The Bob Newhart Show Celebrates 35 Years!
Join the Archive and TV Land in celebrating the 35th anniversary of the iconic series The Bob Newhart Show, which debuted on September 16, 1972. In an on-air and online tribute, TV Land is paying tribute to this Emmy Award-winning series that set the tone for a generation of TV shows. The network will showcase eight episodes personally selected by Newhart for being some of his favorites including "Blues for Mr. Borden," "Sorry Wrong Mother" and "Over The River & Through The Woods" (featuring the famous "moo goo gai pan" scene!). TVLand.com will stream all eight of these episodes online from Monday, September 10 through Sunday, September 16. Fans logging on to TVLand.com will also be able to view rarely-seen-footage of Newhart and the cast of the show as they accept "The Icon Award" at the third annual TV Land Awards as well as classic TV Land and Nick at Nite promos for the show and special segments featuring clips of Archive of American Television interviews with Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Bill Daily, and Jame Burrows. Also online are some fun surprises for classic television lovers. Here's a list of the full episodes which can be seen online:
"Last TV Show"
Bob resists vehemently when his therapy group insists that he accept an
invitation for the group to conduct one of its weekly sessions on a live
PBS show called Psychology in Action.
"Blues For Mr. Borden"
Swinger Howard Borden suffers a bad case of the blues when his young son
tells him about his marvelous new "uncle" who seems to have taken up
permanent residence with Howard's ex-wife.
"Sorry Wrong Mother"
Howard Borden is about to introduce his son to Ellen and tries to remold
her into an image the boy will like.
"Who Is Mr. X"
Bob accepts a seemingly innocent invitation to appear as the guest on a TV
discussion program and winds up in the jaws of a dilemma when the show
host reveals the disposition of a shark.
"Over The River & Through The Woods"
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.
"Some Of My Best Friends"
Dr. Hartley's psychological therapy group has an unexpected visitor when a
friendly homosexual (played by Howard Hesseman) joins in the sessions.
"Death Be My Destiny"
Bob strikes out against a fear of falling manifested in a friend and in a
patient, but succumbs himself when subjected to a harrowing elevator
Dr. Hartley's attempt at providing psychological aid to men about to leave
prison and reenter society has him climbing the walls.