The Odd Couple/The Laundry Orgy

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The Laundry Orgy
Season 1, Episode 1
Airdate September 24, 1970
Production Number 003
Written by Jerry Belson and
Garry Marshall
Directed by Jerry Paris
Produced by Jerry Davis
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The Laundry Orgy is the first episode of the first season of The Odd Couple.

Starring: Tony Randall (Felix Unger), Jack Klugman (Oscar Madison)

The Pigeon Sisters: Monica Evans (Cecily), Carole Shelley (Gwendolyn)

The Poker Players: Larry Gelman (Vinnie), Ryan MacDonald (Roy), Al Molinaro (Murray), Garry Walberg (Speed)


Plot Overview

Oscar has arranged dates for he and Felix with Gwendolyn and Cecily Pigeon who live upstairs. Oscar is excited but Felix is nervous and uncertain. Oscar tries to rally Felix to get back in the dating game but then both realize the date will conflict with poker night. Felix wants to cancel the date but Oscar wants to trick the guys into breaking up the game early.


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