Bob: The Complete Series
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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!
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.Read more ›
Bob Newhart is at his very best. Cynthia Stevenson and Carlene Watkins round out this crazy family.
Season 2 has Jere Burns and Betty White working with Bob.
This was a very funny series, brought to you by the exec producers of 'Cheers'.
BOB stars Newhart as a comic book artist who lost hold of his dream. The creator of Mad Dog, a comic book hero with the abilities of a dog, folded after several issues. Bob then went on to become a greeting card writer/artist. As the series opens he's still doing that but is contacted by a major comic publishing company owned by a reclusive millionaire to bring Mad Dog back to life.
The only problem is that the nostalgic idea of Mad Dog brought back were founded by comic book whiz kid Harlan Stone (John Cygan), a comic book genius who is more about blood, guts and explosions than the simple stories Bob had in mind. Trying to get these two different types of personalities to work together forms the basis for the series with all other items surrounding it brought in.
At home Bob has his loving wife, Kaye (Carlene Watkins) and his college aged daughter Trisha (Cynthia Stevenson). And family life becomes the fodder for his stories, including one episode when his daughter's break up becomes the theme of the first story that Bob and Harlan come up with.Read more ›
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Great. A really enjoyable sitcom. Plus it has Bob Newhart. What more could you ask for...Published 15 days ago by Ronald J. Snider
I love Bob Newhart but this, in my opinion, was his weakest series. The writing was poor and the writers seemed to struggle to find funny circumstances to build around every week. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joel F. Cella
Another great show for Bob Newhart. It's to bad that it's network run was so short. I personally loved this show and an so grateful that the series was released on dvd.Published 9 months ago by Deborah Davidson
This is Bob Newhart at his very best. I liked this show more than any of his other two shows. The cast is hilarious.Published 9 months ago by C. Gronseth
I thought episodes set in comic book publishing company were much funnier than ones in greeting card company, and with better supporting cast.Published 10 months ago by Albert L Stashin
Not what a I expected from Bob Newhart. Bawdy and off-color. We won't be finishing the series.Published 10 months ago by AB