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The Bob Newhart Show

I Want to Be Alone

Episode: 024 | Aired: December 02, 1972

Bob decides that for his own mental well-being, he needs some peace and quiet. He moves into a hotel room by himself, leaving a confused Howard Borden thinking that Bob and Emily have split up.

Emily, I'm Home....Emily?

Episode: 020 | Aired: February 17, 1973

Bob is upset when Emily takes a fulltime job with the Board of Education. Emily explains that working full-time makes her feel wonderful, while quitting would make her miserable. Bob decides to leave well enough alone.

You Can't Win 'Em All!

Episode: 021 | Aired: February 24, 1973

When a star pitcher for the Chicago Cubs credits Bob with saving his career, the endorsement brings Bob a new patient, Moose Washburna second-string player whose career is beyond a mere psychologist's help.

Bum Voyage

Episode: 022 | Aired: March 03, 1973

Afraid that his practice, as well as his patients, will fall apart if he leaves, Bob keeps resisting Emily's plans for a two-month European cruise.

Who's Been Sleeping On My Couch

Episode: 023 | Aired: March 10, 1973

Recovering from another broken romance, Jerry Robinson accepts Bob's invitation to spend a couple of days at his apartment. Bob soon comes to regret his kindness.

Last TV Show

Episode: 025 | Aired: September 15, 1973

Bob's therapy group insists that he accept an invitation for the group to conduct one of its weekly sessions on television.


Episode: 026 | Aired: September 22, 1973

A trip to Peoria turns into one long embarrassment for Bob when Jerry introduces him to a pretty girl named Janine. Janine doesn't seem to care that Bob is a married man.


Episode: 027 | Aired: September 29, 1973

One of Bob's more masculine patients enthusiastically slaps him on the backand, unfortunately for Bob, it throws his back out. Even more unfortunately, Bob and Emily were supposed to be going to Mexico for a vacation.

Somebody Down Here Likes Me

Episode: 028 | Aired: October 06, 1973

Rev. Dan Bradford seeks professional advice from Bob - then makes a startling announcement in his Sunday sermon.

Emily in for Carol

Episode: 029 | Aired: October 13, 1973

With Carol on vacation, Emily is elected to fill in as the receptionist. Everyone loves the idea - except Bob.

Have You Met Miss Dietz?

Episode: 030 | Aired: October 20, 1973

Marilyn Dietz, a very attractive divorcee, creates a feud between Jerry and Howard when she starts dating both of them.

Old Man Rivers

Episode: 031 | Aired: October 27, 1973

A rather embarrassing operation leads to romance between Carol and her doctor. Everyone questions the relationship due to the new couple's age disparity.

Mister Emily Hartley

Episode: 032 | Aired: November 03, 1973

Bob suffers an inferiority attack when a test reveals that Emily's IQ is higher than his.

Mutiny on the Hartley

Episode: 033 | Aired: November 10, 1973

Bob decides to meet the rising cost of living by raising his rates. The members of his therapy group revolt when he picks the most inappropriate moment to tell them.

I'm Okay, You're Okay, So What's Wrong?

Episode: 034 | Aired: November 17, 1973

Bob turns out to be an uncooperative patient when Emily makes an appointment for them to see a marriage counselor.

Fit Fat and Forty-One

Episode: 035 | Aired: November 24, 1973

Determined to lose eight pounds from around his middle, Bob goes on a strict diet. With Jerry's help, he joins a weight-reducing class that seems to be populated mostly by women.

Blues for Mr.Borden

Episode: 036 | Aired: December 01, 1973

Swinger Howard Borden suffers a bad case of the blues when his young son tells him about his marvelous new "uncle," who seems to have taken up permanent residence with Howard's ex-wife.

My Wife Belongs to Daddy

Episode: 037 | Aired: December 08, 1973

Emily's parents pay a surprise visit that makes Bob terribly uncomfortable. Emily's father is gregarious, well-traveled, a war hero, and an outdoors manin short, everything that Bob isn't.

T.S. Elliot

Episode: 038 | Aired: December 15, 1973

Bob's patient Elliot Carlin parades all his phobias and insecurities as he prepares to ask Carol Kester for a date. He then finds it even harder to accept her answerwhich is "yes."

I'm Dreaming of a Slight Christmas

Episode: 039 | Aired: December 22, 1973

Christmas Eve is almost spoiled when Bob is trapped in the office because of a power failure.

Oh, Brother

Episode: 040 | Aired: January 05, 1974

Jerry Robinson's brother shows up in Chicago after finishing dental school. He takes over Jerry's life, his apartment, and his dental practice.

The Modernization of Emily

Episode: 041 | Aired: January 12, 1974

Emily decides to update her image with a cool new wardrobe that she says is youthful and Bob says is childish.

The Jobless Corps

Episode: 042 | Aired: January 19, 1974

Depressed after losing his job with the airline, Howard accepts Bob's offer to join his "out of workshop," a special therapy group for the unemployed. (Bob extends the invitation at Emily's insistence when Howard's attempts to help her around the apartment begin driving her up the wall.)

Clink Shrink

Episode: 043 | Aired: January 26, 1974

Hoping to make a contribution to society, Bob offers his psychological counseling services for free to a parolee out on an armed-robbery conviction. But Bob seems to be more influenced by his patient's manner than the patient is by Bob's therapy.

Mind Your Own Business

Episode: 044 | Aired: February 02, 1974

At Jerry's urging, Bob hires a business manager to handle his money. He ends up living on a meager allowance that affords him only such luxuries as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch.

A Love Story

Episode: 045 | Aired: February 09, 1974

Howard falls head over heels in love with Bob's sister Ellen. Under most circumstances, Bob would find this perfectly acceptableexcept that Ellen is getting married to someone else.

By the Way...You're Fired!

Episode: 046 | Aired: February 16, 1974

When Carol's new love interest interferes with her work, Jerry Robinson doesn't seem too concerned. But when it disrupts his love life, he decides to fire her.

Confessions of an Orthodontist

Episode: 047 | Aired: February 23, 1974

While filling in for a fellow psychologist, Bob is surprised to find that his first patient is Jerry Robinson, who is reluctant to reveal his problem. A little prodding produces the startling admission that Jerry is in love with Emily.

A Matter of Principal

Episode: 048 | Aired: March 02, 1974

It's a matter of principal versus principle when Emily refuses to skip one of her students ahead two grades at the elementary school where she teaches.