CTVA US Comedy - "The Bob Newhart Show" (MTM/CBS) Season 4 (1975-76)

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Starring Bob Newhart & Suzanne Pleshette
Season 4 (CBS) (1975-76)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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########### The Bob Newhart Show #############
############# season 4 1975-76 ###############
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CBS Saturdays 9:30 PM Eastern
produced by Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses [73-83]
Produced by Michael Zinberg [83-96]

4.1 [73] The Bob Newhart Show: THE LONGEST GOOD-BYE
MTM Prod. no. 5054 (Copyright Date 3Sep75)
13Sep75 CBS Sat
produced by Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses
directed by James Burrows
written by Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses
director of photography Paul Uhl
Guest star:
Tom Poston.
Synopsis:
Bob's old school 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 at his home. The brief encounter stretches out
to a week when Murdock can't make his business connections. He
gradually takes over Bob's car, clothing, and most of his home life.

4.2 [74] The Bob Newhart Show: HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU, KID
MTM Prod. no. 5052 (Copyright Date 17Sep75)
20Sep75 CBS Sat
produced by Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses
directed by Peter Bonerz.
Written by Gordon & Lynne Farr
director of photography: Paul Uhl; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Guest Cast:
Richard Balin ..... Fred Goring
Vern Rowe ......... Trumpet Player
Don Nagel ......... Harvey the Waiter
Synopsis:
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.

4.3 [75] The Bob Newhart Show: DEATH OF A FRUITMAN
MTM Prod. no. 5063 (Copyright Date 25Sep75)
27Sep75 CBS Sat
produced by Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses
directed by Peter Bonerz.
Written by Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses
director of photography: Paul Uhl.
Synopsis:
Bob's patients observe tradition by planning a surprise party to
honor the fourth year of the group's therapy sessions. When an
unseen member, a Mr. Gianelli, threatens to turn the party into
a disaster, Bob kicks him out of the group. His decision meets
with instant group approval until Mr. Gianelli dies under a ton
of zucchini.

4.4 [76] The Bob Newhart Show: CHANGE IS GONNA DO ME GOOD
MTM Prod. no. 5058 (Copyright Date 29Sep75)
04Oct75 CBS Sat
produced by Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses
directed by John Erman.
Written by Gordon Farr and Lynne Farr
director of photography: Paul Uhl; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Guest Cast:
Brian Byers .......... Box Boy
Synopsis:
Emily accuses Bob of being stuck in a middle-aged rut and challenges
him to switch family responsibilities.

4.5 [77] The Bob Newhart Show: THE HEAVYWEIGHTS
MTM Prod. no. 5053 (Copyright Date 30Sep75)
11Oct75 CBS Sat
produced by Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses
directed by Bob Claver.
Written by Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses
director of photography: Paul Uhl.
Guest Cast:
Cliff Osmond ......... Leonard DePaolo
Marcia Lewis ......... Louise Gross
Synopsis:
Bob and Emily invite Carol to share her "heavy" experiences with the "overweight workshop."

4.6 [78] The Bob Newhart Show: CAROL'S WEDDING
MTM Prod. no. 5060 (Copyright Date 8Oct75)
18Oct75 CBS Sat
produced by Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses
directed by Michael Zinberg.
Written by Gordon & Lynne Farr
director of photography: Paul Uhl; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Guest Cast:
Howard Hesseman
Robert Casper ......... Judge W.H. Tanner
Will Mackenzie ........ Larry Bondurant
Patrick Cranshaw ...... Old Gentleman
Vincent Milana ........ First Moving Man
Rick Mancini .......... Second Moving Man
Synopsis:
A blind-date-initiated, 12-hour romance culminates in Carol Kester's
civil marriage to a handsome travel agent.

4.7 [79] The Bob Newhart Show: SHRINKS ACROSS THE SEA
MTM Prod. no. 5061 (Copyright Date 17Oct75)
25Oct75 CBS Sat
produced by Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses
directed by Bob Claver
Written by Douglas Arango and Phil Doran
director of photography: Paul Uhl.
Guest Cast:
René Auberjonois ....Dr. Alan Durocher
Françoise Ruggieri ..... Louise
Richard Foronjy ........ Cabdriver Artie Berkowitz
Synopsis:
Bob and Emily Hartley suffer international complications when they host a
French psychologist in their home as part of a medical exchange program.

4.8 [80] The Bob Newhart Show: WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT, ALBERT?
MTM Prod. no. 5059 (Copyright Date 28Oct75)
01Nov75 CBS Sat
produced by Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses
directed by Michael Zinberg.
Written by Phil Davis
director of photography: Paul Uhl; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Guest Cast:
Keenan Wynn ........... Dr. Eugene Albert
Tom Fitzsimmons ....... Webb Franklyn
Synopsis:
Bob is depressed by his seeming lack of success as a psychologist.
He seeks help from his old college professor, who manages to heighten
his despair by informing him that psychology is all nonsense.

4.9 [81] The Bob Newhart Show: WHO IS MISTER X?
MTM Prod. no. 5056 (Copyright Date 5Nov75
08Nov75 CBS Sat
produced by Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses
directed by Peter Bonerz.
Written by Bruce Kane
director of photography: Paul Uhl; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Guest Cast:
Jennifer Warren ...... Ruth Corley
Alan Manson .......... Congressman Emmet Avery
Claudette Duffy ...... Sister Mary Catherine
Synopsis:
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.

4.10 [82] The Bob Newhart Show: SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME
MTM Prod. no. 5051 (Copyright Date 6Nov75)
15Nov75 CBS Sat
produced by Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses
directed by Richard Kinon.
written by: Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses
director of photography: Paul Uhl; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Guest Cast:
Phillip R. Allen ...... Dr. Frank Walburn
Titos Vandis .......... Gene the Janitor
Synopsis:
Bob moves up in the world from the seventh to the tenth floor when
he joins the firm of a swinging psychiatrist.

4.11 [83] The Bob Newhart Show: OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS
MTM Prod. no. 5065 (Copyright Date 14Nov75)
22Nov75 CBS Sat
produced by Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses
directed by James Burrows.
Written by Bruce Kane
director of photography: Paul Uhl.
Guest Cast:
Janet Meshad ......... Elaine
Synopsis:
It's a stag Thanksgiving for Bob when Emily flies off to join a
family reunion, leaving Bob to share the holiday with his male buddies.

4.12 [84] The Bob Newhart Show: FATHERS & SONS & MOTHERS
MTM Prod. no. 5057 (Copyright Date 24Nov75)
29Nov75 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg
directed by James Burrows.
Written by Arnold Kane
director of photography: Paul Uhl; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Guest Cast:
William Daniels ....Edgar T. Vickers Jr.
Synopsis:
Bob suffers family problems when his mother becomes a houseguest
and an elderly patient involves him in a parent-child vendetta.

4.13 [85] The Bob Newhart Show: THE ARTICLE
MTM Prod. no. 5062 (Copyright Date 02Dec75)
06Dec75 CBS Sat
produced & directed by by Michael Zinberg
written by Erik Tarloff
director of photography: Paul Uhl.
Guest Cast:
Ellen Weston ......... Dr. Sarah Harris
Jack O'Leary ......... Plumber Roland Sneed
Synopsis:
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.

4.14 [86] The Bob Newhart Show: A MATTER OF VICE PRINCIPAL
(not to be confused with #48 "A Matter of Principal")
MTM Prod. no. 5069 (Copyright Date 8Dec75)
13Dec75 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg
directed by Peter Bonerz.
Written by Gordon and Lynne Farr
director of photography: Paul Uhl
Guest Cast:
Nora Marlowe ....Joanie
Frances Lee McGain ....Janet Hoffman
Synopsis:
Emily must contend with irate teachers, hamsters, and an escaped
snake when she's unexpectedly upped to the position of school vice
principal.

4.15 [87] The Bob Newhart Show:
BOB HAS TO HAVE HIS TONSILS OUT, SO HE SPENDS CHRISTMAS EVE IN THE HOSPITAL
MTM Prod. no. 5068 (Copyright Date 15Dec75)
20Dec75 CBS Sat
produced by Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses
directed by James Burrows.
Written by Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses
director of photography: Paul Uhl.
Guest Cast:
Graham Jarvis
Synopsis:
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.

[--] 27Dec76 CBS Sat - no details

4.16 [88] The Bob Newhart Show: NO SALE
MTM Prod. no. 5055 (Copyright Date 30Dec75)
03Jan76 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg
directed by Eddie Ryder.
Written by Michael Zinberg
director of photography: Paul Uhl
film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Guest Cast:
Malcolm Atterbury ....... Mr. Arbogast
Synopsis:
Bob becomes his patient's partner in a get-rich-quick real-estate venture.

4.17 [89] The Bob Newhart Show: CAROL AT 6:01
MTM Prod. no. 5066 (Copyright Date 6Jan76)
10Jan76 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg
directed by Peter Bonerz.
Written by Gordon & Lynne Farr
director of photography: Paul Uhl.
Guest Cast:
Will Mackenzie ........ Larry Bondurant
Synopsis:
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.

4.18 [90] The Bob Newhart Show: WARDEN GORDEN BORDEN
MTM Prod. no. 5070 (Copyright Date 12Dec75)
17Jan76 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg
directed by James Burrows.
Written by Gordon & Lynne Farr
director of photography: Paul Uhl.
Guest Cast:
William Redfield ....... Gorden Borden
Synopsis:
Howard's game-warden brother comes to Chicago to witness the mating of two
whooping cranes -- and stays to make a play for Howard's girlfriend.

4.19 [91] The Bob Newhart Show: MY BOY GUILLERMO
MTM Prod. no. 5071 (Copyright Date 20Jan76)
24Jan76 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg
directed by Alan Myerson
Written by Sy Rosen
director of photography: Paul Uhl.
Guest Cast:
Gail Strickland ....... Courtney Simpson
Matthew Laborteaux .... Richie
Synopsis:
Jerry Robinson's depression turns to instant joy when a globe-trotting
ex-flame suddenly re-enters his life and proposes.

4.20 [92] The Bob Newhart Show: DUKE OF DUNK
MTM Prod. no. 5072 (Copyright Date 26Jan76)
31Jan76 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg
directed by Peter Bonerz.
Written by Douglas Arango and Phil Doran
director of photography: Paul Uhl; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Guest Cast:
Anthony Costello .... Dwayne Granger
Synopsis:
A professional basketball team hires Bob to give a psychological assist to its superstar.

4.21 [93] The Bob Newhart Show: GUARANTEED NOT TO SHRINK
MTM Prod. no. 5067 (Copyright Date 3Feb76)
07Feb76 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg
directed by James Burrows.
Written by Sy Rosen
director of photography: Paul Uhl; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Guest Cast:
Will Mackenzie .... Larry Bondurant
Synopsis:
Bob develops a unique psychological problem when his receptionist, Carol,
decides to resume her college career and become a psychologist.

4.22 [94] The Bob Newhart Show: BIRTH OF A SALESMAN
MTM Prod. no. 5074 (Copyright Date 11Feb76)
14Feb76 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg
directed by John C. Chulay.
Written by Sy Rosen
director of photography: Paul Uhl; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Synopsis:
The Hartleys are bombarded with legal hassles when Bob is sued by
a shy patient and Emily decides to fight a parking ticket.

4.23 [95] The Bob Newhart Show: THE BOY NEXT DOOR
MTM Prod. no. 5073 (Copyright Date 17Feb76)
21Feb76 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg
directed by Peter Bonerz.
Written by Hugh H. Wilson
director of photography: Paul Uhl; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Guest Cast:
Amzie Strickland ....... Mrs. Walker
Brooke Adams ........... Mitzi Margolis
Synopsis:
The Hartleys entertain Howard Borden's young son and hire a beauty
queen as his babysitter.

4.24 [96] The Bob Newhart Show: PEEPER TWO
MTM Prod. no. 5075 (Copyright Date 25Feb76)
28Feb76 CBS Sat
produced & directed by by Michael Zinberg
Written by Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses
director of photography: Paul Uhl.
Guest Cast:
Tom Poston
Sally Stark ........ Sharon
Synopsis:
Cliff Murdock, Bob's old laugh-a-minute college buddy, affectionately
known as The Peeper, pays a return visit.

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