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Bob: The Complete Series

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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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  • Format: Box set, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: April 3, 2012
  • Run Time: 781 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006VC3LDO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,053 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Newhart portrays Bob McKay, the creator of the 1950s comic book superhero "Mad-Dog." When a Senate sub-committee decided such reading material could corrupt young readers, Mad-Dog faded into oblivion. Bob became a greeting card artist, and years later Mad-Dog is revived when the American-Canadian Trans-Continental Communications Company buys the rights to the series. Complications ensued when AmCanTranConComCo head Harlan Stone (John Cygan) insists Mad-Dog should be a bloodthirsty vigilante rather than the hero Bob originally created. Bob initially turns down Harlan's offer to revive the series with the publisher, but after his wife, Kaye (Carlene Watkins) reminded Bob that Mad-Dog would never give up dreams in the face of defeat, he decides to compromise with Harlan on creative direction, and the two became a team.

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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cartoonists are people, too. January 14, 2012
BOB was my favorite show back in 92. I recorded a lot of the shows on VHS and still have the tape. I was even able to record six episodes with a long dead DVD recorder. It will be great to see this show again as it was populated with some of the craziest characters ever on TV.
Iris, the comic book colorist with a bad attitude and a seldom missing cigarette. Chad, a weird stoner type in love with Bob's daughter. Albie, who we never really get to know (and that's a good thing). Trish, Bob's wife who seems to be the only normal person around. The unseen owner of the comic book company, Mr. Terhorst, a disembodied voice on a speaker/speaker phone.
TV legends Dick Martin, Steve Lawrence, Tom Poston and George Wendt (Playing himself!) are peppered throughout the series.
It only loses steam when CBS decides to reformat the show by cancelling Bob's comic and firing everyone and sending Bob back to his old job at the greeting card company which he hated. Adding Betty White and Jere Burns did nothing for this show but cancel it.
Enjoy the first season of weird and funny people who work in a business that most people can't relate to.
It really is like finding money in an old suit.
As one uncertain reviewer said of the unusual career for Newhart on this particular series, "Bob Newhart would be funny in peanut butter."
He's sure funny in BOB!
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
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It is great to finally see the television show BOB being issued on DVD. In the early 1990's, I belonged to the PRODIGY computer network, an earlier version of AOL, that was co-owned by IBM and Sears. On Prodigy, there were television discussion groups, or "boards," that discussed the various television shows. One I participated in discussed BOB, the third television series, well, really the fourth, but that's another story, that featured Bob Newhart. After each show, other viewers and myself would write about the show: what bits we liked best, how we thought it could have played even better if they had done something. At the time, Prodigy was the top dog of the computer services, and often times, a television show would have someone reading the posts, lurkers we called them, to gauge how the show was going. Well, imagine my surprise one day, when I noticed a posting by "Bob Newhart." I e-mailed him and discovered it was the "real" Bob Newhart. Knowing how folks sometimes are on the boards, I suggested he delete his note, and told him that if he really wanted to post something, he might do this under another name with a secondary account number. Quite frankly, I was glad to know he was looking in on what we were discussing, but I did not want him inundated with hundreds of e-mails. He followed my suggestion, and afterwards, we e-mailed each other from time-to-time as long as the show was on the air.

From our e-mails, I remember him remarking how one of his sons had been reading the posts about our group talking about the show, and the feedback was helpful. None of our plot ideas were ever used, but our comments were considered, similar to those of the "lobby group" in an episode.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars BOB! Almost a classic January 11, 2012
Been looking for "BOB!" for the longest time. It only lasted 1 1/2 seasons, mainly due to CBS's format tinkering and day change, but season one is a riot. Bob is a greeting card artist who once was the creator of a popular superhero comic book. Now the comic is coming back and Bob goes to work for the comic company. Doesn't sound like much but in the low key style of Newhart it is hilarious. A giant bonus is the adorable Cynthia Stevenson as his daughter (she really stands out in the anniversary episode). For some reason CBS demanded some changes for season two which threw the show out of whack but if it was given more time it would have adjusted (even Betty White was added) but after moving it to a suicide Friday slot it was unceremoniously dropped mid-season. Shame on CBS but yay Paramount for releasing this. Now if we can get Par. to release "George and Leo" (Bob, Judd Hirsch and Jason Bateman) and the remaining seasons of "Newhart" it would be a perfect BOB/DVD world!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the funniest shows ever!! January 11, 2012
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Amazing series. The acting and writing were brilliant. So excited to have this series finally come out.
Bob Newhart is at his very best. Cynthia Stevenson and Carlene Watkins round out this crazy family.
Season 2 has Jeri Burns and Betty White working with Bob.
This was a very funny series, brought to you by the exec producers of 'Cheers'.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars hilarious September 8, 2012
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ok. for all you folks waiting for Newhart and Bob Newhart releases of later seasons...check this one out. It is actually funnier than the other series! Great supporting cast...Classic Bob situations. Kudos to re-appearing guest Christine Dunford who plays Shayle..love interest of Bobs office boss. She is amazingly funny. Pick this one up, total enjoyment...
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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I got the dvd this week and have watched the first 3 episodes. The show still makes me laugh. The opening of each show has the old CBS - "In Stereo where available" logo pop up as if the transfers were taken from a CBS affiliates broadcast recordings. The colors are a bit washed out but the show is still funny. The 4 stars are for the content. 2 stars for the video quality.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Bob Newhart never had an unfunny series, and this proves it!
This set is highly recommended as a collector's item if you love the genre! The extras are captivating and the set was perfect in providing the family a full month of... Read more
Published 22 days ago by Retro-Warrior
5.0 out of 5 stars If You Enjoy Bob Newhart, You'll Enjoy This All To Short Series
Too bad the series was changed and canceled, but bob Newhart is still funny in this series. Hope the rest of Newhart and single DVDs for the last 2 seasons of The Bob Newhart Show... Read more
Published 27 days ago by Hans Heidler
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
AOK !!!
Published 1 month ago by stanmoore1
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great transaction!!! A+A+A+A+A+
Published 2 months ago by Inkfreak Jim
5.0 out of 5 stars Great shows get cancelled too soon
The subject line says it all. This was a really funny show, and it shouldn't have been cancelled after one season. The humor holds up after more than 20 years. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Pippi La Pue
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as previous 2 Newhart series
Not in the same league as 2 Newhart series, Newhart and The Bob Newhart Show. I regret that I bought this.
Published 5 months ago by Malcolm A. Morris
3.0 out of 5 stars Bob Newhart fans will want to see this series
This is an interesting series, some of the episodes are fun, others not so much. It is a mixture, but still one that I am glad to have been able to see. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kathleen Kromrie-Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars What a surprise!
We are fans of Bob Newhart, and only had a vague memory of an episode or two of Bob. Bob is absolutely delightful. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mitch NC
5.0 out of 5 stars Bobs Third Show
This is a good show. I don't think its as good as The Bob Newhart Show or Newhart but its good. One reviewer wrote that they liked this better than Newhart. Read more
Published 7 months ago by christmas lover
4.0 out of 5 stars Thanks for these old sitcoms.
Thank you for bringing the less popular sitcoms to DVD. I remember liking this show because of the daughter. Read more
Published 7 months ago by patty
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