Thursday, April 17, 2014
O is for : The Odd Couple!!
What happens when you pair an OCD, 'neat freak', photographer with a sloppy, cigar smoking, sports writer?
You have The Odd Couple, of course.
Based off of the play by Neil Simon, The Odd Couple introduces us to Felix Unger (played by Tony Randall) and his friend Oscar Madison (played by Jack Klugman) and asks the question...."Can two divorced men share an apartment without driving each other crazy?"
The answer, I guess, was.....maybe?
The Odd Couple ran on ABC from from 1970 to 1975. Strangely enough, it was cancelled after every season, but then picked up again after the high summer re-run numbers.
If you liked to laugh, what wasn't to love? You had neat freak Felix, who like things orderly and clean and you had Oscar Madison who just didn't care. Oscar's room looked like a tornado had tore through it and smelled like cigar smoke. Felix, on the other hand, had a room that looked like it had just been photographed for Better Homes and Gardens.
This show always made me laugh and was one of the first to make me realize just what a "sitcom" was supposed to be. I'd always get perturbed about the crazy situations that came up..."But Mom, why doesn't Felix just tell Oscar to clean out his own ashtrays instead of doing it behind his back?"
"That just wouldn't be funny, dear."
It took a while for me to develop my sense of humor....some might say it's still yet to fully develop.
Honorable Mentions: The Outer Limits, Once Upon a Time, On The Rocks
Tune in tomorrow to find out why I am not a number....