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The Odd Couple (Female Version) Paperback – January 1, 1986
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Upside, the Funniest Trivial Pursuit game imaginable (the female "poker game"); early scenes really gut-bustin' as "Unger" (Florence) arrives at Olive's New York pad (we assume not far from the Central Park location of the guy's version) - and establishes material order while destroying everything non-material - namely, the psychological state of her best friends, especially the "female version" of "Murray the Cop", who, with whistle in hand, loses it before everyone else!
Frankly, it's tough to separate Art Carney, Walter Matthau, Jack Klugman, Tony Randall, etc., from the proceedings, but the play does stand alone, ultimately.
Downside: I think Olive ("Oscar") needs some more "believability"..I don't get that she's all that current-events or sports-minded. And unlike her male counterpart from 1965, she is *aware* that she is a slob (of sorts).
Downside, continued: a long, draggy scene with the "Male" version of "The Pidgeon Sisters" - two Brothers from Spain, upstairs neighbors from the "old world", contrasting with the "new world" of independent American women. Stereotypical drivel, which would have been rejected by Burns and Allen in 1939, from page 60 to page 70. Neil...why?
And there's more: "Japanese" and "African" references to make *Archie Bunker* wince.
Overall, for deep or casual fans of Neil Simon, this is good, well-intentioned fun. May even wanna try it on for size at a theatre group.
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I have been watching the current tv show. No one can replace or be better than klugman and Randall. Matthau and Lemon are a close second! Read morePublished 22 days ago by Matthew LoGuercio
A used version, it was generally what I expected, although there was more writing in it that stated.Published 6 months ago by Cori Barber
Though it was not recommended by my director, I appreciated hearing the dialogue of this play when I was studying the lines. Audio was clear.Published 18 months ago by Richard P Shields
Did the "linguini" scene for an interpretive reading project. I am by no means an actor, but the brilliant comedic writing made it easy.Published 23 months ago by Volt123
What is not to like about this play? If you think you know the play because you saw the movie a long time ago - think again. Book arrived quickly and in great condition.Published on July 8, 2014 by Karl Merchant