On November 13, for all my working life, I would bring in a dozen doughnuts, or so, to celebrate Felix Unger Day. * I've been retired for several years now, so I've taken to alternate ways of celebrating the date. This year, for the first time, I'm celebrating by posting on my own message board. This is also the first first Felix Unger Day since Neil Simon, the "The Odd Couple" author, passed away.Narrator wrote:On November 13, Felix Unger was asked to remove himself from his place of residence; that request came from his wife. Deep down, he knew she was right, but he also knew that some day he would return to her. With nowhere else to go, he appeared at the home of his friend, Oscar Madison. Several years earlier, Madison's wife had thrown HIM out, requesting that HE never return. Can two divorced men share an apartment without driving each other crazy?
So, let's make this perfectly clear: Felix Unger Day is a celebration of the TV character only. It is only from the TV version that we are told the significance of November 13. And the character from TV is Felix Unger, whereas the character from the theatrical production is Felix Ungar. If you want to celebrate Felix Ungar Day, you go right ahead. But it's not going to happen on my board.
* Once at work, a young whippersnapper said that he had never heard of Felix Unger Day before. I told him that it had been around many years, and it was celebrated at everyplace I ever worked. And he said, "Really?" I didn't say he was a smart young whippersnapper.