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The Bob Newhart Show

The Bob Newhart Show Cast

Series Description

The Bob Newhart Show was a 30 minute comedy series on CBS about a psychologist's strange relationships with patients, friends, and family. And yes, it's very confusing! Bob Newhart had 3 TV shows named after him. Check out his other two series, "Newhart (1982)" and "Bob (1992)".

Bob Newhart Show Cast

Bob Newhart ............... Bob Hartley
Suzanne Pleshette ......... Emily Hartley
Bill Daily ................ Howard Borden
Peter Bonerz .............. Jerry Robinson
Marcia Wallace ............ Carol Kester/Bondurant
Jack Riley ................ Elliot Carlin
Florida Friebus ........... Mrs. Lillian Bakerman
John Fiedler .............. Mr. Emil Peterson

Bob Newhart Show Trivia


You might be able to make a case that this series actually returned to the air in 1982 and ran until 1990. During those years, Bob Newhart starred in another hit series titled, "Newhart (1982)" In that series, he played the part of a Vermont Innkeeper married to a woman whose part was portrayed by actress Mary Frann. At the end of that series' final episode, Bob gets hit in the head by a golf ball and is knocked unconscious. When he recovers consciousness, he's in bed with his wife. She turns to ask him what is wrong and it's not actress Mary Frann ... it's Suzanne Pleshette! Bob answers her by saying that he had a dream about being an Innkeeper in Vermont. Yes! It turns out that the entire "Newhart (1982)" series was simply a dream of psychologist Bob Hartley and, therefore, technically, a part of this series!!!

Bob and Emily lived in apartment #523. Bob's office was located in suite #715. The building used for the outside shots of Bob's office building was the Bay Federal Bank Building on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois.

It must have been fate that got Suzanne Pleshette her role as Emily Hartley! She happened to appear on "The Tonight Show" on the same night as Bob Newhart. The producers for the Bob Newhart Show thought that Suzanne and Bob really complimented each other and that's how she got the role!

The actor who appeared in many episodes and played the mailman at Bob's office building was, "Bill Quinn". Bill just happened to be Bob Newhart's real-life father-in-law! The role was certainly not any charity, however. Bill appeared on television several hundred times over a 65 year career! Bill's best known rolew were probably as "Mr. Van Ranseleer" on "Archie Bunker's Place" and as "Sweeney the Bartender" on "The Rifleman".

There's no doubt that Peter Bonerz is best known to the public as the dentist, Jerry Robinson on the Bob Newhart Show but you've probably seen much more of his work and never realized it! After getting some directing experience on the Bob Newhart Show, Peter went on to become a very busy director! In addition to tons of TV movies, Peter directed mutiple episodes of "E/R", "Alf", "Wings", "Murphy Brown", "Friends", "The Hughleys", and "Good Morning, Miami" among others!

When Bob Newhart first read the outline for the show, he decided that there were a couple of things he wanted changed. His character was originally supposed to be a psychiatrist but Bob felt that would demand seriously unstable patients that wouldn't be appropriate for a comedy series so they changed his character to a psychologist. Bob and Emily were also supposed to have children but Bob felt that would be too much like all the other "kids with a nutsy father" series so they "erased" the kids from the series proposal.

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Episodes List With Original Air Dates

Season 1

1. Fly the Unfriendly Skies (9/16/1972)
2. Tracy Grammar School, I'll Lick You Yet (9/23/1972)
3. Tennis, Emily? (9/30/1972)
4. Mom, I L-L-Love You (10/7/1972)
5. Goodnight Nancy (10/21/1972)
6. Come Live with Me (10/28/1972)
7. Father Knows Worst (11/4/1972)
8. Don't Go to Bed Mad (11/11/1972)
9. P-I-L-O-T (11/18/1972)
10. Anything Happen While I Was Gone? (11/25/1972)
11. I Want to Be Alone (12/2/1972)
12. Bob and Emily and Howard and Carol and Jerry (12/9/1972)
13. I Owe It All to You... But Not That Much (12/16/1972)
14. His Busiest Season (12/23/1972)
15. Let's Get Away From It Almost (1/6/1973)
16. The Crash of 29 Years Old (1/13/1973)
17. The Man with the Golden Wrist (1/20/1973)
18. The Two Loves of Dr. Hartley (1/27/1973)
19. Not With My Sister You Don't (2/3/1973)
20. A Home is Not Necessarily a House (2/10/1973)
21. Emily, I'm Home... Emily? (2/17/1973)
22. You Can Win 'Em All (2/24/1973)
23. Bum Voyage (3/3/1973)
24. Who's Been Sleeping on My Couch? (3/10/1973)

Season 2

25. Last TV Show (9/15/1973)
26. Motel (9/22/1973)
27. Backlash (9/29/1973)
28. Somebody Down Here Likes Me (10/6/1973)
29. Emily in for Carol (10/13/1973)
30. Have You Met Miss Dietz? (10/20/1973)
31. Old Man Rivers (10/27/1973)
32. Mister Emily Hartley (11/3/1973)
33. Mutiny on the Hartley (11/10/1973)
34. I'm Okay, You're Okay, So What's Wrong? (11/17/1973)
35. Fit, Fat, and Forty-One (11/24/1973)
36. Blues for Mr. Borden (12/1/1973)
37. My Wife Belongs to Daddy (12/8/1973)
38. T. S. Elliot (12/15/1973)
39. I'm Dreaming of a Slight Christmas (12/22/1973)
40. Oh, Brother (1/5/1974)
41. The Modernization of Emily (1/12/1974)
42. The Jobless Corps (1/19/1974)
43. Clink Shrink (1/26/1974)
44. Mind Your Own Business (2/2/1974)
45. A Love Story (2/9/1974)
46. By the Way... You're Fired (2/16/1974)
47. Confessions of an Orthodontist (2/23/1974)
48. A Matter of Principal (3/2/1974)

Season 3

49. Big Brother is Watching (9/14/1974)
50. The Battle of the Groups (9/21/1974)
51. The Great Timpau Medical Arts (9/28/1974)
52. The Separation Story (10/5/1974)
53. Sorry, Wrong Mother (10/12/1974)
54. The Gray Flannel Shrink (10/19/1974)
55. Dr. Ryan's Express (10/26/1974)
56. Brutally Yours, Bob Hartley (11/2/1974)
57. Ship of Shrinks (11/9/1974)
58. Life is a Hamburger (11/16/1974)
59. An American Family (11/23/1974)
60. We Love You... Good-Bye (11/30/1974)
61. Jerry Robinson Crusoe (12/7/1974)
62. Serve for Daylight (12/14/1974)
63. Home is Where the Hurt Is (12/21/1974)
64. Tobin's Back in Town (1/4/1975)
65. Think Smartly--Vote Hartley (1/11/1975)
66. The Way We Weren't (1/18/1975)
67. A Pound of Flesh (1/25/1975)
68. My Business is Shrinking (2/1/1975)
69. The New Look (2/8/1975)
70. Bob Hits the Ceiling (2/15/1975)
71. Emily Hits the Ceiling (2/22/1975)
72. The Ceiling Hits Bob (3/8/1975)

Season 4

73. The Longest Good-Bye (9/13/1975)
74. Here's Looking at You, Kid (9/20/1975)
75. Death of a Fruitman (9/27/1975)
76. Change is Gonna Do Me Good (10/4/1975)
77. The Heavyweights (10/11/1975)
78. Carol's Wedding (10/18/1975)
79. Shrinks Across the Sea (10/25/1975)
80. What's It All About, Albert? (11/1/1975)
81. Who is Mr. X? (11/8/1975)
82. Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time (11/15/1975)
83. Over the River and Through the Woods (11/22/1975)
84. Fathers and Sons and Mothers (11/29/1975)
85. The Article (12/6/1975)
86. A Matter of Vice-Prinicpal (12/13/1975)
87. Bob Has to Have His Tonsils Out, So He Spends Christmas Eve in the Hospital (12/20/1975)
88. No Sale (1/3/1976)
89. Carol at 6:01 (1/10/1976)
90. Warden Gordon Borden (1/17/1976)
91. My Boy Guillermo (1/24/1976)
92. Duke of Dunk (1/31/1976)
93. Guaranteed Not to Shrink (2/7/1976)
94. Birth of a Salesman (2/14/1976)
95. The Boy Next Door (2/21/1976)
96. Peeper Two (2/28/1976)

Season 5

97. Enter Mrs. Peeper (9/25/1976)
98. Caged Fury (10/2/1976)
99. Some of My Best Friends Are... (10/9/1976)
100. Still Crazy After All These Years (10/16/1976)
101. The Great Rent Strike (10/23/1976)
102. Et, Tu, Carol? (10/30/1976)
103. Send This Boy to Camp (11/6/1976)
104. A Crime Most Foul (11/13/1976)
105. The Slammer (11/20/1976)
106. Jerry's Retirement (11/27/1976)
107. Here's to You, Mrs. Robinson (12/4/1976)
108. Breaking Up is Hard to Do (12/11/1976)
109. Making Up is the Thing to Do (12/25/1976)
110. Love is the Blindest (1/8/1977)
111. The Ironwood Experience (1/15/1977)
112. Of Mice and Men (1/22/1977)
113. Halls of Hartley (1/29/1977)
114. The Heartbreak Kidd (2/5/1977)
115. Death Be My Destiny (2/12/1977)
116. Taxation Without Celebration (2/19/1977)
117. Desperate Sessions (2/26/1977)
118. The Mentor (3/5/1977)
119. Shrinking Violence (3/12/1977)
120. You're Having My Hartley (3/19/1977)

Season 6

121. Bob's Change of Life (9/24/1977)
122. Ex-Con Job (10/1/1977)
123. A Jackie Story (10/8/1977)
124. Who Was That Masked Man? (10/15/1977)
125. Carlin's New Suit (10/22/1977)
126. A Day in the Life (10/29/1977)
127. My Son the Comedian (11/12/1977)
128. You're Fired, Mr. Chips (11/19/1977)
129. Shallow Throat (11/26/1977)
130. A Girl in Her Twenties (12/3/1977)
131. Grand Delusion (12/17/1977)
132. 'Twas the Pie Before Christmas (12/24/1977)
133. Freudian Ship (1/7/1978)
134. Grizzly Emily (1/14/1978)
135. Son of an Ex-Con Job (1/21/1978)
136. Group on a Hot Tin Roof (1/28/1978)
137. Emily Carlin, Emily Carlin (2/4/1978)
138. Easy for You to Say (2/11/1978)
139. It Didn't Happen One Night (2/18/1978)
140. Carol Ankles for Indie-Productions(3/4/1978)
141. Crisis in Education (3/11/1978)
142. Happy Trails to You (4/1/1978)

TV Special

The Bob Newhart Show - 19th Anniversary Special (11/23/1991)

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