The Bob Newhart Show

The Bob Newhart Show

Clinical psychologist Dr. Robert Hartley deals with the problems and idiosynchracies of his patients, co-workers, neighbors, and family.

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Broadcast History

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Actor Character(s) Notes
Bob Newhart Dr. Robert ’Bob’ Hartley
Suzanne Pleshette Emily Hartley
Bill Daily Howard Borden
Marcia Wallace Carol Kester / Carol Kester Bondurant
Peter Bonerz Dr. Jerry Robinson

Regulars & Guest Stars

Actor Character(s) Notes
Jack Riley Elliot Carlin
Florida Friebus Mrs. Lillian Bakerman
John Fiedler Mr. Emil Peterson
Pat Finley Ellen Hartley
Renée Lippin Michelle Nardo

Theme Song / Opening Credits


There were 6 seasons and 142 episodes of The Bob Newhart Show. We have not completed an episode guide for this show yet.


Suzanne Pleshette happened to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson the same night as Bob Newhart. The producers thought there was chemistry between the two and asked Suzanne to read for the part of Emily.

Peter Bonerz learned to direct on this show and went on to become an award-winning director.

The Bay Federal Bank Building on Michigan Avenue served as the exterior shot of the office building in which Bob worked.

Bob Newhart couldn’t remember his lines so he had them written on cards and hidden around the set.

The apartment that Bob and Emily lived in was #523.

Bob’s office was suite #751.

Through the course of the show, it is mentioned five times that Bob was in the Korean War. Unfortunately, the writers couldn’t decide which branch of the service he served in. Three references had him in the Air Force and two references had him in the Army.


Emily Hartley: Hi Bob.


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