The Odd Couple

Season 1 Episode 21

Oscar's New Life

Aired Unknown Mar 05, 1971 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Beau Buffingham: (giving orders over the phone) I'd like to do something that's more important, more significant. What about nude astronauts? No, better yet -- now this is beautiful, listen to this -- nude astronettes.

    • Felix: This is Beau Buffingham, the editor of Harem magazine.
      Oscar: Hey, I am glad to meet you. I read your magazine all the time. Even the articles.

  • Notes

    • When this episode first aired on ABC, Tony Randall and Jack Klugman did a voiceover during the closing credits asking viewers if they preferred the show without the canned laugh track and, if they did, to write to the network about it.

    • John Astin, who played Bo Buffingham, had already established himself in television history by playing Gomez Addams in "The Addams Family". He was married to Patty Duke from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. Oscar's editor at the newspaper is played by Ed Platt, who played the Chief on "Get Smart".

    • This episode aired without a laugh track frequently, but not always, in syndication. It is the only one from the first season (which was not shot in front of a studio audience) to do so.

  • Allusions