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The Odd Couple Summary
Neil Simon

Everything you need to understand or teach The Odd Couple by Neil Simon.

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The Odd Couple Summary

Introduction

When The Odd Couple appeared on Broadway in March of 1965, Neil Simon was already a fairly well-known playwnght. His successful comedy, Come Blow Your Horn, had initiated his Broadway career in 1961 and Barefoot in the Park in 1963 had been an even bigger hit. But The Odd Couple, with its unforgettable pair of mismatched roommates, made Simon a cultural phenomenon, and he subsequently became in his own lifetime the most commercially successful playwnght in the history of theatre. After its long run on Broadway, The Odd Couple was turned into a successful film in 1968 and then became a popular television series (on the American Broadcasting Company network) running from 1970 to 1975. Thus, Oscar Madison and Felix Ungar, the odd couple of the title, were steadily prominent in the popular entertainment industry for ten years and, as a result, became a part of American culture. Though some may forget which one was...

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