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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

'The Odd Couple' (ABC, 1970)

Based on the film: "The Odd Couple" (1968), based on the 1965 Neil Simon play of the same name. Premise: Would it be possible to forget Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon's indelible performances? In the show (and the movie and play), Felix (Tony Randall) and Oscar (Jack Klugman) are two divorcees. One is neat, the other is sloppy, and so forth. They share -- and collide in -- the same apartment. Lasted: 5 seasons Verdict: Hit and Miss. The show was canceled after every season as a result of low ratings. It was subsequently renewed after each summer, when the ratings for the reruns would skyrocket. Associated Press
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