Reader dperez asked:
In the Season 5 episode of the "Odd Couple" titled "The Odd Candidate" there was background music played over a montage of Oscar running for office and making speeches. The music kind of sounded like a John Philip Sousa march but it may have been created by another composer. Do you know the name of this musical composition?
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Upon watching my DVD of the episode, I saw that there were two such montages. One at about the 15 minute mark, and then at the 20 minute mark. I wasn't sure which one dperez was asking about, but I knew that the 20 minute one was indeed by John Philip Sousa - it was "Stars and Stripes Forever." The one at the 15 minute mark was more challenging. I watched the clip several times to make sure I would remember the tune, and then tried to find a match. Browsing some websites that had recordings of march music, I finally found it: "American Patrol" by F. W. Meacham.
It looks like the most famous recording of this song was by the Glenn Miller orchestra, which has much more of a "big band" sound than the one used in the Odd Couple episode. But listening to some of the more march-oriented versions available on YouTube, they definitely sound like the one used in this episode.