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The Bob Newhart Show - The Complete Third Season (1972)

Bob Newhart , Suzanne Pleshette , Peter Bonerz , Alan Rafkin  |  NR |  DVD
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  • Actors: Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Peter Bonerz, Bill Daily, Marcia Wallace
  • Directors: Peter Bonerz, Alan Rafkin, Bob Finkel, George Tyne, James Burrows
  • Writers: Arnie Kogen
  • Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dubbed, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: April 11, 2006
  • Run Time: 610 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000E6ES9Y
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,590 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Bob Newhart Show - The Complete Third Season" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Commentary by Bob Newhart and others on 3 episodes
  • "Making of" featurette

Editorial Reviews

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It's more of the same in this box set from the third season of The Bob Newhart Show. That's altogether a good thing, as the mid-'70s series (these 24 episodes, compiled on three discs, come from 1974-75) remains a model of restraint in a sea of sit-com overkill, then and now. What a pleasure, not to mention a relief, it is to watch a comedy that manages to be more than a frantic cavalcade of shrill one-liners, would-be witty repartee, and endless sexual innuendo. Not that the show (the first of his two long-running series; Newhart followed in 1982), isn't funny. As Bob Hartley, Newhart brings his usual repertoire of deadpan takes, mild physical shtick, and exquisite timing to the part of a sometimes reticent, often confused Chicago psychologist who's not a whole lot more comfortable in his own skin than some of his group therapy patients; it's his equanimity as a performer that keeps the character amusing without going over the top. And while the other roles (including the reliable Suzanne Pleshette as wife Emily, Peter Bonerz as bachelor orthodontist Jerry Robinson, and Bill Daily as neighbor Howard Borden) are also well-defined, this is genuinely an ensemble program, dependent more on the characters' interactions than on the storylines and gags. Without a doubt, some of it will seem dated; when Emily (Pat Finley) moves in with Howard across the hall, the buttoned-up Bob treats his thirtysomething sister as if she were his teenage daughter, a dynamic that will hardly ring true these days. But The Bob Newhart Show makes no effort whatsoever to be hip. Indeed, its very squareness (cf. Bob's ironic description of one of Emily's outfits as "boss threads") is a big part of its charm, as is the fact that this is first and foremost a show for grownups. Bonus features include commentary (by Newhart and others) on five episodes, as well as a "making of" featurette. Nothing special, but with well over ten hours of material, the set is still a bargain. --Sam Graham

Product Description

Bob Newhart is back as successful Chicago psychologist Dr. Robert Hartley in the third season of this hilarious '70s sitcom. As the good doctor continues working with his patients on their issues, he continues to be a "master of denial" concerning his own personal issues at home. But Bob is finally forced to accept the fact that he may have a problem or two when his obsessive-compulsive behavior and inferiority complex cause his self-doubt to soar—and his patient list to shrink. Maybe it's finally time he took his wife's advice and scheduled a psychologist appointment of his own!

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65 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Third Season for Bob Newhart March 14, 2006
By Lulu
Format:DVD
Bob's third season consists of the following:

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING Bob struggles to come to terms with the idea of his little sister, Ellen, moving in with Howard.

BATTLE OF THE GROUPS Bob takes two of his therapy groups on a retreat into the woods, and all they do is complain about the accommodations. Daniel J. Travanti guest stars.

THE GREAT TIMPAU MEDICAL ARTS EXPERIMENT Jerry suggests the doctors treat each other for free. Result: chaos.

THE SEPARATION STORY Bob's up to his neck in patients and Emily's trying to finish her master's thesis, so they decide to live apart for awhile.

SORRY, WRONG MOTHER In an effort to please his son Howie, Howard tries to revamp Ellen into the perfect mom. John Ritter guest stars.

THE GRAY FLANNEL SHRINK Bob gives up private practice to join the corporate world as a staff psychologist.

DR RYAN'S EXPRESS Jerry hires a temp receptionist who can't even remember Bob's name.

BRUTALLY YOURS, BOB HARTLEY Bob discovers that honesty isn't always the best policy.

SHIP OF SHRINKS Bob's first book bombs, making him reticent to go to a psychology convention to Hawaii...even before finding out that Howard is the navigator on the Hawaii-bound flight.

LIFE IS A HAMBURGER Carol announces her engagement to Don Fezler, a man with bad feet and worse poetry.

AN AMERICAN FAMILY It's the Thanksgiving from Hell, because Bob's mother and Emily's father can't stand each other. Barnard Hughes guest stars.

WE LOVE YOU...GOODBYE Bob is kicked out of the all-female consciousness-raising group he started when Emily joins.

JERRY ROBINSON CRUSOE Jerry decides to leave his dental practice in order to follow his dream girl to Tahiti.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars In Need Of Group Therapy July 21, 2006
By Dave_42
Format:DVD
The third season (1974-1975) of "The Bob Newhart Show" for me is not quite as good as the second season. To be sure, there are many very funny episodes, but there is one area where it seems to come up short and that is the lack of appearances by the main group of patients. In fact, Mrs. Bakerman (Florida Friebus) doesn't appear at all during the season, and for the only appearance of Mr. Gianelli he is played by Daniel J. Travanti (later of Hill Street Blues) instead of by Noam Pitlik who played him in the previous seasons. In addition, John Fiedler makes only one appearance as Mr. Peterson during the season.

That is not to say that there are no Group appearances, because they do experiment with some new groups such as an all woman's group, and an elderly group (including Mr. Carlin), and they even have Bob as a patient in a group (again including Mr. Carlin). They also develop some new or previously rarely seen patients such as Mr. Herd (Oliver Clark), Mr. Plager (Howard Hesseman), Mrs. Loomis (Merie Earle), and the very funny Mr. Vickers (Lucian Scott). Ellen Hartley (Pat Finley) also becomes a fairly regular member of the cast.

In season two there were many guest stars which went on to make names for themselves, and there are a few this year as well but not as many and for the most part they are not as well known as those in season two. John Ritter is great as Dave, a server at an ice cream shop. Edward Winter plays an ambitious executive at an insurance company. Fred Willard plays Ellen's ex-fiancé John Tobin. Also, Bob's real-life father-in-law Bill Quinn makes a couple of appearances as Eddie the Mailman.

There are many very funny episodes this season as well.
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17 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Season Two was better March 31, 2006
Format:DVD
I realize I am going against conventional wisdom in that "all old shows" get 5 stars for nostaglia factor "regardless" however I have problems with Season Three and I call them as I sees them.

I really do not care for Bobs sister "Ellen" and she houses a fairly significant role in this Season. Her role just alters the chemistry between Bob & Emily, in fact the show seems altered when she is on the set and her persona bothers me. A bigger problem I have with this Season is the fact that too many of the stories either do not involve Bob or Emily or many do not further their characters. The past Seasons had Bob trying to come to grips with buying a house and the two thinking about kids, this season had none of that and too many scripts revolve around not so funny moments with irrelavent story lines. In short, the writing was less personalized and seemed more "70's assembly line" (Bob runs for office? Gah. Talk about out-of-idea-cliches!). The humor here in Season Three of Bob Newhart is also canned jokes that really only made me laugh a time or two. This is not to say I do not endorse buying the show, it is still a nice value, however in the world of Bob Newhart, IMO, this is the weak link so far.

The extras are welcomed and while sparse still OUTDUE all others for older shows like ALL in the Family which have none. And like All in the Family Season Four, I distinguish between good seasons and bad and do not just give them all five stars. There are bright moments though, when Bill Daily is trying to impress his son and make him like Ellen was quite good, but then again, it seemed more like a spin off since Bob and Emily were once again in the background.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very quick service!!
Very good clean show,like they should be now, good acting and funny lines, probably what really happens in a doctors office..
Published 9 hours ago by chip fortune
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this show
The Bob Newhart Show was one of my favorite shows when I was a kid growing up in the 70s. My parents always watched this, so I did too. Lots of good, clean family comedy. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Chudwad1
5.0 out of 5 stars Dry Humor but likeable!
I like Bob Newhart. Kind of dry humor but watchable. It is one of the good old shows of the 70s and can probably only be appreciated by people who grew up with the show. Read more
Published 2 months ago by dianal
5.0 out of 5 stars waiting for her birthday....
I'm waiting for my daughter's birthday to give her Season Three. She was thrilled with Season Two, so I am sure she will love this!
Published 2 months ago by my pen name
5.0 out of 5 stars great show
a way of watching a great show all together and have some fun in watching what the did and see older people
Published 3 months ago by Marguerite Poll
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Bob!
I love Bob Newhart. This does not disappoint. Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Bill Daily, and Marsha Wallace are great! This is great comedy done right.
Published 3 months ago by Shari
3.0 out of 5 stars Bob Newhart Show Season 3
Classic Newhart. I have seen the first three seasons but Amazon does not have Seasons 4 and 5 available for instant video yet. Read more
Published 3 months ago by brittany manuel
3.0 out of 5 stars the bob newhart show is a good family show
this season three isn't as I was expecting. I was expecting a more comical show.
I will watch it and add the season one, because i think the three daryls are in it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by millard wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars bob newhart dvds
Great job getting the dvds to me in a very timely manner. I love this show and introducing my preteen son to classy humor. He also loves it. (and mary tyler moore too!)
Published 8 months ago by Kathleen M. Gormley
5.0 out of 5 stars great series
always liked this show and now to have it on DVD to be able to see it when I please is great.........
Amazon's low price was a big factor too............
Published 8 months ago by walkinjak
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