The Bob Newhart Show (1972–1978)
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Sorry, Wrong Mother 

Howard's son, Howie comes to visit, and Ellen meets him for the first time. Ellen wants to make a good impression on Howie, but fails at her attempts, and Howie's uncooperative, so Bob talks to Howie to find out why Howie doesn't like Ellen.

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Jay Sandrich

Writers:

David Davis (created by), Lorenzo Music (created by) | 1 more credit »
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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
John Ritter ... Dave
Moosie Drier Moosie Drier ... Howie Borden
Steve Dolan Steve Dolan ... Phil
Renée Lippin Renée Lippin ... Michelle Nardo (as Renee Lippin)
Pat Finley ... Ellen Hartley
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Storyline

Howard's son, Howie comes to visit, and Ellen meets him for the first time. Ellen wants to make a good impression on Howie, but fails at her attempts, and Howie's uncooperative, so Bob talks to Howie to find out why Howie doesn't like Ellen.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1974 (USA) See more »

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MTM Enterprises See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In Robert David Sullivan's post about the 100 greatest sitcom episodes, he mentions this episode-and the Uncle Yummy's Ice Cream scene in particular - as an example of Bob questioning the reality of what is going on around him. This separates the Bob Newhart show from its companion MTM series, Mary Tyler Moore: we could visit Mary's Minneapolis, but Bob's Chicago is a state of mind See more »

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References Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) See more »

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