The Odd Couple Garry Marshall Tribute Season 3

Odd Couple Sets Garry Marshall Tribute, Happy Days Stars and More to Take Part

Stars of several of Garry Marshall’s television hits, including Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley, will appear on an upcoming episode of CBS’ The Odd Couple honoring him, the network announced Monday.

Marshall was creator of the original Odd Couple and an executive consultant on the reboot. He died in July at age 81 of complications from pneumonia.

The episode will air Monday, Nov. 7, at 9:30/8:30c. Stars from his previous shows taking part include: Happy Days‘ Marion Ross, Ron Howard, Anson Williams and Don Most; Laverne & Shirley‘s Penny Marshall (who is also Marshall’s sister) and Cindy Williams; and Mork & Mindy‘s Pam Dawber.

Marshall once appeared as Walter, Oscar’s father, in the series currently airing on CBS. Per the network, the tribute episode will find Oscar touching base “with many significant people from Walter’s life when he agrees to carry out his father’s final wish to spread his ashes behind the candy factory he used to own.”

In a statement, EP Bob Daily said, “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.”

Daily added, “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.”


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  1. Gerald says:

    I enjoy the reboot, but this episode will be fantastic.

  2. Daya says:

    No Fonzie? Dangit.

  3. Luis Roman says:

    Such a loving tribute

  4. Tracy says:

    I noticed in the last episode that there’s a picture of Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon with Garry Marshall hung on the wall by the door Very nice touch.

  5. GraceM says:

    What about Henry Winkler?

  6. MMD says:

    Classy! Will look forward to the episode.

  7. Yaines says:

    Can’t help but think if Robin Williams were still with us, he’d be all up for taking part in this too. :(

  8. I can’t believe they got Richie but no Fonz. Ron Howard is much busier, I’m sure, and, they both seem like great people. So, no ill will, just shocked they even got Ron Howard.