The Odd Couple

Season 3 Episode 14

Sometimes a Great Ocean

Aired Unknown Jan 05, 1973 on ABC
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Episode Summary

When Oscar refuses to cut down on bad habits and junk food despite his ulcer, Felix books a calming trip for them -- on an old folks' cruise.

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    John Qualen

    John Qualen

    Mr. Larson

    Guest Star

    Queenie Smith

    Queenie Smith

    Mrs. Grapney

    Guest Star

    Karl Swenson

    Karl Swenson

    Captain Potter

    Guest Star

    Al Molinaro

    Al Molinaro

    Murray Greshler

    Recurring Role

    Penny Marshall

    Penny Marshall

    Myrna Turner

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

      • Oscar switches back to Dr. Melnitz this episode. His presumably former sweetheart, Dr. Nancy Cunningham, who appeared through the late first and early second seasons, is not mentioned.

      • Myrna treats her meeting with Monroe as if it were the first time both here and in "Oscar's Birthday."

      • Andy Rubin plays Monroe Hernandez for the first time here, but because the episodes were aired out of production sequence, Oscar does not know who he is, although he knows Monroe in "Oscar's Birthday," aired four weeks before but filmed later.

    • QUOTES (14)

      • Felix: Passenger Unger volunteers to be activities director.
        Oscar: Felix, what're you doing?
        Felix: These people are in their golden years. They deserve the best.
        Oscar: And you're going to lend a little tarnish to their lives!

      • Felix: I thought this cruise would be good for your condition. The lifestyle of senior citizens is a nice, easy pace.
        Oscar: What pace??? Nobody moves!

      • Felix: Maybe I owe you an apology.
        Oscar: You bet you do! For 30 years, I've wanted to take a swinging cruise, and then you book me on a boat where everybody calls me "sonny"!

      • Felix: What are you doing?
        Oscar: I'm leaving!
        Felix: We just left New York.
        Oscar: Well, I'm getting off at the first stop.
        Felix: The first stop is New York.
        Oscar: You mean this boat doesn't stop?
        Felix: Once around the Atlantic.
        Oscar: Then I'll hijack the ship, I'll demand a million dollars and an inner tube!

      • Oscar: You know, if we'd gone to Vegas, I would have gotten sick.
        Felix: You can bet on that. (laughs) You see? I'm just as funny on sea as I am on land.

      • Felix: It's just that it's impossible to isolate Oscar in this town. He needs to be someplace where it's quiet and restful and where there's nothing going on.
        Myrna: He could come to my house any Saturday night.
        Murray: I could put him in solitary.
        Monroe: How about the basement, the storage room?
        Felix: It's filthy down there.
        Monroe: He'll fit right in!

      • Monroe: I just came up here to do my job. I gotta do my job.
        Felix: But you were there, you saw a sick Oscar. Why didn't you throw those men out?
        Monroe: When was the last time you saw a Puerto Rican throw out three cops?

      • Oscar: What's that?
        Myrna: Oh, it's a "get well" card signed by everyone in the office.
        Oscar: Oh, that's sweet... What are all these numbers besides the names?
        Myrna: Oh, that's how much money you owe each of them. Heheheh.

      • Monroe: (looking around Oscar's room) Boy, who would believe it. Right here in a luxury building, a slum.

      • Felix: How is it, huh? Good?
        Oscar: Mmm, good. You know, Felix, you ever think about cooking for a hospital?
        Felix: That good, huh?

      • Felix: (after peppering Melnitz with questions) In case of emergency, how much responsibility are you putting in my hands?
        Dr. Melnitz: Well, let me put it this way. You can take his temperature. But call me before you operate.

      • Felix: Doctor, I've taken the liberty of preparing a menu for Oscar.
        Dr. Melnitz: Felix, if you're angling for some kind of fee-splitting, forget it.

      • Felix: It's just that I have this strong sympathetic reaction to pain. I remember when my wife was pregnant. I went through everything with her. I had the swollen ankles. I had the morning sickness. I had the depression. I even waddled when I walked.

      • Oscar: I gotta finish this column. I want to go to Las Vegas. I want nothing on my mind while I'm watching the girls with nothing on their bodies.

    • NOTES (0)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Oscar off-handedly calls activities director Felix "Captain Queeg," after the incompetent, eccentric and possibly mentally ill commanding officer in the novel and motion picture, The Caine Mutiny, whose officers eventually mutinied.

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