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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
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Not cutting edge like "All in the Family," and lacking the social
relevance of Mary Tyler Moore's single woman who was gonna make it
after all in a man's world, "The Bob Newhart Show," which shared the
CBS Saturday night lineup with those shows in the 70s, nonetheless had
the strongest legs. While Archie Bunker fumbled once daughter Gloria
and "Meathead" moved out, leaving him without a regular nemesis, "The
Bob Newhart Show" delivered first rate comedy as dependably in its last
season as it did in its first.
Newhart was a more mature Seinfeld in that most of the madness was
provided by the supporting cast, and a terrific one it was too: Suzanne
Pleshette, sassy and sexy as Bob's earthy wife, Emily; Peter Bonerz as
the dentist and sarcastic ladies man, Jerry Robinson; and Bill Daley as
perpetually befuddled pilot Howard Borden. Then there was Marcia
Wallace as snippy receptionist Carole, the wonderful John Fiedler as
mousy Mr. Peterson, and Jack Riley as the truly deranged Mr. Carlin.
All had their moments of brilliance, but it was Newhart, with his
low-key genius, who held the show together and made it work. A comedy
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