In The Odd Couple episode ‘Food Fight’, Oscar (Matthew Perry) is crushed when he learns that his favorite bar, Langford’s, is in financial trouble. Without thinking of the consequences, Oscar rashly asks his friend Felix (Thomas Lennon) to help save the neighborhood hangout. Felix ends up being in charge of the restaurant for a few days, which turns out to be a bad idea. The restaurant owner is Fred Langford, who is portrayed by Fred Willard.
Fred Willard is known for his roles on the TV shows Modern Family (Phil Dunphy’s father Frank), Everybody Loves Raymond (Amy’s father Hank MacDougall), Mad About You (Henry Vincent), and Roseanne (Scott), among many others. Willard is also recognized for his roles in the films Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell’s boss Ed Harken), Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (Dr. Willoughby), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (Mission Commander), and in Christopher Guest films including the hilarious Best in Show (Buck Laughlin). The Odd Couple airs Mondays at 9:30pm on CBS.