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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 Dr. Jerry Robinson (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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 Elliot Carlin (56 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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Referenced in The 30th Annual Emmy Awards (1978) See more »

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Button-down humor...
23 March 2005 | by (San Diego, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

I loved this show as a kid (I was 10 in 1975)... it was a show that actually made sense to me (yeah, yeah, I watched all the other 70's shows too...). It was adult without being sexy (I hated that in TV shows... nothing's grosser than Marion & Howard getting "frisky")-- the characters were wry, the situations were plausibly ridiculous (?!?!?), and the writing was intelligent. I knew, even then, that there was a difference between intelligent humor and (gawd help us) pratfall humor (think: Jack Ritter), and what I preferred. I also dug that I "got" it, and that Bob was a nebbishy kind of guy, who stumbled along through life, really making it on his wits (certainly wasn't his good looks). Gave a geeky girl a certain hope for her future.


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