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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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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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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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Saturday Night Memories
13 July 2004 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This was part of the great CBS Saturday night line-up which included "Mary Tyler Moore", "All in the Family". Bob Newhart's deadpan reactions to all the craziness that was going on around him was what helped to make this show special. Its surprising how it never received an Emmy, or for that matter a nomination. Maybe it was because it was part of such a legendary prime time line-up that it got lost in the shuffle. Also, maybe it was due to the fact that it had such a strong ensemble that no one particular member of the cast stood out. Besides Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Peter Bonnerz, Marcia Wallace and Bill Daily all made this show what it was, but the funniest character on the show had to be Elliot Carlin. He definitely was one of the most acerbic characters ever created for television. This still is one of the classic situation comedies of its era and it was very much more of an intellectual show.


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