I think my parents had just gotten cable TV, and I was like 15 and had only within the last 2 years discovered that girls were kind of amazing.
But still. “Goodbye Girl” was a grownup movie (and one without any sex or nudity, no violence, and barely any cussing) and it was a movie about girly stuff.
One day I was sick from school, and it was on, and I ended up watching it. And I liked it (even if it’d take a while for me to admit that). And then I ended up discovering that Simon was the brains behind The Odd Couple, etc.
Sad that he’s passed, but what a tremendous body of work.