Happy 85th Birthday to Bob Newhart! The comic legend plays the straight man like no one else. Newhart has perfected the everyman-surrounded-by-crazy-people persona, as evidenced by his two hit shows. He played the deadpan psychologist Dr. Bob Hartley in The Bob Newhart Show and innkeeper Dick Loudon in Newhart. He also plays Will Ferrell's father ("Papa Elf") in Elf and won an Emmy in 2013 for his guest role on The Big Bang Theory.
TODAY’S TRIVIA QUESTION
The final episode of Newhart, Dick Loudon wakes up as Bob Hartley in bed with his wife Emily on the set of The Bob Newhart Show. Newhart was all a dream! Who came up with the very funny premise?
a) Newhart’s wife
b) Newhart’s manager
c) Newhart’s costar from The Bob Newhart Show, Suzanne Pleshette
d) Newhart’s costar from Newhart, Mary Frann
CLIP OF THE DAY
Dr. Bob Hartley appears on a talk show…but it’s not what he expected.
QUOTES OF THE DAY
I've been told to speed up my delivery when I perform. But if I lose the stammer, I'm just another slightly amusing accountant.
DID YOU KNOW…
Newhart’s 1960 comedy album, The Buttoned-Down Mind of Bob Newhart, beat The Sound of Music Broadway cast album on the charts. It also won three Grammys, including Album of the Year.
a) Newhart’s wife of 51 years, Ginny, came up with the brilliant series ending.