THE ODDBALL COUPLE
September 6, 1975 - September 3, 1977 ABC-TV
The Oddball Couple was an animated version of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple. The Odd Couple was a play that was turned into a movie, and then was turned into a TV show. In this cartoon version, Felix Unger and Oscar Madison were replaced by an orderly cat named Spiffy and a messy dog named Fleabag.
The cartoon premiered on ABC-TV the same year that the prime time Odd Couple series went off the air. In the cartoon, Spiffy and Fleabag worked as freelance reporters. The two opposites shared an office together, along with their secretary Goldie. They were also roommates who shared a home that was 50% spotless and 50% filthy.
The animated adventures of the mismatched canine duo weren't as successful as their live-action counterpart, and The Oddball Couple left the air after two seasons.
Based Upon the Play "The Odd Couple" by Neil Simon
Produced by David H. DePatie & Friz Freleng
Supervising Director: Lew Marshall
Animation Directors: Gerry Chiniquy, Robert McKimson
Storyboard Directors: Bill Perez, Art Leonardi, Jan Green, Gary Hoffman
Story Editor: Bob Ogle
Writers: Bob Ogle, Joel Kane, David Detiege, Earl Kress, John W. Dunn
Graphic Design: Ric Gonzales, Gary Hoffman, Dick Ung, Al Wilson, Ken Landau, Coral Kerr, Adam Szwejkowski, Susan Scholefield
Animation: Norm McCabe, Bob Matz, Virgil Ross, Bob Bemiller, Bob Richardson, Jim Davis, Nelson Shin, Bill Numes, Don Williams, Joel Seibel, Bob Bransford, John Freeman, Bill Carney, Warren Batchelder, George Jorgensen, John Gibbs, Bob Goe
Background Supervised by Richard H. Thomas
Backgrounds: Mary O'Loughlin, Don Watson
Ink and Paint Supervisor: Gertrude Timmins
Xerography: Greg Marshall
Film Editors Supervised by Bob Gillis
Film Editors: Joe Siracusa, Rick Steward, Allan Potter
Voices: Paul Winchell, Frank Nelson, Joan Gerber, Frank Welker, Sarah Kennedy, Don Messick, Joe Besser, Ginny Tyler, Bob Holt
Music by Doug Goodwin
Main Title Music Arranged by Joe Siracusa
Conducted by Eric Rodgers
In Charge of Production: Lee Gunther
Camera: Ray Lee, Larry Hogan, John Burton, Jr.
Production Mixer: Steve Orr
Sound by Producer's Sound Service, Inc.
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