The Bob Newhart Show

The Bob Newhart Show

1972 - 1978, Comedy
Psychologist Bob Hartley counsels patients in Chicago.
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Episode Guide

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Happy Trails to You (Season 6 Episode 22)
    Season 6 Episode 22:

    Happy Trails to You

    Bob gives up his practice in Chicago to become a professor at a small college in Oregon.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Crisis in Education (Season 6 Episode 21)
    Season 6 Episode 21:

    Crisis in Education

    At the school where Emily works, low reading scores prompt indignant outbursts and threats from angry parents. Principal Phil Bannister flees their wrath by going on an extended fishing trip, but not before he tells Emily to handle the crisis.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Carol Ankles for Indie-Prod (Season 6 Episode 20)
    Season 6 Episode 20:

    Carol Ankles for Indie-Prod

    On the eve of being named "Secretary of the Year," Carol informs Bob that she is quitting.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - It Didn't Happen One Night (Season 6 Episode 19)
    Season 6 Episode 19:

    It Didn't Happen One Night

    Bob's friends close ranks to protect Emily Hartley when a handsome old flame pays her a very warm visit.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Easy for You to Say (Season 6 Episode 18)
    Season 6 Episode 18:

    Easy for You to Say

    A radio celebrity comes to Bob because of his stuttering problem. On radio, he practiced several unseen rhythmic devices to mask his problem, but a new television opportunity threatens to expose his problem with disastrous results.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Emily Carlin, Emily Carlin (Season 6 Episode 17)
    Season 6 Episode 17:

    Emily Carlin, Emily Carlin

    Mr. Carlin involves Emily in his scheme to impress his former schoolmates, especially a girl who never gave him the time of day.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Group on a Hot Tin Roof (Season 6 Episode 16)
    Season 6 Episode 16:

    Group on a Hot Tin Roof

    One of Bob's patients (Howard Hesseman) writes a play with characters bearing startling resemblances to the rest of the patients.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Son of Ex-Con Job (Season 6 Episode 15)
    Season 6 Episode 15:

    Son of Ex-Con Job

    Bob attempts to help a group of ex-convicts with their search for honest employment.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Grizzly Emily (Season 6 Episode 14)
    Season 6 Episode 14:

    Grizzly Emily

    Emily Hartley discovers a new low in male chauvinism when Bob's father (Barnard Hughes) arranges a fishing trip to his cabin and assigns her woman's work while the men brave the great outdoors.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Freudian Ship (Season 6 Episode 13)
    Season 6 Episode 13:

    Freudian Ship

    The Hartleys embark on a sea-going vacation to put work behind them. But Bob can't resist playing psychologist when he undertakes to counsel a married couple.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - 'Twas the Pie Before Christmas (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    'Twas the Pie Before Christmas

    Bob finds himself with unhappy and hostile patients who refuse to attend his Christmas party when they are mistakenly informed of a rate increase at the height of the Yuletide season. One patient is moved to hire a pie-throwing service.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Grand Delusion (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    Grand Delusion

    Bob and Emily celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary with a dream flight into the fantasy of being married to different partners.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - A Girl in Her Twenties (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    A Girl in Her Twenties

    Emily's protective instincts are aroused when 70-year-old Grace DuBois (Mildred Natwick), an odd but friendly recluse, is threatened with being sent to a rest home for elderly people who can't cope with reality.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Shallow Throat (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Shallow Throat

    At first, Bob is thrilled when a non-talkative patient finally opens up after being told that anything he might say will be held in the strictest confidence. His joy is short-lived when the man confesses to grand larceny.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - You're Fired, Mr. Chips (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    You're Fired, Mr. Chips

    Bob interviews a variety of psychologists to take over his patients while he's out of tow, but none seem to be the right fit. When Bob's former professor (Ralph Bellamy) offers his services, it seems the perfect answer.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - My Son, the Comedian (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    My Son, the Comedian

    It's no laughing matter for Howard when his 12-year-old son, Howie, announces he's leaving home to become a comedian.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - A Day in the Life (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    A Day in the Life

    Bob's impulsive decision to leave town for a week is received with disastrous emotions by his patients, who seemingly can't make it without him.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Carlin's New Suit (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Carlin's New Suit

    Bob deals with an improbable paternity case and a phone-paging service that never pages him.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Who Was That Masked Man? (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Who Was That Masked Man?

    Bob is puzzled when his henpecked patient (John Fiedler) asserts himself with far-reaching consequences.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - A Jackie Story (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    A Jackie Story

    A ventriloquist seeks Bob's help when his dummy threatens to break up their act; Jerry is terrified of losing his new dream girl (Hope Alexander-Willis).

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Ex-Con Job (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Ex-Con Job

    Bob's attempt to help men leaving prison to re-enter society has him climbing the walls.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Bob's Change of Life (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Bob's Change of Life

    Bob sees his well-ordered life turned topsy-turvy when he and Emily move to a new Chicago residence.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - You're Having My Hartley (Season 5 Episode 24)
    Season 5 Episode 24:

    You're Having My Hartley

    Hot baby news is the order of the day when Carol announces that she's expecting a baby. Then Emily drops her bombshell and Bob nearly comes unglued at the prospect of becoming a father.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Shrinking Violence (Season 5 Episode 23)
    Season 5 Episode 23:

    Shrinking Violence

    Bob offers sound psychological advice to his wife and his therapy group on how to handle anger. Then he proceeds to lose his temper when dealing with a garage mechanic.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - The Mentor (Season 5 Episode 22)
    Season 5 Episode 22:

    The Mentor

    Bob offers to help Carol's husband, Larry, with his travel agency. In return, Larry turns the psychologist's reception area into a mini-Polynesian village.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Desperate Sessions (Season 5 Episode 21)
    Season 5 Episode 21:

    Desperate Sessions

    After striking up a friendly conversation while waiting in line at the bank, Bob is held hostage when the man -- suspected of robbing the bank -- hides out in his office.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Taxation Without Celebration (Season 5 Episode 20)
    Season 5 Episode 20:

    Taxation Without Celebration

    Bob's memory is taxed to the limit when he forgets that April 15th is the Federal income tax deadline, and also the date of the Hartleys' seventh wedding anniversary.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Death Be My Destiny (Season 5 Episode 19)
    Season 5 Episode 19:

    Death Be My Destiny

    Bob strikes out against a friend's fear of falling, but succumbs to the same phobia himself when he is subjected to a harrowing experience in an elevator.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - The Heartbreak Kidd (Season 5 Episode 18)
    Season 5 Episode 18:

    The Heartbreak Kidd

    Bob thinks that Veronica Kidd, a student trainee, has fallen in love with him.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Halls of Hartley (Season 5 Episode 17)
    Season 5 Episode 17:

    Halls of Hartley

    Bob succumbs to the pressures of living in a big city and seeks employment at a small rural college.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Of Mice and Men (Season 5 Episode 16)
    Season 5 Episode 16:

    Of Mice and Men

    Bob runs into problems when he brings his therapy group home for a wild role-playing encounter.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - The Ironwood Experience (Season 5 Episode 15)
    Season 5 Episode 15:

    The Ironwood Experience

    Bob's invitation to lecture at a prestigious sex seminar results in distress when the audience shows up nude.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Love Is the Blindest (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:

    Love Is the Blindest

    Bob watches in amazement as Mr. Carlin (Jack Riley) spins a web of lies to impress his love-struck new secretary.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Making Up Is the Thing to Do (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    Making Up Is the Thing to Do

    Bob takes on the role of Christmas peacemaker when he attempts to reconcile his parents (Barnard Hughes, Martha Scott).

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

    Bob undergoes a shock when his mother announces that she has separated from his father after 47 years of marriage.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Here's to You, Mrs. Robinson (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    Here's to You, Mrs. Robinson

    Jerry, retired orthodontist and orphan, takes off on a world tour to search for his long-lost parents.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Jerry's Retirement (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Jerry's Retirement

    Bob defends the work ethic when Jerry comes into a pile of money and promptly retires from the dental profession.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - The Slammer (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    The Slammer

    Bob and his friend "The Peeper" take a trip down memory lane and wind up in the slammer.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - A Crime Most Foul (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    A Crime Most Foul

    Bob turns amateur detective when he believes his expensive tape recorder has been stolen.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Send This Boy to Camp (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Send This Boy to Camp

    Bob and his friends host an orphan contingent for a wildly improbable camping-out experience.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Et Tu, Carol? (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Et Tu, Carol?

    Bob's receptionist and a Buddha figure with a clock in its navel give him a hard time.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - The Great Rent Strike (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    The Great Rent Strike

    The Hartley apartment becomes a hot-and-cold battleground when the good doctor declares psychological warfare on his landlord.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Still Crazy After All These Years (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Still Crazy After All These Years

    While Bob and Emily are on vacation, Howard undergoes a crash psychological program that changes his entire personality.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Some of My Best Friends Are ... (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Some of My Best Friends Are ...

    Bob's therapy group gets a surprise when a patient (Howard Hesseman) announces that he is gay.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Caged Fury (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Caged Fury

    The Hartleys miss a Fourth of July Bicentennial party when they are trapped in a storage locker.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Enter Mrs. Peeper (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Enter Mrs. Peeper

    Bob receives a telegram saying that his old college chum, "The Peeper", is coming to Chicago and bringing a surprise. The surprise turns out to be a brand-new bride.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Peeper Two (Season 4 Episode 24)
    Season 4 Episode 24:

    Peeper Two

    Cliff Murdock (Tom Poston), Bob's old laugh-a-minute college buddy, affectionately known as "The Peeper," pays a return visit. An uncharacteristically somber Cliff announces that his wife has left him.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - The Boy Next Door (Season 4 Episode 23)
    Season 4 Episode 23:

    The Boy Next Door

    When the Hartleys entertain Howard's son, they hire a beauty queen (Brooke Adams) as a baby sitter.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Birth of a Salesman (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    Birth of a Salesman

    The Hartleys are bombarded with legal hassles when Bob is sued by a shy patient and Emily decides to fight a parking ticket.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Guaranteed Not to Shrink (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    Guaranteed Not to Shrink

    Bob develops a unique psychological problem when Carol decides to resume her college career and become a psychologist.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Duke of Dunk (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    Duke of Dunk

    A professional basketball team hires Bob to give a psychological assist to its superstar.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - My Boy Guillermo (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    My Boy Guillermo

    Jerry's depression turns to instant joy when a globe-trotting ex-flame (Gail Strickland) suddenly re-enters his life and proposes.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Warden Gordon Borden (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    Warden Gordon Borden

    Howard's game-warden brother (William Redfield) comes to Chicago to witness the mating of two whooping cranes and stays to make a play for Howard's girlfriend.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Carol at 6:01 (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    Carol at 6:01

    Bob contends with a patient's delusion that her bingo game is fixed, staggers through a series of wild poker parties, and watches in wonder as his secretary slowly smothers under an attack of love.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - No Sale (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    No Sale

    Bob becomes his patient's partner in a get-rich-quick real estate venture.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Bob Has to Have His Tonsils Out, So He Spends Christmas Eve in the Hospital (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    Bob Has to Have His Tonsils Out, So He Spends Christmas Eve in the Hospital

    Christmas Eve finds Bob in the hospital with tonsillitis and an impending operation. Meanwhile, his friends are all suffering from an attack of Christmas-itis.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - A Matter of Vice Principal (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    A Matter of Vice Principal

    Emily must contend with irate teachers, hamsters and an escaped snake when she becomes vice principal; Carol's fill-in breaks her leg.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - The Article (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    The Article

    When she's given an assignment to see what makes a bunch of doctors tick, inquiring news reporter Ellen Hartley gives Bob and his medical cohorts the tell-it-like-it-is treatment. Meanwhile, Carol is on vacation and Gail is filling in for her.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Father & Sons & Mothers (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Father & Sons & Mothers

    Bob suffers family problems when his mother becomes a houseguest and an elderly patient involves him in a parent-child vendetta.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Over the River and Through the Woods (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Over the River and Through the Woods

    It's a stag Thanksgiving for Bob when Emily flies off to join a family reunion.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

    Bob moves up in the world from the seventh to the 10th floor when he joins the firm of a swinging psychiatrist.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Who Is Mr. X? (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Who Is Mr. X?

    Bob accepts a seemingly innocent invitation to appear as the guest on a TV discussion program. He winds up in the jaws of a dilemma when the show host turns out to have the disposition of a shark.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - What's It All About, Albert? (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    What's It All About, Albert?

    Bob is depressed by his seeming lack of success as a psychologist. He seeks help from his old college professor (Keenan Wynn), who manages to heighten his despair by informing him that psychology is all nonsense.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Shrinks Across the Sea (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Shrinks Across the Sea

    Bob and Emily suffer international complications when they host a French psychologist in their home as part of a medical exchange program.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Carol's Wedding (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Carol's Wedding

    A blind-date-initiated, 12-hour romance culminates in Carol Kester's civil marriage to a handsome travel agent (Will Mackenzie).

  • The Bob Newhart Show - The Heavyweights (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    The Heavyweights

    Bob and Emily invite Carol to share her "heavy" experiences with the overweight workshop.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Change Is Gonna Do Me Good (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Change Is Gonna Do Me Good

    Emily accuses Bob of being stuck in a middle-aged rut and challenges him to switch family responsibilities.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Death of a Fruitman (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Death of a Fruitman

    When an unseen member, a Mr. Gianelli, threatens to turn the group's annual surprise party into a disaster, Bob kicks him out of the group. His decision meets with instant approval until Mr. Gianelli dies under a ton of zucchini.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Here's Looking at You, Kid (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Here's Looking at You, Kid

    Howard insists on joining Bob and Emily's anniversary dinner at a fashionable Chicago restaurant in order to enlist their aid in popping the question to Ellen. But he chokes up in the clutch, and Bob is forced to do the proposing for him.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - The Longest Goodbye (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    The Longest Goodbye

    Bob's old friend Murdock is in town for a day to sell a complex giveaway item to a Chicago cereal company. Bob invites him to stay overnight, but the brief encounter stretches out to a week when Murdock can't make his business connections.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - The Ceiling Hits Bob (Season 3 Episode 24)
    Season 3 Episode 24:

    The Ceiling Hits Bob

    Bob becomes the "oldest permanent psychologist in Chicago" when the ceiling in his office collapses and he has to set up shop wherever he can find the space.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Emily Hits the Ceiling (Season 3 Episode 23)
    Season 3 Episode 23:

    Emily Hits the Ceiling

    Emily agrees to help operate a children's summer camp and tries to persuade Bob to be one of the counselors.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Bob Hits the Ceiling (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    Bob Hits the Ceiling

    Bob breaks a long-standing rule against treating friends when he agrees to counsel Emily's chum, whose marriage to a muscular gym teacher seems to be breaking up.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - The New Look (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    The New Look

    Emily redecorates the apartment in antiques. Bob finds her choice of furniture uncomfortable, unappealing, and hazardous to his health.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - My Business Is Shrinking (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    My Business Is Shrinking

    With his confidence fading as fast as his list of patients, Bob decides to follow Emily's advice and see a psychiatrist about his problem.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - A Pound of Flesh (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    A Pound of Flesh

    Bob and Jerry have a falling-out when Jerry demands that Bob lend him money for a new motorcycle.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - The Way We Weren't (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    The Way We Weren't

    Emily is more than a little curious about Bob's reluctance to talk about a girl he used to date. Then Howard inadvertently spills the beans.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Think Smartly -- Vote Hartley (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Think Smartly -- Vote Hartley

    Before he has a chance to say no, Bob finds himself running for the chairman of the local school board against an incumbent who hasn't attended a board meeting for six months.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Tobin's Back in Town (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Tobin's Back in Town

    Ellen's ex-fiancé, John Tobin (Fred Willard) -- a tall, handsome egomaniac in suede and leather -- arrives in Chicago to win Ellen back. The situation plays havoc with Howard's basic insecurities.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Home Is Where the Hurt Is (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Home Is Where the Hurt Is

    Carol spends Christmas Eve pouring out the disasters of her childhood to Bob and Emily.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Serve for Daylight (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Serve for Daylight

    Bob thinks his chances of winning a doctors' tennis tournament are pretty good until he learns that his doubles partner will be Emily.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Jerry Robinson Crusoe (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Jerry Robinson Crusoe

    After renewing an acquaintance with the beautiful and free-spirited Courtney Simpson, Jerry decides to give up his dental practice: he wants to follow his dreams of romance and adventure by following Courtney to Tahiti.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - We Love You ... Goodbye (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    We Love You ... Goodbye

    Bob forms an all-women consciousness-raising group. He gets kicked out after Emily joins and inadvertently points out some of the unliberated areas in their own marriage.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - An American Family (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    An American Family

    Emily's plans for a wonderful turkey dinner go downhill when Bob's mother (Martha Scott) and Emily's father (John Randolph) begin insulting one another the night before Thanksgiving.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Life Is a Hamburger (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Life Is a Hamburger

    Carol announces that she's going to marry Don Fesler, an unpublished poet with bad feet, and the news brings negative reactions from her friends.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Ship of Shrinks (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Ship of Shrinks

    Bob's first literary venture turns out to be less than triumphant. His embarrassment makes him reluctant to join a convention of psychologists on a flight to Hawaii, especially when he finds out that Howard is the navigator.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Brutally Yours, Bob Hartley (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Brutally Yours, Bob Hartley

    Having preached honesty in relationships to his patients, Bob decides to follow his own advice. Immediately he offends two dinner guests and starts an argument with Emily.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Dr. Ryan's Express (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Dr. Ryan's Express

    Bob's office routine becomes a wreck when Jerry hires a temporary receptionist. She's a very nice but very vague woman who can't even get Bob's name straight.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - The Gray Flannel Shrink (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    The Gray Flannel Shrink

    Bob gives up most of his private practice to become the staff psychologist with a major insurance company. He soon learns that it's possible for a man in the corporate world to do his job too well.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Sorry, Wrong Mother (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Sorry, Wrong Mother

    As Howard prepares to introduce Howie to Ellen, he tries to mold Ellen into an image the boy will like.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - The Separation Story (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    The Separation Story

    For the sake of their marriage, as well as Emily's Master's Degree and Bob's heavy work schedule, the Hartleys decide that it would be best if they took up separate residences.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - The Great Timpau Medical Arts Experiment (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    The Great Timpau Medical Arts Experiment

    Jerry suggests that all the doctors in the building form a co-op to treat each other for free. This leads to chaos and hostility that find expression in Bob's special all-doctor therapy group.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - The Battle of the Groups (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    The Battle of the Groups

    Bob takes two of his therapy groups to a rustic retreat for a marathon session that never progresses further than everyone's complaints about the primitive conditions of their accommodations.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Big Brother Is Watching (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Big Brother Is Watching

    Bob is faced with the possibility that his younger sister may move in with Howard.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - A Matter of Principal (Season 2 Episode 24)
    Season 2 Episode 24:

    A Matter of Principal

    It's a matter of principal versus principle when Emily refuses to skip one of her students ahead two grades at the elementary school where she teaches, despite the prodding of the school's principal.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Confessions of an Orthodontist (Season 2 Episode 23)
    Season 2 Episode 23:

    Confessions of an Orthodontist

    While filling in for a fellow psychologist, Bob is surprised to find that his first patient is Jerry, who is reluctant to reveal his problem. A little prodding produces the startling admission that Jerry is in love with Emily.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - By the Way ... You're Fired! (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    By the Way ... You're Fired!

    When Carol's new love interest interferes with her work, Jerry doesn't seem too concerned. But when it disrupts his love life, he decides to fire her.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - A Love Story (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    A Love Story

    Howard falls head over heels in love with Bob's sister, Ellen. Under most circumstances, Bob would find this perfectly acceptable, except that Ellen is engaged to someone else.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Mind Your Own Business (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Mind Your Own Business

    At Jerry's urging, Bob hires a business manager to handle his money. He ends up living on a meager allowance that affords him only such luxuries as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Clink Shrink (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Clink Shrink

    Hoping to make a contribution to society, Bob offers his psychological counseling services free to a parolee out on an armed-robbery conviction. But Bob seems to be more influenced by his patient's manner than the patient is by Bob's therapy.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - The Jobless Corps (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    The Jobless Corps

    Depressed after losing his job with the airline, Howard accepts Bob's offer to join his out of workshop, a special therapy group for the unemployed.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - The Modernization of Emily (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    The Modernization of Emily

    Emily decides to update her image with a kinky new wardrobe that she says is youthful and Bob says is childish.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Oh, Brother (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Oh, Brother

    Jerry's brother shows up in Chicago after finishing dental school. He takes over Jerry's life, his apartment, and his dental practice.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - I'm Dreaming of a Slight Christmas (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    I'm Dreaming of a Slight Christmas

    Christmas Eve is almost spoiled when Bob is trapped in the office because of a power failure.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - T.S. Elliot (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    T.S. Elliot

    Bob's patient, Elliot Carlin, parades all his phobias and insecurities as he prepares to ask Carol for a date. He then finds it even harder to accept her answer, which is "yes."

  • The Bob Newhart Show - My Wife Belongs to Daddy (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    My Wife Belongs to Daddy

    Emily's parents pay a surprise visit that makes Bob terribly uncomfortable. Emily's father is gregarious, well-traveled, a war hero, an outdoors man -- in short, everything that Bob isn't.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Blues for Mr. Borden (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Blues for Mr. Borden

    Howard Borden suffers a bad case of the blues when his young son tells him about his marvelous new "uncle," who seems to have taken up permanent residence with Howard's ex-wife.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Fit, Fat and Forty-One (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Fit, Fat and Forty-One

    Determined to lose eight pounds from around his middle, Bob goes on a strict diet. With Jerry's help, he joins a weight-reducing class that seems to be populated mostly by women.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - I'm Okay, You're Okay, So What's Wrong? (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    I'm Okay, You're Okay, So What's Wrong?

    Bob turns out to be an uncooperative patient when Emily makes an appointment for them to see a marriage counselor (Katherine Helmond).

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Mutiny on the Hartley (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Mutiny on the Hartley

    Bob decides to meet the rising cost of living by raising his rates. But the members of his therapy group revolt when he picks the most inappropriate moment to tell them.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Mister Emily Hartley (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Mister Emily Hartley

    Bob suffers an inferiority attack when a test reveals that Emily's IQ is higher than his.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Old Man Rivers (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Old Man Rivers

    A rather embarrassing operation leads to romance between Carol and her doctor. Everyone questions the relationship due to the new couple's age disparity.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Have You Met Miss Dietz? (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Have You Met Miss Dietz?

    An attractive divorcee (Mariette Hartley) creates a feud between Jerry and Howard when she starts dating both of them.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Emily in for Carol (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Emily in for Carol

    With Carol on vacation, Emily is elected to fill in as the receptionist. Everyone loves the idea -- except Bob.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Somebody Down Here Likes Me (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Somebody Down Here Likes Me

    Rev. Dan Bradford seeks professional advice from Bob and then makes a startling announcement in his Sunday sermon.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Backlash (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:


    One of Bob's more masculine patients enthusiastically slaps him on the back and, unfortunately for Bob, it throws his back out. Even more unfortunately, Bob and Emily were supposed to be going to Mexico for a vacation.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Motel (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:


    A trip to Peoria turns into one long embarrassment for Bob when Jerry introduces him to a pretty girl named Janine, who doesn't seem to care that Bob is a married man.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - The Last TV Show (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    The Last TV Show

    Bob's therapy group convinces him to accept an invitation to conduct one of his sessions on television.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Who's Been Sleeping on My Couch? (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    Who's Been Sleeping on My Couch?

    Recovering from another broken romance, Jerry accepts Bob's invitation to spend a couple of days at his apartment. Bob soon comes to regret his kindness.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Bum Voyage (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    Bum Voyage

    Afraid that his practice, as well as his patients, will fall apart if he leaves, Bob keeps resisting Emily's plans for a two-month European cruise.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - You Can't Win 'Em All (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    You Can't Win 'Em All

    When a star pitcher for the Chicago Cubs credits Bob with saving his career, the endorsement brings Bob a new patient, Moose Washburn -- a second-string player whose career is beyond a mere psychologist's help.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Emily, I'm Home -- Emily? (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Emily, I'm Home -- Emily?

    Bob's routine is disrupted when when Emily decides to take a full-time job with the Board of Education. After a night out drinking with Mr. Carlin, a tipsy Bob shares his concerns with Emily.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - A Home Is Not Necessarily a House (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    A Home Is Not Necessarily a House

    Bob and Emily try to decide if they should give up their apartment and buy a house.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Not With My Sister, You Don't (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Not With My Sister, You Don't

    Howard Borden's 22-year old sister, Debbie, arrives to spend the week with him. When Emily arranges a blind date for her with Jerry, Howard suddenly turns into an overprotective big brother.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - The Two Loves of Dr. Hartley (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    The Two Loves of Dr. Hartley

    Bob has problems at the office and at home when one of his patients falls in love with him.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - The Man With the Golden Wrist (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    The Man With the Golden Wrist

    Bob refuses to wear the beautiful gold watch Emily gave him for his 40th birthday after he learns just how expensive it was.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - The Crash of 29 Years Old (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    The Crash of 29 Years Old

    Feeling unfulfilled and having just turned 29, Carol quits her job as Bob's receptionist. Later, Carol suddenly shows up at one of Bob's group-therapy sessions and creates a situation in which Bob finds himself more of a patient than a doctor.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Let's Get Away From It Almost (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Let's Get Away From It Almost

    Bob and Emily travel to a ski lodge that's nearly deserted except for the annoying couple with whom they share a bathroom.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - His Busiest Season (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    His Busiest Season

    Christmas means sad memories for Bob's therapy group, and it's evident that 'tis not the season for everyone to be jolly. Bob decides to invite the group over for Christmas Eve.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - I Owe It All to You -- But Not That Much (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    I Owe It All to You -- But Not That Much

    Jerry thinks there's something wrong with him because he never becomes serious about any of the girls he dates. He asks Bob if he can become one of his patients. Bob agrees, but they abandon the plan when it begins to interfere with their friendship.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Bob & Emily & Howard & Carol & Jerry (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Bob & Emily & Howard & Carol & Jerry

    Howard floats into Bob's office on Cloud Nine after having a tooth pulled. He is so poetic that Carol tells Emily that she's in love with him. Emily agrees to help Carol get him, and the two have an up-and-down romance.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - I Want to Be Alone (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    I Want to Be Alone

    Bob decides that for his own mental well-being, he needs some peace and quiet. He moves into a hotel room by himself for a few days, leaving a confused Howard thinking that Bob and Emily have split up.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Anything Happen While I Was Gone? (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Anything Happen While I Was Gone?

    When Bob returns from his vacation in Mexico, Jerry announces that he is about to be married to a girl he just met. Cynthia, a beautiful but domineering oral hygienist, becomes too much for Jerry, and he realizes that he has made a mistake.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - P-I-L-O-T (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:


    Bob and Emily have been trying for some time to have a child. When they attend a party where the conversation turns to the subject of children, they feel so left out that they decide to adopt a child.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Don't Go to Bed Mad (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Don't Go to Bed Mad

    Bob wants to watch football every Monday night. Emily feels this is unfair because other activities keep the couple busy every other night of the week. This leads to an all-night argument that ends only when the two participants become exhausted.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Father Knows Worst (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Father Knows Worst

    Bob's divorced neighbor, Howard Borden, is convinced that his son, Howie (Moosie Drier), doesn't really like him. Later, Howard's ex-wife convinces him that Howie thinks he is the greatest guy in the world.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Come Live With Me (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Come Live With Me

    Carol tries to get Bob to approve her moving in with her new boyfriend, Roger, who has just separated from his wife. Bob refuses, telling Carol that she will have to make her own decision.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Goodnight, Nancy (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Goodnight, Nancy

    Bob's old girlfriend travels to Chicago with her husband and calls on the Hartleys.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Mom, I L-l-love You (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Mom, I L-l-love You

    Bob finds it extremely difficult to tell his mother that he loves her.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Tennis, Emily? (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Tennis, Emily?

    Bob experiences pangs of jealousy when Emily's handsome new tennis instructor comes to see him with an emotional problem, namely, his inability to turn down the women who are all uncontrollably attracted to him.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Tracy Grammar School, I'll Lick You Yet (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Tracy Grammar School, I'll Lick You Yet

    It's "Vocation Day" in Emily's class, and Bob feels left out when he's not invited. At the last minute, he's asked to fill in, but Emily's worst fears are confirmed when Bob fails to excite the kids' interest.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Fly the Unfriendly Skies (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Fly the Unfriendly Skies

    Bob invites Emily to join his fear of flying group on a trip to New York City. Bob is surprised to find that Emily also has a fear of flying and refuses to go. After talking with Howard she decides to go, only to back out after boarding the plane.

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