The Odd Couple

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The Odd Couple
The Odd Couple-Logo.jpg
Premiere September 24, 1970
Finale March 7, 1975
Airs Sundays at 7PM and 7:30PM on MeTV
Based on the play "The Odd Couple" by
Neil Simon
Developed by Garry Marshall and
Jerry Belson
Network ABC
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Paramount Television
Distributor Paramount Television (until 2006)
CBS Paramount Television (2006–2007)
CBS Television Distribution (2007–)
Seasons 5
Episodes 114
Origin USA

The Odd Couple is a sitcom that aired on ABC.

The series is based on Neil Simon's stage play of the same name, which had been made into a feature film in 1968. There have been two live-action attempts to remake the show: the short-lived The New Odd Couple from 1982 to 1983, and the current The Odd Couple, which premiered during the 2014-2015 season.

In addition - in 1975, an animated homage, The Oddball Couple, aired, and the 1968 movie was given a sequel three decades later, The Odd Couple II from 1998.

The show's theme music was composed by Neal Hefti and the opening was narrated by William Woodson.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4 5
Tony Randall Felix Unger * * * * *
Jack Klugman Oscar Madison * * * * *
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3 4 5
Al Molinaro Murray Greshler * * * * *
Richard Stahl Various roles * * * * *
Garry Walberg Homer "Speed" Deegan * * * * *
Larry Gelman Vinnie Barella * * * *
Joan Hotchkis Dr. Nancy Cunningham * *
Janis Hansen Gloria Unger * * * *
Penny Marshall Myrna Turner * * * *
Elinor Donahue Miriam Welby * * *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
ABC
Season One September 24, 1970 March 26, 1971 24
Season Two September 17, 1971 March 3, 1972 23
Season Three September 15, 1972 March 23, 1973 23
Season Four September 14, 1973 March 22, 1974 22
Season Five September 12, 1974 March 7, 1975 22

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Discs
Season Sets  (Region 1)
The First Season April 24, 2007 purchase 5
The Second Season August 28, 2007 purchase 5
The Third Season January 22, 2008 purchase 5
The Fourth Season June 10, 2008 purchase 4
The Final Season November 18, 2008 purchase 3

External Sites