The Odd Couple is paying tribute to its creator. Deadline reports an upcoming episode of the CBS sitcom will honor the late Garry Marshall.
Marshall, who passed away in July, developed the original Odd Couple series in the 1970s. He also notably created the iconic sitcoms Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, and Mork & Mindy.
Next week’s episode of The Odd Couple will feature several stars from Marshall’s most memorable series. Guests includes Happy Days‘ Ron Howard, Marion Ross, Anson Williams, and Don Most; Pam Dawber from Mork & Mindy; and Laverne & Shirley themselves, Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams. Marshall, Garry’s sister, also had a recurring role on the original Odd Couple series.
The Garry Marshall tribute episode airs on November 7th.
From Odd Couple EP Bob Daily:
The writing staff and everyone on The Odd Couple reboot was thrilled when Garry Marshall joined us as a producer because his shows were part of our TV DNA. He was a kind, generous presence on the set, and we loved him dearly. And when we lost him, we knew we had to do something to honor his legacy – something that, like Garry’s work, was both heartfelt and zany. We are so grateful that the stars of these classic shows are able to join us in honoring him.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Garry Marshall’s work? Will you watch the Odd Couple tribute episode?