In The Odd Couple episode “Madison & Son,” Oscar’s (Matthew Perry) dream has come true when he’s asked to throw the first pitch at a New York Mets game. But leave it to Felix (Thomas Lennon) to throw a curveball. He’s invited Oscar’s estranged father to meet them at the apartment before heading to the ballpark. At the stadium, in the locker room, Oscar takes out his frustrations with his father on Mr. Met the mascot…in a funny way.
Oscar’s father is portrayed by Garry Marshall. The 81-year-old legendary TV writer/producer is known for developing the original The Odd Couple (in the 1970s), Happy Days, Mork & Mindy, Laverne & Shirley (starring his sister Penny Marshall), Joanie Loves Chachi, and The Dick Van Dyke Show, among others. Marshall also directs movies including Pretty Woman and Beaches. Next up is Mother’s Day starring Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts and Kate Hudson which comes out April 29, 2016 (trailer below). The Odd Couple airs Thursdays at 8:30pm on CBS.