People would go on about the "chemistry" between TONY RANDALL and me on The Odd Couple. But the chemistry really came out of the work. By the time the show began in 1970, we had 65 years of experience on the stage between us. We knew what we were doing. We'd start with a script every Monday, and maybe out of 40 pages only six would remain by week's end. We'd improvise, and the writers would rewrite, and the next day we'd go with what they had written. At the end of every season, we'd hear we were canceled. We'd be...

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