The Bob Newhart Show (1972–1978)
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Big Brother Is Watching 

Bob's sister Ellen is looking for a new apartment. Since she & Howard plan to marry one day, Howard suggests Ellen move in with him. Bob does not approve.

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Bob's sister Ellen is looking for a new apartment. Since she & Howard plan to marry one day, Howard suggests Ellen move in with him. Bob does not approve.

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14 September 1974 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Bob Newhart was drunk during the scene for the 3rd season opener, where he slams closed the 'group in session' sign. See more »

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In the first scene shot in the Hartley kitchen, a reflection of Bob is visible on the camera lens. See more »

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Ellen Hartley: [With Ellen literally packed, and one foot out the door - on her move into Howard's apartment, next door, all of the sudden, Bob doesn't 'approve', and as he, Emily, and Howard are discussing Ellen moving in with howard, no one's paying attention to Ellen - who's standing at the Hartley's front door. Finally, Ellen's had enough of others speaking for/about her, and she slams the door] I'll tell you 'what Ellen is'; Ellen is humiliated.
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The MTM kitten doesn't mew; it barks like one of the dogs in Carol's audio recording. See more »

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References 1984 (1956) See more »

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Not that out of the blue
10 February 2007 | by (South Pasadena, CA) – See all my reviews

The character of Ellen had been introduced in Season Two when Howard met her before she was about to get married to someone else. That was Episode 21 of Season Two and it was called "A Love Story."

The opening title sequence was changed for season three and Bob doesn't come home to Emily, but rather the two arrive home at more or less the same time.

I'm not sure at what point in television, you could have a unmarrried couple cohabitating, although the show had already depicted Jerry and Carol as spending the night with members of the opposite sex.

The "Bob Newhart Show" didn't usually go for big opening and closing episodes.


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