CTVA US Comedy - "The Odd Couple" (Paramount/ABC) Season 5 (1974-75)

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Starring Tony Randall (as Felix Unger) & Jack Klugman (as Oscar Madison)
Season 5 (ABC) (1974-75)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Charnetha Kimbrough
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)

 
 
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ABC Thursdays 8.00pm Eastern

5.1 [93] The Odd Couple: THE RAIN IN SPAIN
12Sep74 ABC Thur
Written by: Rick Mittleman
Oscar and Felix try to help Myrna win back her old boyfriend.
Note: Penny Marshall's real life husband Rob Reiner plays Myrna's boyfriend.

5.2 [94] The Odd Couple: TO BOWL OR NOT TO BOWL
19Sep74 ABC Thur
Written by: Mickey Rose
Felix quits his bowling team once it reaches the playoffs, and Oscar tries to
change his mind.

5.3 [95] The Odd Couple: THE FROG
26Sep74 ABC Thur
Written by: Dick Bensfield and Perry Grant
Felix's son Leonard enters his frog in a frog jumping contest.

5.4 [96] The Odd Couple: THE HOLLYWOOD STORY
03Oct74 ABC Thur
Written by: Al Gordon and Hal Goldman
Guest: Bob Hope (as himself)
When Oscar gets a walk-on role in a movie, he and Felix take a trip to Hollywood.

5.5 [97] The Odd Couple: THE DOG STORY
10Oct74 ABC Thur
Written by: Ben Joelson and Art Baer
Felix kidnaps a dog to save it from being mistreated by its owner.

5.6 [98] The Odd Couple: STRIKE UP THE BAND OR ELSE
17Oct74 ABC Thur
Written by: Rick Mittleman
Oscar pays off a gambling debt by getting Felix's band to play at a party.

5.7 [99] The Odd Couple: THE ODD CANDIDATE
24Oct74 ABC Thur
Written by: Mark Rothman and Lowell Ganz
At Felix's urging, Oscar runs for city councilman against the incumbent.

5.8 [100] The Odd Couple: THE SUBWAY STORY
31Oct54 ABC Thur
Written by: Mark Rothman and Lowell Ganz
Felix tries to convince Oscar that the citizens of New York City are good people
at heart; he gets a chance to prove his point when they get stuck on a subway.

5.9 [101] The Odd Couple: THE PAUL WILLIAMS STORY
07Nov74 ABC Thur
Written by: Rick Mittleman
Guest: Paul Williams (as himself)
Feeling that nobody understands her, Felix's daughter Edna runs away to follow Paul Williams.

[--] 14Nov74 - no details

5.10 [102] The Odd Couple: OUR FATHERS
21Nov74 ABC Thur
Written by: Martin Donovan
Felix tells Oscar a story about how their fathers (played by Tony Randall and
Jack Klugman) met during the Roaring Twenties (Flashback).
Note: Jack Klugman's son Adam plays young Oscar.

5.11 [103] The Odd Couple: THE BIG BROADCAST
28Nov74 ABC Thur
Written by: Frank Buxton
When Oscar gets his own radio show, Felix tries to help him get better ratings.

[--]  05Dec74 - no details

5.12 [104] The Odd Couple: OSCAR IN LOVE
12Dec74 ABC Thur
Written by: Carl Gottlieb
Oscar dates a widow with two children, and they consider getting married.

5.13 [105] The Odd Couple: THE BIGGER THEY ARE
 1
4-Dec-1974 ABC Sat*
*TV Guide say this episode aired on a Saturday night - bit it was  pre-empted -see below  (rescheduled airdate not known)
Written by: David Duclon
Felix gets a job doing an ad for a diet-pill company, and he convinces Oscar to
wear a fat suit, and pose as the "before."

[--] a special called "Portrait: Legend in Granite" aired 14-Dec-1974 ABC Sat 8pm

5.14 [106] The Odd Couple: TWO ON THE AISLE
19Dec74 ABC Thur
Written by: Mark Rothman and Lowell Ganz
Oscar tricks Felix into helping him write theater reviews for his paper, but
then he gets invited on a talk show to discuss theater.
Note: Myrna appears in this episode, even though she quit in episode 93, so this
episode was most likely filmed earlier.

[--]  26Jan74 - no details - possibly preempted for Christmas programing
[--]  02Jan75 - no details
[--]  09Jan75 - no details


5.15 [107] The Odd Couple: YOUR MOTHER WEARS ARMY BOOTS
16Jan75 ABC Thur
Written by: John Rappaport
Guest: Howard Cosell (as himself)
Howard Cosell offers Oscar a chance to be on tv with him, but he has ulterior motives.

5.16 [108] The Odd Couple: FELIX, THE HORSE PLAYER
23Jan75 ABC Thur
Written by: Jack Winter
Using tips from a friend, Oscar and Felix bet on horses, and keep winning.

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Moves to Fridays at 9:30pm
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5.17 [109] The Odd Couple: THE RENT STRIKE
31Jan75 ABC Fri
Written by: Martin Ragaway
Guest: Victor Buono
Felix leads the other tenants in the apartment in a rent strike against the new landlord.

5.18 [110] The Odd Couple: TWO ON A HEARSE
07Feb75 ABC Fri
Written by: Martin Donovan
Guest: Dick Cavett (as himself)
Oscar temporarily loses his voice after a throat operation, and out of
guilt, Felix loses his voice too.

5.19 [111] The Odd Couple: THE ROY CLARKE SHOW
14Feb75 ABC Fri
Written by: Bob Howard and David Duclon
Guest: Roy Clark
An old army buddy of Oscar's comes to visit, and Felix is impressed with his musical talent.

5.20 [112] The Odd Couple: OLD FLAMES NEVER DIE
21Feb75 ABC Fri
Written by: Buz Cohan and Bill Angelos
Felix fears that he is getting old when he learns that his high school sweetheart is a grandmother.

5.21 [113] The Odd Couple: LAUGH, CLOWN, LAUGH
28Feb75 ABC Fri
Written by: Frank Buxton
Guest: Richard Dawson (as himself)
Oscar gets picked to host a tv show with Felix's old army buddy, Richard Dawson.

5.22 [114] The Odd Couple: FELIX REMARRIES (final episode)
07Mar75 ABC Fri
Written by: Sidney Reznick and Larry Rhine
Felix finally convinces Gloria to take him back; the two are married, and Felix moves out of Oscar's apartment.

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Summer Reruns
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3/14/75: repeat of "The Rain in Spain Falls Mainly in Vain"
3/21/75: repeat of "The Frog"
3/28/75: repeat of "Strike Up the Band...or Else"
4/4/75: repeat of "The Subway Story"
4/11/75: repeat of "Our Fathers"
4/18/75: pre-empted for the special Julie Andrews: My Favorite Things
4/25/75: repeat of "The Paul Williams Show"
5/2/75: repeat of "Oscar in Love"
5/9/75: repeat of "The Roy Clark Show" (originally aired 1/24/75)
5/16/75: pre-empted for boxing
5/23/75: repeat of "Your Mother Wears Army Boots"
5/30/75: repeat of "The Rent Strike"
6/6/75: repeat of "Felix the Horse Player"
6/13/75: pre-empted for the special Salute to Sir Lew
6/20/75: repeat of "The Dog Story"
6/27/75: repeat of "The Bigger They Are" (originally aired 2/14/75)
7/4/75: repeat of "Felix Remarries"


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