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The New Odd Couple

All Episodes 1982 - 1983
TV-PG

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  • Ended
  • ABC
  • 1982-10-29T04:00:00Z
  • 25 mins
  • 7 hours, 30 mins (18 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy
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The New Odd Couple was an attempt to revive the hit 1970-75 sitcom "The Odd Couple". This time however, the two main characters (Felix & Oscar) were African-American. The original supporting cast reprised their roles in the new show. More than anything else, what killed the show was a lack of new plots. Eight of the thirteen episodes used recycled scripts from the original show. By the time the writers began producing new scripts, it was too late, and the show was cancelled. The New Odd Couple has occasionally been rerun on BET and TVLand.
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18 episodes

1x01 The Ides of April

  • Series Premiere

    1982-10-29T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

Felix receives a letter from the IRS. While correcting the error at the IRS Office, he accidentaly gives away the information about Oscar's tax violations. Felix helps Oscar with his backlogged taxes and saves the day.

1x02 The Hustler

  • 1982-11-05T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Oscar gets suckered into a contest with a pool hustler.

1x03 Frances Moves In

  • 1982-11-12T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Felix's ex-wife moves in, giving Felix hope that the two of them may get back together.

1x04 That Was No Lady

  • 1982-11-19T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Felix falls for the girlfriend of a boxing great, KO'ing Oscar's hopes of writing a book on the champion.

1x05 Brother, Can You Spare A Job?

  • 1982-11-26T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

At Felix's insistence, Oscar asks for a raise at the newspaper where he works -- and promptly gets fired.

1x06 The New Car

  • 1982-12-03T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

In this episode, Felix and Oscar win a car. The car becomes a problem when the two are forced to take turns getting up early to move it across the street. Problems are made worse when Felix refuses to let Oscar drive the car for fear that something will happen to it. Eventually they decide to get rid of the car so that it does not come between their friendship.

1x07 The Cordon Bleus

  • 1982-12-10T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A socialite friend thinks Felix has the panaches to manage her new restaurant.

1x08 The Odd Triangle

  • 1982-12-17T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Felix suspects that the model Oscar is dating is actually after himself -- and his influence as a fashion photographer.

1x09 Opening Night

  • 1982-12-31T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Felix helps Oscar review a Broadway play whose backer insists on a favorable notice -- or else.

1x10 Security

  • 1983-01-07T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Felix is so shaken up after a robbery at the apartment that he gets a guard dog. Soon, he starts to look for an apartment with tighter security.

1x11 Bachelor of the Year

  • 1983-01-14T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Oscar and Felix are pitted against each other in a magazine's Man of the Year contest.

1x12 A Grave for Felix

  • 1983-01-21T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Felix entrusts Oscar with money for a cemetery plot deposit, but Oscar instead uses it as gambling money.

1x13 My Strife in Court

  • 1983-01-28T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Oscar can't find a date for a concert, so Felix tries scalping his ticket at the door, getting the two of them arrested.

1x14 Oscar Dates Felix's Frances

  • 1983-02-18T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

When Felix's ex-wife Frances asks him to accompany her to a lecture he sees as boring, Felix instead dumps her on Oscar. He comes to regret this decision after the two of them begin dating.

1x15 Murray's Hot Date

  • 1983-02-25T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Oscar gives the household money to Charity -- that is, a prostitute he hires as Murray's date for the Civil Servant.

1x16 The Perils of Pauline

  • 1983-05-13T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

Murray reads Felix's palm and claims all signs point to bad luck -- and it starts with Oscar ruining Felix's chances of entering a photo exhibition.

1x17 The Only Way to Fly

  • 1983-05-20T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

A crazed man throws a brick through Felix's studio window, and it's wrapped with a note threatening Felix for dating his wife.

1x18 The Night Stalker

  • 1983-05-26T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

Oscar's friends surprise him with a new word processor, but he finds he can't compose without his beloved typewriter, "Pauline".

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