2 May 2018; “The Odd Couple” (1968) Throwback

Get ready for today’s first…Blast from the Past!

From Gene Saks, the director of “Barefoot in the Park” (1967) and “Cactus Flower” (1969), comes this comedy classic…

Oscar Madison: “Now kindly remove that spaghetti from my poker table.”

[Felix laughs]

Oscar Madison: “The hell’s so funny?”

Felix Ungar: “It’s not spaghetti, it’s linguini.”

[Oscar picks up the linguini and hurls it against the kitchen wall]

Oscar Madison: “Now it’s garbage.”

“The Odd Couple” released on this day May 2nd 1968, making the film 50 years old as of today.

Fun fact; the comedy earned 2 Oscar nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay – Neil Simon, and Best Film Editing – Frank Bracht.

The film follows Oscar winners Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, in one of their many collaborations together, as 2 friends, an obsessive-compulsive neat freak and slob respectively, try to share an apartment together but soon their personalities clash in comedic fashion.

Some of the highlights include the story, cast especially the late John Fiedler, who you may recognize as the voice of Piglet in various “Winnie the Pooh” media, performances especially the leads, and Neil Simon-esque humor.

If you are looking for a classic comedy out of the 60s, then this is for you, or for anyone you know, who likes the aforementioned aspects.

Recommended to fans of classic cinema as well as the comedy genre.

Poster source: IMP (Internet Movie Poster) Awards.
Poster design and artwork: Unknown.