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Starring Bob Newhart & Suzanne Pleshette
Season 1 (CBS) (1972-73)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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########### The Bob Newhart Show #############
############# season 1 1972-73 ###############
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CBS Saturdays 9:30 PM Eastern
24 episodes
Produced by David Davis and Lorenzo Music (first half of season 1)(1972) (13 eps)
Produced by Bill Idelson (second half of season 1)(1973) (11 eps)

1.1 [--] The Bob Newhart Show: FLY THE UNFRIENDLY SKIES
MTM Prod. no. 7251 (Copyright Date 12Sep72)
16Sep72 CBS Sat
produced by David Davis and Lorenzo Music
directed by Jay Sandrich.
written by David Davis and Lorenzo Music
director of photography: Paul Uhl; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Guest Stars:
Penny Marshall ........ Stewardess
Synopsis:
Bob's "Fear of Flying" workshop travels by plane to New York. All seems
to be going well as they board the plane for their first flight -- that
is, until the plane begins to move.

1.2 [--] The Bob Newhart Show: TRACY GRAMMAR SCHOOL, I'LL LICK YOU YET
MTM Prod. no. 7258 (Copyright Date 15Sep72)
23Sep72 CBS Sat
produced by David Davis and Lorenzo Music
directed by Jay Sandrich
written by Carol Gottlieb and George Yanok
director of photography: Paul Uhl.
Guest Cast:
King Moody ............. Deputy Chief Barnsdale
Mia Bendixsen .......... Student
Synopsis:
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.

1.3 [--] The Bob Newhart Show: TENNIS, EMILY?
MTM Prod. no. 7253 (Copyright Date 22Sep72)
30Sep72 CBS Sat
produced by David Davis and Lorenzo Music
directed by Alan Rafkin
written by David Davis & Lorenzo Music 3
(on description: script by Harvey Miller)
director of photography: Paul Uhl; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Synopsis:
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.

1.4 [--] The Bob Newhart Show: MOM, I L-L-LOVE YOU
MTM Prod. no. 7252 (Copyright Date 29Sep72)
07Oct72 CBS Sat
produced by David Davis Lorenzo Music
directed by Alan Rafkin
written by Dick Clair & Jenna McMahon
director of photography Paul Uhl.
Guest Cast:
Marilyn Child ......... Mrs. Walker
Synopsis:
Bob finds it extremely difficult to tell his mother that he loves her.

[--] 14Oct72 CBS Sat - no details

1.5 [--] The Bob Newhart Show: GOODNIGHT, NANCY
MTM Prod. no. 7254 (Copyright Date 6Oct72)
21Oct72 CBS Sat
produced by David Davis and Lorenzo Music
directed by Jay Sandrich.
written by Susan Silver
director of photography: Paul Uhl; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Guest Cast:
Anna Aries ............ Judy
Penny Fuller .......... Nancy Brock
Richard Schaal ........ Chuck Brock
James Sikking ......... Dick
Jack Bernardi ......... Waiter
Synopsis:
Bob's old girlfriend comes to Chicago with her husband and calls on
Emily and Bob.

1.6 [--] The Bob Newhart Show: COME LIVE WITH ME
MTM Prod. no. 7256 (Copyright Date 18Oct72)
28Oct72 CBS Sat
produced by David Davis and Lorenzo Music
directed by Alan Rafkin.
written by Jerry Mayer
director of photography: Paul Uhl; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Guest Cast:
Ric Carrott ........... Ronnie
Jack Bernardi ......... Waiter
Synopsis:
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 her she will have to make her own decision.

1.7 [--] The Bob Newhart Show: FATHER KNOWS WORST
MTM Prod. no. 7255 (Copyright Date 30Oct72)
04Nov72 CBS Sat
produced by David Davis Lorenzo Music
directed by Alan Rafkin
written by Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses
director of photography: Paul Uhl.
Guest Cast:
Alice Borden .......... Lois Borden
Janice Carroll ........ Waitress
Synopsis:
Bob's divorced neighbor, Howard Borden, is convinced that his son,
Howie, doesn't really like him. Later, Howard's ex-wife convinces
him that Howie thinks he is the greatest guy in the world.

1.8 [--] The Bob Newhart Show: DON'T GO TO BED MAD
MTM Prod. no. 7262 (Copyright Date 7Nov72)
11Nov72 CBS Sat
produced by David Davis and Lorenzo Music
directed by Alan Rafkin.
Written by Gene Thompson
music composed and conducted by Pat Williams;
director of photography: Paul Uhl; film editor: Douglas Hines.
Guest Cast:
Bob wants to watch football every Monday night. Emily feels this is unfair: their
other activities allow the couple only two nights each week to be together, and she
thinks they should do something that they both enjoy. This leads to an unresolved,
all-night argument that ends only when the two participants become exhausted.

1.9 [--] The Bob Newhart Show: P-I-L-O-T (pilot episode)
MTM Prod. no. 5536 (Copyright Date 13Nov72)
18Nov72 CBS Sat
produced by David Davis and Lorenzo Music
directed by Jay Sandrich.
written by David Davis and Lorenzo Music
director of photography: Maury Gertxman; film editor: Douglas Hines.
Guest Cast:
Louise Lasser ....... Joan Radford
William Redfield .... Arthur Hoover
Ron Masak ........... Mike Mitchell
M. Emmet Walsh ...... Jack Hoover
Helen Page Camp ..... Myrna Hoover
Robert Foulkes ...... Eric Hoover
Ted Foulkes ......... Scottie Hoover
Synopsis:
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.

1.10 [--] The Bob Newhart Show: ANYTHING HAPPEN WHILE I WAS GONE?
MTM Prod. no. 7260 (Copyright Date 17Nov72)
25Nov72 CBS Sat
produced by David Davis and Lorenzo Music
directed by Jay Sandrich
written by Martin Cohan
director of photography Paul Uhl
Synopsis:
As soon as Bob returns to the office from his vacation in Mexico, Jerry
announces that he is about to be married to a girl he met nine days ago.
Cynthia, a beautiful but domineering oral hygienist, becomes too much
for Jerry, and he realizes that he has made a mistake.

1.11 [--] The Bob Newhart Show: I WANT TO BE ALONE
MTM Prod. no. 7261 (Copyright Date 28Nov72)
02Dec72 CBS Sat
produced by David Davis and Lorenzo Music
directed by Alan Rafkin
written by Jerry Mayer
director of photography: Paul Uhl.
Guest Cast:
Bernie Kopell ......... Dr. Arnold
Nora Marlowe .......... Mrs. Brandell
Helen Page Camp ....... Mrs. Prince
Synopsis:
Bob decides that for his own mental well-being, he needs some peace
and quiet. He moves into a hotel room by himself, leaving a confused
Howard Borden thinking that Bob and Emily have split up.

1.12 [--] The Bob Newhart Show: BOB AND EMILY AND HOWARD AND CAROL AND JERRY
MTM Prod. no. 7263 (Copyright Date 1Dec72)
09Dec72 CBS Sat
produced by David Davis and Lorenzo Music
directed by Peter Baldwin.
Written by Charlotte Brown
director of photography: Paul Uhl.
Guest Cast:
Marilyn Child ........ Mrs. Walker
Synopsis:
Howard "floats" into Bob's office on Cloud Nine after having a tooth
pulled. He is so poetic that Carol tells Emily, "I want him." Emily
agrees to help Carol get him, and the two have an up-and-down romance.

1.13 [--] The Bob Newhart Show: I OWE IT ALL TO YOU ... BUT NOT THAT MUCH
MTM Prod. no. 7257 (Copyright Date 11Dec72)
16Dec72 CBS Sat
produced by David Davis and Lorenzo Music
directed by Alan Rafkin.
Written by Martin Cohan
director of photography: Paul Uhl
film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Synopsis:
Jerry decides there is 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 have to abandon
the plan when it begins to interfere with their friendship.

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Producer Bill Idelson takes over from David Davis & Lorenzo Music
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1.14 [--] The Bob Newhart Show: HIS BUSIEST SEASON
MTM Prod. no. 7268 (Copyright Date 18Dec72)
23Dec72 CBS Sat
produced by Bill Idelson
directed by Peter Baldwin
written by David Davis & Lorenzo Music
director of photography: Paul Uhl; film editor: Douglas Hines.
Guest Cast:
King Moody ........... Ken Willet
Synopsis:
Christmas becomes a sad memory for Bob's group therapy session, and
it's evident that "'tis not the season" for everyone to be jolly.
Bob decides to invite the group over for Christmas Eve.

[--] 30Dec72 CBS Sat - no details

1.15 [--] The Bob Newhart Show: LET'S GET AWAY FROM IT ALMOST
MTM Prod. no. 7265 (Copyright Date 2Jan73)
06Jan73 CBS Sat
produced by Bill Idelson
directed by Jay Sandrich
written by Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses
director of photography: Paul Uhl; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal
Guest Cast:
Joyce Van Patten ....... Connie Miller
Chuck McCann ........... Hal Miller
Synopsis:
Bob and Emily travel to a ski lodge that's nearly deserted except
for the annoying couple with whom they share a bathroom. After sitting
through a disastrous dinner, the Hartleys decide to leave -- only to
find themselves caught in the spotlight of the abominable floor show
they're trying to escape.

1.16 [--] The Bob Newhart Show: THE CRASH OF 29 YEARS OLD
MTM Prod. no. 7269 (Copyright Date 8Jan73)
13Jan73 CBS Sat
produced by Bill Idelson
directed by Alan Rafkin.
Written by Charlotte Brown
director of photography: Paul Uhl; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Guest Cast:
Jill Jaress ........... Mary Ellen
Dan Barrows ........... Mr. Keeney
Jack Bender ........... Paul Sanders
Synopsis:
Feeling unfulfilled as a woman, and having just passed her 29th birthday, Carol
quits her job as Bob's receptionist. After having been gone for a while, 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.

1.17 [--] The Bob Newhart Show: THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN WRIST
MTM Prod. no. 7270 (Copyright Date 15Jan73)
20Jan73 CBS Sat
produced by Bill Idelson
directed by Alan Rafkin
Written by Bill Idelson
director of photography: Paul Uhl.
Guest Cast:
Michael Lerner ........ Mr. Carolla
Joan Tompkins ......... Aunt May
Synopsis:
Bob refuses to wear the beautiful gold watch Emily gave him for his
40th birthday after he learns just how expensive it was.

1.18 [--] The Bob Newhart Show: THE TWO LOVES OF DOCTOR HARTLEY
MTM Prod. no. 7264 (Copyright Date 23Jan73)
27Jan73 CBS Sat
produced by Bill Idelson
directed by George Tyne
written by Gene Thompson
director of photography: Paul Uhl.
Synopsis:
When one of his patients falls in love with him, Bob has problems at
the office and at home.

1.19 [--] The Bob Newhart Show: NOT WITH MY SISTER YOU DON'T
MTM Prod. no. 7266 (Copyright Date 31Jan73)
03Feb73 CBS Sat
produced by Bill Idelson
directed by Alan Rafkin.
written by Frank Buxton
director of photography: Paul Uhl; film editor: Douglas Hines.
Guest Cast:
Heather Menzies ...... Debbie Borden
Mel Stewart .......... Mr. Dabney
Synopsis:
Swinger Howard Borden's 22-year old sister Debbie arrives to spend the week with him.
Emily arranges a blind date for her with Jerry Robinson -- and Howard suddenly turns
into an overprotective big brother.

1.20 [--] The Bob Newhart Show: A HOME IS NOT NECESSARILY A HOUSE
MTM Prod. no. 7271 (Copyright Date 6Feb73)
10Feb73 CBS Sat
produced by Bill Idelson
directed by Peter Baldwin.
Written by David Davis and Lorenzo Music
director of photography: Paul Uhl.
Guest Cast:
Jenna McMahon ........ Shirley Wolfson
Dick Clair ........... Roy West
Synopsis:
Bob and Emily try to decide if they should give up their apartment
and buy a house.

1.21 [--] The Bob Newhart Show: EMILY, I'M HOME ... EMILY?
MTM Prod. no. 7273 (Copyright Date 14Feb73)
17Feb73 CBS Sat
produced by Bill Idelson
directed by Rick Edelstein.
Written by Martin Cohan
director of photography: Paul Uhl.
Guest Cast:
Edward Winter ......... Professor Trainer
Alma Beltran .......... Marina
Jill Jaress ........... Mary Ellen
Jessica Myerson ....... Mrs. Warren
Synopsis:
Bob is upset when Emily takes a fulltime job with the Board of Education.
Emily explains that working full-time makes her feel wonderful, while
quitting would make her miserable. Bob decides to leave well enough alone.

1.22 [--] The Bob Newhart Show: YOU CAN'T WIN 'EM ALL
MTM Prod. no. 7272 (Copyright Date 22Jan73)
24Feb73 CBS Sat
produced by Bill Idelson
directed by Jerry London.
Written by Bill Idelson
director of photography: Paul Uhl.
Guest Cast:
Vern Rowe ............. Moose Washburn
Jim Watkins ........... Phil Bender
Synopsis:
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.

1.23 [--] The Bob Newhart Show: BUM VOYAGE
MTM Prod. no. 7274 (Copyright Date 28Feb73)
03Mar73 CBS Sat
produced by Bill Idelson
directed by Martin Cohan
written by Austin & Irma Kalish
director of photography Paul Uhl.
Guest Cast:
Pat McCormick ......... Strange Man
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.

1.24 [--] The Bob Newhart Show: WHO'S BEEN SLEEPING ON MY COUCH?
MTM Prod. no. 7275 (Copyright Date 6Mar73)
10Mar73 CBS Sat
produced by Bill Idelson
directed by Alan Rafkin.
Written by Jerry Mayer
director of photography: Paul Uhl.
Guest Cast:
Herbie Faye ......... Mr. Atlee the Guard
Synopsis:
Recovering from another broken romance, Jerry Robinson accepts
Bob's invitation to spend a couple of days at his apartment. Bob
soon comes to regret his kindness.

########### The Bob Newhart Show #############
############## end of season 1 ###############
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