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The Bob Newhart Show 

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The professional and personal misadventures of a psychologist and his family, patients, friends and colleagues.
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Bob Newhart ...  Dr. Robert 'Bob' Hartley 142 episodes, 1972-1978
Suzanne Pleshette ...  Emily Hartley 142 episodes, 1972-1978
Bill Daily ...  Howard Borden 140 episodes, 1972-1978
Marcia Wallace ...  Carol Kester / ... 140 episodes, 1972-1978
Peter Bonerz ...  Dr. Jerry Robinson 139 episodes, 1972-1978
Jack Riley ...  Elliot Carlin 49 episodes, 1972-1978
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Storyline

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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Comedy

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Trivia

Actor Peter Bonerz who played Jerry the dentist learned how to direct on the set of this show and went on to become an award-winning director of other comedy series. See more »

Goofs

Various episodes disagree about the length of time the Hartleys were married before the series narrative starts. See more »

Quotes

Emily Hartley: Hi Bob.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bloodlust! (1994) See more »

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One of TV's Best
12 February 2002 | by wolf008See all my reviews

Bob Newhart and MTM put together a winning formula when they debuted the Bob Newhart Show in the Fall of 72. This was Deadpan comedy on the part of Newhart at it's best. Psychologist, Dr. Bob Hartley, deals with the day to day problems of his zany and quite real patient's. Jack Riley's, Elliot Carlin being one of the most notable of the group, with his bizarre problems and abrasive attitude towards other group members, especially the wishy-washy Mr. Peterson.

Bob's life outside his group was a bit less zany but just as interesting and funny. His relationship between his wife Emily, played by the sultry Susan Pleshette, was a very real relationship. Newhart and Pleshette complimented each other quite well.

I think everyone loved his wise cracking secretary, Carol, and the bumbling antics of his neighbor, Howard Borden.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1972 (USA) See more »

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The Bob Newhart Show See more »

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Production Co:

MTM Enterprises See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (142 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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