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2013-09-16 08:19:05 AM  
Good.  That is someone who deserves some recognition.
 
2013-09-16 08:22:27 AM  
About time.
 
2013-09-16 09:05:38 AM  
The fact that Bob never won for either Bob Newhart Show or Newhart seems like a crime.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primetime_Emmy_Award_for_Outstanding_Le ad _Actor_in_a_Comedy_Series

Never even nomiated for Bob Newhart Show (???)

3 nominations for "Newhart", lost to:
Robert Guillaume (Benson)
Michael J Fox (Family Ties), twice

Fox I can see, he was extremely popular at the time on Family Ties.  Benson surprises me.    Bob never winning in that category is probably the most outrageous thing in that category other than Jon Cryer winning over anyone else in that category in 2011-12.
 
2013-09-16 09:06:57 AM  
The fact that "Newhart" is unavailable on DVD or streaming (at least I have never found it, and I've looked) (except for season 1, which has Kirk (boo) and very little Larry, Darryl and Darryl (double boo) is a crime.
 
2013-09-16 09:07:39 AM  
Good for Bob.  He really deserves it.

Reading the rest of the article, they give Emmy awards for casting?  CASTING?

Geez.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-09-16 09:12:08 AM  
I didn't watch the episode. Is this a legitimate award or a "let's give him an Emmy for anything to recognize his career before he dies" award?
 
2013-09-16 09:21:46 AM  

ZAZ: I didn't watch the episode. Is this a legitimate award or a "let's give him an Emmy for anything to recognize his career before he dies" award?


Pretty much this. No, ALL this. I had never watched the show and only tuned in 'cos he was guest starring. Havn't watched it again since.

Bob Farking Newhart doesn't need a stupid Emmy award to prove anything.
 
2013-09-16 10:02:58 AM  
It is kind of early but what are the rules on this thread, do we have to drink every time some one types Bob?

/Bob
 
2013-09-16 10:07:48 AM  
Jesus Christ!  He looks like he's dead.
 
2013-09-16 10:11:25 AM  
I bought his autobiography. I don't laugh much at books but goddammit he is funny.  Newhart and Rickles are 100x as funny as the popular comedians today.

Apparently his routine of talking into a phone was added into some serious war movie to give it a bit of levity. Supposedly he was too funny and they cut much of it.
 
2013-09-16 10:11:29 AM  
It's nice to see that not even death prevented him from accepting his Emmy.
l1.yimg.com
`I'd like to thank BRAAAAAAAAAINS!!'
 
2013-09-16 10:12:20 AM  
Good for him, it's about damned time.
 
2013-09-16 10:14:59 AM  
Salute, Bob. A major oversight has been corrected ... I bet Suzanne Pleshette is a hot GILF
 
2013-09-16 10:19:58 AM  

AeAe: Jesus Christ!  He looks like he's dead.


or undead.

Zombie Bob Newhart would be a great band name.
 
2013-09-16 10:20:56 AM  

BizarreMan: they give Emmy awards for casting?  CASTING?


If you can suck cawk, you can get an Emmy.
 
2013-09-16 10:22:54 AM  

jim32rr: Salute, Bob. A major oversight has been corrected ... I bet Suzanne Pleshette is a hot GILF


She's dead, Jim.
 
2013-09-16 10:27:12 AM  

realmolo: jim32rr: Salute, Bob. A major oversight has been corrected ... I bet Suzanne Pleshette is a hot GILF

She's dead, Jim.


Dammit, well thanks for letting me know, I'll remove her name from the list (I was very busy in 2008 when she passed
 
2013-09-16 10:28:05 AM  

trotsky: Newhart and Rickles are 100x as funny as the popular comedians today.


I really hope Seinfeld does an episode of Comedians in Cars getting Coffee with Bob Newhart.
 
2013-09-16 10:28:40 AM  

AeAe: Jesus Christ!  He looks like he's dead.


I know. It's a race between himself and his buddy Rickles as to who's going to take an interest in vermiculture first. So I'd have to say those Emmy bastards were shaving it pretty close.

It probably doesn't help that the foundation of the guy's career is portraying sanity in the midst of craziness and reacting with slow takes to said craziness. He's nearly singular as an American comic actor in not being shouty and obvious and mugging for the camera. He's most fun when perfectly still, staring blankly.

Last guy to make a living off that was probably Stan Laurel.
 
2013-09-16 10:29:34 AM  

realmolo: jim32rr: Salute, Bob. A major oversight has been corrected ... I bet Suzanne Pleshette is a hot GILF

It's worse than that, She's dead, Jim.


/FTFY
 
2013-09-16 10:32:11 AM  

dletter: The fact that Bob never won for either Bob Newhart Show or Newhart seems like a crime.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primetime_Emmy_Award_for_Outstanding_Le ad _Actor_in_a_Comedy_Series

Never even nomiated for Bob Newhart Show (???)

3 nominations for "Newhart", lost to:
Robert Guillaume (Benson)
Michael J Fox (Family Ties), twice

Fox I can see, he was extremely popular at the time on Family Ties.  Benson surprises me.    Bob never winning in that category is probably the most outrageous thing in that category other than Jon Cryer winning over anyone else in that category in 2011-12.


Bensen was the critics' baby when it was on.  Never got the appeal, but I was about 8 years old at the time.  On the other hand, I loved Newhart, as it appealed to my surrealist sense of humor.

BizarreMan: Reading the rest of the article, they give Emmy awards for casting? CASTING?


Yeah, and the Sopranos (Georgette Walken, who's Chris Walken's wife) won it every year the show was on.  Rightly so.
 
2013-09-16 10:36:58 AM  

Valiente: AeAe: Jesus Christ!  He looks like he's dead.

I know. It's a race between himself and his buddy Rickles as to who's going to take an interest in vermiculture first. So I'd have to say those Emmy bastards were shaving it pretty close.

It probably doesn't help that the foundation of the guy's career is portraying sanity in the midst of craziness and reacting with slow takes to said craziness. He's nearly singular as an American comic actor in not being shouty and obvious and mugging for the camera. He's most fun when perfectly still, staring blankly.

Last guy to make a living off that was probably Stan Laurel.


He's actually a really create joke-writer as well. He has a Twitter account that generates some gems, as it's the perfect format for his concise, dry wit.
 
2013-09-16 10:38:53 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: dletter: The fact that Bob never won for either Bob Newhart Show or Newhart seems like a crime.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primetime_Emmy_Award_for_Outstanding_Le ad _Actor_in_a_Comedy_Series

Never even nomiated for Bob Newhart Show (???)

3 nominations for "Newhart", lost to:
Robert Guillaume (Benson)
Michael J Fox (Family Ties), twice

Fox I can see, he was extremely popular at the time on Family Ties.  Benson surprises me.    Bob never winning in that category is probably the most outrageous thing in that category other than Jon Cryer winning over anyone else in that category in 2011-12.

Benseon was the critics' baby when it was on.  Never got the appeal, but I was about 8 years old at the time.  On the other hand, I loved Newhart, as it appealed to my surrealist sense of humor.

BizarreMan: Reading the rest of the article, they give Emmy awards for casting? CASTING?

Yeah, and the Sopranos (Georgette Walken, who's Chris Walken's wife) won it every year the show was on.  Rightly so.


i, too, was young when benson was on, but i recall enjoying it. i also enjoyed soap, from which it spun.

but i've always been a huge fan of bob newhart! his 70s and 80s shows were great, and his deadpan delivery is done so well he makes it look easy. i wonder how a person comes to the realization that to be a successful comedian, they are of the rare breed that are funniest when performing actions that should not be funny?
 
2013-09-16 10:40:25 AM  
"I just felt the kind of stuff I do doesn't win awards," he said.

www.criticalcommons.org

When you've been phoning in your performance for years what do you expect?
 
2013-09-16 10:41:36 AM  

trotsky: I bought his autobiography. I don't laugh much at books but goddammit he is funny.  Newhart and Rickles are 100x as funny as the popular comedians today.

Apparently his routine of talking into a phone was added into some serious war movie to give it a bit of levity. Supposedly he was too funny and they cut much of it.


"Hell is for Heros" was the film, not a bad 60's war film.

His Button-down man album is one of the best comedic events ever.
 
2013-09-16 11:02:39 AM  
trotsky: I bought his autobiography. I don't laugh much at books but goddammit he is funny.  Newhart and Rickles are 100x as funny as the popular comedians today.

Apparently his routine of talking into a phone was added into some serious war movie to give it a bit of levity. Supposedly he was too funny and they cut much of it.

"Hell is for Heros" was the film, not a bad 60's war film.

His Button-down man album is one of the best comedic events ever.


I remember years ago Richard Pryor saying on some talk show that he listened to Newhart's Button-Down Mind album to hone his own standup routine.
 
2013-09-16 11:30:04 AM  

oldfarthenry: It's nice to see that not even death prevented him from accepting his Emmy.
[l1.yimg.com image 319x447]
`I'd like to thank BRAAAAAAAAAINS!!'


That brusie or whatever the hell that is between his eyes is funnier than some of the hacks out there now
 
2013-09-16 11:46:07 AM  
Who cares. Newhart has had Rickles on his mantle for years. That's better than any old Emmy.
 
2013-09-16 12:00:54 PM  
Perhaps the funniest thing about Newhart, because he never swears doing stand up people get surprised by how much he can swear when he's just talking. And nice to see him get the Emmy finally.

/went to the same high school as Bob
 
2013-09-16 12:13:15 PM  
Haven't seen yet if Bob is involved with the "Horrible Bosses 2"... hopefully so, because, his little cameo would be good to see more of.
 
2013-09-16 12:39:15 PM  
I read the headline wrong, thought it said "doing Susan Lucci," was pretty impressed.
 
2013-09-16 12:39:36 PM  
I was so worried he'd died when I saw he was trending on FB. His autobiography is great. But he hates Bill Murray. Something about him making a mockery of golf. Bob played a lot of golf which accounts for his face's appearance. That and many years of heavy smoking.
 
2013-09-16 01:42:41 PM  

schubie: I was so worried he'd died when I saw he was trending on FB. His autobiography is great. But he hates Bill Murray. Something about him making a mockery of golf. Bob played a lot of golf which accounts for his face's appearance. That and many years of heavy smoking.


i understand he thinks bill made a mockery of golf...i mean, the man was in 2 comedy movies about golf, and i recall him and brian doyle and some other folks doing some golfy thingy several years ago...
but, isn't bill actually a serious golf enthusiast, despite the "mockery"?
not that i care, i like bob AND bill
i hate golf, although i love the caddyshack movies and happy gilmore
 
2013-09-16 02:01:19 PM  
"Hi, Bob!"

How come he never used a key to open his apartment door in Chicago? Wouldn't that be a little risky in the 1970s??
 
2013-09-16 02:49:55 PM  

bungle_jr: schubie: I was so worried he'd died when I saw he was trending on FB. His autobiography is great. But he hates Bill Murray. Something about him making a mockery of golf. Bob played a lot of golf which accounts for his face's appearance. That and many years of heavy smoking.

i understand he thinks bill made a mockery of golf...i mean, the man was in 2 comedy movies about golf, and i recall him and brian doyle and some other folks doing some golfy thingy several years ago...
but, isn't bill actually a serious golf enthusiast, despite the "mockery"?
not that i care, i like bob AND bill
i hate golf, although i love the caddyshack movies and happy gilmore


You almost had me....
 
2013-09-16 02:57:04 PM  

Valiente: It probably doesn't help that the foundation of the guy's career is portraying sanity in the midst of craziness and reacting with slow takes to said craziness. He's nearly singular as an American comic actor in not being shouty and obvious and mugging for the camera. He's most fun when perfectly still, staring blankly.

Last guy to make a living off that was probably Stan Laurel.


Did you forget Jack Benny?
 
2013-09-16 02:58:57 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: bungle_jr: schubie: I was so worried he'd died when I saw he was trending on FB. His autobiography is great. But he hates Bill Murray. Something about him making a mockery of golf. Bob played a lot of golf which accounts for his face's appearance. That and many years of heavy smoking.

i understand he thinks bill made a mockery of golf...i mean, the man was in 2 comedy movies about golf, and i recall him and brian doyle and some other folks doing some golfy thingy several years ago...
but, isn't bill actually a serious golf enthusiast, despite the "mockery"?
not that i care, i like bob AND bill
i hate golf, although i love the caddyshack movies and happy gilmore

You almost had me....


almost had you?
there were 2 caddyshack movies. i liked both of them.
 
2013-09-16 04:38:14 PM  
He did a guest spot on NCIS a few years ago playing a veteran who had Alzheimer's and dark secrets. It was a great performance from a guy not really known for his straight acting ability. That job was more deserving of an Emmy than his spot on BBT.
 
2013-09-16 04:53:55 PM  

ristst: Valiente: It probably doesn't help that the foundation of the guy's career is portraying sanity in the midst of craziness and reacting with slow takes to said craziness. He's nearly singular as an American comic actor in not being shouty and obvious and mugging for the camera. He's most fun when perfectly still, staring blankly.

Last guy to make a living off that was probably Stan Laurel.

Did you forget Jack Benny?


Yes, yes, I did.
 
2013-09-16 07:06:43 PM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: "Hi, Bob!"

How come he never used a key to open his apartment door in Chicago? Wouldn't that be a little risky in the 1970s??


Serious answer: It would have added time to any scene where he was coming in the door, which would only cost extra film stock/studio time without adding to the narrative.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheLawOfConservationOfDet ai l
 
2013-09-16 08:23:58 PM  
The man is a treasure. His comedy performances and television shows are gems of their respective genres.
 
2013-09-16 08:27:24 PM  

BunkoSquad: The fact that "Newhart" is unavailable on DVD or streaming (at least I have never found it, and I've looked) (except for season 1, which has Kirk (boo) and very little Larry, Darryl and Darryl (double boo) is a crime.


I find Kirk a much less irritating character than Michael Harris. And as for L, D, and D? A little of them goes a long way
 
2013-09-16 08:49:07 PM  

BKITU: Huck And Molly Ziegler: "Hi, Bob!"

How come he never used a key to open his apartment door in Chicago? Wouldn't that be a little risky in the 1970s??

Serious answer: It would have added time to any scene where he was coming in the door, which would only cost extra film stock/studio time without adding to the narrative.


Even scarier...how often did the cast on Friends use a key, or have their door locked requiring someone to go answer it.  I mean you're not keeping your door locked in NYC in the 90's?
 
2013-09-16 09:58:31 PM  

BizarreMan: Good for Bob.  He really deserves it.

Reading the rest of the article, they give Emmy awards for casting?  CASTING?

Geez.


Andrea Romano should get all of them just for Batman: TAS.

/Did anyone already make the joke about Bob's acceptance speech taking a while or was it too obvious?
 
2013-09-16 11:59:01 PM  

BunkoSquad: The fact that "Newhart" is unavailable on DVD or streaming (at least I have never found it, and I've looked) (except for season 1, which has Kirk (boo) and very little Larry, Darryl and Darryl (double boo) is a crime.


There are two episodes that are etched on my mind:

1) George dates a big-butt woman, and he takes her to a restaurant with naugihide booths.

2) Michael, dressed as a mime, has a nervous breakdown.

Both episodes had me laughing so hard that I could not breathe. My ribs hurt the next day.

That's great TV.
 
2013-09-17 12:58:39 AM  

dryknife: "I just felt the kind of stuff I do doesn't win awards," he said.



When you've been phoning in your performance for years what do you expect?


Ok that was pretty good :)
 
2013-09-17 08:24:02 AM  

John Buck 41: BunkoSquad: The fact that "Newhart" is unavailable on DVD or streaming (at least I have never found it, and I've looked) (except for season 1, which has Kirk (boo) and very little Larry, Darryl and Darryl (double boo) is a crime.

I find Kirk a much less irritating character than Michael Harris. And as for L, D, and D? A little of them goes a long way


The brothers were absolutely great in small doses.  When they tried to give them more screen time it just didn't work that well...for example, the one with the guys in their diner.  It fell flat.
 
2013-09-17 08:31:28 AM  

DeaH: BunkoSquad: The fact that "Newhart" is unavailable on DVD or streaming (at least I have never found it, and I've looked) (except for season 1, which has Kirk (boo) and very little Larry, Darryl and Darryl (double boo) is a crime.

There are two episodes that are etched on my mind:

1) George dates a big-butt woman, and he takes her to a restaurant with naugihide booths.

2) Michael, dressed as a mime, has a nervous breakdown.

Both episodes had me laughing so hard that I could not breathe. My ribs hurt the next day.

That's great TV.


1)  Oh geez are you spot-on with this one....has to the be one of the funniest shows I've ever seen period.  The line George said was a gem:  "When she slid across those naugahyde seat covers in her Dungarees it was like The Call of the Wild."

What is striking about this episode is the fact that Bob laughs hysterically throughout the show!  Up to that point I can't say I ever saw him *smile*....much less laugh.

2)  Didn't Peter Scolari get an Emmy nomination for this ep?  Seems as if I heard that.  It was likely his best performance of the series.
 
2013-09-17 09:53:03 AM  
I really liked this skit from his appearance on MadTV, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-Tej0297wk.

/stop it
 
2013-09-17 12:22:02 PM  

ristst: DeaH: BunkoSquad: The fact that "Newhart" is unavailable on DVD or streaming (at least I have never found it, and I've looked) (except for season 1, which has Kirk (boo) and very little Larry, Darryl and Darryl (double boo) is a crime.

There are two episodes that are etched on my mind:

1) George dates a big-butt woman, and he takes her to a restaurant with Naugahyde booths.

2) Michael, dressed as a mime, has a nervous breakdown.

Both episodes had me laughing so hard that I could not breathe. My ribs hurt the next day.

That's great TV.

1)  Oh geez are you spot-on with this one....has to the be one of the funniest shows I've ever seen period.  The line George said was a gem:  "When she slid across those naugahyde seat covers in her Dungarees it was like The Call of the Wild."

What is striking about this episode is the fact that Bob laughs hysterically throughout the show!  Up to that point I can't say I ever saw him *smile*....much less laugh.

2)  Didn't Peter Scolari get an Emmy nomination for this ep?  Seems as if I heard that.  It was likely his best performance of the series.


Some of the greatest TV comedy I have ever seen, and it shows how generous Newhart is to his players. I haven't seen either episode since their initial run. Even when TV Land (or was it Nick at Nite?) showed Newhart, those episodes seemed to be missing. I would love to be able to pop those into the Blu-Ray.
 
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