The Odd Couple’s odd couple has endured while the details get forgotten — by Tasha Robinson on The Dissolve.

The Odd Couple has a dark edge — Felix spends much of the movie trying to kill himself and both main characters are narcissists who push themselves obnoxiously on everyone around them.

The poker buddies are a bunch of sad sack losers.

“They don’t serve much purpose in the story, beyond acting as Oscar’s conscience and Felix’s support network, but their banter and their clearly defined characters help flesh out the story—and place it in an era where a dollar-bid poker game counted as significant rent-salvaging money, air conditioning was a profound luxury, and even in the middle of a suffocating heat wave, men put their sport jackets back on before they’d dream of stepping outside.”