Review Newhart

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    Episode titles

    Season 1: 1992–93
    1. "Mad Dog Returns" / 1992.Sep.18
    2. "Drawing a Blank" / 1992.Sep.25
    3. "My Daughter, My Fodder" / 1992.Oct.02
    4. "Penny for Your Thoughts" / 1992.Oct.16
    5. "Terminate Her" / 1992.Oct.23
    6. "P.C. or Not P.C." / 1992.Oct.30
    7. "A Streetcar Named Congress-Douglas" / 1992.Nov.06
    8. "Unforgiven" / 1992.Nov.13
    9. "Mad Dog on 34th Street" / 1992.Nov.20
    10. "Stone in Love" / 1992.Dec.04
    11. "The Lost Episode" / 1992.Dec.11
    12. "A Christmas Story" / 1992.Dec.21
    13. "La Sorpresa" / 1993.Jan.08
    14. "Bob and Kaye and Jerry and Patty" / 1993.Jan.22
    15. "You Can't Win" / 1993.Jan.29
    16. "Da Game" / 1993.Feb.05
    17. "The Man Who Killed Mad Dog" / 1993.Feb.12
    18. "The Phantom of AmCanTranConComCo" / 1993.Mar.05
    19. "The Man Who Broke the Bank at Our Lady of Constant Sorrow" / 1993.Mar.12
    20. "I'm Getting Remarried in the Morning" / 1993.Apr.12
    21. "Tell Them Willy Mammoth Is Here" / 1993.Apr.19
    22. "Death of an Underwear Salesman" / 1993.Apr.26
    23. "The Entertainer" / 1993.May.03
    24. "Neighborhood Watch" / 1993.May.10
    25. "Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Mad Dog Gone?" / 1993.May.17
    Season 2: 1993[edit]
    1. "Greetings" / 1993.Oct.22
    2. "For Pete's Sake" / 1993.Oct.29
    3. "Whose Card Is It Anyway?" / 1993.Nov.05
    4. "Speechless in Chicago" / 1993.Nov.12
    5. "Kiss and Sell" / 1993.Dec.27
    6. "Michiana Moon" / Unaired
    7. "Have Yourself a Married Little Christmas" / Unaired
    8. "Better to Have Loved and Flossed" / Unaired
     
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    Critical and viewer response

    Bob was one of four sitcoms CBS assembled on Friday nights in an effort to challenge the dominance of TGIF, the family sitcom block that aired on ABC, in fall 1992. Joining Bobwas The Golden Palace a continuation of The Golden Girls which CBS outbid NBC for the rights to, and two of the network's Monday night comedies, the top ten rated Major Dadand Designing Women.

    Although it was heavily promoted by TV Guide, which featured it on the cover twice during its freshman season, Bob failed to catch on with the viewing public in its Friday night time slot (which had been shifted to 9:30pm).[citation needed] In fact, the entire Friday lineup failed to make any headway in the ratings against ABC.[citation needed]

    When the season ended, the other three Friday night sitcoms were cancelled and Bob underwent a retooling, saved from the axe by a relocation to Mondays and a subsequent ratings boost.[citation needed] However, the show was moved back to Fridays for the new season and again saw ratings trouble. A switch to Monday nights in December was too late to do much good, and the series was canceled after the December 27th broadcast.[citation needed] Three remaining episodes finally aired during TV Land reruns (where it aired as part of the Bob Bob Newhart Newhart Marathon) in the late 1990s.[citation needed]

    As part of the promotion of this series, Marvel Comics published a six-issue "Mad Dog" limited series. The title was presented "flip-book" style, with a Silver Age style story by Ty Templeton on one side and a Modern Age style tale on the other side with work by Evan Dorkin and Gordon Purcell. [2] Dorkin has referred to the series as one of the worst things he's ever written, while Templeton holds his time on the series as one of his favorite professional experiences.
     
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    Cool!!!!!:emoji_alien:
     
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    Surprised no one mentioned his other show George and Leo or his pop ups on Big Bang Theory.


    I have a dumb question and this was something that just popped into my mind. During the finale show if Newhart was a dream then does that mean any show that Larry, Daryl, and Daryl show up on is also dream of Bob's. This would mean the shows George and Leo and Coach are part of this dream world?
     
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    20 Years Ago: 'Newhart' ends with a shock


    http://ew.com/article/2010/06/17/20-years-ago-newhart-ends-with-a-shock/


    Truly surprising moments are pretty rare on television, but the team behind Newhart cooked up a classic twist ending for the show’s risky series finale, which attracted almost 30 million viewers when it originally aired. During the last two minutes of the episode, Bob Newhart, who’d spent the previous eight seasons playing Vermont innkeeper Dick Loudon, wakes up in an oddly familiar bedroom. “Honey, wake up, you won’t believe the dream I just had,” he says, right before bedmate Suzanne Pleshette, who played his wife, Emily, on popular 1970s sitcom The Bob Newhart Show, rolls over. Big reveal! The eight seasons of Newhart — and thus the very existence of Dick, his charming wife, Joanna (Mary Frann), and even dimwitted woodsmen trio Larry, his brother Darryl, and his other brother Darryl — had been nothing but a wacky, indigestion-fueled fantasy within the more realistic world of Newhart’s earlier comedy series. “To me, it was the ultimate wink-wink, nudge-nudge kind of thing,” says Newhart, who is now 80 years old. “The audience was in on the joke.”

    It was Newhart’s real-life wife, Ginnie, who first came up with the idea for the

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    crazy ending. At a holiday party during the series’ sixth season, Newhart told her that he was thinking about leaving his show after CBS moved it to a new time slot. “Without missing a beat, she said, ‘You ought to end it with a dream sequence where you wake up in bed with Suzy,'” Newhart says. Pleshette happened to be attending the party as well, and he immediately ran the concept by her. “She loved the idea. She said, ‘I’ll be there in a New York minute!'”

    Most viewers loved the unprecedented ending too, and today the Newhart finale is considered a classic, joining shows like M*A*S*H, St. Elsewhere, Seinfeld, and The Sopranos on the list of the most-discussed series enders ever. “People still come up to me and talk about it,” says Newhart. “It’s held up to other shows as the standard.”
     
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    While the following doesn't quite answer that question, it does show that they did somehow exist, even in the non-dream world.....






    This is the ending scene for the November 23, 1991 CBS reunion special, "The Bob Newhart Show 19th Anniversary Special", which reunites the characters from Bob Newhart's 1972-78 CBS sitcom. In it, the characters try to analyze Dr. Robert Hartley's dream that he had had the previous year: Bob dreamt that he was a writer named Dick Loudon, married to a woman named Joanna, and ran an inn in Vermont that was frequented by the quirky townsfolk (the premise to Newhart's second successful 1982-90 series "Newhart") After his wife Emily (Suzanne Pleshette) and their friends board the elevator to leave for downstairs, Hartley presses a button to board the office's second elevator. When the doors open, he is confronted by three familiar looking workmen (William Sanderson, Tony Papenfuss and John Volstad reprising their roles as the three woodsmen brothers from "Newhart") fixing said elevator. One of them says to Hartley, "Hi, I'm Larry. This is my brother Darryl, and this is my other brother, Darryl." Hartley then announces that he will take the stairs and screams for Emily. This ending was an illusion to "Newhart"'s final episode, in where Bob Hartley realizes that the entire series had been a dream.



     
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    There's 3 episodes of George and Leo on Youtube if anyone wants to check out the old show
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