Posts Tagged ‘New York City on TV’

“On November 13, Felix Unger was asked…”

November 14, 2008

“…to remove himself from his place of residence. That request came from his wife.” Though it’s a day past the anniversary of when neatnik Felix Unger moved into his slobby friend Oscar Madison’s apartment, it’s not too late to commemorate the occasion. 

Of all the TV shows set in New York City over the years, The Odd Couple is one of the most iconic. Why else would Channel 11 always run an episode or two whenever there’s a Yankee game rain delay? Just watch the opening credits, which features great scenes of Manhattan circa 1970:

The apartment house in the opening scenes is 1049 Park Avenue, in the upper 80s—swanky digs (it’s a two-bedroom!) for a sportswriter and a photographer. The building doesn’t look much different today, but I’m betting that it’s no longer a rental.