His routines are as hilarious today as when his first LP The Button-Down Mind was issued. It actually beat Elvis to No 1 in the US charts. Newhart worked as a copywriter for a film producer and whiled away the time writing imaginary telephone calls. Some he sent to radio stations and also tried out at comedy clubs. Bob made his mark as a solo straight man - the rather nervous half of an imaginary dialogue with an inept learner driver or a life-guard who has found an unexploded bomb ('You think that's unusual do you, finding a shell on the beach?) or the sceptical recipient of yet another Raleigh life-changing discovery etc- but the beauty of Newhart's performance is that one can so easily speculate what the other participant in the dialogue is saying.
Bob Newhart returns to the TV as Dick Loudon, as he and his wife Joanna decide to leave life in New York City and buy a little inn in Vermont. Dick is a how-to book writer, who eventually becomes a local TV celebrity as host of "Vermont Today."
Join up with the inn crowd on Newhart! The inimitable Bob Newhart is back for another hilarious helping of off-kilter comedy in the sixth season of the delightfully daffy Emmy-nominated sitcom, Newhart. Season Six finds innkeeper, author, and television host Dick Loudon (Newhart) and his wife Joanna (Mary Frann) facing a whole new batch of comic misadventures as they contend with running the Stratford Inn as well as the oddball natives of their quaint Vermont town.
Welcome back to the Stratford Inn! Comedy legend Bob Newhart returns as harried innkeeper Dick Loudon for a fifth season of the quirky, hilarious, anything-but-buttoned-down sitcom classic Newhart. Dick and his lovely, forever sweater-clad wife Joanna (Mary Frann) are joined as always by their off-kilter crew of friends and colleagues: hilarious handyman George (Tom Poston), yuppie-in-training Michael (Peter Scolari), spoiled and sassy Stephanie (Julia Duffy) and that wacky woodsman Larry (William Sanderson), not to mention his brother Darryl (Tony Papenfuss).
Bob Newhart returns as Dick Loudon, the New Yorker who runs a small B&B in Vermont with his wife Joanna (Mary Frann). Things operate a little differently up in ski country, as exemplified by their disparate group of friends and neighbors including Larry (William Sanderson) and his brother Darryl (Tony Papenfuss) and his other brother Darryl (John Voldstad).
Dr. Hartley will see you now...and you will see Dr. Hartley in The Bob Newhart Show: The Complete Series. This sitcom classic stars the incomparable Bob Newhart as Dr. Robert Hartley, a Chicago psychologist who finds himself surrounded by some unusual and neurotic characters on the job, as well as at home! Hartley faces an uphill battle to not lose patience with his patients, but with the support of his quick-witted wife Emily (Suzanne Pleshette), you can count on him to conduct a healthy session of laugh therapy in all 142 episodes of The Bob Newhart Show.