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Odd Couple, The

Jack Lemmon’s toilet roll will maker shacks uneasily up with Walter Matthau’s brown and green sandwich maker in this Neil Simon mannerfest with both leads on sparkling form in a perfect comedy duo before they did Grumpy Old Men and spoilt it all. Personally we’d have thrown Lemmon out if we had been Matthau, but that’s just us. Now, there’s a shop in Glasgow called Felix and Oscar which nestles comfortably in the uber-trendy/pain-in the –arse belt of the West End and we often wonder how many people actually realise where the name came from. It’s nowt to do with anything, but we thought we’d mention. Now, if they’d called it Lewis and Clarke, then we might have gone in.

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  1. Matt Patton

    February 12, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    The first act works brilliantly and then Simon stumbles about looking for an ending. He never really found one, but I still loved the Pigeon sisters.

  2. Lee James Turnock

    May 22, 2010 at 12:53 pm


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