick as Ethel and Creator/CharlesBoyer as Velasco. The play has also received two TV adaptations: a short-lived Creator/{{ABC}} {{sitcom}} in 1970 and a 1980 special on {{Creator/HBO}}.


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A popular RomanticComedy by Creator/NeilSimon which premiered on Broadway in 1963.

Newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter return from their honeymoon ready to start their exciting new life together in a minuscule fifth-floor walkup apartment in a downtown-[[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Manhattan]] brownstone, but things aren't exactly going as planned. The impulsive Corie's apartment choice doesn't meet Paul's - or any sane person's - standards. Six exhausting flights of stairs lead to a one-room apartment which lacks bathtub, furniture, heat, and room for a double bed. What highlights does the apartment supply? Quirky neighbors, including oddball neighbor Victor Velasco, and a giant hole in the skylight.

Made into [[TheMovie a movie]] in 1967, starring Creator/RobertRedford as Paul (he played the role on Broadway, too), Creator/JaneFonda as Corie, and Creator/CharlesBoyer as Velasco. The play has also received two TV adaptations: a short-lived Creator/{{ABC}} {{sitcom}} in 1970 and a 1980 special on {{Creator/HBO}}.

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A popular RomanticComedy by Creator/NeilSimon Creator/NeilSimon, which premiered on Broadway in 1963.

Newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter return from their honeymoon ready to start their exciting new life together in a minuscule fifth-floor walkup apartment in a downtown-[[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Manhattan]] brownstone, but things aren't exactly going as planned. The impulsive Corie's apartment choice doesn't meet Paul's - -- or any sane person's - -- standards. Six exhausting flights of stairs lead to a one-room apartment which lacks bathtub, furniture, heat, and room for a double bed. What highlights does the apartment supply? Quirky neighbors, including oddball neighbor Victor Velasco, and a giant hole in the skylight.

Made into [[TheMovie a movie]] in 1967, starring Creator/MikeNichols directed the original Broadway production, which starred Creator/RobertRedford as Paul (he played the role on Broadway, too), Paul, Creator/ElizabethAshley as Corie, and Kurt Kasznar as Velasco. A feature film adaptation was released in 1967, directed by Gene Saks and starring Redford as Paul, Creator/JaneFonda as Corie, and Creator/CharlesBoyer as Velasco. The play has also received two TV adaptations: a short-lived Creator/{{ABC}} {{sitcom}} in 1970 and a 1980 special on {{Creator/HBO}}.

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* ToiletSeatDivorce: Paul and Corie have a blow-up after the uncomfortable evening out with Victor Velasco and Corie's mom, which starts with them arguing about his fuddy-duddy ways and her rather extreme ManicPixieDreamGirl ways, which eventually blows up into Corie demanding a divorce.


* CallBack: To the TitleDrop and Paul's observation that Corie likes to go barefoot in the park. Towards the end Corie finds a very drunk Paul in Central Park. Paul, who has in fact lost his shoes, walks away and laughs that now he's going barefoot in the park.



%%* HilarityEnsues



%%* IWantGrandkids: Corie's mother.


%%* LastMinuteHookUp: Victor and Corie's mom.



%%* RomanticComedy

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%%* RomanticComedy* RomanticComedy: A romantic comedy about an UptightLovesWild couple that apparently married impulsively, then have to get used to living life together.

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* TitleDrop: Corie and Paul have a fight where she says they have nothing in common, and he says "Why? Because I won't go barefoot in the park?"


%%* FunnyForeigner: Victor Velasco.

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%%* * FunnyForeigner: Victor Velasco.Velasco. He plays vaguely Asian music on his stereo, he lives in an attic, he cooks his guests a weird dish made out of eels...


Made into [[TheMovie a movie]] in 1967, starring Creator/RobertRedford as Paul (he played the role on Broadway, too) and Creator/JaneFonda as Corie. The play has also received two TV adaptations: a short-lived Creator/{{ABC}} {{sitcom}} in 1970 and a 1980 special on {{Creator/HBO}}.

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Made into [[TheMovie a movie]] in 1967, starring Creator/RobertRedford as Paul (he played the role on Broadway, too) and too), Creator/JaneFonda as Corie.Corie, and Creator/CharlesBoyer as Velasco. The play has also received two TV adaptations: a short-lived Creator/{{ABC}} {{sitcom}} in 1970 and a 1980 special on {{Creator/HBO}}.

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* UncomfortableElevatorMoment: Deliberately engineered by Corie, when she apparently reaches for her husband's crotch in a crowded elevator. He chortles and says "Stop it!"


* TheAllegedHouse: There are multiple quirks in the apartment, one which sees a lot of use for laughs (and drama) being that it doesn't has a good insulation, which allows the New York winter cold to seep in.
* AlliterativeName: Victor Velasco.
%%* BetaCouple: Victor Velasco and Corie's mom, Ethel.

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* TheAllegedHouse: There are multiple quirks in the apartment, one which sees a lot of use for laughs (and drama) being that it doesn't has a good insulation, which allows the New York winter cold to seep in.
in. It's also five floors up in a building with no elevator and almost everybody that arrives is winded.
* AlliterativeName: Victor Velasco.
%%*
Velasco the landlord.
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BetaCouple: Victor Velasco and Corie's mom, Ethel.Ethel, get a romance Arc of their own while everything else is happening.

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