The Bob Newhart Show (1972–1978)
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Bob wonders why a colleague has more free time than he. Frank says it is because his patients control his time instead of Bob setting specific office hours. Bob and Frank form a partnership, but Bob is uncomfortable about the setup.

Director:

Richard Kinon

Writers:

David Davis (created by), Lorenzo Music (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Bob Newhart ... Dr. Robert 'Bob' Hartley
Suzanne Pleshette ... Emily Hartley
Peter Bonerz ... Dr. Jerry Robinson
Bill Daily ... Howard Borden
Marcia Wallace ... Carol Kester Bondurant
Phillip R. Allen ... Frank Walburn
Titos Vandis ... Gene the Janitor
Linda Sublette Linda Sublette ... Kelly
Jack Riley ... Elliot Carlin
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Storyline

Bob wonders why a colleague has more free time than he. Frank says it is because his patients control his time instead of Bob setting specific office hours. Bob and Frank form a partnership, but Bob is uncomfortable about the setup.

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Genres:

Comedy

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1975 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MTM Enterprises See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Even though this episode is from the series' 4th year, the opening credits used are those used during years 1-3, and not the one which had been, since the 4th year began. See more »

Quotes

Frank Walburn: [Dr. Walburn asks Carol what's Bob's patient schedule for the day is] That schedule stinks, Bob. You're letting your patients' ring your shots.ould you like to step into your office, for a minute, I'd like to talk to you.
Carol Kester Bondurant: Would you like a cup of coffee?
Frank Walburn: Oh - don't go to any trouble. I'll just have a small glass of champagne
[looks into the distance, to 'think']
Frank Walburn: , and a coupke of strawberries.
[Dr. Walburn walks into Bob's office]
Carol Kester Bondurant: [pause] What?
Dr. Robert 'Bob' Hartley: Run out, and, uh, get a... a bottle of champagne!
Carol Kester Bondurant: [...]
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References Hawaii Five-O (1968) See more »

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