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Starring Bob Newhart & Suzanne Pleshette
Season 5 (CBS) (1976-77)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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########### The Bob Newhart Show #############
############# season 5 1976-77 ###############
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CBS Saturdays 9:30 PM Eastern
24 episodes
Produced by Michael Zinberg and Gordon & Lynne Farr

5.1 [97] The Bob Newhart Show: ENTER MRS. PEEPER
MTM Prod. no. 6066 (Copyright Date 17Sep76)
25Sep76 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg and Gordon & Lynne Farr
directed by Michael Zinberg.
Written by Gordon and Lynne Farr
director of photography: Edward E. Nugent.
Guest Cast:
Tom Poston.
Charles Thomas Murphy .. Messenger
Jay Tarses ............. Waiter
Synopsis:
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.

5.2 [98] The Bob Newhart Show: CAGED FURY
MTM Prod. no. 6062 (Copyright Date 17Sep76)
02Oct76 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg and Gordon & Lynne Farr
directed by Michael Zinberg.
Written by Gordon & Lynne Farr
director of photography: Edward E. Nugent; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Synopsis:
The Hartleys miss their friend's gala Fourth of July Bicentennial
party celebration when they become trapped in a storage locker.

5.3 [99] The Bob Newhart Show: SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE ...
MTM Prod. no. 6054 (Copyright Date 27Sep76)
09Oct76 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg and Gordon & Lynne Farr
directed by James Burrows.
Written by Patricia Jones and Donald Reiker
director of photography: Edward E. Nugent.
Guest Cast:
Howard Hesseman.
Synopsis:
Bob's therapy group has an unexpected visitor when a friendly homosexual joins in the sessions.

5.4 [100] The Bob Newhart Show: STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
MTM Prod. no. 6061 (Copyright Date 4Oct76)
16Oct76 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg and Gordon & Lynne Farr
directed by Alan Myerson.
Written by Hugh Wilson
director of photography: Edward E. Nugent; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Guest Cast:
Leonard Stone ....... Dr. Ned Podbillion
Synopsis:
The Hartleys take a vacation. In their absence, Howard undergoes
a crash psychological program that changes his entire personality.

5.5 [101] The Bob Newhart Show: THE GREAT RENT STRIKE
MTM Prod. no. 6059 (Copyright Date 3Sep76)
23Oct76 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg and Gordon & Lynne Farr
directed by John C. Chulay.
Written by David Lloyd
director of photography: Edward E. Nugent.
Synopsis:
The Hartley apartment becomes a hot and cold battleground when the
good doctor declares psychological warfare on his landlord.

5.6 [102] The Bob Newhart Show: ET TU, CAROL?
MTM Prod. no. 6058 (Copyright Date 20Oct76)
30Oct76 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg and Gordon & Lynne Farr
directed by Alan Myerson.
Written by Gary David Goldberg
director of photography: Edward E. Nugent.
Guest Cast:
Shirley O'Hara ........ Debbie Flett
Guest Cast:
Both Bob's receptionist and a Buddha figure with a clock in its
navel give the psychologist a hard time.

5.7 [103] The Bob Newhart Show: SEND THIS BOY TO CAMP
MTM Prod. no. 6067 (Copyright Date 3Nov76)
06Nov76 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg and Gordon & Lynne Farr
directed by Michael Zinberg.
Written by David Lloyd
director of photography: Edward E. Nugent; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Guest Cast:
Michael LeClair ....... Phil Dorigo
Tierre Turner ......... Wally Carson
Fil Formicola .... Man at Elevator
Synopsis:
Bob and his friends host an orphan contingent for a wildly improbable camping-out experience.

5.8 [104] The Bob Newhart Show: A CRIME MOST FOUL
MTM Prod. no. 6064 (Copyright Date 10Nov76)
13Nov76 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg and Gordon & Lynne Farr
directed by John C. Chulay.
Written by Sy Rosen
director of photography: Edward E. Nugent.
Synopsis:
Bob turns amateur detective when he believes that his expensive tape recorder has been stolen.

5.9 [105] The Bob Newhart Show: THE SLAMMER
MTM Prod. no. 6070 (Copyright Date 17Nov76)
20Nov76 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg and Gordon & Lynne Farr
directed by Michael Zinberg.
Written by Gordon & Lynne Farr
director of photography: Edward E. Nugent.
Guest Cast:
Tom Poston.
Rhodes Reason ........ Man
Kim O'Brien .......... Kim
Lucy Lee Flippin ..... Darva
Synopsis:
Bob and his friend "The Peeper" take a trip down Memory Lane and wind up in the slammer.

5.10 [106] The Bob Newhart Show: JERRY'S RETIREMENT
MTM Prod. no. 6051 (Copyright Date 24Nov76)
27Nov76 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg and Gordon & Lynne Farr
directed by Alan Myerson.
Written by Hugh Wilson
director of photography: Edward E. Nugent.
Guest Cast:
John Randolph .... Cornelius "Junior" Harrison
Synopsis:
Bob defends the work ethic when Jerry comes into a pile of money
and promptly retires from the dental profession.

5.11 [107] The Bob Newhart Show: HERE'S TO YOU, MRS ROBINSON
MTM Prod. no. 6056 (Copyright Date 20Oct76)
04Dec76 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg and Gordon & Lynne Farr
directed by James Burrows.
Written by Gordon and Lynne Farr
director of photography: Edward E. Nugent.
Guest Cast:
Fred D. Scott .......... Mr. Robinson
Lucy Landau ............ Jerry's Mother
Synopsis:
Jerry, retired orthodontist and orphan, takes off on a world tour
to search for his long-lost parents.

5.12 [108] The Bob Newhart Show: BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO
MTM Prod. no. 6068 (Copyright Date 7Dec76)
11Dec76 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg and Gordon & Lynne Farr
directed by Peter Bonerz.
Written by Sy Rosen
director of photography: Edward E. Nugent; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Synopsis:
Bob undergoes a shock when his mother announces that she has
separated from his father after 47 years of marriage.

[--] 18Dec76 CBS Sat - no details

5.13 [109] The Bob Newhart Show: MAKING UP IS THE THING TO DO
MTM Prod. no. 6072 (Copyright Date 22Dec76)
25Dec76 CBS Sat
Produced by Michael Zinberg and Gordon & Lynne Farr
directed by Harvey Medlinsky.
Written by Gordon & Lynne Farr
director of photography: Edward E. Nugent.
Synopsis:
Bob takes on the role of Christmas peacemaker when he attempts to reconcile his parents.

[--] 01Jan77 - CBS Sat - no details

5.14 [110] The Bob Newhart Show: LOVE IS THE BLINDEST
MTM Prod. no. 6063 (Copyright Date 3Jan77)
08Jan77 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg and Gordon & Lynne Farr
directed by Will MacKenzie.
Written by Gary David Goldberg
director of photography: Edward E. Nugent.
Guest Cast:
Mary Ann Chin ........ Andrea Duff
Synopsis:
Bob watches in amazement as one of his patients supports a blossoming
romance with a tissue of lies.

5.15 [111] The Bob Newhart Show: THE IRONWOOD EXPERIENCE
MTM Prod. no. 6065 (Copyright Date 12Jan77)
15Jan77 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg and Gordon & Lynne Farr
directed by Peter Bonerz.
Written by Phil Davis
director of photography: Edward E. Nugent.
Guest Cast:
Max Showalter ........ Dr. Morgan
Synopsis:
Bob's invitation to lecture at a prestigious sex seminar results in
distress when the audience shows up nude.

5.16 [112] The Bob Newhart Show: OF MICE OR MEN
MTM Prod. no. 6053 (Copyright Date 18Jan77)
22Jan77 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg and Gordon & Lynne Farr
directed by Peter Bonerz.
Written by Bruce Kane;
director of photography: Edward E. Nugent; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Guest Cast:
Betty Kean ........ Flo
Synopsis:
Bob runs into marital problems when he brings his therapy group
home for a wild role-playing encounter.

5.17 [113] The Bob Newhart Show: HALLS OF HARTLEY
MTM Prod. no. 6055 (Copyright Date 24Jan77)
29Jan77 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg and Gordon & Lynne Farr
directed by James Burrows.
Written by Michael Zinberg
director of photography: Edward E. Nugent.
Guest Cast:
Addison Powell ...... Dr. Scranton
Craig Wasson ........ Chuck Morgan
James Burrows ....... Maintenance Man
Synopsis:
Bob succumbs to the pressures of living in a big city and desperately
seeks employment of a small rural college.

5.18 [114] The Bob Newhart Show: THE HEARTBREAK KIDD
MTM Prod. no. 6052 (Copyright Date 1Feb77)
05Feb77 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg and Gordon & Lynne Farr
directed by Dick Martin.
Written by Sy Rosen
director of photography: Edward E. Nugent; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Guerst Cast:
Tovah Feldshuh ....... Veronica Kidd
Synopsis:
Bob thinks that Veronica Kidd, a student trainee, has fallen in love
with him.

5.19 [115] The Bob Newhart Show: DEATH BE MY DESTINY
MTM Prod. no. 6073 (Copyright Date 9Feb77)
12Feb77 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg and Gordon & Lynne Farr
directed by Michael Zinberg.
Written by Sy Rosen
director of photography: Edward E. Nugent; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Guest Cast:
Tom Patchett ....... Dave Death
Lieux Dressler ..... Lady on Elevator
Synopsis:
Bob strikes out against a friend's fear of falling, but succumbs
to the same phobia himself when he is subjected to a harrowing  elevator experience.

5.20 [116] The Bob Newhart Show: TAXATION WITHOUT CELEBRATION
MTM Prod. no. 6060 (Copyright Date 8Oct76)
19Feb77 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg and Gordon & Lynne Farr
directed by Peter Bonerz.
Written by Sy Rosen
director of photography: Edward E. Nugent; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Guest Cast:
Vince Martorano ..... Chauffeur
Drew Michaels ....... Bellboy
Synopsis:
Bob's memory is taxed to the limit when he forgets that April 15
is the Federal income tax deadline -- and also the date of the
Hartleys' seventh wedding anniversary.

5.21 [117] The Bob Newhart Show: DESPERATE SESSIONS
MTM Prod. no. 6071 (Copyright Date 23Feb77)
26Feb77 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg and Gordon & Lynne Farr
directed by Dick Martin
Written by Michael Zinberg & Martin Davidson
director of photography: Edward E. Nugent.
Guest Cast:
Robert Pine .......... Mel
Richard Dioguardi .... Bank Guard
Ron Vernan ........... Police Officer
Synopsis:
Bob is held hostage in his office by a friendly bank robber.

5.22 [118] The Bob Newhart Show: THE MENTOR
MTM Prod. no. 6069 (Copyright Date 2Mar77)
05Mar77 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg and Gordon & Lynne Farr
directed by Michael Zinberg.
Written by Gary David Goldberg
director of photography: Edward E. Nugent; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Synopsis:
A despondent friend accepts Bob's suggestion and turns the
psychologist's reception area into a mini-Polynesian village.

5.23 [119] The Bob Newhart Show: SHRINKING VIOLENCE
MTM Prod. no. 6074 (Copyright Date 9Mar77)
12Mar77 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg and Gordon & Lynne Farr
directed by Peter Bonerz.
Written by Sy Rosen
director of photography: Edward E. Nugent; film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Guest Cast:
Bob Ridgell ......... Marvin
Marsha Kramer ....... Receptionist
Synopsis:
Bob offers sound psychological advice to his wife and his therapy
group on how to handle anger. Then he proceeds to blow up himself.

5.24 [120] The Bob Newhart Show: YOU'RE HAVING MY HARTLEY
MTM Prod. no. 6075 (Copyright Date 15Mar77)
19Mar77 CBS Sat
produced by Michael Zinberg and Gordon & Lynne Farr
directed by Peter Bonerz.
Written by Gordon & Lynne Farr
director of photography: Edward E. Nugent
film editor: M. Pam Blumenthal.
Guest Cast:
Tom Poston.
Synopsis:
Hot baby news is the order of the day when Carol, Bob's receptionist,
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 #############
############## end of season 5 ###############
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