The Bob Newhart Showupdate
11: Finding thier Groove
1: Bob Newhart Interview
2: Gag Reel
Various outtakes and bloopers from the first 4 seasons
4: The Bob Newhart Show Season 3 Featurette
This all new featurette includes an in-depth interview with Bob Newhart. The main focus of this special is "Finding Their Groove" in which he discuss how the show "found it's groove" in the third season in terms of storylines, characters, etc.
8: Original Unaired Pilot
Best Guest, Best Performance, etc.
3: The Bob Newhart Show Season 2 Featurette
Interviews with Bob Newhart and David Davis (Co-Creator) reflecting on Season 2 and the early success of the show
5: A Second Family Featurette
Interview with Bob Newhart, intercut with clips from the show, as he talks about the fourth season
6: The Bob Newhart Show Season 4 Featurette
Saturday, November 23rd, 1991
7: The Bob Newhart Show 19th Anniversary Special
Essentially a continuing episode of the original "The Bob Newhart Show". The plot picks up the day after the "last" episode of "Newhart" which itself morphed back into "The Bob Newhart Show". Dr. Robert Hartley has yet another day at the office which he spends trying to explain his "dream" of the night before which of course was the "Newhart" show. Series regulars Suzanne Pleshette, Bill Daily, Peter Bonerz, Marcia Wallace and Jack Riley all return to reprise their roles.
Friday, October 10th, 2014
10: Group Therapy
Bob Newhart sites down with Peter Boners, Jack Riley, Bill Daily and Michael Zinberg
Saturday, September 16th, 1972
1: Fly the Unfriendly Skies
Bob invites Emily to join his fear of flying group on a trip to New York City. Much to Bob's surprise he finds that Emily also has a fear of flying and refuses to go. After a conversation with Howard she decides to go only to back out after boarding the plane.
Saturday, September 23rd, 1972
2: Tracy Grammar School, I'll Lick You Yet
It's Vocation Day in Emily's class, and Bob feels left out when he's not invited. At the last minute, he's asked to fill in, but Emily's worst fears are confirmed when Bob fails to excite the kids' interest.
Saturday, September 30th, 1972
3: Tennis, Emily?
Bob experiences pangs of jealousy when Emily's handsome new tennis instructor comes to see him with an emotional problem, namely, his inability to turn down the women who are all uncontrollably attracted to him.
Saturday, October 7th, 1972
4: Mom, I L-L-Love You
Bob finds it extremely difficult to tell his mother that he loves her.
Saturday, October 21st, 1972
5: Goodnight Nancy
Bob's old girlfriend comes to Chicago with her husband and calls on Emily and Bob.
Saturday, October 28th, 1972
6: Come Live with Me
Carol tries to get Bob to approve her moving in with her new boyfriend Roger, who has just separated from his wife. Bob refuses, telling her she will have to make her own decision.
Saturday, November 4th, 1972
7: Father Knows Worst
Bob's divorced neighbor, Howard Borden, is convinced that his son, Howie, doesn't really like him. Later, Howard's ex-wife convinces him that Howie thinks he is the greatest guy in the world.
Saturday, November 11th, 1972
8: Don't Go to Bed Mad
Bob wants to watch football every Monday night. Emily feels this is unfair: their other activities allow the couple only two nights each week to be together, and she thinks they should do something that they both enjoy. This leads to an unresolved, all-night argument that ends only when the two participants become exhausted.
Saturday, November 18th, 1972
Bob and Emily have been trying for some time to have a child. When they attend a party where the conversation turns to the subject of children, they feel so left out that they decide to adopt a child. This is a retooled version of the original pilot. In order for this episode to fit into the series, the office scenes had to be re-shot. Originally Jerry Robinson(Peter Bonerz) was a swinging Psychologist and shared office space with Bob. The characters of receptionist Carol Kester(Marcia Wallace) and patient Elliot Carlin(Jack Riley) were absent. In fact, the part of Bob's patient was played by the Orthodontist who worked upstairs. Bob and Emily also lived in a condo and Bob was head of the building association.
Saturday, November 25th, 1972
10: Anything Happen While I Was Gone?
As soon as Bob returns to the office from his vacation in Mexico, Jerry announces that he is about to be married to a girl he met nine days ago. Cynthia, a beautiful but domineering oral hygienist, becomes too much for Jerry, and he realizes that he has made a mistake.
Saturday, December 2nd, 1972
11: I Want to Be Alone
Bob decides that for his own mental well-being, he needs some peace and quiet. He moves into a hotel room by himself, leaving a confused Howard Borden thinking that Bob and Emily have split up.
Saturday, December 9th, 1972
12: Bob and Emily and Howard and Carol and Jerry
Howard "floats" into Bob's office on Cloud Nine after having a tooth pulled. He is so poetic that Carol tells Emily, "I want him." Emily agrees to help Carol get him, and the two have an up-and-down romance.
Saturday, December 16th, 1972
13: I Owe It All to You... But Not That Much
Jerry decides there is something wrong with him because he never becomes serious about any of the girls he dates. He asks Bob if he can become one of his patients. Bob agrees, but they have to abandon the plan when it begins to interfere with their friendship.
Saturday, December 23rd, 1972
14: His Busiest Season
Christmas becomes a sad memory for Bob's group therapy session, and it's evident that "'tis not the season" for everyone to be jolly. Bob decides to invite the group over for Christmas Eve.
Saturday, January 6th, 1973
15: Let's Get Away From it Almost
Bob and Emily travel to a ski lodge that's nearly deserted except for the annoying couple with whom they share a bathroom. After sitting through a disastrous dinner, the Hartleys decide to leave only to find themselves caught in the spotlight of the abominable floor show they're trying to escape.
Saturday, January 13th, 1973
16: The Crash of 29 Years Old
Feeling unfulfilled as a woman, and having just passed her 29th birthday, Carol quits her job as Bob's receptionist. After having been gone for a while, Carol suddenly shows up at one of Bob's group-therapy sessions and creates a situation in which Bob finds himself more of a patient than a doctor.
Saturday, January 20th, 1973
17: The Man with the Golden Wrist
Bob refuses to wear the beautiful gold watch Emily gave him for his 40th birthday after he learns just how expensive it was.
Saturday, January 27th, 1973
18: The Two Loves of Dr. Hartley
When one of his patients falls in love with him, Bob has problems at the office and at home.
Saturday, February 3rd, 1973
19: Not With My Sister You Don't
Howard Borden's 22-year old sister Debbie arrives to spend the week with him. Emily arranges a blind date for her with Jerry Robinson and Howard suddenly turns into an overprotective big brother.
Saturday, February 10th, 1973
20: A Home is Not Necessarily a House
Bob and Emily try to decide if they should give up their apartment and buy a house.
Saturday, February 17th, 1973
21: Emily, I'm Home... Emily?
Bob is upset when Emily takes a full-time job with the Board of Education. Emily explains that working full-time makes her feel wonderful, while quitting would make her miserable. Bob decides to leave well enough alone.
Saturday, February 24th, 1973
22: You Can Win 'Em All
When a star pitcher for the Chicago Cubs credits Bob with saving his career, the endorsement brings Bob a new patient, Moose Washburn, a second-string player whose career is beyond a mere psychologist's help.
Saturday, March 3rd, 1973
23: Bum Voyage
Afraid that his practice, as well as his patients, will fall apart if he leaves, Bob keeps resisting Emily's plans for a two-month European cruise.
Saturday, March 10th, 1973
24: Who's Been Sleeping on My Couch?
Recovering from another broken romance, Jerry Robinson accepts Bob's invitation to spend a couple of days at his apartment. Bob soon comes to regret his kindness.
Saturday, September 15th, 1973
1: Last TV Show
Bob's therapy group insists that he accept an invitation for the group to conduct one of its weekly sessions on television.
Saturday, September 22nd, 1973
A trip to Peoria turns into one long embarrassment for Bob when Jerry introduces him to a pretty girl named Janine. Janine doesn't seem to care that Bob is a married man.
Saturday, September 29th, 1973
One of Bob's more masculine patients enthusiastically slaps him on the back and, unfortunately for Bob, it throws his back out. Even more unfortunately, Bob and Emily were supposed to be going to Mexico for a vacation.
Saturday, October 6th, 1973
4: Somebody Down Here Likes Me
Rev. Dan Bradford seeks professional advice from Bob then makes a startling announcement in his Sunday sermon.
Saturday, October 13th, 1973
5: Emily in for Carol
With Carol on vacation, Emily is elected to fill in as the receptionist. Everyone loves the idea except Bob.
Saturday, October 20th, 1973
6: Have You Met Miss Dietz?
Marilyn Dietz, a very attractive divorcee, creates a feud between Jerry and Howard when she starts dating both of them.
Saturday, October 27th, 1973
7: Old Man Rivers
A rather embarrassing operation leads to romance between Carol and her doctor. Everyone questions the relationship due to the new couple's age disparity.
Saturday, November 3rd, 1973
8: Mister Emily Hartley
Bob suffers an inferiority attack when a test reveals that Emily's IQ is higher than his.
Saturday, November 10th, 1973
9: Mutiny on the Hartley
Bob decides to meet the rising cost of living by raising his rates. But the members of his therapy group revolt when he picks the most inappropriate moment to tell them.
Saturday, November 17th, 1973
10: I'm Okay, You're Okay, So What's Wrong?
Bob turns out to be an uncooperative patient when Emily makes an appointment for them to see a marriage counselor.
Saturday, November 24th, 1973
11: Fit, Fat, and Forty-One
Determined to lose eight pounds from around his middle, Bob goes on a strict diet. With Jerry's help, he joins a weight-reducing class that seems to be populated mostly by women.
Saturday, December 1st, 1973
12: Blues for Mr. Borden
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.
Saturday, December 8th, 1973
13: My Wife Belongs to Daddy
Emily's parents pay a surprise visit that makes Bob terribly uncomfortable. Emily's father is gregarious, well-traveled, a war hero, an outdoors man... in short, everything that Bob isn't.
Saturday, December 15th, 1973
14: T. S. Elliot
Bob's patient Elliot Carlin parades all his phobias and insecurities as he prepares to ask Carol Kester for a date. He then finds it even harder to accept her answer which is "yes."
Saturday, December 22nd, 1973
15: I'm Dreaming of a Slight Christmas
Christmas Eve is almost spoiled when Bob is trapped in the office because of a power failure.
Saturday, January 5th, 1974
16: Oh, Brother
Jerry Robinson's brother shows up in Chicago after finishing dental school. He takes over Jerry's life, his apartment, and his dental practice.
Saturday, January 12th, 1974
17: The Modernization of Emily
Emily decides to update her image with a kicky new wardrobe that she says is youthful and Bob says is childish.
Saturday, January 19th, 1974
18: The Jobless Corps
Depressed after losing his job with the airline, Howard accepts Bob's offer to join his "out of workshop," a special therapy group for the unemployed. (Bob extends the invitation at Emily's insistence when Howard's attempts to help her around the apartment begin driving her up the wall.)
Saturday, January 26th, 1974
19: Clink Shrink
Hoping to make a contribution to society, Bob offers his psychological counseling services free to a parolee out on an armed-robbery conviction. But Bob seems to be more influenced by his patient's manner than the patient is by Bob's therapy.
Saturday, February 2nd, 1974
20: Mind Your Own Business
At Jerry's urging, Bob hires a business manager to handle his money. He ends up living on a meager allowance that affords him only such luxuries as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch.
Saturday, February 9th, 1974
21: A Love Story
Howard falls head over heels in love with Bob's sister Ellen. Under most circumstances, Bob would find this perfectly acceptable—except that Ellen is getting married to someone else.
Saturday, February 16th, 1974
22: By the Way... You're Fired
When Carol's new love interest interferes with her work, Jerry Robinson doesn't seemed too concerned. But when it disrupts his love life, he decides to fire her.
Saturday, February 23rd, 1974
23: Confessions of An Orthodontist
While filling in for a fellow psychologist, Bob is surprised to find that his first patient is Jerry Robinson, who is reluctant to reveal his problem. A little prodding produces the startling admission that Jerry is in love with Emily.
Saturday, March 2nd, 1974
24: A Matter of Principal
It's a matter of principal versus principle when Emily refuses to skip one of her students ahead two grades at the elementary school where she teaches.
Saturday, September 14th, 1974
1: Big Brother is Watching
Bob is faced with the possibility that his younger sister, Ellen, may move in with Howard, her boyfriend.
Saturday, September 21st, 1974
2: The Battle of the Groups
Bob takes two of his therapy groups to a rustic retreat for a marathon session that never progresses further than everyone's complaints about the primitive conditions of their accommodations.
Saturday, September 28th, 1974
3: The Great Rimpau Medical Arts Co-Op Experiment
Jerry Robinson suggests that all the doctors in the building form a co-op to treat each other for free. This leads to chaos and hostility that find expression in Bob's special all-doctor therapy group.
Saturday, October 5th, 1974
4: The Separation Story
For the sake of their marriage as well as Emily's Master's Degree and Bob's heavy work schedule the Hartleys decide that it would be best if they took up separate residences.
Saturday, October 12th, 1974
5: Sorry, Wrong Mother
As Howard prepares to introduce Howie to Ellen, he tries to remold Ellen into an image the boy will like.
Saturday, October 19th, 1974
6: The Gray Flannel Shrink
Bob gives up most of his private practice to become the staff psychologist with a major insurance company. He soon learns that it's possible for a man in the corporate world to do his job too well.
Saturday, October 26th, 1974
7: Dr. Ryan's Express
Bob's office routine becomes a wreck when Jerry hires a temporary receptionist. She's a very nice but very vague woman who can't even get Bob's name straight.
Saturday, November 2nd, 1974
8: Brutally Yours, Bob Hartley
Having preached honesty in relationships to his patients, Bob decides to follow his own advice. Immediately he offends two dinner guests and starts an argument with Emily.
Saturday, November 9th, 1974
9: Ship of Shrinks
Bob's first literary venture turns out to be less than triumphant. His embarrassment makes him reluctant to join a convention of psychologists on a flight to Hawaii, especially when he finds out that Howard is the navigator.
Saturday, November 16th, 1974
10: Life is a Hamburger
Carol's announcement that she's going to marry Don Fesler an unpublished poet with bad feet brings negative reactions from her friends.
Saturday, November 23rd, 1974
11: An American Family
Emily's plans for a wonderful turkey dinner go downhill when Bob's mother and Emily's father begin insulting one another the night before Thanksgiving.
Saturday, November 30th, 1974
12: We Love You... Good-Bye
Bob forms an all-women consciousness-raising group. He gets kicked out after Emily joins and inadvertently points out some of the unliberated areas in their own marriage.
Saturday, December 7th, 1974
13: Jerry Robinson Crusoe
After renewing an acquaintance with the beautiful and free-spirited Courtney Simpson, Jerry decides to give up his dental practice: he wants to follow his dreams of romance and adventure by taking Miss Simpson to Tahiti.
Saturday, December 14th, 1974
14: Serve for Daylight
Bob thinks his chances of winning a doctor's tennis tournament are pretty good until he learns that his doubles partner will be Emily.
Saturday, December 21st, 1974
15: Home is Where the Hurt Is
Facing the depressing prospect of returning home to Iowa to spend the holidays with her domineering parents, Carol brings her troubles to Bob's apartment. There she spends Christmas Eve pouring out the disasters of her childhood.
Saturday, January 4th, 1975
16: Tobin's Back in Town
Ellen's ex-fiancee, John Tobin a tall, handsome egomaniac in suede and leather arrives in Chicago to win Ellen back. The situation plays havoc with Howard's basic insecurities.
Saturday, January 11th, 1975
17: Think Smartly--Vote Hartley
Before he has a chance to say no, Bob finds himself running for the chairman of the local school board against an incumbent who hasn't attended a board meeting for six months.
Saturday, January 18th, 1975
18: The Way We Weren't
Emily is more than a little curious about Bob's reluctance to talk about a girl he used to date. Then Howard inadvertently spills the beans.
Saturday, January 25th, 1975
19: A Pound of Flesh
Bob and Jerry have a falling-out when Jerry demands that Bob lend him money for a new motorcycle.
Saturday, February 1st, 1975
20: My Business is Shrinking
With his confidence fading as fast as his list of patients, Bob decides to follow Emily's advice and see a psychiatrist about his problem.
Saturday, February 8th, 1975
21: The New Look
Emily redecorates the apartment in antiques. Bob finds her choice of furniture uncomfortable, unappealing, and hazardous to his health.
Saturday, February 15th, 1975
22: Bob Hits the Ceiling
Bob breaks a long-standing rule against treating friends when he agrees to counsel Emily's chum, whose marriage to a muscular gym teacher seems to be breaking up.
Saturday, February 22nd, 1975
23: Emily Hits the Ceiling
Emily agrees to help operate a children's summer camp and tries to persuade Bob to be one of the counselors.
Saturday, March 8th, 1975
24: The Ceiling Hits Bob
Bob becomes the "oldest permanent psychologist in Chicago" when the ceiling in his office collapses and he has to set up shop wherever he can find the space.
Saturday, September 13th, 1975
1: The Longest Good-Bye
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.
Saturday, September 20th, 1975
2: Here's Looking at You, Kid
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.
Saturday, September 27th, 1975
3: Death of a Fruitman
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.
Saturday, October 4th, 1975
4: Change is Gonna Do Me Good
Emily accuses Bob of being stuck in a middle-aged rut and challenges him to switch family responsibilities.
Saturday, October 11th, 1975
5: The Heavyweights
Bob and Emily invite Carol to share her "heavy" experiences with the "overweight workshop."
Saturday, October 18th, 1975
6: Carol's Wedding
A blind-date-initiated, 12-hour romance culminates in Carol Kester's civil marriage to a handsome travel agent.
Saturday, October 25th, 1975
7: Shrinks Across the Sea
Bob and Emily suffer international complications when they host a French psychologist in their home as part of a medical exchange program.
Saturday, November 1st, 1975
8: What's It All About, Albert?
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.
Saturday, November 8th, 1975
9: Who is Mr. X?
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.
Saturday, November 15th, 1975
10: Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
Bob moves up in the world from the seventh to the tenth floor when he joins the firm of a swinging psychiatrist.
Saturday, November 22nd, 1975
11: Over the River and 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.
Saturday, November 29th, 1975
12: Fathers and Sons and Mothers
Bob suffers family problems when his mother becomes a houseguest and an elderly patient involves him in a parent-child vendetta.
Saturday, December 6th, 1975
13: The Article
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.
Saturday, December 13th, 1975
14: A Matter of Vice-Prinicipal
Emily must contend with irate teachers, hamsters, and an escaped snake when she's unexpectedly upped to the position of school vice principal.
Saturday, December 20th, 1975
15: Bob Has to Have His Tonsils Out, So He Spends Christmas Eve in the Hospital
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.
Saturday, January 3rd, 1976
16: No Sale
Bob becomes his patient's partner in a get-rich-quick real-estate venture.
Saturday, January 10th, 1976
17: Carol at 6:01
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.
Saturday, January 17th, 1976
18: Warden Gordon Borden
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.
Saturday, January 24th, 1976
19: My Boy Guillermo
Jerry Robinson's depression turns to instant joy when a globe-trotting ex-flame suddenly re-enters his life and proposes.
Saturday, January 31st, 1976
20: Duke of Dunk
A professional basketball team hires Bob to give a psychological assist to its superstar.
Saturday, February 7th, 1976
21: Guaranteed Not to Shrink
Bob develops a unique psychological problem when his receptionist, Carol, decides to resume her college career and become a psychologist.
Saturday, February 14th, 1976
22: Birth of a Salesman
The Hartleys are bombarded with legal hassles when Bob is sued by a shy patient and Emily decides to fight a parking ticket.
Saturday, February 21st, 1976
23: The Boy Next Door
The Hartleys entertain Howard Borden's young son and hire a beauty queen as his babysitter.
Saturday, February 28th, 1976
24: Peeper Two
Cliff Murdock, Bob's old laugh-a-minute college buddy, affectionately known as The Peeper, pays a return visit.
Saturday, September 25th, 1976
1: Enter Mrs. Peeper
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.
Saturday, October 2nd, 1976
2: Caged Fury
The Hartleys miss their friend's gala Fourth of July Bicentennial party celebration when they become trapped in a storage locker.
Saturday, October 9th, 1976
3: Some of My Best Friends Are...
Bob's therapy group has an unexpected visitor when a friendly homosexual joins in the sessions.
Saturday, October 16th, 1976
4: Still Crazy After All These Years
The Hartleys take a vacation. In their absence, Howard undergoes a crash psychological program that changes his entire personality.
Saturday, October 23rd, 1976
5: The Great Rent Strike
The Hartley apartment becomes a hot and cold battleground when the good doctor declares psychological warfare on his landlord.
Saturday, October 30th, 1976
6: Et Tu, Carol?
Both Bob's receptionist and a Buddha figure with a clock in its navel give the psychologist a hard time.
Saturday, November 6th, 1976
7: Send This Boy to Camp
Bob and his friends host an orphan contingent for a wildly improbable camping-out experience.
Saturday, November 13th, 1976
8: A Crime Most Foul
Bob turns amateur detective when he believes that his expensive tape recorder has been stolen.
Saturday, November 20th, 1976
9: The Slammer
Bob and his friend "The Peeper" take a trip down Memory Lane and wind up in the slammer.
Saturday, November 27th, 1976
10: Jerry's Retirement
Bob defends the work ethic when Jerry comes into a pile of money and promptly retires from the dental profession.
Saturday, December 4th, 1976
11: Here's to You, Mrs. Robinson
Jerry, retired orthodontist and orphan, takes off on a world tour to search for his long-lost parents.
Saturday, December 11th, 1976
12: Breaking Up is Hard to Do
Bob undergoes a shock when his mother announces that she has separated from his father after 47 years of marriage.
Saturday, December 25th, 1976
13: Making Up is the Thing to Do
Bob takes on the role of Christmas peacemaker when he attempts to reconcile his parents.
Saturday, January 8th, 1977
14: Love is the Blindest
Bob watches in amazement as one of his patients supports a blossoming romance with a tissue of lies.
Saturday, January 15th, 1977
15: The Ironwood Experience
Bob's invitation to lecture at a prestigious sex seminar results in distress when the audience shows up nude.
Saturday, January 22nd, 1977
16: Of Mice and Men
Bob runs into marital problems when he brings his therapy group home for a wild role-playing encounter.
Saturday, January 29th, 1977
17: Halls of Hartley
Bob succumbs to the pressures of living in a big city and desperately seeks employment of a small rural college.
Saturday, February 5th, 1977
18: The Heartbreak Kidd
Bob thinks that Veronica Kidd, a student trainee, has fallen in love with him.
Saturday, February 12th, 1977
19: Death Be My Destiny
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.
Saturday, February 19th, 1977
20: Taxation Without Celebration
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.
Saturday, February 26th, 1977
21: Desperate Sessions
Bob is held hostage in his office by a friendly bank robber.
Saturday, March 5th, 1977
22: The Mentor
A despondent friend accepts Bob's suggestion and turns the psychologist's reception area into a mini-Polynesian village.
Saturday, March 12th, 1977
23: Shrinking Violence
Bob offers sound psychological advice to his wife and his therapy group on how to handle anger. Then he proceeds to blow up himself.
Saturday, March 19th, 1977
24: You're Having My Hartley
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.
Saturday, September 24th, 1977
1: Bob's Change of Life
Bob's well-ordered life turns topsy-turvy when he and Emily move to a new Chicago residence.
Saturday, October 1st, 1977
2: Ex-Con Job
Bob's attempt at treating convicts who are about to be released has him climbing the walls.
Saturday, October 8th, 1977
3: A Jackie Story
Jerry is terrified of losing his new dream girl.
Saturday, October 15th, 1977
4: Who Was That Masked Man?
Bob is puzzled when his henpecked patient, Mr. Petersen, asserts himself with far-reaching consequences.
Saturday, October 22nd, 1977
5: Carlin's New Suit
Bob deals with the amusing problems of an improbable paternity suit and a phone paging service that never pages him.
Saturday, October 29th, 1977
6: A Day in the Life
Bob's impulsive decision to leave town for a week is received with disastrous emotions by his patients, who seemingly can't make it without him.
Saturday, November 12th, 1977
7: My Son the Comedian
It's no laughing matter for Howard when his 12 year old son Howie announces he's leaving home to become a comedian.
Saturday, November 19th, 1977
8: You're Fired, Mr. Chips
Bob interviews a variety of psychologists to take over his patients while he's out of town. It's soon apparent that they are very much in need of help themselves. When Bob's former teacher, Professor Dreebe, offers his services, it seems the perfect answer.
Saturday, November 26th, 1977
9: Shallow Throat
At first, Bob is thrilled when a nontalkative patient named Mr. Twillmer finally opens up after being told that anything he might say will be held in the strictest confidence. His joy is short-lived when Twillmer confesses to grand larceny.
Saturday, December 3rd, 1977
10: A Girl in Her Twenties
Emily's protective instincts are aroused when 70-year-old Grace DuBois, an odd but friendly recluse, is threatened with being sent to a rest home for elderly people who can't cope with reality.
Saturday, December 17th, 1977
11: Grand Delusion
Bob and Emily celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary with a dream flight into the fantasy of being married to different partners.
Saturday, December 24th, 1977
12: 'Twas the Pie Before Christmas
Bob finds himself with unhappy and hostile patients who refuse to attend his Christmas party when they are mistakenly informed of a rate increase at the height of the Yuletide season. One patient is moved to hire a pie-throwing service.
Saturday, January 7th, 1978
13: Freudian Ship
The Hartleys embark on a seagoing vacation to put work behind them. But Bob can't resist playing psychologist when he undertakes to counsel a married couple.
Saturday, January 14th, 1978
14: Grizzly Emily
Emily Hartley discovers a new low in male chauvinism when Bob's father arranges a fishing trip to his cabin and assigns her woman's work while the men brave the great out-of-doors.
Saturday, January 21st, 1978
15: Son of an Ex-Con Job
Bob counsels a quintet of jovial ex-convicts to help them find honest employment.
Saturday, January 28th, 1978
16: Group on a Hot Tin Roof
Bob advises a patient named Mr. Plager to realize his human potential by writing a play based on his own experiences. But when Plager writes, directs, and produces an actual World War I drama whose characters bear a startling resemblance to the rest of Bob's patients, the warfare really begins.
Saturday, February 4th, 1978
17: Emily Carlin, Emily Carlin
Bob's paranoid, perennial patient, Mr. Carlin, involves Emily in his scheme to impress his former schoolmates—especially a girl who never gave him the time of day.
Saturday, February 11th, 1978
18: Easy for You to Say
Paul Billingham—known to his radio fans as Ralph Alfalfa, the Happy Farmer—comes to Bob because of his stuttering problem. On radio, he practiced several unseen rhythmic devices to mask his problem, but a new television opportunity threatens to expose his problem with disastrous results.
Saturday, February 18th, 1978
19: It Didn't Happen One Night
Bob's friends close ranks to "protect" Emily Hartley when a handsome old flame pays her a very warm visit.
Saturday, March 4th, 1978
20: Carol Ankles for Indie-Prod
On the eve of being announced "Secretary of the Year," Carol informs Bob that she's leaving his employ.
Saturday, March 11th, 1978
21: Crisis in Education
At the school where Emily works, low reading scores prompt indignant outbursts and threats from angry parents. Principal Phil Bannister flees their wrath by going on an extended fishing trip—but not before he tells Emily to handle the crisis.
Saturday, April 1st, 1978
22: Happy Trails to You
Bob gives up his psychological practice in Chicago to become a professor at a small college in Oregon.