Sometimes I fantasize about having chums round for a poker game and serving food like Oscar “Divorced, Broke and Sloppy” Madison does in this movie.

He’s a filthy bachelor living in squalor and one of his card-shark chums observes of his disgusting, out of order fridge, “I saw milk standing in there that wasn’t even in the bottle!”

Bringing sandwiches to the poker table crammed into his armpit, the conversation goes like this:

Oscar: Who wants food?
Murray: What do you got?
Oscar: I got, uh, brown sandwiches and, uh, green sandwiches. Which one do you want?
Murray: What’s the green?
Oscar: It’s either very new cheese or very old meat.

 

Ha ha!  Sounds a bit like the stuff in my fridge…

The basic premise of this film is that Oscar, in a moment of weakness, agrees that his friend Felix can come and stay after his wife boots him out.  Alas, Felix has a million irritating habits.  You know the kind of thing…

If that doesn’t make you laugh, I don’t know what I’m going to do with you…

I think this would be my desert island movie.  If I could only ever see one film over and over and over and over and over, it would be this one (or maybe Groundhog Day).

I am absolutely in love with the “coo-coo” Pigeon Sisters…

When Oscar gets these beauties round for dinner, Felix ruins plans for their seduction with a burned meatloaf and a crying jag.  Oscar is so annoyed with his flatmate that he sends him to Coventry and a silence descends on their living space.

In a fabulous foodie moment involving the correct term for a type of pasta, Oscar finally loses it…

In case you missed Oscar’s pasta flinging face, here it is…

I checked the Silver Screen Suppers spreadsheet for an appropriate dish to serve alongside this movie and Jack’s recipe for a ground beef casserole seemed to fit the bill as it contained NOODLES.  I am sure that Felix would have a been a bit more specific about what kind of noodle, but I went for fettuccine.

It was comfort food for a comfort movie.  No matter what kind of mood I am in, I’ll be in a better mood after watching this brilliant film.  If you’ve never seen it, get hold of it immediately.  It’s even better feel-good therapy than eating a whole angel food cake all by yourself!

This mini-appreciation of just a few of the great food bits in The Odd Couple was written for the Food in Film Blogathon hosted by Silver Screenings and Speakeasy.  Thanks for organising this Kristina and Ruth! #foodinfilm

I can’t wait to read all the other entries, you’ll find them all popping up over the next few days here…

https://hqofk.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/announcing-the-food-in-film-blogathon/

and here’s Jack’s recipe…

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