Classic TV Episodes: The Odd Couple – Password

Two men…one a neurotic neat freak, the other a compulsive slob had absolutely nothing in common except a Manhattan apartment. The Odd Couple is a very underrated television series. Jack Klugman and Tony Randall had great chemistry on this show. There have been many remakes of this story but none matched this series in my opinion.

I did like the movie with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. The play was written in 1965 by Neil Simon and the movie was made in 1968. The show ran from 1970 to 1975.

Felix Unger: Everyone knows Aristophanes wrote a play called the Birds.
Oscar Madison: Everyone but me.

Oscar Madison: Aristophanes………..
Felix Unger: Ridiculous!

The Odd Couple: Password

The Characters: Felix Unger, Oscar Madison, Officer Murray Greshler, Allen Ludden, Betty White, Miriam Welby, Myrna, Mitzi Ferguson, and Millicent

Oscar and Felix meet Allen Ludden and his wife Betty White both playing themselves. Allen tells Oscar he likes his sports column and invites him on his game show Password. Oscars turns him down but Felix talks Oscar into accepting and using him as a partner. Felix is ecstatic… he can be his roommate’s partner. Oscar takes some convincing to be on the show with Felix but he finally agrees…much to his later dismay.