Director: Michelle Swann
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Synopsis: Divorced from his wife, Oscar lives in the cheerful chaos his carefree nature thrives on. Into the midst of his smoke-laden, beer-sodden weekly poker session, comes Felix, newly separated from his wife and, so he says, suicidal. At Oscar’s invitation Felix moves in, and is soon finding comfort in performing, with the same thoroughness which lost him his wife, the cooking, cleaning, polishing and laundry until Oscar is almost reduced, by continuous nagging, to a nervous wreck.
Characters Summary: 6M (40s) 2F (30s)
Oscar Madison: A slovenly, recently divorced sportswriter.
Felix Ungar: A fastidious, hypochondriac news-writer (photographer in the television series) whose marriage is ending.
Murray: A NYPD policeman, one of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Very ‘straight up’
Speed: One of the poker buddies. Gruff and sarcastic, often picking on Vinnie and Murray.
Vinnie: One of the poker buddies. Vinnie is mild-mannered and henpecked, making him an easy target for Speed’s verbal barbs.
Roy: One of the poker buddies. Oscar’s accountant. Roy has a dry wit but less cutting than Speed. Cecily and Gwendolyn Pigeon: Oscar and Felix’s upstairs neighbors, a pair of English sisters. The former is a divorcée, the latter a widow.
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