The Bob Newhart Show

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In this hilarious sitcom from the ?70s, Bob Newhart stars as Dr. Robert Hartley, a successful Chicago psychologist specializing in group therapy sessions.
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Fly the Unfriendly Skies
    September 16, 1972
    26min
    TV-PG
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    English
    Bob's delight at having Emily accompany his "Fear of Flying" workshop to New York City turns to distress when he learns she's absolutely terrified to fly.
  2. 2. Tracy Grammar School, I'll Lick You Yet
    September 23, 1972
    25min
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    Emily's worst fears are confirmed when she invites Bob to talk to her class on vocation day and then he insists on returning to try it again.
  3. 3. Tennis, Emily?
    September 30, 1972
    25min
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    Bob tries to help Emily's handsome tennis instructor with a problem: his inability to turn down all the women who are attracted to him.
  4. 4. Mom, I L-l-love You
    October 7, 1972
    26min
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    Realizing Bob has never told his mother he loves her, Emily invites Bob's mother to dinner in hopes of rectifying the situation.
  5. 5. Goodnight, Nancy
    October 21, 1972
    26min
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    Bob runs the gauntlet of emotions when his old college girlfriend, Nancy, and her husband come for a visit.
  6. 6. Come Live With Me
    October 28, 1972
    26min
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    Bob inadvertently talks Carol's new and recently separated boyfriend into breaking up with Carol and going back to his wife.
  7. 7. Father Knows Worst
    November 4, 1972
    26min
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    When Howard brings his son, Howie, along to lunch with Bob and Jerry he becomes convinced that his son doesn't like him.
  8. 8. Don't Go to Bed Mad
    November 11, 1972
    25min
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    Bob and Emily argue over the fact that Bob would spend what little time they have together watching Monday night football.
  9. 9. P-I-L-O-T
    November 18, 1972
    25min
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    After overhearing an expectant mother happily chatting about her baby's upcoming birth, Bob and Emily decide to adopt a baby.
  10. 10. Anything Happen While I Was Gone?
    November 25, 1972
    26min
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    Jerry plans to get married to a woman he just met, but instead of showing up at his stag party he makes a nervous phone call to Bob.
  11. 11. I Want to Be Alone
    December 2, 1972
    25min
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    Bob checks into a hotel to get away from it all, leading his friends to think that he and Emily have split up.
  12. 12. Bob & Emily & Howard & Carol & Jerry
    December 9, 1972
    26min
    TV-PG
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    English
    Carol finds herself attracted to Howard when he shows up after getting a tooth pulled, high on pain drugs the dentist gave him.
  13. 13. I Owe it All to You - But Not That Much
    December 16, 1972
    25min
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    Against his better judgment, Bob sees Jerry as a patient to help him figure out why he's never serious about the girls he dates.
  14. 14. His Busiest Season
    December 24, 1972
    25min
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    Knowing that many people get depressed during the holiday season Bob decides to have a "group" party at his house.
  15. 15. Let's Get Away From it Almost
    January 6, 1973
    26min
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    When Bob and Emily attempt to get away from it all they end up vacationing at a strangely deserted ski lodge.
  16. 16. The Crash of 29 Years Old
    January 13, 1973
    26min
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    Distraught over turning 29, Carol quits her job as Bob's secretary only to turn back up at one of his group therapy sessions.
  17. 17. The Man With the Golden Wrist
    January 20, 1973
    25min
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    English
    Bob hurts Emily's feelings when he won't wear an expensive watch she bought for him and refuses to attend his own surprise birthday party.
  18. 18. The Two Loves of Dr. Hartley
    January 27, 1973
    25min
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    After helping one of his patients get over her emotional dependency on food, Bob is shocked to find she's now emotionally fixated on him.
  19. 19. Not With My Sister You Don't
    February 3, 1973
    26min
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    Howard becomes the overprotective big brother after Emily arranges a blind date between his visiting young sister and Jerry.
  20. 20. A Home is Not Necessarily a House
    February 10, 1973
    25min
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    Bob realizes he fears home ownership when he and Emily try to decide if they should give up their apartment and buy a house.
  21. 21. Emily, I'm Home - Emily?
    February 17, 1973
    25min
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    English
    Bob agrees to let Emily take a full-time job with the Board of Education, but after a few nights home alone begins to regret his decision.
  22. 22. You Can't Win 'Em All
    February 24, 1973
    25min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    After a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs thanks Bob on television for saving his career a catcher shows up asking for the same help.
  23. 23. Bum Voyage
    March 3, 1973
    25min
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    English
    When Emily proposes a two-month European cruise vacation Bob resists, afraid that his patients will be just fine without him.
  24. 24. Who's Been Sleeping on My Couch
    March 10, 1973
    25min
    TV-PG
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    English
    When Jerry's girlfriend dumps him, Bob invites him to spend a couple of days at his apartment -

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1973
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Made In The USA Reviewed in the United States on September 20, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Newhart - Season 1 - DVD - Review
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3 stars overall for season 1 of Newhart.
5 stars for Tom Poston portrayal of George Utley. Character *saved* the series.
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Seasons 1 and 2 would have been twice as funny *without* the character Kirk Devane. What were the Writers thinking?
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Constant negativity and constant lying by the character Kirk Devane. Thankfully the character was written off the show after 2 seasons.
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The character Marie Barone was *constant negativity* on Everybody Loves Raymond for 9 full seasons. ELR would have been twice as funny without her *nagging and complaining*.
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EricReviewed in the United States on October 12, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Outlet Promotions ships GENUINE copy of Newhart Season 1 DVD set
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Kudos to Outlet Promotions. The Newhart Season 1 DVD set I received from them is genuine, and all 3 discs play without errors. Why bother mentioning this? Before ordering from Outlet Promotions, I ordered a used set from another seller that turned out to be COUNTERFEIT. I won't mention the seller's name because I believe it was not aware of it. How do you determine if the set you receive is a counterfeit? The counterfeit discs are single layer discs that hold at most 4.7 GB (here I'm using GB = 1 billion bytes). The genuine Newhart Season 1 discs are double layer discs with between 7.97 and 8.06 GB. The byte count for the genuine set of 3 discs is 24.46 GB, the byte count for the counterfeit set is 14.04 GB. You lose over 10 GB of picture quality with the counterfeit set and gain compression artifacts that result when the compressed files are reencoded a second time. If you buy the Newhart season sets, be sure to put the discs in a computer drive and check how many bytes are present.
DaveReviewed in the United States on April 27, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Classic with a capital C
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This was never one of my favorite shows from the 70's (I didn't dislike it...I could take it or leave it) but I have to say now...it's great! Guess I just didn't give it a chance when I should have. Wonderful writing and acting and the characters complimented each other perfectly. It doesn't get much better than this. (and not to mention but Suzanne Pleshette was a total knockout!)
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Stephen CourtsReviewed in the United States on February 14, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
A LONG Time Waiting For This Awesome Show
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I can recall the 80's as not much fun for good clean humor. While Dallas, Dynasty and other dramas dominated, this was the one show I never missed. I loved it from the first episode through the end of the eight year run. I purchased the first DVD when it became available and waited and waited for what seemed forever for season two. I bought it immediately and discovered SHOUT is set to release season three in April. It is long past time this entire series is available for everyone who wants to enjoy it. Others have made excellent observations about the characters, the wit and charm and the genuine fondness of or better yet, the chemistry of the cast. I love this show and Bob Newhart will always have a special place in my heart. It is almost criminal that it has taken this long for this wonderful and funny, as well as original, series to finally make it to season three. I just hope the good folks at SHOUT don't stop with half of the seasons, like others did with Green Acres and Caroline In The City. Both of these shows were favorites and only three of the six Green Acres seasons were released and only two of the four Caroline In The City. If you enjoy comedy that is not over the top with outstanding acting, great characters and yes an innocence to it, this series is for you. Thank you SHOUT for finally bringing this series to DVD. Just please release the entire eight seasons ASAP.

Stephen Courts
February 14, 2014
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carlosReviewed in the United States on August 26, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
This one has subtitles in Spanish
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These series are manufactured by 20th Century Fox and the image quality is slighty better than the ones manufactured by Shout Factory. The product details are wrong. This one has subtitles in Spanish and in French. There are also special features: interviews with some members of the cast that give us some insight about the series. This season is fun but I think it improved in the following seasons. A real good price ... so what else you can wish?
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The Angry CharlotteanReviewed in the United States on February 18, 2011
4.0 out of 5 stars
The first season of "Newhart" is a gem...
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Bob Newhart was four years removed from his first CBS sitcom when he stepped into this one, which finds him playing a how-to book writer who decides to have a go at running a rustic Vermont inn. He and his wife, Joanna (played by the gorgeous and talent Mary Frann), deal with the normal run of tourists and locals as they get adjusted to their new life. That includes Tom Poston, a good friend of Newhart's who played the inn's caretaker, George Utley; Steven Kampmann, who wrote for another CBS sitcom, "WKRP in Cincinnati", as the pathological owner of the Minuteman Cafe, Kirk Devane; and Jennifer Holmes, who played student and skier Leslie Vanderkellen. Along the way, a number of other stars make appearances, including Howard Dodson (Jack Sprague from "Andy Griffith"), Rue McClanahan (Blanche Devereaux from "The Golden Girls"), Daniel J. Travanti (Captain Frank Furillo from "Hill Street Blues") and Julia Duffy (who appears in one episode at Leslie's cousin, Stephanie, and plays the character much differently than how she defined the role in later seasons).

The first season of "Newhart" was shot on live-look videotape, like many other sitcoms of the era (including "The Cosby Show" and "Kate & Allie"). Later seasons were shot on film and on videotape processed to look like film. But that's part of the charm of the show, as is the fact that you can actually see the actors shaping and molding their characters in each episode. They're not yet "set" into a predictable pattern. They're growing as you watch. The acting is very good, but I'm inclined to agree with other posters that it does get better as the seasons progress - especially as Stephanie and the brothers Larry, Darryl and Darryl (William Sanderson, Tony Papenfuss and John Volstad) - become integral characters.

Regardless of whether 20th Century-Fox, the company that owns the MTM library, releases additional seasons, if you're a fan of the show or a fan of Bob Newhart, you really owe it to yourself to pick up the first season of "Newhart".
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S.E. PozaReviewed in the United States on May 20, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great show and great value for money
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Most T.V. viewers already know the Bob Newhart show from the number of times it's been syndicated. If you haven't seen it recently, now is the time to give it another look and see comedy which was driven by good writing rather than by overused and/or hackneyed sitcom plots. It's also a pleasure to see humor which isn't nasty or negative. The Bob Newhart show is downright "fresh" when viewed alongside current comedy fare.

As for the complaints about the packaging and lack of extras, one has to consider the *extremely* low price for the season and the experience Fox had with the Mary Tyler Moore show (another classic of the same era). Fox gave the first season of the Mary Tyler Moore show the star treatment and a higher price to cover the cost and it sold poorly. This made them reluctant to even release other classic comedies and the Bob Newhart show may never have seen a DVD release.

While I would have liked to have seen an interview with Bob offering some memories of his experience with the show (or introductions), I think this type of comedy doesn't benefit much from commentary since the humor is in the pacing and the dialog. Talking over the show would seem rather disruptive and pointless. Also, I'm not sure how much anyone could remember from a show that aired so long ago.

As for the packaging, I like the slim cases and wish all DVDs were released in them. The thicker cases just take up more space on your shelves. Besides, it's what is on the discs that really matters and this show's humor has aged very gracefully. It's a delight to watch again.
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Mark Baker - Carstairs ConsidersReviewed in the United States on July 28, 2005
4.0 out of 5 stars
Hi Bob!
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The 70's brought a lot of classic sit-coms. Among them is this one, the first to star Bob Newhart.

In this show, he stars as Dr. Bob Hartley, a psychologist with a successful practice in Chicago. He has a mostly happy home life with his wife Emily, a teacher. There's also their neighbor Howard, a navigator for an airline. At the office, Bob must not only deal with his patients, but also secretary Carol and best friend Jerry, an orthodontist.

Of course, the best part of the show is Bob's reactions to the situation around him. He's the master of sarcasm and facial expressions. He can get more laughs with a look then any comedians I've seen.

On the down side, like many shows, this one is still developing. This is most obvious by throwing the pilot in as the ninth episode. I had a hard time figuring out what Emily teaches for sure. Some episodes she's a sub, some she has a regular class. And there's the sad case of Margaret, a neighbor who vanished half way through the season.

This set will delight fans of the series. All 24 episodes are compiled on three double-sided DVD's. With only four episodes per side, they look and sound sharp, even if the sound is only mono. Unfortunately, there aren't any extras, but that looks like it will change with the next season release.

I'll admit to being a bigger fan of Newhart then of this show. Even so, I can't help but find this show charming and funny.
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