The BEST Episodes of The Odd Couple

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 26, 2020

Network: ABC (US)

Can two divorced men share an apartment without driving each other crazy? This TV adaptation of Neil Simon's classic play deserves its place among the best-known and funniest sitcoms of the 1970s.

The Murray Who Came to Dinner

#1 - The Murray Who Came to Dinner

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 23, 1973

Felix and Oscar try to get rid of a depressed houseguest.

star 7.97
38 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: Ron Friedman
I Gotta Be Me

#2 - I Gotta Be Me

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 12, 1973

Felix and Oscar seek group therapy to resolve their hostilities.

star 7.97
35 votes
Directors: Mel Ferber
Writers: David W. Duclon, Joe Glauberg
The Frog

#3 - The Frog

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 26, 1974

Oscar loses Leonard's entry in a frog-jumping event.

star 7.92
36 votes
Directors: Mel Ferber
Writers: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant
The Flying Felix

#4 - The Flying Felix

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 18, 1974

Felix is afraid of flying, but he has a photography assignment in Houston. Will he overcome his fear?

star 7.68
38 votes
Directors: Jack Donahue
Writers: Lowell Ganz, Mark Rothman
My Strife in Court

#5 - My Strife in Court

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 16, 1973

Felix plays lawyer when he and Oscar are charged with ticket scalping.

star 7.33
36 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: Lowell Ganz, Mark Rothman
Password

#6 - Password

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 1, 1972

Oscar and Felix appear as contestants on TV game show Password.

star 7.31
39 votes
Directors: Alex March
Writers: Frank Buxton
Felix's First Commercial

#7 - Felix's First Commercial

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 3, 1972

Felix can direct his first television commercial if Oscar gets friend and NFL legend Deacon Jones to appear in the ad.

star 7.23
39 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: Albert E. Lewin
Security Arms

#8 - Security Arms

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 7, 1972

Oscar and Felix move into a high-security building.

star 7.16
44 votes
Directors: George Tyne
Writers: Jerry Belson
Two Men on a Hoarse

#9 - Two Men on a Hoarse

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 7, 1975

Oscar resists throat surgery, so Felix keeps nagging him to have it.

star 7.11
35 votes
Directors: Charles Shyer
Writers: Martin Donovan
Psychic, Shmycic

#10 - Psychic, Shmycic

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 3, 1972

Felix believes he can see the future and predicts a murder attempt on Oscar.

star 7.08
38 votes
Directors: Mel Ferber
Writers: Ron Friedman
The First Baby

#11 - The First Baby

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 10, 1972

Felix suffers from a unique case of trauma while expecting a child.

star 7.06
34 votes
The Odd Decathalon

#12 - The Odd Decathalon

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 28, 1973

Felix comes up with a scheme to prove he is more physically fit than Oscar.

star 7.05
63 votes
Directors: Jay Sandrich
Writers: Jack Winter
The Moonlighter

#13 - The Moonlighter

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 4, 1974

In order to repay borrowed money, Oscar takes a job working in a greasy-spoon cafe.

star 7.03
35 votes
Directors: Frank Buxton
Writers: Mickey Rose, Phil Mishkin
Two on the Aisle

#14 - Two on the Aisle

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 19, 1974

Oscar must fill in for the newspaper's theater critic, who is on vacation, but has trouble understanding the titles, let alone the plays.

star 6.97
34 votes
The Exorcists

#15 - The Exorcists

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 7, 1973

Felix is convinced the air conditioner is haunted by a ghost.

star 6.95
40 votes
Directors: Jack Donahue
Writers: Frank Buxton, Michael Leeson
That Is the Army, Mrs. Madison

#16 - That Is the Army, Mrs. Madison

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 26, 1973

Flashback Episode: Oscar gets married and spends the wedding night in the Army barracks.

star 6.94
34 votes
Directors: Mel Ferber
Writers: Bob Brunner, Garry Marshall
Being Divorced is Never Having to Say I Do

#17 - Being Divorced is Never Having to Say I Do

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 10, 1971

Oscar's ex-wife is remarrying, but Felix interferes and ruins Oscar's hopes to stop paying alimony.

star 6.93
41 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Rick Mittleman
The Jury Story

#18 - The Jury Story

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 15, 1970

Oscar and Felix flash back to how they first met, "12 Angry Men" style.

star 6.90
96 votes
Directors: Hal Cooper
Writers: Gordon Mitchell
Fight of the Felix

#19 - Fight of the Felix

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 1, 1970

A tough hockey player challenges Felix to a boxing match.

star 6.89
82 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Ed Scharlach, Peggy Elliot
The Rent Strike

#20 - The Rent Strike

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 31, 1975

Felix starts a picket line with his fellow tenants over high rent rates.

star 6.84
37 votes
Directors: Norm Gray
Writers: Martin Ragaway
Felix Gets Sick

#21 - Felix Gets Sick

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 8, 1970

Oscar's date with a stewardess is interrupted by Felix's sickness.

star 6.80
104 votes
Directors: Hal Cooper
Writers: Albert Lewin
The Breakup

#22 - The Breakup

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 22, 1970

When Oscar throws Felix out of the apartment, he moves in with Murray, then Vinnie, and then the Pigeon sisters.

star 6.78
94 votes
Directors: Charles Rondeau
Writers: Ruth Brooks Flippen
I Do, I Don't

#23 - I Do, I Don't

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 5, 1970

When Felix feels he's responsible for the separation of a young couple on their wedding day, he tries to get the stubborn couple back together.

star 6.70
63 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Carl Kleinschmitt
Sleepwalker

#24 - Sleepwalker

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 8, 1971

Oscar acts out his anger with Felix while sleepwalking.

star 6.68
50 votes
Murray the Fink

#25 - Murray the Fink

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 29, 1971

Oscar and Felix are arrested after Murray raids the poker game.

star 6.66
44 votes
Directors: Jay Sandrich
Writers: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant