The Odd Couple

Season 3 Episode 17

Myrna's Debut

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Aired Unknown Feb 02, 1973 on ABC
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Myrna's Debut
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Oscar's secretary decides to pursue her dream of becoming a tap dancer, thanks to encouragement from Felix, who becomes her agent.

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  • After putting on a show dancing at an office party, Felix talks Myrna into quitting her job and pursing a dancing career, even though it interferes with Oscars plans to appear in a TV talk show in every way.moreless

    8.2
    Overall, this is not an especially great episode, but I consider it significant, because it is the first episode to showcase Penny Marshall as Oscars secretary Myrna Turner. And it does have some pretty funny moments, like when Murrays agent cousin(Bob Hastings) comes to see Myrna as a Hawaiian tap dancer. Myrna, Murray and Felix trying to convince the agent that Myrna is the real deal is a riot. And there are some funny moments when Felix gets Myrna on Oscars TV show, even though it means missing the main guest. Familar face Arthur Batinides plays an Italian soccer player who gets in an argument with his interpreter in a very funny scene. But Oscar and Felix dont really have that much to do here. Felix is more annoying than usual(if thats possible!), and Oscar spends the whole episode being frustrated. But its the first time we really see how funny Penny Marshall can be. She would show flashes of brillance in Laverne and Shirley, but I always felt she never really had a chance to show how good she can be.moreless
Bella Bruck

Bella Bruck

Aunt Lucille

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Bob Hastings

Bob Hastings

Happy Greshler

Guest Star

Bob Hoffman

Bob Hoffman

TV Floor Manager

Guest Star

Al Molinaro

Al Molinaro

Murray Greshler

Recurring Role

Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall

Myrna Turner

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    • Oscar: Can't you type any faster than that?
      Aunt Lucille: I'm doing the best I can. They've added a lot of keys since 1930.

    • Oscar: Nine office parties in one month is too much. The obituary department gives the best parties. Those guys sure know how to laugh.

    • Oscar: Wait a minute! Every time something happens, you always make a long speech. You never give me a chance to make a speech. You never let me say my hate, you never let me express my hate.
      Felix: Express it.
      Oscar: (gathers himself) HA-AAATE!!!
      Felix: That's all?

    • Oscar: Whatever happens to her now is your responsibility.
      Felix: "Responsibility" is my middle name, mister.
      Oscar: And "pest" is your first name, mister!

    • Happy Greshler: Wait a minute! Wait a minute! A Hawaiian tap dance?
      Felix: They tap dance in Hawaii, you just can't hear it because of the sand!

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