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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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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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TV-G

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bob Newhart Show See more »

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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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Trivia

The characters Bob Hartley and Carol Kester-Bondurant appeared outside The Bob Newhart Show (1972) in the 1994 episode of Murphy Brown (1988) when Carol became Murphy's 66th secretary. Unlike all of Murphy's other secretaries, Carol (Marcia Wallace) is a great secretary. Unfortunately (for Murphy), Bob Newhart (as Bob Hartley) shows up at the end of the show to convinces her to come back to work for him. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Howard Borden: I was, uh, just decorating my Christmas tree and I was wondering, is there a trick to stringing cranberry sauce?
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Classic sitcom
15 September 2005 | by bwaynefSee all my reviews

Not cutting edge like "All in the Family," and lacking the social relevance of Mary Tyler Moore's single woman who was gonna make it after all in a man's world, "The Bob Newhart Show," which shared the CBS Saturday night lineup with those shows in the 70s, nonetheless had the strongest legs. While Archie Bunker fumbled once daughter Gloria and "Meathead" moved out, leaving him without a regular nemesis, "The Bob Newhart Show" delivered first rate comedy as dependably in its last season as it did in its first.

Newhart was a more mature Seinfeld in that most of the madness was provided by the supporting cast, and a terrific one it was too: Suzanne Pleshette, sassy and sexy as Bob's earthy wife, Emily; Peter Bonerz as the dentist and sarcastic ladies man, Jerry Robinson; and Bill Daley as perpetually befuddled pilot Howard Borden. Then there was Marcia Wallace as snippy receptionist Carole, the wonderful John Fiedler as mousy Mr. Peterson, and Jack Riley as the truly deranged Mr. Carlin. All had their moments of brilliance, but it was Newhart, with his low-key genius, who held the show together and made it work. A comedy classic.


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