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By STEVE MCKERROW | November 23, 1991
It was the most sublime series-ending episode in sitcom VTC memory: Vermont innkeeper Dick Louden (Bob Newhart) took a golf ball in the head, fell unconscious and woke up in bed with Suzanne Pleshette.Presto! Mr. Newhart's 1982-90 hit series, "Newhart," was just a dream and he was psychologist Bob Hartley, once again back with wife Emily in the comfortable setting of his 1972-78 hit series, "The Bob Newhart Show."At 8 tonight on CBS (Channel 11), "The Bob Newhart Show Anniversary Special" plops us right back in that Chicago bedroom.
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January 22, 2008
SUZANNE PLESHETTE, 70 Television, movie actress Suzanne Pleshette, best-known for her role as Bob Newhart's wife on television's long-running Bob Newhart Show, died of respiratory failure Saturday at her home in Los Angeles, her attorney Robert Finkelstein said. She had undergone chemotherapy for lung cancer in 2006. The beautiful, husky-voiced TV, film and theater star died just days before a ceremony honoring her with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Bob Newhart Show, a hit throughout its six-year run, starred Mr. Newhart as a Chicago psychiatrist surrounded by eccentric patients.
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January 22, 2008
SUZANNE PLESHETTE, 70 Television, movie actress Suzanne Pleshette, best-known for her role as Bob Newhart's wife on television's long-running Bob Newhart Show, died of respiratory failure Saturday at her home in Los Angeles, her attorney Robert Finkelstein said. She had undergone chemotherapy for lung cancer in 2006. The beautiful, husky-voiced TV, film and theater star died just days before a ceremony honoring her with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Bob Newhart Show, a hit throughout its six-year run, starred Mr. Newhart as a Chicago psychiatrist surrounded by eccentric patients.
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September 17, 2006
BOB NEWHART BUTTON DOWN CONCERT -- Fox Home Entertainment / $19.98 His eyes dart to the right, to the left, as if searching for escape. His eyelashes flutter like the wings of a bird aiming to land on -- and overshooting -- the branch. You can practically see him sweat. There's no doubt about it -- comedian Bob Newhart is Everynebbish. In the Bob Newhart Button Down Concert, a new DVD being released Tuesday, the Golden Globe-winning comic reprises many of the classic bits from his years as a stand-up funnyman before making it big on television.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,SUN STAFF | August 28, 2005
The golden era of comedy albums -- the late 1950s and 1960s -- began with comics such as Shelly Berman and Lenny Bruce. The classic "2000-Year-Old Man" routine from Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks made its debut on vinyl in 1960, as did recordings from the comedy team of Elaine May and Mike Nichols. Bob Newhart had back-to-back No. 1 comedy albums in the early 1960s, but it was a presidential impersonator who set a sales record. The First Family (1962) featured the late Vaughn Meader's indelible impersonation of President Kennedy.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | November 22, 1991
Remember the dream sequence with which CBS ended the "Newhart" series in 1990?It involved the inspired idea of Bob Newhart awaking in bed to find himself with Suzanne Pleshette, who played his wife in an earlier series, "The Bob Newhart Show," which ran on CBS from 1972 to 1978. Newhart tells Pleshette that he just had this terrible "dream," and goes on to give a synopsis of the then-current "Newhart" series."That does it," she says. "No more Japanese food before you go to bed."Well, that bedroom scene is back as the launching pad for "The Bob Newhart 19th Anniversary Special," airing Saturday night at 8 on WBAL-TV (Channel 11)
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | September 18, 1992
Bob Newhart plays a mild-mannered guy named Bob who works with a group of wacky people and has a wife years younger than himself.Sound familiar?The underpinning of "Bob," the new CBS sitcom that debuts at 8:30 tonight on WBAL (Channel 11), is absolutely the same formula as "The Bob Newhart Show" and "Newhart!" -- the comic's last two sitcoms.But in this series, all the characters are decades younger. Comic book artists on the "cutting edge," Newhart's co-workers are misfits, odd fits and no-fits at all. Bob is there because a comic book creature named Mad Dog he created 30 years before has suddenly been revived by a publisher.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2006
BOB NEWHART BUTTON DOWN CONCERT -- Fox Home Entertainment / $19.98 His eyes dart to the right, to the left, as if searching for escape. His eyelashes flutter like the wings of a bird aiming to land on -- and overshooting -- the branch. You can practically see him sweat. There's no doubt about it -- comedian Bob Newhart is Everynebbish. In the Bob Newhart Button Down Concert, a new DVD being released Tuesday, the Golden Globe-winning comic reprises many of the classic bits from his years as a stand-up funnyman before making it big on television.
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By LORI SEARS | March 30, 2006
COMEDY BUTTONED-DOWN BOB With his soft-spoken style and deadpan delivery, comedian Bob Newhart has entertained audiences for more than 40 years. Newhart, a former accountant from Chicago, entered the entertainment business by writing and performing comedy sketches for radio. Soon after, his career as a comedian took off with stand-up tours, comedy albums, starring roles in TV shows and movies and various animated-film voice-overs. Saturday, the buttoned-down comedian brings his stand-up show to Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium in Towson.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Contributing Writer | December 27, 1993
You have to know where to look to get solid entertainment value out of tonight's TV lineup, but it's there. Here are some good places to start:* "Monday Night Football" (9 p.m.-conclusion, WJZ, Channel 13) -- The last time the Miami Dolphins were on "Monday Night Football," and that was earlier this month, the boys in the booth were all charged up about having an exciting game down to the wire. The Dolphins lost that game and every game since, and now have to fight to remain in the playoffs.
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By ROB HIAASEN | April 9, 2006
AN UNFINISHED LIFE / / Miramax / $29.95 A bitter dad. A hot mom. A plucky kid. A wise friend. A bad boyfriend. A good cop. And a 500-pound bear. Introducing the cast of An Unfinished Life, director Lasse Hallstrom's story of family and forgiveness set on a Wyoming ranch. It stars Robert Redford -- finally looking his age -- and Morgan Freeman, who would be worth watching if he were just filling up his car. Retired rancher Einar Gilkyson (Redford) is still grieving the death of his son when his daughter-in-law (Jennifer Lopez)
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By LORI SEARS | March 30, 2006
COMEDY BUTTONED-DOWN BOB With his soft-spoken style and deadpan delivery, comedian Bob Newhart has entertained audiences for more than 40 years. Newhart, a former accountant from Chicago, entered the entertainment business by writing and performing comedy sketches for radio. Soon after, his career as a comedian took off with stand-up tours, comedy albums, starring roles in TV shows and movies and various animated-film voice-overs. Saturday, the buttoned-down comedian brings his stand-up show to Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium in Towson.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,SUN STAFF | August 28, 2005
The golden era of comedy albums -- the late 1950s and 1960s -- began with comics such as Shelly Berman and Lenny Bruce. The classic "2000-Year-Old Man" routine from Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks made its debut on vinyl in 1960, as did recordings from the comedy team of Elaine May and Mike Nichols. Bob Newhart had back-to-back No. 1 comedy albums in the early 1960s, but it was a presidential impersonator who set a sales record. The First Family (1962) featured the late Vaughn Meader's indelible impersonation of President Kennedy.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | May 7, 2004
Rachel and Ross got together, and Monica and Chandler got two babies not one. Like the 10-year hit series itself, there was nothing daring, magical or drop-jaw fabulous about the finale for Friends last night. No one will ever confuse it with the unforgettable 1990 finale of Newhart, in which the New England inn owner played by Bob Newhart found himself in bed at the end of the hour with the woman who was Newhart's wife in a previous sitcom, The Bob Newhart Show, that went off the air in 1978.
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By Tom Maurstad and Tom Maurstad,Knight Ridder / Tribune | December 2, 2001
His debut album went gold and he won the Grammy that year as Best New Artist. He won another Grammy for his follow-up album. But performing live is his first love. Onstage and in concert is where everything comes together for him. While that description might make him sound like a hot jazz musician or a heartthrob pop singer, he's anything but. Bob Newhart was the titular star of two of television's classic sitcoms -- The Bob Newhart Show (1972-78), which stands as one of TV's greatest comedies ever, and Newhart (1982-90)
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By David M. Graves | October 19, 2000
At the Meyerhoff Here's a dual treat on one stage. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's 10th annual "Live, Gifted and Black" community concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. This year's concert will feature a performance of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A major by Anthony McGill (top). The concert is free, but tickets are required. Return to the Meyerhoff on Tuesday night at 8 for a show by comedian Bob Newhart (bottom), one of America's most beloved TV and stage humorists.
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By Tom Maurstad and Tom Maurstad,Knight Ridder / Tribune | December 2, 2001
His debut album went gold and he won the Grammy that year as Best New Artist. He won another Grammy for his follow-up album. But performing live is his first love. Onstage and in concert is where everything comes together for him. While that description might make him sound like a hot jazz musician or a heartthrob pop singer, he's anything but. Bob Newhart was the titular star of two of television's classic sitcoms -- The Bob Newhart Show (1972-78), which stands as one of TV's greatest comedies ever, and Newhart (1982-90)
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | April 11, 1992
Toward the middle of his cable special premiering this weekend, comic Bob Newhart pauses in the middle of a bit about an incompetent nuclear submarine captain."
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By ELISE T. CHISOLM | September 20, 1994
I saw the ad in New Yorker magazine, it's usually there along with the clothes, gifts and fabulous vacation spots I can't afford unless I win the lottery. The ad makes me laugh every time.It read, "Sail with the Stars, the QE2 . . celebrities at sea . . . offers cruises from April to December . . . and appearing on the QE2 Shirley Jones . . . Bob Newhart . . . Neil Sedaka . . . Add this star power to all of the things to do on the QE2 and you're bound to have an unforgettable experience."I have to say I would not cross the street to hear or see Shirley Jones or Neil Sedaka.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Contributing Writer | December 27, 1993
You have to know where to look to get solid entertainment value out of tonight's TV lineup, but it's there. Here are some good places to start:* "Monday Night Football" (9 p.m.-conclusion, WJZ, Channel 13) -- The last time the Miami Dolphins were on "Monday Night Football," and that was earlier this month, the boys in the booth were all charged up about having an exciting game down to the wire. The Dolphins lost that game and every game since, and now have to fight to remain in the playoffs.
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