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The East Side corner in The Odd Couple credits

November 19, 2018

Spotting real-life New York locations in The Odd Couple‘s opening and closing credits is a favorite Ephemeral New York pastime.

The apartment house entrance where Felix uses his umbrella to pick up Oscar’s cigar butt is at 1049 Park Avenue; the go-go bar Oscar peeps into was once on 49th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.

Now comes word that another closing-credit location has been identified: the corner where Oscar turns around to follow a pretty young woman and almost gets run over by oncoming traffic.

An Ephemeral reader brought it to ENY’s attention on Facebook on Tuesday, November 13, which was Felix Unger Day. (The day he was asked to remove himself from his place of residence, of course!)

Turns out Oscar’s traffic run-in is at Second Avenue and 66th Street.

Here’s a Google map image of the corner today. Compare it to the scene in the credits shot more than 45 years ago. Looks like a match to me. You can see more of the corner by watching this clip of the closing credits.

[Thanks to Ephemeral Facebook fan George Mole for delving into the mysteries of this seminal New York City sitcom.]