The Bob Newhart Show (1972–1978)
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Bob's asked by Ruth Corley ('Jennifer Warren'), to appear on her morning interview program. After taking up the charming, and demure-sounding Ruth on her offer, she turns into a cut-throat host, on-air, who has Bob in her clutches, and he lets it slip that one of the patients he's treated, is a politician, and everyone begins guessing who that person could be.

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Emily Hartley
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Dr. Jerry Robinson
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Howard Borden
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Carol Kester Bondurant
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Bob's asked by Ruth Corley ('Jennifer Warren'), to appear on her morning interview program. After taking up the charming, and demure-sounding Ruth on her offer, she turns into a cut-throat host, on-air, who has Bob in her clutches, and he lets it slip that one of the patients he's treated, is a politician, and everyone begins guessing who that person could be.

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8 November 1975 (USA)  »

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Sister Mary Catherine is a credited character but has no lines. See more »

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Elliot Carlin: [after Bob's appearance on The Ruth Corley Show, patients - first, Mr. Peterson, and now Mr. Carlin - have come to his office, worried how soon it'll be before their 'issues' will be made public] I just want to know how long it'll be, before metropolitan Chicago finds out I take a bath with a duckie.
Mr. Emil Peterson: Duckie? You take a bath with a rubber duckie?
Elliot Carlin: [Staring at Mr. Peterson] It's not rubber, it's real
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References The Yogi Bear Show (1961) See more »

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Perhaps The Best Episode Ever
2 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While Bob thinks he is invited to be a guest on a morning talk show because of his status as an expert in his field, he is "ambushed" by the host. He mistakenly mentions he treated an elected official and mayhem ensures.

The before dawn breakfast scene with Emily in my mind is the funniest three minutes ever aired. It reminds me of similar events in my own home (I am an early riser and my wife not so much).

The whole script is just hilarious. The entire cast has some great lines in this really well paced episode.

I keep this one on my DVR and whenever I need a good laugh give it a watch. After almost 40 years it's as fresh as it was in 1975.


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