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Other Versions of the Show

Aside from the original, there are at least 2 other versions of the Odd Couple tv show. There was "The New Odd Couple" in the early 1980s, and a Portuguese version of the Odd Couple in the early 1990s.

The New Odd Couple

In the early 1980s, producer Garry Marshall decided to remake the Odd Couple tv show, this time with a primarily African-American cast. The show lasted from October 1982 to June 1983, which may be partly because 8 of the 13 episodes produced were simply remakes of episodes from the original series. In this series, Felix''s ex-wife is named Frances, which was her name in the play.

Cast List:

Ron Glass.....Felix Unger
Demond Wilson.....Oscar Madison
John Schuck.....Murray Greshler
Christipher Joy.....Speed
Bart Braverman.....Roy
Sheila Anderson.....Cecily Pigeon
Ronalda Douglas.....Gwendolyn Pigeon
Liz Torres.....Maria
Telma Hopkins.....Frances Unger
Joe Marie Payton-France.....Mona

Sounds - to hear the RealAudio sounds, you will need to download the latest version of RealPlayer

The theme music in realaudio

Felix on assuming:
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"The Odd Couple" - in Portuguese

In 1993 and 1994, a new version of the Odd Couple tv show was made in Portugal, starring two known Portuguese actors as Oscar and Félix. The show was called "Sózinhos Em Casa," which literally means, "they are alone at home." Most of the characters from the original show were in this version, although some of the names were changed. The Pigeon Sisters became the Pombo Sisters (pombo is Portuguese for pigeon), Murray became Nunnes, and Speed became Guerreiro, which means "fighter."