Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Remembering The Odd Couple

Last week, on Christmas Eve, we lost the other half of one of TV's beloved actors, Jack Klugman, best known for his role as Oscar Madison in ABC's "The Odd Couple". The TV series is based on Neil Simon's play which premiered on Broadway in 1965.

As I was reading Mr. Klugman's obituary, I came across a comment quoting verbatim the narrated introduction (performed by voice actor Bill Woodson) that was shown in Seasons 1 and 2. The introduction provides us the story of how Felix Unger (portrayed by a wonderful Tony Randall) and Oscar Madison became roommates.

Attached is a YouTube clip of the introduction with theme song (earworm likely to follow) written by Neal Hefti. And don't forget your frying pan. Rest in peace, Jack and Tony.

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