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BOB NEWHART SHOW, THE: SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE . . . (TV)

Summary

One in this series of comedy programs about the personal and professional life of a Chicago psychiatrist.

In this episode, Bob's therapy group agrees to add a new member in order to rejuvenate their stagnant sessions. Craig Plager, who is "mildly neurotic, with compulsive tendencies," seems an excellent choice until the group realizes that he is gay. Led by the supremely hostile Mr. Carlin, the group stages a walkout since they are unable to handle Craig's sexual orientation. Bob is also thrown off guard by the development, but he gamely struggles to rise above his own discomfort. He chastises Emily and Howard at home for their insensitive remarks and then issues the group an ultimatum regarding Craig's inclusion. Bob faces a less serious problem in the form of his old, hideous tuxedo -- which is required dress for a reunion of his college glee club. Commercials deleted.

Cataloging of this program was made possible by Blake Byrne.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: October 16, 1976 Saturday 9:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:24:55
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:14853
  • GENRE: Comedy
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Comedy; LGBTQ+ Collection - Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV series, 1972-1978
  • COMMERCIALS: N/A

CREDITS

  • Tom Patchett … Executive Producer
  • Jay Tarses … Executive Producer
  • Michael Zinberg … Producer
  • Gordon Farr … Producer
  • Lynn Farr … Producer
  • Mark C. Tinker … Associate Producer
  • James Burrows … Director
  • David Davis … Created by
  • Lorenzo Music … Created by, Theme Music by
  • Patricia Jones … Writer
  • Donald Reiker … Writer
  • Patrick Williams … Music by, Conductor
  • Henrrietta Music … Theme Music by
  • Bob Newhart … Cast, Dr. Robert Hartley
  • Suzanne Pleshette … Cast, Emily Hartley
  • Peter Bonerz … Cast, Jerry Robinson
  • Bill Daily … Cast, Howard Borden
  • Marcia Wallace … Cast, Carol Kester Bondurant
  • Howard Hesseman … Cast, Craig Plager
  • Jack Riley … Cast, Mr. Carlin
  • Renee Lippin … Cast, Michelle Nardo
  • John Fiedler … Cast, Mr. Peterson
  • Florida Friebus … Cast, Mrs. Bakerman
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