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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Over the course of the series, the phrase, "Hi, Bob" was said 256 times. Howard Borden (Bill Daily) said it a total of 118 times. Dr. Jerry Robinson (Peter Bonerz) logged 43. Carol Kester (Marcia Wallace): 36 times and Emily Hartley (Suzanne Pleshette): 17 times. Minor characters or guest stars said it 43 times, and Bob Hartley (Bob Newhart) even said it once himself. 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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Saturday Night Memories
13 July 2004 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This was part of the great CBS Saturday night line-up which included "Mary Tyler Moore", "All in the Family". Bob Newhart's deadpan reactions to all the craziness that was going on around him was what helped to make this show special. Its surprising how it never received an Emmy, or for that matter a nomination. Maybe it was because it was part of such a legendary prime time line-up that it got lost in the shuffle. Also, maybe it was due to the fact that it had such a strong ensemble that no one particular member of the cast stood out. Besides Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Peter Bonnerz, Marcia Wallace and Bill Daily all made this show what it was, but the funniest character on the show had to be Elliot Carlin. He definitely was one of the most acerbic characters ever created for television. This still is one of the classic situation comedies of its era and it was very much more of an intellectual show.


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