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(IMDB)   48 years ago today "Hi Bob" became more than just a greeting, it became a way of life   (imdb.com) divider line
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2 days ago  
The drinking game will kill you.
 
2 days ago  
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2 days ago  
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2 days ago  
Send more tapes to Jamestown Base.

/Obscure?  Shouldn't be to this crowd.
 
2 days ago  
Bob Newhart - Stop It (Mad TV)
Youtube aAhA7KfbJgg
 
2 days ago  
Hi, I'm Larry and this is my brother Daryl and my other brother Daryl.

/ yes, i know it was the Newhart show
// had a major crush on Julia Duffy
 
2 days ago  
But His wife should have worn more sweaters.

:)
 
2 days ago  

Snapper Carr: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/aAhA7Kfb​Jgg]



Stupid link cut off the punchline. Sorry.
 
2 days ago  
Young Guns 2 - Hello Bob
Youtube 4e-M2eekzus
 
2 days ago  
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2 days ago  
It was a good show except for that stammering guy who was always in it.
 
2 days ago  
Newhart Finale
Youtube ZgdUWXf8jJk
 
2 days ago  
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2 days ago  
That show is still as funny now as it was then.  Get off my lawn.
 
2 days ago  
One of the great TV themes.

The Bob Newhart Show (1972) Opening Sequence
Youtube V-PLEhiOeVA
 
2 days ago  
Hi,  Neal.
 
2 days ago  

Gordon Bennett: The drinking game will kill you.


Hi Bob - SNL
Youtube vh9pZWCd8MU
 
2 days ago  
What about Bob?
 
2 days ago  
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2 days ago  
Back to you, Bob.

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2 days ago  

Snapper Carr: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/aAhA7Kfb​Jgg?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=1]


bob is great
 
2 days ago  
I thought this was going to be about the Church of the Subgenius.
 
2 days ago  
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Suzanne Pleshette.
 
2 days ago  

rickythepenguin: [Fark user image 430x315]
Suzanne Pleshette.


I didn't know it until later, but she was later married to the Peeper (not during the show).
 
2 days ago  
Because he's so ubiquitous, it's easy to forget that Newhart, who started stand-up in the late '50's, was just as important in its development as Lenny Bruce and Nichols and May.  I really like the fact that his comedy translated to two hit TV shows so we have a much better record of how funny this guy was (is).  Plus, he's a very good actor in other people's scripts.  He was a reason to seek out the few episodes of The Big Bang Theory when he guested.

Prof Proton Stays For Tea + Has penny got any single grandmas (TBBT 7x07 The Proton Displacement)
Youtube PTF1BAiC36c
 
2 days ago  

joepennerlives: Because he's so ubiquitous, it's easy to forget that Newhart, who started stand-up in the late '50's, was just as important in its development as Lenny Bruce and Nichols and May.  I really like the fact that his comedy translated to two hit TV shows so we have a much better record of how funny this guy was (is).  Plus, he's a very good actor in other people's scripts.  He was a reason to seek out the few episodes of The Big Bang Theory when he guested.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/PTF1BAiC​36c]


When "The Button-Down Mind" was released in 1960, the album stayed at #1 for fourteen weeks.
 
2 days ago  
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I joined a Texas UFO death cult and all I got was this lousy Dobbshead...
 
2 days ago  
The Bob Newhart Show (3/5) The Infamous Thanksgiving Episode (1972)
Youtube wrubGTIrlk4
 
2 days ago  

joepennerlives: Because he's so ubiquitous, it's easy to forget that Newhart, who started stand-up in the late '50's, was just as important in its development as Lenny Bruce and Nichols and May.  I really like the fact that his comedy translated to two hit TV shows so we have a much better record of how funny this guy was (is).  Plus, he's a very good actor in other people's scripts.  He was a reason to seek out the few episodes of The Big Bang Theory when he guested.


Bob is great, but he's basically a more polished (and funnier) Shelley Berman, who did the telephone schtick first.
In terms of influence, maybe Mort Sahl or Jean Shepherd would be up there with Lenny.
 
2 days ago  
The wife and I are going through "The Big bang Theory" for the first time on HBO Max (yes we like it). Bob just popped up a few times here in Season 7.

Man oh man that deadpan delivery is still the best,
 
2 days ago  

FrostbiteFallsMN: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/wrubGTIr​lk4?start=6]


My favourite episode. so many good lines

Someone's cooking a hat
More goo to go
How about football? Nah, we might bash our heads on the furniture.
 
2 days ago  

Hawk24: One of the great TV themes.

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Here is Pat Williams's jazz realization of his song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFsaC​b​CwfjA
 
2 days ago  

lonomoholo: FrostbiteFallsMN: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/wrubGTIr​lk4?start=6]

My favourite episode. so many good lines

Someone's cooking a hat
More goo to go
How about football? Nah, we might bash our heads on the furniture.


Heh.  Good friend of mine is a doctor and I'll email/text with "Drrrrr".  Still one of the great shows of the era on TV.
 
2 days ago  

enry: Send more tapes to Jamestown Base.

/Obscure?  Shouldn't be to this crowd.


That is honestly my only personal touchpoint with Bob Newheart, and my only "Hi, Bob!"

(That show has its flaws, but I've enjoyed it more often than not, here's hoping S2 is as good)
 
2 days ago  

enry: Send more tapes to Jamestown Base.

/Obscure?  Shouldn't be to this crowd.


I loved their excuse for not sending more was the studios thought people would record their own stuff at home.
 
2 days ago  
Jay Mohr tells a story of when he was on SNL, on "Pitch Day" the writers/cast would meet that week's guest, and pitch their ideas to see what the guest liked or just see who had a good idea.  Norm McDonald had a thing where if he had nothing, he'd throw out a Shaggy Dog story to the guest.  All tthe writers / cast would roll their eyes when he did it - "oh brother, Norm's got nothing, here's his stupid boring story."  usually, after 2-3 minutes the guest would politely jump in:  "uh....where's the joke?  when does this get funny?"  and that was that.

Bob Newhart was hosting. Pitch Day.  Lorne: "Norm, what do you have for Mr. Newhart?"

Norm starts in with his story.  People groan.  Norm "pitches" to Bob, and Bob just stares at him.  Norm digs in and keeps going.  "so, then, oh my god, ok, the guy runs into another guy, ok, and then they go to a bar, ok, and then on the way, one of them slips and falls, see, ha-ha-ha!  and then they go to this other bar, and run into the other guy's ex girlfriend...""  and on and on.  for like, 10 minutes.

Newhart is a cigar store Indian.  Gives Norm nothing (because there was nothing).  Norm keeps going. It is a battle of wills.  After an eternity - 15 minutes at least - Norm gives up.  "Oh my gosh!  Ha!  Mr. Newhart, I uh, I uhh....I got nothing."  The room freezes.  Jay: "is Newhart pissed?  Is he going to snap?"

After a beat, Newhart erupts into laughter (thus giving the entire room permission to laugh).

"Uh, uh....M- Mr. McDon-McDonald...I uh...I j-j-just wanted to uhh, uhh, see how m-m-much farther we could go."

Jay says the room just exploded.
 
2 days ago  
Just semi-binged the show for the first time not too long ago. I went from hating Howard to finding him hilarious. Things are always better in that order
 
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2 days ago  

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I was poorly explaining this movie to a coworker the other day. Came up because I was wondering if Laconia Bike Week happened this year. Just looked it up and it did, but 2 months later. Used to live in Manchester NH, not too far from I93. Could always hear the bikes when bike week was happening.
 
2 days ago  
For awhile Nick at Nite had some brilliantly weird promotions going on:

(Youtube doesn't allow embedding of this video because apparently the ad money you can make off of a 25 year-old basic-cable promo on YT is off the charts or something.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRG9L​m​mJCls
 
2 days ago  

fluffy_pope: joepennerlives: Because he's so ubiquitous, it's easy to forget that Newhart, who started stand-up in the late '50's, was just as important in its development as Lenny Bruce and Nichols and May.  I really like the fact that his comedy translated to two hit TV shows so we have a much better record of how funny this guy was (is).  Plus, he's a very good actor in other people's scripts.  He was a reason to seek out the few episodes of The Big Bang Theory when he guested.

Bob is great, but he's basically a more polished (and funnier) Shelley Berman, who did the telephone shtick first.
In terms of influence, maybe Mort Sahl or Jean Shepherd would be up there with Lenny.


It was that telephone shtick that got him his first movie role (Hell is for Heroes in 1962).
 
2 days ago  

TDWCom29: Just semi-binged the show for the first time not too long ago. I went from hating Howard to finding him hilarious. Things are always better in that order


Howard on Newhart was a refined version of the character the same guy played on I Dream of Genie. He's hilarious, the asshole patent is funny, the dentist is funny. It is a very underrated cast.
 
2 days ago  
Been slowly working through The Bob Newhart Show. Just started season five last weekend.

Great show! Really enjoying everyone on it. It's awesome to see Marcia Wallace before she voiced Edna Krabappel. And fun seeing the actors who would soon go on to star in Newhart, particularly Tom Poston.

And thanks to Mr. Carlin, toupé will forever be pronounced "toop."
 
2 days ago  

ZMugg: fluffy_pope: joepennerlives: Because he's so ubiquitous, it's easy to forget that Newhart, who started stand-up in the late '50's, was just as important in its development as Lenny Bruce and Nichols and May.  I really like the fact that his comedy translated to two hit TV shows so we have a much better record of how funny this guy was (is).  Plus, he's a very good actor in other people's scripts.  He was a reason to seek out the few episodes of The Big Bang Theory when he guested.

Bob is great, but he's basically a more polished (and funnier) Shelley Berman, who did the telephone shtick first.
In terms of influence, maybe Mort Sahl or Jean Shepherd would be up there with Lenny.

It was that telephone shtick that got him his first movie role (Hell is for Heroes in 1962).


Shelley took it with good grace and never held it against Bob.

HA HA HA, just joshin'. he was a resentful old bastich.
 
2 days ago  

lonomoholo: FrostbiteFallsMN: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/wrubGTIr​lk4?start=6]

My favourite episode. so many good lines

Someone's cooking a hat
More goo to go
How about football? Nah, we might bash our heads on the furniture.


Emily, whatever you do, don't look in the dishwasher.
 
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