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The Bob Newhart Show

Fly the Unfriendly Skies

Episode: 001 | Aired: September 16, 1972

Bob's "Fear of Flying" workshop travels by plane to New York. All seems to be going well as they board the plane for their first flightthat is, until the plane begins to move.

Tracy Grammar School, I'll Lick You Yet

Episode: 002 | Aired: September 23, 1972

It's Vocation Day in Emily's class, and Bob feels left out when he's not invited. At the last minute, he's asked to fill in, but Emily's worst fears are confirmed when Bob fails to excite the kids' interest.

Tennis, Emily?

Episode: 003 | Aired: September 30, 1972

Bob experiences pangs of jealousy when Emily's handsome new tennis instructor comes to see him with an emotional problemnamely, his inability to turn down the women who are all uncontrollably attracted to him.

Mom, I L-L-Love You

Episode: 004 | Aired: October 07, 1972

Bob finds it extremely difficult to tell his mother that he loves her.

Goodnight, Nancy

Episode: 005 | Aired: October 21, 1972

Bob's old girlfriend comes to Chicago with her husband and calls on Emily and Bob.

Come Live With Me

Episode: 006 | Aired: October 28, 1972

Carol tries to get Bob to approve her moving in with her new boyfriend Roger, who has just separated from his wife. Bob refuses, telling her she will have to make her own decision.

Father Knows Worst

Episode: 007 | Aired: November 04, 1972

Bob's divorced neighbor, Howard Borden, is convinced that his son, Howie, doesn't really like him. Later, Howard's ex-wife convinces him that Howie thinks he is the greatest guy in the world.

Don't Go To Bed Mad

Episode: 008 | Aired: November 11, 1972

Bob wants to watch football every Monday night. Emily feels this is unfair: their other activities allow the couple only two nights each week to be together and she thinks they should do something that they both enjoy. This leads to an unresolved, all-night argument that ends only when the two participants become exhausted.


Episode: 009 | Aired: November 18, 1972

Bob and Emily have been trying for some time to have a child. When they attend a party where the conversation turns to the subject of children, they feel so left out that they decide to adopt a child.

Anything Happen While I Was Gone?

Episode: 010 | Aired: November 25, 1972

As soon as Bob returns to the office from his vacation in Mexico, Jerry announces that he is about to be married to a girl he met nine days ago. Cynthia, a beautiful but domineering oral hygienist, becomes too much for Jerry, and he realizes that he has made a mistake.

Bob and Emily and Howard and Carol and Jerry

Episode: 011 | Aired: December 09, 1972

Howard "floats" into Bob's office on Cloud Nine after having a tooth pulled. He is so poetic that Carol tells Emily, "I want him." Emily agrees to help Carol get him, and the two have an up-and-down romance.

I Owe It All to You...But Not That Much

Episode: 012 | Aired: December 16, 1972

Jerry decides there is something wrong with him because he never becomes serious about any of the girls he dates. He asks Bob if he can become one of his patients. Bob agrees, but they have to abandon the plan when it begins to interfere with their friendship.

His Busiest Season

Episode: 013 | Aired: December 23, 1972

Christmas becomes a sad memory for Bob's group therapy session, and it's evident that "'tis not the season" for everyone to be jolly. Bob decides to invite the group over for Christmas Eve.

Let's Get Away From It Almost

Episode: 014 | Aired: January 06, 1973

Bob and Emily travel to a ski lodge that's nearly deserted except for the annoying couple with whom they share a bathroom. After sitting through a disastrous dinner, the Hartleys decide to leaveonly to find themselves caught in the spotlight of the abominable floor show they're trying to escape.

The Crash of 29 Years Old

Episode: 015 | Aired: January 13, 1973

Feeling unfulfilled as a woman and having just passed her 29th birthday, Carol quits her job as Bob's receptionist. After having been gone for a while, Carol suddenly shows up at one of Bob's group-therapy sessions and creates a situation in which Bob finds himself more of a patient than a doctor.

The Man With the Golden Wrist

Episode: 016 | Aired: January 20, 1973

Bob refuses to wear the beautiful gold watch Emily gave him for his 40th birthday after he learns just how expensive it was.

The Two Loves of Dr. Hartley

Episode: 017 | Aired: January 27, 1973

When one of his patients falls in love with him, Bob has problems at the office and at home.

Not With My Sister You Don't

Episode: 018 | Aired: February 03, 1973

Swinger Howard Borden's 22-year old sister Debbie arrives to spend the week with him. Emily arranges a blind date for her with Jerry Robinsonand Howard suddenly turns into an overprotective big brother.

A Home is Not Necessarily a House

Episode: 019 | Aired: February 10, 1973

Bob and Emily try to decide if they should give up their apartment and buy a house.