The Bob Newhart Show: Season 5


# Air Date Title
1 Sep 25

Enter Mrs. Peeper

Bob receives a telegram saying that his old college chum, ““The Peeper,”“ is coming to Chicago and bringing a surprise. The surprise turns out to be a b…

2 Oct 02

Caged Fury

The Hartleys miss their friend’s gala Fourth of July Bicentennial party celebration when they become trapped in a storage locker.

3 Oct 09

Some of My Best Friends Are...

Bob’s therapy group has an unexpected visitor when a friendly homosexual joins in the sessions.

4 Oct 16

Still Crazy After All These Years

The Hartleys take a vacation. In their absence, Howard undergoes a crash psychological program that changes his entire personality.

5 Oct 23

The Great Rent Strike

The Hartley apartment becomes a hot and cold battleground when the good doctor declares psychological warfare on his landlord.

6 Oct 30

Et, Tu, Carol?

Both Bob’s receptionist and a Buddha figure with a clock in its navel give the psychologist a hard time.

7 Nov 06

Send This Boy to Camp

Bob and his friends host an orphan contingent for a wildly improbable camping-out experience.

8 Nov 13

A Crime Most Foul

Bob turns amateur detective when he believes that his expensive tape recorder has been stolen.

9 Nov 20

The Slammer

Bob and his friend ““The Peeper”“ take a trip down Memory Lane and wind up in the slammer.

10 Nov 27

Jerry's Retirement

Bob defends the work ethic when Jerry comes into a pile of money and promptly retires from the dental profession.

11 Dec 04

Here's to You, Mrs. Robinson

Jerry, retired orthodontist and orphan, takes off on a world tour to search for his long-lost parents.

12 Dec 11

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Bob undergoes a shock when his mother announces that she has separated from his father after 47 years of marriage.

13 Dec 25

Making Up is the Thing to Do

Bob takes on the role of Christmas peacemaker when he attempts to reconcile his parents.

14 Jan 08

Love is the Blindest

Bob watches in amazement as one of his patients supports a blossoming romance with a tissue of lies.

15 Jan 15

The Ironwood Experience

Bob’s invitation to lecture at a prestigious sex seminar results in distress when the audience shows up nude.

16 Jan 22

Of Mice and Men

Bob runs into marital problems when he brings his therapy group home for a wild role-playing encounter.

17 Jan 29

Halls of Hartley

Bob succumbs to the pressures of living in a big city and desperately seeks employment of a small rural college.

18 Feb 05

The Heartbreak Kidd

Bob thinks that Veronica Kidd, a student trainee, has fallen in love with him.

19 Feb 12

Death Be My Destiny

Bob strikes out against a friend’s fear of falling, but succumbs to the same phobia himself when he is subjected to a harrowing elevator experience.

20 Feb 19

Taxation Without Celebration

Bob’s memory is taxed to the limit when he forgets that April 15 is the Federal income tax deadline—and also the date of the Hartleys’ seventh wedding anniversary…

21 Feb 26

Desperate Sessions

Bob is held hostage in his office by a friendly bank robber.

22 Mar 05

The Mentor

A despondent friend accepts Bob’s suggestion and turns the psychologist’s reception area into a mini-Polynesian village.

23 Mar 12

Shrinking Violence

Bob offers sound psychological advice to his wife and his therapy group on how to handle anger. Then he proceeds to blow up himself.

24 Mar 19

You're Having My Hartley

Hot baby news is the order of the day when Carol, Bob’s receptionist, announces that she’s expecting a baby. Then, Emily drops her bombshell—and Bob nearly comes…

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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