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So which Bob Newhart tv show was better?

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So which Bob Newhart tv show was better?
« on: August 15, 2017, 10:22:30 PM »

Offline eja117

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For a minute I added George and Leo but it was only on one season so obviously the market spoke on that one.

Bob Newhart Show....= Chicago therapist

Newhart = Vermont Inn Keeper  (featuring Larry, Darryl, and Darryl)

No spoilers involving endings. Hmmm....maybe enough time has passed, but no theories about one show actually technically being the other.

Re: So which Bob Newhart tv show was better?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2017, 10:28:21 PM »

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But one of the endings was the best ending ever...
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2017, 10:30:38 PM »

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But one of the endings was the best ending ever...

Wasn't it the ending to both shows?

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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 10:31:32 PM »

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But one of the endings was the best ending ever...

Wasn't it the ending to both shows?
That is VERY philosophical liam!

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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 10:31:34 PM »

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As an aside...a few years ago I worked in downtown Chicago everyday and would drive by the towers that Newhart supposedly lived and worked in every day.  I would point them out to anyone who visited from out of town.  Very few recognized them or knew what the hell I was talking about.
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Re: So which Bob Newhart tv show was better?
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2017, 10:32:30 PM »

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Two of the best opening themes ever. People don't realize Henry Mancini wrote the Newhart VT one. Top notch.

Re: So which Bob Newhart tv show was better?
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 10:33:00 PM »

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As an aside...a few years ago I worked in downtown Chicago everyday and would drive by the towers that Newhart supposedly lived and worked in every day.  I would point them out to anyone who visited from out of town.  Very few recognized them or knew what the hell I was talking about.
I stayed at the Vermont Inn two years ago!

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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2017, 10:47:51 PM »

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For a minute I added George and Leo but it was only on one season so obviously the market spoke on that one.

Bob Newhart Show....= Chicago therapist

Newhart = Vermont Inn Keeper  (featuring Larry, Darryl, and Darryl)

No spoilers involving endings. Hmmm....maybe enough time has passed, but no theories about one show actually technically being the other.
A lifetime of TP's for the topic.

Re: So which Bob Newhart tv show was better?
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2017, 10:52:50 PM »

Offline liam

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As an aside...a few years ago I worked in downtown Chicago everyday and would drive by the towers that Newhart supposedly lived and worked in every day.  I would point them out to anyone who visited from out of town.  Very few recognized them or knew what the hell I was talking about.

Those towers are one of the ways I still recognize Chicago in movies....

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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2017, 10:54:57 PM »

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For a minute I added George and Leo but it was only on one season so obviously the market spoke on that one.

Bob Newhart Show....= Chicago therapist

Newhart = Vermont Inn Keeper  (featuring Larry, Darryl, and Darryl)

No spoilers involving endings. Hmmm....maybe enough time has passed, but no theories about one show actually technically being the other.
A lifetime of TP's for the topic.
It must be decided and a poll on CB is the only way

Re: So which Bob Newhart tv show was better?
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2017, 10:56:15 PM »

Offline liam

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But one of the endings was the best ending ever...

Wasn't it the ending to both shows?
That is VERY philosophical liam!

Also it is in practical terms the ending to both shows. It's probably the best television ending ever. I did love the end to both The Dick Van Dyke show and The Mary Tyler Moore show. Two very awesome endings.

Re: So which Bob Newhart tv show was better?
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2017, 01:18:12 AM »

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by the time the 2nd show debuted I was old enough to date, so I didn't see as much of it.
optimism is a skill

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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2017, 06:40:27 AM »

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by the time the 2nd show debuted I was old enough to date, so I didn't see as much of it.
In my case, I think I was already married so I rarely ever watched his 2nd show. 

The original was one of the greatest TV shows ever, but that was mainly due to Bob Newhart himself.  The show was built around his shtick, but had many other great characters.  It was also one of the first shows to show a married couple in the same bed together.  IIRC, on the Dick Van Dyke show they had separate twin beds in their bedroom.

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« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2017, 09:20:54 AM »

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I only ever watched Newhart because I was too young for the Bob Newhart Show. I was still a kid while Newhart was on. I remember watching the finale and my parents had to explain the ending to me.

Re: So which Bob Newhart tv show was better?
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2017, 09:43:56 PM »

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I find the Bob Newhart Show way way way more depressing. Mrs. eja theorizes it's because he's a therapist, hence there are more problems on the show.  I theorize the characters are in many ways more pathetic and singular.  I sorta hope it gets better the way Newhart got better in Season 3 after they wrote Kirk off the show