The WORST 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.

Where's Grandpa

#1 - Where's Grandpa

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 28, 1972

While Felix is out of town, his grandfather arrives and pesters Oscar just like Felix does.

star 4.43
35 votes
Directors: Jack Donahue
Writers: Albert E. Lewin
Vocal Girl Makes Good

#2 - Vocal Girl Makes Good

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 25, 1974

The New York Metropolitan Opera's Marilyn Horne stars as Felix's new discovery, but is too shy to appear in his opera unless Oscar is in it as well.

star 4.46
35 votes
Directors: Dan Dailey
Writers: Bill Angelos, Buz Cohan
Does Your Mother Know You're Out, Rigoletto?

#3 - Does Your Mother Know You're Out, Rigoletto?

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 5, 1971

In a production of Rigoletto, Oscar is the court jester and Felix is the maestro.

star 4.54
39 votes
Directors: Jack Donahue
Writers: Ron Friedman
And Leave the Greyhound to Us?

#4 - And Leave the Greyhound to Us?

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 31, 1971

Oscar wins a greyhound and wants to race it, but Felix wants it as a pet.

star 4.64
36 votes
Directors: Hal Cooper
Writers: Martin Cohan
Maid for Each Other

#5 - Maid for Each Other

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 23, 1973

Oscar and Felix try to find a maid who is beautiful enough for Oscar, and clean enough for Felix.

star 4.68
37 votes
Directors: Norm Gray
Writers: Marlene Barr
Oscar's Promotion

#6 - Oscar's Promotion

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 25, 1972

Oscar gets a chance to cover a Chinese wrestling star, but Felix's concern for the athlete threatens Oscar's assignment and his job.

star 4.72
36 votes
Directors: Jack Donahue
Writers: Martin Cohan
Partner's Investment

#7 - Partner's Investment

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 4, 1972

Oscar, Felix and Murray run a Japanese restaurant.

star 4.82
39 votes
Directors: George Tyne
Writers: Bill Idelson, Harvey Miller
Don't Believe in Roomers

#8 - Don't Believe in Roomers

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 22, 1972

A mystery woman makes Oscar and Felix rivals.

star 4.84
37 votes
Directors: Jack Donahue
Writers: Ed Scharlach, Peggy Elliot
The Odyssey Couple

#9 - The Odyssey Couple

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 2, 1973

Oscar lies to his mother and tells her that he has a girl -- and she wants to meet her.

star 4.84
37 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: Bob Brunner
The Odd Couples

#10 - The Odd Couples

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 27, 1972

Oscar tries prevent his mother from finding out about his divorce.

star 4.86
37 votes
Surprise, Surprise!

#11 - Surprise, Surprise!

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 17, 1971

Oscar's poker game and Felix's daughter's birthday party are on a collision course.

star 4.87
39 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: Everett Greenbaum, Jim Fritzell
Gloria Moves In

#12 - Gloria Moves In

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 14, 1973

Felix's ex-wife visits and he thinks that he can convince her to take him back.

star 4.89
38 votes
Directors: Garry Marshall
Writers: Lowell Ganz, Mark Rothman
The Hideaway

#13 - The Hideaway

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 14, 1971

Felix gets angry when an Eskimo quarterback is exploited.

star 5.09
47 votes
Directors: Dick Michaels
Writers: Harry Dolan, Harry Winkler
Laugh, Clown, Laugh

#14 - Laugh, Clown, Laugh

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 28, 1975

Felix is jealous when Oscar and Richard Dawson are selected to be co-hosts of a TV show.

star 5.12
34 votes
Directors: Norm Gray
Writers: Frank Buxton
Oscar in Love

#15 - Oscar in Love

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 12, 1974

Oscar wants to be a family man.

star 5.12
33 votes
Directors: Mel Ferber
Writers: Carl Gottlieb
Natural Childbirth

#16 - Natural Childbirth

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 17, 1971

Oscar and Felix help a pregnant girl prepare for childbirth.

star 5.20
46 votes
Directors: Hal Cooper
Writers: Bill Idelson, Harvey Miller
Old Flames Never Die

#17 - Old Flames Never Die

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 21, 1975

Felix is upset when he learns that his high school girlfriend is now a grandmother.

star 5.25
36 votes
Directors: Frank Buxton
Writers: Bill Angelos, Buz Cohan
The Bigger They Are

#18 - The Bigger They Are

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 14, 1974

Oscar is volunteered by Felix to model for a series of weight-loss advertisements.

star 5.26
34 votes
Directors: Harvey Miller
Writers: David W. Duclon
Felix Directs

#19 - Felix Directs

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 9, 1973

Felix makes a movie about... Oscar Madison!!

star 5.29
35 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: Harvey Miller
The Rain in Spain

#20 - The Rain in Spain

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 12, 1974

Oscar's secretary is upset over the loss of her errant beau.

star 5.31
35 votes
Directors: Harvey Miller
Writers: Rick Mittleman
The Roy Clark Show

#21 - The Roy Clark Show

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 14, 1975

Oscar's old Army buddy visits, and his musical talent impresses Felix.

star 5.31
35 votes
Directors: Frank Buxton
Writers: Bob Howard, David W. Duclon
Oscar's Birthday

#22 - Oscar's Birthday

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 17, 1972

Felix intends on giving Oscar a surprise party, whether Oscar likes it or not.

star 5.38
34 votes
Directors: George Marshall
Writers: Albert E. Lewin, Bob Brunner
The Pen Is Mightier Than the Pencil

#23 - The Pen Is Mightier Than the Pencil

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 6, 1972

Felix takes a writing course despite having no talent.

star 5.43
37 votes
Directors: Robert Birnbaum
Writers: Jack Winter
Sometimes a Great Ocean

#24 - Sometimes a Great Ocean

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 5, 1973

Felix takes Oscar on a cruise ship to avoid junk food.

star 5.44
36 votes
Directors: Hal Cooper
Writers: Dennis Klein
The Princess

#25 - The Princess

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 29, 1972

Oscar falls in love with a princess whose royal portrait is being shot by Felix.

star 5.47
36 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: Bill Idelson