The Bob Newhart Show (1972–1978)

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The professional and personal misadventures of a psychologist and his family, patients, friends and colleagues.

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 Dr. Robert 'Bob' Hartley (142 episodes, 1972-1978)
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 Emily Hartley (142 episodes, 1972-1978)
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 Howard Borden (140 episodes, 1972-1978)
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 Carol Kester / ... (140 episodes, 1972-1978)
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 Dr. Jerry Robinson (139 episodes, 1972-1978)
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 Elliot Carlin (52 episodes, 1972-1978)
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Bob is a successful Chicago psychologist who shares secretary Carol with Dentist Jerry. Part of the show revolves around his (usually comic) dealings with his patients. The rest involves his school teacher wife Emily and others in their apartment building. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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A popular drinking game was invented by college students during the run of the show. Whenever someone on the show says, "Bob," each player had to take a drink. If someone said "Hi, Bob," you had to guzzle your drink. See more »

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Emily Hartley: Hi Bob.
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21 August 2004 | by (Vermont, USA) – See all my reviews

The Bob Newhart Show has been my favorite comedy ever since it first aired in the 1970's. I have probably seen every episode at least 3 times and this show never fails to make me laugh. More than that, it is comfort television at its best! I always feel better after watching "Bob". When I was in high school I suffered from generalized anxiety disorder and the only time I was able to stop worrying was each weeknight at 9:00PM during reruns of "The Bob Newhart Show". This show so throughly brought me into the wacky world of Bob and Emily Hartley that for those 30 minutes I was able to forget my worries. Even now, I still find "The Bob Newhart Show" to be an excellent cure for the blues or a bad day. I'm still waiting for this best of comedies to be brought out on DVD season by season!!


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