The professional and personal misadventures of a psychologist and his family, patients, friends and colleagues.
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Complete series cast summary:
 Dr. Robert 'Bob' Hartley (142 episodes, 1972-1978)
 Emily Hartley (142 episodes, 1972-1978)
 Howard Borden (140 episodes, 1972-1978)
 Carol Kester / ... (140 episodes, 1972-1978)
 Dr. Jerry Robinson (139 episodes, 1972-1978)
 Elliot Carlin (49 episodes, 1972-1978)


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 <>

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16 September 1972 (USA)  »

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Шоу Боба Ньюхарта  »

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Over the course of several shows ,Bob's office number keeps changing. In some shows it's 715 and others it's 751. In a season 2 show ,the door reads 715 outside the office. Later ,when he and a patient leave ,it's back to 751 again. See more »


Various episodes disagree about the length of time the Hartleys were married before the series narrative starts. See more »


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 The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1978) See more »

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8 May 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

One of those rare shows where everything came together--cast, characters, writers, stories.

Bill Daily kept me in stitches. One episode he bought a stand-up bass--the Hartleys were going nuts from his practicing, which consisted entirely of Howard strumming the same string over and over. Best line: Bob: I feel like I'm living inside a heart. Best joke of all--Howard was a navigator. Thank heavens he wasn't a pilot.

Or the night when Jerry and Bob and Howard drove to a cheap motel in Illinois to watch a Bears game that was blacked out in Chicago. Probably the best drunk scenes ever.

And the bedroom dialogues with Emily and Bob. Particularly the night Bob was eating cereal, and Emily noticed that he chewed each mouthful exactly 47 times. (I forget the exact number.) What an actress--she made you believe that Bob was a hunk. As I recall, when the show began, Suzanne Pleshette was known mainly for cheapo movies of the week and insipid Disney comedies. Hats off to the genius who thought of casting her.

Gotta love it.

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