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"The Bob Newhart Show" Tracy Grammar School, I'll Lick You Yet (1972)

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The Bob Newhart Show: Season 1: Episode 2 -- Emily's worst fears are confirmed when she invites Bob to talk to her class on vocation day and then he insists on returning to try it again.


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Original Air Date:
23 September 1972 (Season 1, Episode 2)
Bob has no clue how to explain what a psychologist does, to a 3rd grade class. That's why his wife Emily refuses to invite him to her career day... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Jay Sandrich 
Writing credits
David Davis (created by) and
Lorenzo Music (created by)

Carl Gottlieb  written by
George Yanok  written by

Produced by
Michael Zinberg .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Paul Uhl 
Film Editing by
M. Pam Blumenthal 
Art Direction by
Lewis E. Hurst Jr. 
Makeup Department
Donna Cox .... hair stylist
Ben Nye Jr. .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hap Weyman .... assistant director
Camera and Electrical Department
Don Bustany .... camera coordinator
Sam Ozment .... gaffer
Music Department
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)

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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Davis  created by
Lorenzo Music  created by

Casting by
Joel Thurm 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lee Rafner .... second assistant director
Art Department
Lloyd R. Apperson .... construction foreman
Camera and Electrical Department
Don E. FauntLeRoy .... assistant camera
Other crew
Jane Ficker .... script supervisor
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26 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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The Bob Newhart Show: Tracy Grammar School, I'll Lick You Yet, 22 January 2016
Author: Scarecrow-88 from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Bob (Bob Newhart) is a bit hurt that his wife, Emily (Suzanne Pleshette), didn't invite him to her third class' "career day" to explain to her students what a psychologist does. With dentist Jerry (Peter Bonerz) and pilot Howard (Bill Daly) excited about the invite, Bob becomes a bit bothered by the exclusion. But when a lawyer backs out (Emily's whole spiel about feeling pity and her conscience getting the best of her regarding her omission of Bob only for him to call her out on it is funny), this could be Bob's chance to make an impression on her students. The bit with the visual aids (the giant tooth, particularly to be presented by Jerry sets up in Bob's craw) and the inability to exactly ingratiate his profession to the kids in a way they won't be bored into a stupor does haunt Bob, inspires him to go again, hoping the second chance will be more of a success. The comments by Jerry and Howard regarding how Bob bombed get some good chuckles, but some of the innuendo that isn't so blatant (the "headache comment" is a gas, and the overheard telephone conversation by neighbor Margaret (Patricia Smith) where Emily was chatting with a police officer, as handcuffs is mentioned certainly gets some easy laughs) I actually found just as hilarious. I think the show was timely as Bob's profession was a rising occupation in big cities where the client list certainly grew as the 70s bore a number of folks needing psycho-analyses and a couch to lay on so they could unload their psychological woe. A minor subplot concerns secretary, Carol (Marcia Wallace), trying to decide on the perfect coffee maker, accidentally purchasing a bean soap machine instead! The occupation ego competition where Bob and Jerry go about counting the number of letters in their job titles is also an amusing moment in the episode. The obstacles that Bob must overcome (how to engage these kids where they will invest in what he has to say), including a fire drill, provide him with his own learning experience: to gauge his own career and life's importance through how others respond when he explains it to the young, success is almost a necessity in order for him to be satisfied.

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