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The Bob Newhart Show: Friends Talk Bob’s Career and Future

Bob NewhartThe TV Academy recently celebrated Bob Newhart’s 50th year in show business with a nice tribute in Los Angeles. Several of Newhart’s friends and co-stars were on hand to salute the venerable performer.

They included alums of his two iconic shows The Bob Newhart Show (Peter Bonerz, Bill Daily and Marcia Wallace), Newhart (Julia Duffy and Peter Scolari), as well as admirers like Tim Conway, Fred Willard, Don Rickles, and director James Burrows.

Our friends at Pop Culture Passionistas were on hand for the Archive of American Television. While there, they asked Newhart’s pals about their favorite stories, what he should do next, and what people don’t know about him with (not surprisingly) humorous results.

What do you think? His former costar Betty White has never been hotter — what should Bob Newhart do next?

 

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randall gerber September 1, 2010 at 8:46 pm

you should re-release all his early comedy album and emmy award winning variety show despite its only been on one season.mr.mr. newhart will properly head on to the kennedy center to be honored(with 4 to 5 other people) maybe in december.he is an old fashioned storyteller before richard pryor or bill cosby,and knows how to make people laugh without using swear words.honor him and thank him.

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Joel Bader July 21, 2010 at 10:26 am

Re-release some of Bob Newhart’s early comedy albums!!!!! Remember his bits about Abe Lincoln and the press agent? Or the introduction of such new inventions as tobacco and the airplane? Or Newhart’s take on starting a new job–combined with the movie King Kong? Those are classics!!!!!

Also some of Newhart’s movies are good. I enjoyed his voice acting role in the original Rescuers (with such people as John Fiedler and Eva Gabor) and Cold Turkey (with Dick Van Dyke and Pippa Scott). The latter one was a hoot!!

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