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  "Newhart" (1982)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
A bit of trivia: Larry and the 2 Darryls were originally planned by the writers to appear in about 2-4 episodes and were to be written off shortly thereafter.
Since "Newhart" was taped in front of a studio audience, the audience would cheer, applaud and holler when the trio walked in the door, then the introduction would follow: "Hi, I'm Larry, this is my brother Darryl and this is my other brother Darryl".
It was said, that the studio audience kept the trio from being written off the show.
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  Bob Newhart - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Newhart is known for his deadpan delivery and a slight stammer which early on he incorporated into the persona around which he built a successful career.
Newhart was introduced by Buddy Hackett to Virginia Quinn, the woman who became his wife on January 12, 1963, the daughter of late character actor Bill Quinn.
Newhart and his wife are fast friends with comedian Don Rickles and his wife, and they often vacation together.
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 Newhart - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Newhart is a television situation comedy that aired on the CBS network from 1982 to 1990.
The bedroom is from the set of The Bob Newhart Show, and – in a parody of a 1980s television vogue – the entire Newhart program is revealed to have been a dream in the mind of Newhart's 1970s character.
Bob Hartley tells Emily that in the dream he lived in a weird Vermont town with weird people: a snobbish maid and her alliterative husband, a dense handyman, and three eccentric woodsmen, two of whom were mute.
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 The Bob Newhart Show/ Newhart
The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart are both prime examples of the ensemble comedy that came into vogue in U.S. television during the 1970s and enjoyed continued popularity in the 1980s and 1990s.
The two shows had much else in common (in addition to their star, Bob Newhart); both had sharp writing, well-drawn characters, and a distinctive style of humor that was intelligent and sophisticated, yet just a bit off the wall.
When Newhart retired the show--by choice--he expressed misgivings about the direction of situation comedy as the 1970s gave way to the 1980s; broad physical comedy and obvious jokes seemed to be pushing out wit and sophistication.
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 Bob Newhart in Oak Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
George Robert Newhart was born on September 5, 1929 in Oak Park, one of four children of of George David Newhart and Julia Pauline Burns.
Newhart moved to Los Angeles in 1961 at the start of his television career The Oak Park connection persisted none-the-less, as he maintained an apartment at 1020 Randolph Street in Oak Park.
Newhart is an alumnus of Loyola University of Chicago, graduating in 1952 with a Business Degree in Management.
www.oprf.com /Newhart   (661 words)

 Newhart, Bob
Newhart was one of several cerebral comedians who found favor in the early 1960s, but he always seemed more accessible than the others, like the kind of guy people would invite into their living rooms.
Each cast member had opportunity to shine, but Newhart was the calm center of it all, reacting dryly to strange characters and events, and patiently trying to explain various situations to people who weren't interested in his explanations.
Despite this failure, Newhart's place in television history is assured by his two successful sitcoms, which in reruns continue to demonstrate that his style of humor has not gone out of date.
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 washingtonpost.com: Hello? This Is Bob.
Newhart, 73, has occupied this palace for more than 10 years, but he still looks like he fears it's merely a set for a sitcom that will one day be canceled.
Newhart, however, with the face and background of a Midwest accountant and the stammering delivery of a substitute teacher with the wrong textbook, was somehow less hostile, more funny and totally sympathetic.
Sorkin was so intrigued he invited Newhart onto his show, where the budding comedian regularly improvised routines claiming to be the expert on whatever big issue was in the news.
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 Newhart - Nostalgia Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In this series, Newhart played Dick Loudon, a writer of "how-to" books who moved from New York to Norwich, Vermont to realize his dream of running a country inn.
Tom Poston (who had been a frequent guest on the earlier show) was the inn's unhandy handyman, George Utley, and Julia Duffy played the vain and spoiled Stephanie Vanderkellen (an heiress working as a maid at the Stratford Inn - Stephanie replaced her less interesting cousin, Leslie, after the first season).
Newhart closed its successful eight-year run with one of the best final episodes of any series.
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 Newhart - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Newhart is the name of a television sitcom that aired on the CBS Network from 1982 to 1990.
The show starred comedian Bob Newhart as Dick Loudon, an author who moved from New York City to the fictional town of Stratford, Vermont, to run an inn, and also along the way becomes a local television talk show host, hosting a largely-unwatched show on books and authors.
A light is turned on and the viewer sees Bob Newhart waking up in bed, not as Dick Loudon in Vermont but as Chicago psychologist Bob Hartley, Newhart's character on the 1970s series The Bob Newhart Show.
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 Newhart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Newhart actually got better as time went on, by getting rid of that self-centered S.O.B. Kirk Devane (although his Grandma, played by Ruth Gordon, was hilarious), and adding the doofus townspeople and the most obnoxiously shallow couple on Earth (Michael and Stephanie).
Newhart was horrible at first, and then it managed to undo it by the third or fourth season.
Newhart proved that it is still possible to be funny without being dirty or mean; Seinfeld may have been as funny, but Newhart was easily the better show.
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 The Bob Newhart Show   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Bob Newhart show and Newhart from the 80's were two very successful shows and they proved that you didn't have to have a lot of hype or cliff-hangers or message type shows.
Who can watch Bob Newhart in anything and not laugh?His costars were great in their roles and were meant to be the crazy world that the sane Bob lived in,but somehow Bob was still funnier.This is one of the few shows you laugh out loud at while watching.Thanks Bob.
Newhart's comedy act was completely clean and wholesome, and, he was still cool (in a repressed, button-down way).
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 NPR: Bob Newhart, National Press Club
George Robert Newhart was born Sept. 5, 1929, in Chicago.
The show made Newhart a TV star; but after six successful, award-winning seasons, Newhart thought the series had run its course, and it went off the air.
In 1990, when Newhart chose to end it, he did so with a trademark, wry twist: The season finale revealed that the entire Newhart series had been a dream in the mind of Bob Hartley.
www.npr.org /programs/npc/2002/021030.bnewhart.html   (572 words)

 Bob Newhart: Stand Up Comedian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Newhart was part of the audience himself, gently mirroring the faults and foibles of the unassuming average man. When some of his comedy radio tapes found their way to Warner Brothers Records, Warner assumed Newhart was ready to become its star comic.
Newhart was inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame in 1993.
For Bob Newhart, being funny includes meeting an ethical standard that years of Catholic education and upbringing instilled in him.
www.oprf.com /Newhart/comedy.html   (560 words)

 Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart first worked as an accountant and advertising copywriter, but in his spare time, he performed in a theatrical stock company in his hometown of Chicago.
Newhart and a friend at the ad agency, Ed Gallagher, recorded audition tapes of themselves making long, antic phone calls to each other.
Newhart won a Q Award in 1987 for Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series for his role in the show.
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 PBS Previews | American Masters "Bob Newhart: Unbuttoned"
Shy and unassuming, Bob Newhart nonetheless exploded on the comedy scene in 1960 with a breakthrough album peppered with nervous, stammering characters whose humble personas stood in stark contrast to the hipsters of the late 1950s.
Newhart's TV career dates to 1961, with the debut of "The Bob Newhart Variety Show." The show earned broadcasting's highest honor, a Peabody Award, as well as an Emmy.
In that episode, Newhart "wakes" in his old bedroom from "The Bob Newhart Show" with Pleshette next to him, and says he had "the strangest dream." The dream, of course, was the entire "Newhart" show.
www.pbs.org /previews/american_masters_newhart   (1412 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Something Like This [Double CD]: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Newhart also perfected playing a character involved in a conversation with the other party in absentia, as in one of his most famous routines, "King Kong", in which he plays the part of an Empire State Building security guard who calls his boss the night King Kong makes his famous ascent.
Newhart's material consists of him talking to an imaginary 'other person', either on the 'phone or in a variety of situations.
This Newhart compilation is almost entirely about one man talking to an imaginary audience - be it a bunch of passengers on a plane, sociopathic bus-drivers or the discontented crew of the U S S Codfish.
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 Last Newhart
The 1982 series Newhart kept Bob Newhart's familiar character intact and transplanted it to a new setting in which he was surrounded by a cast of characters that grew increasingly eccentric during the span of the series.
The tale, bizarre even by Newhart standards, opens on a town meeting at the Stratford Inn at which (among other such important business as a vote to declare the flounder the Official Town Fish) the townspeople have assembled to celebrate the Inn's 216th anniversary.
Instead of leaving the ending of Newhart as a gag meant to be enjoyed as a simple wink to the audience, this show belabors the notion that all of Newhart was merely a figment of Hartley's imagination.
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 Hyperion To Publish Bob Newhart's Memoir
A book of humor, the tome will be organized thematically and will include stories and anecdotes from throughout Bob Newhart's life and career, as well thoughts and observations on a multitude of topics.
Schwalbe negotiated with Newhart manager, Joseph Bongiovi, of Monarch Entertainment, and the Endeavor Agency.
Newhart, who headlined three long running network series, including The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart, plans a variety of projects in 2005, including more acting roles, Las Vegas shows, a concert tour and a DVD.
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 Hi, Bob! - Tonight's PBS tribute is the latest chapter of the Bob Newhart renaissance. By Dana Stevens
The now 75-year-old Newhart appeared in a two-episode arc in Desperate Housewives last season, as Morty, the estranged boyfriend of Susan's (Teri Hatcher) mother; he'll be returning next season for an undisclosed number of episodes.
And Newhart is currently working on a memoir for Hyperion to be published in the fall of 2006.
In the late 1950s, Newhart was nearing 30 and still living with his parents in Chicago, working as an accountant and recording Bob and Ray-style comedy sketches with his then-partner, Ed Gallagher.
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 Bob Newhart - Newhart
In 1982, Bob Newhart brought his patented stutter and unique timing back to network audiences with "Newhart," which ran until September of 1990.
While visiting his son's university in Spokane, Washington, Bob observed the clerks behind the desk interacting with the patrons and imagined the variety of people they dealt with on a daily basis.
Newhart played Dick Loudon, a "how-to" book writer from New York who decided to practice what he preached by moving into and renovating a Vermont inn built in 1774.
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 dvdfuture.com :: Review - Bob Newhart Show, The: The Complete First Season,
Finally the first season of Bob Newhart's seventies comedy series is out in a three disc DVD set so get ready for a lot more drunken drivers on the road.
While perusing the DVD collection of "The Bob Newhart Show: The Complete First Season," I found that another drinking game could be made of the number of times Bob Hartley found himself holding a telephone receiver in his hands.
Maybe it was what he was known for and when Newhart got the television series he just couldn't kick it to the side of the road.
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 Newhart TV Show - Newhart Television Show - TV.com
Four years after the end of his long-running sitcom, Bob Newhart returned to series television for another eight years on this brilliantly funny, often surreal sitcom.
The unnamed Vermont village that provided this show\'s setting was populated by eccentric characters such as Chester Wanamaker, who later became mayor, Jim Dixon, his addle-pated sidekick, Bev Dutton, the no-nonsense manager of Channel 8 (from which "Vermont Today" originated), and Larry, Darryl and Darryl, three surprisingly cultured woodsmen.
Comedian Bob Newhart plays Dr. Robert Hartley, a psychologist living in Chicago with his wife Emily, a schoolteacher.
www.tv.com /newhart/show/505/summary.html   (747 words)

 Comedy College: Lessons in Laughter - About Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart is perhaps the only man in the world who can talk to himself on the phone without people looking at him strangely.
Thus was born "The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart," which became the first comedy album to go number one on the charts.
Again surrounded by an exceptional ensemble of quirky characters (yet another trademark of Bob Newhart's television career), the series went on to enormous success for eight seasons, ending against the wishes of the network, but only because Bob felt it was better to put the show to rest while it was at its peak.
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 The Bob Newhart Show: The Complete First Season | PopMatters Television Review
Outwardly, Newhart is an affable everyman, but the bloodhound bags under his eyes reflect deeper troubles.
His The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart was the first comedy album to chart at #1, he's the only comedian to win a Best New Artist Grammy, and he's had two successful sitcoms over the course of twenty years.
In the character of Dr. Hartley, Newhart developed his comic persona from the stuttering, inept professional to one that at least recognizes and tries to overcome his faults.
popmatters.com /tv/reviews/b/bob-newhart-show-1-dvd.shtml   (1298 words)

 An Inn in Vermont... -- The "Newhart" Fanlisting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
"Newhart" is a television series that ran from 1982-1990.
It starred Bob Newhart as Dick Loudon, a writer of how-to books who decides to move into and rennovate an old inn in Vermont.
In this case the subject is (you guessed it!!) "Newhart." "An Inn in Vermont..." is also proud to be approved by The Fanlistings.org.
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 'Bob Newhart: Unbuttoned'
Newhart still performs up to 40 stand-up dates a year and was recognized with a 2004 Emmy nomination for his first dramatic role on "ER."
Newhart describes himself as a minimalist and others describe him in the context of "reactive" and his ability to use silence and expressions to convey his humor.
Laurel, Md.: Newhart's first series (the Chicago psychologist one) was the 9:30 entry of the "greatest night in the history of TV" on CBS, running after All in the Family, MASH and Mary Tyler Moore.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/discussion/2005/07/20/DI2005072001819.html   (4956 words)

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