The Odd Couple: The Third Season (1972)

Genre(s): Comedy
Paramount || NR - 596 minutes - $38.99 || January 22, 2008
Reviewer: Kushmeer Farakhan || Posted On: 2008-01-30


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.:: F I L M ::.
The Film

S P E C I A L
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Special Features

A U D I O &
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Audio and Video

.:: O V E R A L L ::.
Overall
.::MOVIE INFORMATION::.
Director: NA
Writer(s): NA
Cast: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman


Theatrical Release Date: NA


.::DVD INFORMATION::.
Supplemental Material:
    None


Technical Information:
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Full Screen (1.33)
  • English (Dolby Stereo)
  • Subtitles: None

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.::THE FILM::.

“The Odd Couple” is one of those classic late 60's-early 70's shows that my brother and I grew up watching pretty often. It was never required viewing and I haven't seen every episode but I’ve seen quite a few of them. The show follows the comic misadventures of Felix Unger (the late Tony Randall) and Oscar Madison (Jack Klugman) - two divorced men who decide to become roommates to make ends meet. Oscar is a sportswriter and total slob and Felix is an photographer and an prissy neat freak. When two opposites live together, hilarity is often the result.

That's the basic setup and it never strays too far from it. Some of the plots often revolve around Felix and/or Oscar having some romantic interest and the other roommate messing it up in funny ways or the two of them quarreling over an job problem of some sort and(and this seems to happen at least once or twice a season), Oscar gets fed up with Felix and kicks him out of the apartment.

I've only seen two seasons of “The Odd Couple” recently. I've owned season one for awhile now and didn’t (yet) buy season 2 and now we've arrived at season 3. It's not quite as good as season 1 is. The problem with this one compared to that one is the gags and jokes feel more meticulously constructed in season 1 whereas in season 3, as good as it still is, there's a sense that the writers are coasting on the popularity of the characters and the actors who portray them.

This doesn't detract from the overall enjoyment of the show though. It's still a classic sitcom in every sense of the word and the humor doesn't feel dated or stale. It's easily recommendable to any TV-aholic.



.::SPECIAL FEATURES::.

No features.



.::AUDIO & VIDEO::.

For a TV show this old, I’m amazed how good it looks. CBS video has done an amazing job on it. I don't think there's too much of a major restoration at work but the shows look and sound great.



.::OVERALL::.

“The Odd Couple” isn't for everyone but if you're a fan already or just an fan of old school sitcoms, you can't do much better than this one.