The Bob Newhart Show: Season 4


# Air Date Title
1 Sep 13

The Longest Good-Bye

Bob’s old school friend Murdock is in town for a day to sell a complex giveaway item to a Chicago cereal company. Bob invites him to stay overnight at his home. The brief…

2 Sep 20

Here's Looking at You, Kid

Howard insists on joining Bob and Emily’s anniversary dinner at a fashionable Chicago restaurant in order to enlist their aid in popping the question to Ellen. But he cho…

3 Sep 27

Death of a Fruitman

Bob’s patients observe tradition by planning a surprise party to honor the fourth year of the group’s therapy sessions. When an unseen member, a Mr. Gianelli, threa…

4 Oct 04

Change is Gonna Do Me Good

Emily accuses Bob of being stuck in a middle-aged rut and challenges him to switch family responsibilities.

5 Oct 11

The Heavyweights

Bob and Emily invite Carol to share her ““heavy”“ experiences with the ““overweight workshop.”“

6 Oct 18

Carol's Wedding

A blind-date-initiated, 12-hour romance culminates in Carol Kester’s civil marriage to a handsome travel agent.

7 Oct 25

Shrinks Across the Sea

Bob and Emily suffer international complications when they host a French psychologist in their home as part of a medical exchange program.

8 Nov 01

What's It All About, Albert?

Bob is depressed by his seeming lack of success as a psychologist. He seeks help from his old college professor, who manages to heighten his despair by informing him that psych…

9 Nov 08

Who is Mr. X?

Bob accepts a seemingly innocent invitation to appear as the guest on a TV discussion program. He winds up in the jaws of a dilemma when the show host turns out to have the dis…

10 Nov 15

Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

Bob moves up in the world from the seventh to the tenth floor when he joins the firm of a swinging psychiatrist.

11 Nov 22

Over the River and Through the Woods

It’s a stag Thanksgiving for Bob when Emily flies off to join a family reunion, leaving Bob to share the holiday with his male buddies.

12 Nov 29

Fathers and Sons and Mothers

Bob suffers family problems when his mother becomes a houseguest and an elderly patient involves him in a parent-child vendetta.

13 Dec 06

The Article

When she’s given an assignment to see what makes a bunch of doctors tick, inquiring news reporter Ellen Hartley gives Bob and his medical cohorts the tell-it-like-it-is t…

14 Dec 13

A Matter of Vice-Prinicipal

Emily must contend with irate teachers, hamsters, and an escaped snake when she’s unexpectedly upped to the position of school vice principal.

15 Dec 20

Bob Has to Have His Tonsils Out, So He Spends Christmas Eve in the Hospital

Christmas Eve finds Bob in the hospital with tonsillitis and an impending operation. Meanwhile, his friends are all suffering from an attack of Christmas-itis.

16 Jan 03

No Sale

Bob becomes his patient’s partner in a get-rich-quick real-estate venture.

17 Jan 10

Carol at 6:01

Bob contends with a patient’s delusion that her bingo game is fixed, staggers through a series of wild poker parties, and watches in wonder as his secretary slowly smothe…

18 Jan 17

Warden Gordon Borden

Howard’s game-warden brother comes to Chicago to witness the mating of two whooping cranes—and stays to make a play for Howard’s girlfriend.

19 Jan 24

My Boy Guillermo

Jerry Robinson’s depression turns to instant joy when a globe-trotting ex-flame suddenly re-enters his life and proposes.

20 Jan 31

Duke of Dunk

A professional basketball team hires Bob to give a psychological assist to its superstar.

21 Feb 07

Guaranteed Not to Shrink

Bob develops a unique psychological problem when his receptionist, Carol, decides to resume her college career and become a psychologist.

22 Feb 14

Birth of a Salesman

The Hartleys are bombarded with legal hassles when Bob is sued by a shy patient and Emily decides to fight a parking ticket.

23 Feb 21

The Boy Next Door

The Hartleys entertain Howard Borden’s young son and hire a beauty queen as his babysitter.

24 Feb 28

Peeper Two

Cliff Murdock, Bob’s old laugh-a-minute college buddy, affectionately known as The Peeper, pays a return visit.

About The Bob Newhart Show

The Bob Newhart Show was part of CBS’ highly successful Saturday night lineup which also featured The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Carol Burnett Show and All in the Family. Another connection to The Mary Tyler Moore Show was that The Bob Newhart Show was produced by the same team that made that series a success. Bob Newhart plays Dr. Robert Hartley, a psychologist living in Chicago with his wife Emily, a schoolteacher. His neighbor, Howard Borden, is a divorced airplane navigator. One of Bob’s best friends is Dr. Jerry Robinson, an orthodontist that works on the same floor as Bob. There’s also Bob and Jerry’s receptionist Carol Kester as well as a long list of patients of Bob’s such as Elliot Carlin, Lillian Bakerman, Emil Peterson and Victor Gianelli. First Telecast: September 16, 1972
Last Telecast: September 2, 1978 Episodes: 142 Color Episodes, 1 Special & 1 Unaired Pilot CBS Broadcast History
September 1972-October 1976——Saturdays——9:30 p.m
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