The Oddball Couple

Infobox Television
show_name = The Oddball Couple


caption = Title card for DePatie-Freleng’s "The Oddball Couple", featuring Fleabag (left) and Spiffy (right).
genre = Cartoon series
creator =
director = Gerry Chiniquy
Robert McKimson
developer =
presenter =
starring =
voices = Frank Nelson (Spiffy)
Paul Winchell (Fleabag)
Joan Gerber (Goldie)
Joe Besser
Robert Holt
Sarah Kennedy
Don Messick
Ginny Tyler
Frank Welker
narrated =
theme_music_composer = Joe Siracusa
opentheme =
endtheme =
composer = Doug Goodwin
country = USA
language =
num_seasons = 1
num_episodes = 16
list_episodes =
executive_producer =
producer = David H. DePatie
Friz Freleng
supervising_producer =
asst_producer =
co-producer =
editor =
story_editor =
location =
camera =
runtime = 30 min.
network = ABC
picture_format =
audio_format =
first_run =
first_aired = September 6, 1975
last_aired = December 20, 1975
preceded_by =
followed_by =
related =
website =
imdb_id = 0175399
tv_com_id = 30765

"The Oddball Couple" was an animated half hour Saturday morning show that ran on the ABC TV network from September 6, 1975 to September 3, 1977. The show was a production of DePatie-Freleng Enterprises and was an animated homage to the Neil Simon play-turned movie-turned hit TV series "The Odd Couple", which was ironic because this series premiered the very same year that the show to which it paid homage was cancelled by ABC. The show initially aired at 11:30am ET the first season and was switched to 12 Noon ET the following season.

Overview of series

"The Oddball Couple" featured the misadventures of a dog and cat who lived together under the same roof. The cat's name was Spiffy and the dog's name was Fleabag. Spiffy was a very orderly and polite cat who believed in cleanliness and organization while his roommate Fleabag the dog was the exact opposite who was always rude, obnoxious, lazy and was always very disorganized and unorthodox. This relationship even extended to their house, which was one-half mansion and one-half dilapidated shack- and even their car, which was half-pristine, half junker. They had a secretary named Goldie who worked in the office they shared. The show always had two segments lasting ten minutes.

Voices

Frank Nelson and Paul Winchell were the voices of Spiffy and Fleabag respectively. Joan Gerber was the voice of Goldie.

Production credits

* Story Editor: Bob Ogle
* Writers: Bob Ogle, Joel Kane, David Detiege, Earl Kress, John W. Dunn
* Supervising Director: Lew Marshall
* Animation Directors: Gerry Chiniquy, Robert McKimson
* Storyboard Directors: Bill Perez, Art Leonardi, Jan Green, Gary Hoffman
* 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.
* Based Upon the Play "The Odd Couple" by Neil Simon
* Produced by David H. DePatie & Friz Freleng

External links

*imdb title|0175399
*tv.com show|30765
* [http://www.bcdb.com/cartoons/Other_Studios/D/DePatie-Freleng_Enterprises/The_Oddball_Couple/index.html Episode list] at the Big Cartoon DataBase


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