Can two men remain friends after acting like they hate each other for five years? The answer appears to be yes. Tony Randall and Jack Klugman fondly remembered for butting heads as Felix Unger and Oscar Madison on the '70s sitcom The Odd Couple recently enjoyed a happy reunion at TV Land's 5th anniversary party. Taking a sidebar at the soiree, the Emmy Award-winning duo offered TV Guide Online their tongue-in-cheek opinions on such topics as cohabitation, today's TV and what makes their show a classic.
TVGO: Have the two of you ever tried living together in real life?
TVGO: What would happen if you did?
Randall: We'd get along fine.
Klugman: We'd learn to compromise.
TVGO: What are your fondest memories of working on the show?
Randall: Getting paid.
Klugman: A lot of money.
TVGO: What do you think it is that makes your show such a classic?
Randall: It was the quality of the other shows that were on the air.
Klugman: Good writing, very good writing!
TVGO: What do you enjoy watching on TV today?
TVGO: What do you think when you see the parodies or imitations of your show?
Klugman: Well, we didn't write it. It was written by a wonderful writer, Neil Simon. He's the one that gets the credit.
TVGO: If there was a 2001 version of The Odd Couple, who do you think should star?
Klugman: 2001? I don't know probably Grace and whatever that show is.