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 (49 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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Even though Bob Newhart didn't want there to be children turning his show into a family sitcom, Emily Hartley did announced that she was pregnant during a show that turned out to be one of Bob's nightmares. See more »

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Howard Borden: I was, uh, just decorating my Christmas tree and I was wondering, is there a trick to stringing cranberry sauce?
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Referenced in Newhart: The Last Newhart (1990) See more »

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One of TV's Best
12 February 2002 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

Bob Newhart and MTM put together a winning formula when they debuted the Bob Newhart Show in the Fall of 72. This was Deadpan comedy on the part of Newhart at it's best. Psychologist, Dr. Bob Hartley, deals with the day to day problems of his zany and quite real patient's. Jack Riley's, Elliot Carlin being one of the most notable of the group, with his bizarre problems and abrasive attitude towards other group members, especially the wishy-washy Mr. Peterson.

Bob's life outside his group was a bit less zany but just as interesting and funny. His relationship between his wife Emily, played by the sultry Susan Pleshette, was a very real relationship. Newhart and Pleshette complimented each other quite well.

I think everyone loved his wise cracking secretary, Carol, and the bumbling antics of his neighbor, Howard Borden.


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