The Odd Couple

Season 1 Episode 9

The Big Brothers

Aired Unknown Nov 19, 1970 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Oscar and Felix become "Big Brothers," but while Felix tries to expose the boy to culture, he prefers to emulate Oscar.

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  • Not the best, not the worst, just there

    The episode isn't that funny, but it does have something not all the episodes has, heart. Felix is trying to do something nice, he shows the boy his stamp collection, listens to opera records and even plans on bringing to a real New York Opera. Felix can tell the boy is bored but he does not want to hurt Felix's feelings. Oscar comes in and talks about the ball game and the boy goes through all his sports collectibles. Oscar at first is weary but starts to get a long with the boy. He even calls Oscar "Uncle Oscar". They go out and even go to a pool hall. Felix is upset by this and the mother is a little too. Felix wants Oscar to be a better role model so they clean his room and acts cleaner and better. Oscar doesn't want to lie to the boy so he goes back the way he was. Oscar knows Felix is upset so the boy says when he comes back he would love to listen to his opera collection again. Felix is happy and Oscar is happy for making Felix happy. Nice and sweet, but not really funny.moreless
  • in this one Oscar and Felix become big brothers for a fatherless child, and they both have very different ideas about how to spend time with the kid

    this one hasn't got one of my favourite storylines. the few funny things come from the fact that felix insists that his reccords should be arranged in alphabetical order. it's also funny to see Oscar in a suit, and his line about his mother fighting for years to see him like this.

    this is also one of the rare occasions where we get to see Oscar's room clean and tidy for a change. apart from that the episode revolves around the fact that the kid takes a liking to Oscar rather than Felix, because Oscar has more of a buddy quality to the kid, and Felix keeps him busy with his stamp collection and his boring reccords. not much to highlight on this onemoreless

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