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The Odd Couple - The Second Season
The Odd Couple - The Second Season
Actors: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Phil Leeds, Herbie Faye, Buddy Lester
Directors: Bruce Bilson, George Marshall, George Tyne, Hal Cooper, Jack Donohue
Genres: Comedy, Television
UR     2007     9hr 46min

Two divorced New Yorkers---a slob and a fussbudget---try to live together 'without driving each other crazy' in this classic sitcom based on Neil Simon's hit play and movie. Both Jack Klugman and Tony Randall won Emmys in ...  more »


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Actors: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Phil Leeds, Herbie Faye, Buddy Lester
Directors: Bruce Bilson, George Marshall, George Tyne, Hal Cooper, Jack Donohue
Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Comedy
Studio: Paramount
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/28/2007
Original Release Date: 09/24/1970
Theatrical Release Date: 09/24/1970
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 9hr 46min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 4
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Think twice before you pre-order
Dan Plankton | Somerville, MA | 05/22/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Odd Couple is my favorite sit-com of all time. And the DVD release of Season 1 was pretty much perfect. Season 2 is where The Odd Couple really hit its stride, and I (and I believe most fans) greatly prefer Seasons 2-5, which were filmed before a live audience.

Unfortunately it's been reported that the packaging for Season 2 of The Odd Couple warns of music alterations. The company that's releasing this (Paramount) has received huge criticism from fans of Happy Days for the music cuts to the DVD sets of that show (also from Odd Couple producer Garry Marshall). This season includes the episode where Felix's opera group puts on Rigoletto, so fear the worst, and I know that I won't pre-order until I see some reviews after the release. I haven't seen this show in decades but I recall that Felix sang frequently in the show's "live" years, so if the pattern from Happy Days is followed, there's a good chance there will be some true damage to this brilliant show. I dread seeing what they'll do in later seasons: Will the episodes with Felix and the Sophisticados get hacked to bits? What about "Happy and Peppy and Bursting with Love"? Or the Paul Williams episode (with Felix's Beatles quote, which will also be in jeopardy)? Or "Laugh, Clown, Laugh"? The music is key to those episodes.

Five stars for The Odd Couple, but altered content definitely diminshes this set."
Tony and Jack have few equals in situational comedy.
tendays komyathy | U.S.A. & elsewhere traveling | 05/28/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Season Two (1971)
1 Natural Childbirth (17-Sep-1971)
2 Felix's Wife's Boyfriend (24-Sep-1971)
3 Hospital Mates (1-Oct-1971)
4 Sleepwalker (8-Oct-1971)
5 A Grave for Felix (15-Oct-1971)
6 Murray the Fink (29-Oct-1971)
7 Does Your Mother Know You're Out(5-Nov-71)
8 The Fat Farm (12-Nov-1971)
9 The Odd Couple Meet Their Host 19-Nov-71)
10 Win One for Felix (3-Dec-1971)
11 Never Having to Say I Do(10-Dec-71)
12 Surprise, Surprise! (17-Dec-1971)
13 Felix the Calypso Singer (24-Dec-1971)
14 And Leave the Greyhound to Us?(31-Dec-71)
15 Security Arms (7-Jan-1972)
16 Speak for Yourself (14-Jan-1972)
17 You Saved My Life (21-Jan-1972)
18 Where's Grandpa (28-Jan-1972)
19 Partner's Investment (4-Feb-1972)
20 Good, Bad Boy (11-Feb-1972)
21 A Night to Dismember (18-Feb-1972)
22 Oscar's Promotion (25-Feb-1972)
23 Psychic, Shmycic (3-Mar-1972)

Part of popular culture; fastidious Felix and the slouch Oscar...Tony (real first name Leonard, just like his son's name on the show) Randall & Jack Klugman starring. The second season of The Odd Couple is the first with a completely new set. (The first season, utilized a set not much different, if at all, from the film version of The Odd Couple starring Walter Matthau & Jack Lemmon.)I'm sure opinion varies as to whether one prefers this period of the show, with the new slicker, brighter (seemingly more vibrant---technically speaking) modern set, versus the original set. But both versions (so to speak) are enjoyable, of course. So enjoy, as the Odd Couple is most assuredly a classic sitcom with most memorable characters and able writing. Cheers"
Even Better Than Season One
Rob Keil | San Francisco | 08/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Of course The Odd Couple is a terriffic sitcom, and the live studio audience setup (which was used from season two onward) makes the dynamics of the comedy even better than in season one. Great actors, great scripts... what else does a sitcom really need?

I've been recording these episodes off TV onto VHS, Super VHS and DVD-RAM for almost 20 years in search of the highest-possible picture quality, and I have never seen the show look or sound as good as it does here. The uncut episodes also yield footage I've never seen. The film transfer is absolutely gorgeous- deep blacks, clean whites, good shadow detail, rich colors, and very fine film grain. I've been watching this upsampled by my blu-ray player to 1080i on a Sony 46" LCD monitor, and even when viewed this large I can find no significant flaws. There are no extras in this set, but frankly I don't care. CBS/Paramount has done an absolutely beautiful job bringing this classic show into the digital age and there are plenty of extras on the season one set if you want them. Highly recommended."
Andrew Leplum | Los Angeles | 08/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was fearful when i read that the episodes have been tampered with due to musical sequences. DO NOT WORRY! The episodes are AS COMPLETE as when they first ran on network television back in 70- 71 season. They are hilarious as ever. Worth every cent. Took a long time to see this show on dvd, and well worth the wait. Although there are no xtras on the disc. IT doesn't matter, we have all the xtras we need on season 1. Buy them both, you won't regret it. PERFECT PICTURE and SOUND! BRAVO PARAMOUNT!"