The Odd Couple on Stage and Screen
A History with Cast and Crew Profiles and an Episode Guide
About the Book
Inspired by the real life post-divorce experiences of television comedy writer Danny Simon, The Odd Couple has touched multiple generations of fans. Playwright Neil Simon embellished his brother Danny’s pseudo-sitcom situation and created an oil-and-water twosome with memorable characters showcasing the foibles of mankind.
The original Broadway production enjoyed a run of 964 performances. The story of the cohabitation of Felix Ungar and Oscar Madison translated extremely well to the silver screen, and then in 1970 to television, where it brought weekly laughs and mirth to an even larger audience for five seasons in prime time. This thorough history details The Odd Couple in all its forms over the decades. It provides capsule biographies of the stage, film and television casts and crew, as well as an episode guide and a wealth of little-known information.
About the Author(s)
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: 32 photos, glossary, index
Copyright Date: 2014
Table of Contents
Foreword by Mark Rothman 1
One—The History of The Odd Couple 5
Two—The Cast and Guest Stars 21
Three—The Crew 133
Four—The Episode Guides 185
Five—The Odd Couple Extras, Flubs and Factoids 221
Book Reviews & Awards
“A fascinating, thorough reference that is most highly recommended”—Examiner.com.