The Bob Newhart Show

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As Robert Hartley, Ph.D., Bob Newhart stars as a psychologist who could use a little professional help himself! In playing straight man to a host of eccentric characters, Newhart's Dr. Hartley manages his neurotic patients while coping with the day-to-day drama of dealing with colleagues, family and friends.

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Episode Guide

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Ep 1: Fly the Unfriendly Skies

Bob invites Emily to join his fear of flying group on a trip to New York City. Much to Bob's surprise he finds that Emily also has a fear of flying and refuses to go. After a conversation with Howard she decides to go, only to back out after boarding the plane. Aired: 9/16/1972

Ep 2: Tracy Grammar School, I'll Lick You Yet

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. Aired: 9/23/1972

Ep 3: Tennis, Emily?

Bob experiences pangs of jealousy when Emily's handsome new tennis instructor comes to see him with an emotional problem—namely, his inability to turn down the women who are all uncontrollably attracted to him. Aired: 9/30/1972

Ep 4: Mom, I L-L-Love You

Bob finds it extremely difficult to tell his mother that he loves her. Aired: 10/7/1972

Ep 5: Goodnight Nancy

Bob's old girlfriend comes to Chicago with her husband and calls on Emily and Bob. Aired: 10/21/1972

Ep 6: Come Live with Me

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. Aired: 10/28/1972

Ep 7: Father Knows Worst

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. Aired: 11/4/1972

Ep 8: Don't Go to Bed Mad

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 couple becomes exhausted. Aired: 11/11/1972

Ep 9: P-I-L-O-T

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. Aired: 11/18/1972

Ep 10: Anything Happen While I Was Gone?

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. Aired: 11/25/1972

Ep 11: I Want to Be Alone

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. Aired: 12/2/1972

Ep 12: Bob and Emily and Howard and Carol and Jerry

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 a rocky romance. Aired: 12/9/1972

Ep 13: I Owe It All to You... But Not That Much

Jerry decides there is something wrong with him because he never becomes serious about the girls he dates. When Bob agrees to take Jerry on as a patient, the doctor-patient relationship soon begins to interfere with their friendship. Aired: 12/16/1972

Ep 14: His Busiest Season

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. Aired: 12/23/1972

Ep 15: Let's Get Away From it Almost

Bob and Emily decide to go on a weekend trip and pick a nearby ski resort. Instead of a relaxing time together, the only other guests share their bathroom and want to share time with them. Aired: 1/6/1973

Ep 16: The Crash of 29 Years Old

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. Aired: 1/13/1973

Ep 17: The Man with the Golden Wrist

Emily gets Bob a really expensive watch for his birthday. When he finds out how much it costs, he is shocked that she would spend that much money on one small gift. Aired: 1/20/1973

Ep 18: The Two Loves of Dr. Hartley

When one of his patients falls in love with him, Bob has problems at the office and at home. Aired: 1/27/1973

Ep 19: Not With My Sister You Don't

Howard Borden's 22-year-old sister, Debbie, arrives to spend the week with him. Emily arranges a blind date for her with Jerry Robinson—and Howard suddenly turns into an overprotective big brother. Aired: 2/3/1973

Ep 20: A Home is Not Necessarily a House

Bob and Emily consider giving up their apartment and buying a house. Aired: 2/10/1973

Ep 21: Emily, I'm Home... Emily?

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. Aired: 2/17/1973

Ep 22: You Can Win 'Em All

When a star pitcher for the Chicago Cubs credits Bob with saving his career, the endorsement brings Bob a new patient, Moose Washburn—a second-string player whose career is beyond a mere psychologist's help. Aired: 2/24/1973

Ep 23: Bum Voyage

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. Aired: 3/3/1973

Ep 24: Who's Been Sleeping on My Couch?

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. Aired: 3/10/1973

Ep 25: Last TV Show

Bob's therapy group insists that he accept an invitation for the group to conduct one of its weekly sessions on television. Aired: 9/15/1973

Ep 26: Motel

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. Aired: 9/22/1973

Ep 27: Backlash

One of Bob's more masculine patients enthusiastically slaps him on the back—and, unfortunately for Bob, it throws his back out. Even more unfortunately, Bob and Emily were supposed to be going to Mexico for a vacation. Aired: 9/29/1973

Ep 28: Somebody Down Here Likes Me

Rev. Dan Bradford seeks professional advice from Bob—then makes a startling announcement in his Sunday sermon. Aired: 10/6/1973

Ep 29: Emily in for Carol

With Carol on vacation, Emily is elected to fill in as the receptionist. Everyone loves the idea—except Bob. Aired: 10/13/1973

Ep 30: Have You Met Miss Dietz?

Marilyn Dietz, a very attractive divorcee, creates a feud between Jerry and Howard when she starts dating both of them. Aired: 10/20/1973

Ep 31: Old Man Rivers

A rather embarrassing operation leads to romance between Carol and her doctor. Everyone questions the relationship because of the couple's age disparity. Aired: 10/27/1973

Ep 32: Mister Emily Hartley

Bob suffers an inferiority attack when a test reveals that Emily's IQ is higher than his. Aired: 11/3/1973

Ep 33: Mutiny on the Hartley

Bob decides to meet the rising cost of living by raising his rates. But the members of his therapy group revolt when he picks the most inappropriate moment to tell them. Aired: 11/10/1973

Ep 34: I'm Okay, You're Okay, So What's Wrong?

Bob turns out to be an uncooperative patient when Emily makes an appointment for them to see a marriage counselor. Aired: 11/17/1973

Ep 35: Fit, Fat, and Forty-One

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. Aired: 11/24/1973

Ep 36: Blues for Mr. Borden

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. Aired: 12/1/1973

Ep 37: My Wife Belongs to Daddy

Emily's parents pay a surprise visit that makes Bob terribly uncomfortable. Emily's father is gregarious, well-traveled, a war hero, an outdoors man—in short, everything that Bob isn't. Aired: 12/8/1973

Ep 38: T. S. Elliot

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 answer—which is "yes." Aired: 12/15/1973

Ep 39: I'm Dreaming of a Slight Christmas

Christmas Eve is almost spoiled when Bob is trapped in the office because of a power failure. Aired: 12/22/1973

Ep 40: Oh, Brother

Jerry Robinson's brother shows up in Chicago after finishing dental school. He takes over Jerry's life, his apartment and his dental practice. Aired: 1/5/1974

Ep 41: The Modernization of Emily

Emily decides to update her image with a kinky new wardrobe that she says is youthful but Bob says is childish. Aired: 1/12/1974

Ep 42: The Jobless Corps

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.) Aired: 1/19/1974

Ep 43: Clink Shrink

Hoping to make a contribution to society, Bob offers his psychological counseling services 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. Aired: 1/26/1974

Ep 44: Mind Your Own Business

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. Aired: 2/2/1974

Ep 45: A Love Story

Howard falls head over heels in love with Bob's sister, Ellen. Under most circumstances, Bob would find this perfectly acceptable—except that Ellen is getting married to someone else. Aired: 2/9/1974

Ep 46: By the Way... You're Fired

When Carol's new love interest interferes with her work, Jerry Robinson doesn't seemed too concerned. But when it disrupts his love life, he decides to fire her. Aired: 2/16/1974

Ep 47: Confessions of An Orthodontist

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. Aired: 2/23/1974

Ep 48: A Matter of Principal

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. Aired: 3/2/1974

Ep 49: Big Brother is Watching

Bob is faced with the possibility that his younger sister, Ellen, may move in with Howard, her boyfriend. Aired: 9/14/1974

Ep 50: The Battle of the Groups

Bob takes two of his therapy groups to a rustic retreat for a marathon session that never progresses further than everyone's complaints about the primitive conditions of their accommodations. Aired: 9/21/1974

Ep 51: The Great Timpau Medical Arts Experiment

Jerry Robinson suggests that all the doctors in the building form a co-op to treat each other for free. This leads to chaos and hostility that find expression in Bob's special all-doctor therapy group. Aired: 9/28/1974

Ep 52: The Separation Story

For the sake of their marriage—as well as Emily's Master's Degree and Bob's heavy work schedule—the Hartleys decide that it would be best if they took up separate residences. Aired: 10/5/1974

Ep 53: Sorry, Wrong Mother

As Howard prepares to introduce Howie to Ellen, he tries to remold Ellen into an image the boy will like. Aired: 10/12/1974

Ep 54: The Gray Flannel Shrink

Bob gives up most of his private practice to become the staff psychologist with a major insurance company. He soon learns that it's possible for a man in the corporate world to do his job too well. Aired: 10/19/1974

Ep 55: Dr. Ryan's Express

Bob's office routine becomes a wreck when Jerry hires a temporary receptionist. She's a very nice but very vague woman who can't even get Bob's name straight. Aired: 10/26/1974

Ep 56: Brutally Yours, Bob Hartley

Having preached honesty in relationships to his patients, Bob decides to follow his own advice. Immediately he offends two dinner guests and starts an argument with Emily. Aired: 11/2/1974

Ep 57: Ship of Shrinks

Bob's first literary venture turns out to be less than triumphant. His embarrassment makes him reluctant to join a convention of psychologists on a flight to Hawaii, especially when he finds out that Howard is the navigator. Aired: 11/9/1974

Ep 58: Life is a Hamburger

Carol's announcement that she's going to marry Don Fesler—an unpublished poet with bad feet—brings negative reactions from her friends. Aired: 11/16/1974

Ep 59: An American Family

Emily's plans for a wonderful turkey dinner go downhill when Bob's mother and Emily's father begin insulting one another the night before Thanksgiving. Aired: 11/23/1974

Ep 60: We Love You... Good-Bye

Bob forms an all-women consciousness-raising group. He gets kicked out after Emily joins and inadvertently points out some of the unliberated areas in their own marriage. Aired: 11/30/1974

Ep 61: Jerry Robinson Crusoe

After renewing an acquaintance with the beautiful and free-spirited Courtney Simpson, Jerry decides to give up his dental practice: he wants to follow his dreams of romance and adventure by taking Miss Simpson to Tahiti. Aired: 12/7/1974

Ep 62: Serve for Daylight

Bob thinks his chances of winning a doctor's tennis tournament are pretty good until he learns that his doubles partner will be Emily. Aired: 12/14/1974

Ep 63: Home is Where the Hurt Is

Facing the depressing prospect of returning home to Iowa to spend the holidays with her domineering parents, Carol brings her troubles to Bob's apartment. There she spends Christmas Eve pouring out the disasters of her childhood. Aired: 12/21/1974

Ep 64: Tobin's Back in Town

Ellen's ex-fiance, John Tobin—a tall, handsome egomaniac in suede and leather—arrives in Chicago to win Ellen back. The situation plays havoc with Howard's basic insecurities. Aired: 1/4/1975

Ep 65: Think Smartly—Vote Hartley

Before he has a chance to say no, Bob finds himself running for the chairman of the local school board against an incumbent who hasn't attended a board meeting for six months. Aired: 1/11/1975

Ep 66: The Way We Weren't

Emily is more than a little curious about Bob's reluctance to talk about a girl he used to date. Then Howard inadvertently spills the beans. Aired: 1/18/1975

Ep 67: A Pound of Flesh

Bob and Jerry have a falling-out when Jerry demands that Bob lend him money for a new motorcycle. Aired: 1/25/1975

Ep 68: My Business is Shrinking

With his confidence fading as fast as his list of patients, Bob decides to follow Emily's advice and see a psychiatrist about his problem. Aired: 2/1/1975

Ep 69: The New Look

Emily redecorates the apartment in antiques. Bob finds her choice of furniture uncomfortable, unappealing and hazardous to his health. Aired: 2/8/1975

Ep 70: Bob Hits the Ceiling

Bob breaks a long-standing rule against treating friends when he agrees to counsel Emily's chum, whose marriage to a muscular gym teacher seems to be breaking up. Aired: 2/15/1975

Ep 71: Emily Hits the Ceiling

Emily agrees to help operate a children's summer camp and tries to persuade Bob to be one of the counselors. Aired: 2/22/1975

Ep 72: The Ceiling Hits Bob

Bob becomes the "oldest permanent psychologist in Chicago" when the ceiling in his office collapses and he has to set up shop wherever he can find the space. Aired: 3/8/1975

Ep 73: The Longest Good-Bye

Bob's old school friend Murdock is in town for a day to sell a complex giveaway item to a Chicago cereal company. Bob invites him to stay overnight at his home. The brief encounter stretches out to a week when Murdock can't make his business connections. Aired: 9/13/1975

Ep 74: Here's Looking at You, Kid

Howard insists on joining Bob and Emily's anniversary dinner at a fashionable Chicago restaurant in order to enlist their aid in popping the question to Ellen. But he chokes up in the clutch, and Bob is forced to do the proposing for him. Aired: 9/20/1975

Ep 75: Death of a Fruitman

Bob's patients observe tradition by planning a surprise party to honor the fourth year of the group's therapy sessions. When an unseen member, a Mr. Gianelli, threatens to turn the party into a disaster, Bob kicks him out of the group. His decision meets with instant group approval until Mr. Gianelli dies under a ton of zucchini. Aired: 9/27/1975

Ep 76: Change is Gonna Do Me Good

Emily accuses Bob of being stuck in a middle-aged rut and challenges him to switch family responsibilities. Aired: 10/4/1975

Ep 77: The Heavyweights

Bob and Emily invite Carol to share her "heavy" experiences with the "overweight workshop." Aired: 10/11/1975

Ep 78: Carol's Wedding

A blind-date-initiated, 12-hour romance culminates in Carol Kester's civil marriage to a handsome travel agent. Aired: 10/18/1975

Ep 79: Shrinks Across the Sea

Bob and Emily suffer international complications when they host a French psychologist in their home as part of a medical exchange program. Aired: 10/25/1975

Ep 80: What's It All About, Albert?

Bob is depressed by his seeming lack of success as a psychologist. He seeks help from his old college professor, who manages to heighten his despair by informing him that psychology is all nonsense. Aired: 11/1/1975

Ep 81: Who is Mr. X?

Bob accepts a seemingly innocent invitation to appear as the guest on a TV discussion program. He winds up in the jaws of a dilemma when the show host turns out to have the disposition of a shark. Aired: 11/8/1975

Ep 82: Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

Bob moves up in the world from the seventh to the tenth floor when he joins the firm of a swinging psychiatrist. Aired: 11/15/1975

Ep 83: Over the River and Through the Woods

It's a stag Thanksgiving for Bob when Emily flies off to join a family reunion, leaving Bob to share the holiday with his male buddies. Aired: 11/22/1975

Ep 84: Fathers and Sons and Mothers

Bob suffers family problems when his mother becomes a houseguest and an elderly patient involves him in a parent-child vendetta. Aired: 11/29/1975

Ep 85: The Article

When she's given an assignment to see what makes a bunch of doctors tick, inquiring news reporter Ellen Hartley gives Bob and his medical cohorts the tell-it-like-it-is treatment. Aired: 12/6/1975

Ep 86: A Matter of Vice-Prinicipal

Emily and her fellow teachers, Ed and Janet Hoffman, are planning to celebrate when Ed becomes the new vice principal. But their friendship is strained when Emily learns that it is actually she who has been selected as the new vice principal! Aired: 12/13/1975

Ep 87: Bob Has to Have His Tonsils Out, So He Spends Christmas Eve in the Hospital

Christmas Eve finds Bob in the hospital with tonsillitis and an impending operation. Meanwhile, his friends are all suffering from an attack of Christmas-itis. Aired: 12/20/1975

Ep 88: No Sale

Bob becomes his patient's partner in a get-rich-quick real-estate venture. Aired: 1/3/1976

Ep 89: Carol at 6:01

Bob contends with a patient's delusion that her bingo game is fixed, staggers through a series of wild poker parties and watches in wonder as his secretary slowly smothers under an attack of love. Aired: 1/10/1976

Ep 90: Warden Gordon Borden

Howard's game-warden brother comes to Chicago to witness the mating of two whooping cranes—and stays to make a play for Howard's girlfriend. Aired: 1/17/1976

Ep 91: My Boy Guillermo

Jerry Robinson's depression turns to instant joy when a globe-trotting ex-flame suddenly re-enters his life and proposes. Aired: 1/24/1976

Ep 92: Duke of Dunk

A professional basketball team hires Bob to give a psychological assist to its superstar. Aired: 1/31/1976

Ep 93: Guaranteed Not to Shrink

Bob develops a unique psychological problem when his receptionist, Carol, decides to resume her college career and become a psychologist. Aired: 2/7/1976

Ep 94: Birth of a Salesman

The Hartleys are bombarded with legal hassles when Bob is sued by a shy patient and Emily decides to fight a parking ticket. Aired: 2/14/1976

Ep 95: The Boy Next Door

The Hartleys entertain Howard Borden's young son and hire a beauty queen as his babysitter. Aired: 2/21/1976

Ep 96: Peeper Two

Cliff Murdock, Bob's old laugh-a-minute college buddy, affectionately known as "The Peeper," pays a return visit. Aired: 2/28/1976

Ep 97: Enter Mrs. Peeper

Bob receives a telegram saying that his old college chum, "The Peeper," is coming to Chicago and bringing a surprise. The surprise turns out to be a brand-new bride. Aired: 9/25/1976

Ep 98: Caged Fury

The Hartleys miss their friend's gala Fourth of July Bicentennial party celebration when they become trapped in a storage locker. Aired: 10/2/1976

Ep 99: Some of My Best Friends Are...

Bob's therapy group has an unexpected visitor when a friendly homosexual joins in the sessions. Aired: 10/9/1976

Ep 100: Still Crazy After All These Years

The Hartleys take a vacation. In their absence, Howard undergoes a crash psychological program that changes his entire personality. Aired: 10/16/1976

Ep 101: The Great Rent Strike

The Hartley apartment becomes a hot and cold battleground when the good doctor declares psychological warfare on his landlord. Aired: 10/23/1976

Ep 102: Et, Tu, Carol?

Both Bob's receptionist and a Buddha figure with a clock in its navel give the psychologist a hard time. Aired: 10/30/1976

Ep 103: Send This Boy to Camp

Bob and his friends host an orphan contingent for a wildly improbable camping-out experience. Aired: 11/6/1976

Ep 104: A Crime Most Foul

Bob turns amateur detective when he believes that his expensive tape recorder has been stolen. Aired: 11/13/1976

Ep 105: The Slammer

Bob and his friend, "The Peeper," take a trip down Memory Lane and wind up in the slammer. Aired: 11/20/1976

Ep 106: Jerry's Retirement

Bob defends the work ethic when Jerry comes into a pile of money and promptly retires from the dental profession. Aired: 11/27/1976

Ep 107: Here's to You, Mrs. Robinson

Jerry, retired orthodontist and orphan, takes off on a world tour to search for his long-lost parents. Aired: 12/4/1976

Ep 108: Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Bob undergoes a shock when his mother announces that she has separated from his father after 47 years of marriage. Aired: 12/11/1976

Ep 109: Making Up is the Thing to Do

Bob takes on the role of Christmas peacemaker when he attempts to reconcile his parents. Aired: 12/25/1976

Ep 110: Love is the Blindest

Bob watches in amazement as one of his patients supports a blossoming romance with a tissue of lies. Aired: 1/8/1977

Ep 111: The Ironwood Experience

Bob's invitation to lecture at a prestigious sex seminar results in distress when the audience shows up nude. Aired: 1/15/1977

Ep 112: Of Mice and Men

Bob runs into marital problems when he brings his therapy group home for a wild role-playing encounter. Aired: 1/22/1977

Ep 113: Halls of Hartley

Bob succumbs to the pressures of living in a big city and desperately seeks employment at a small rural college. Aired: 1/29/1977

Ep 114: The Heartbreak Kidd

Bob thinks that Veronica Kidd, a student trainee, has fallen in love with him. Aired: 2/5/1977

Ep 115: Death Be My Destiny

Bob strikes out against a friend's fear of falling, but succumbs to the same phobia himself when he is subjected to a harrowing elevator experience. Aired: 2/12/1977

Ep 116: Taxation Without Celebration

Bob's memory is taxed to the limit when he forgets that April 15 is the Federal income tax deadline—and also the date of the Hartleys' seventh wedding anniversary. Aired: 2/19/1977

Ep 117: Desperate Sessions

Bob is held hostage in his office by a friendly bank robber. Aired: 2/26/1977

Ep 118: The Mentor

A despondent friend accepts Bob's suggestion and turns the psychologist's reception area into a mini-Polynesian village. Aired: 3/5/1977

Ep 119: Shrinking Violence

Bob offers sound psychological advice to his wife and his therapy group on how to handle anger. Then he proceeds to blow up himself. Aired: 3/12/1977

Ep 120: You're Having My Hartley

Hot baby news is the order of the day when Carol, Bob's receptionist, announces that she's expecting a baby. Then, Emily drops her bombshell and Bob nearly comes unglued at the prospect of becoming a father. Aired: 3/19/1977

Ep 121: Bob's Change of Life

Bob's well-ordered life turns topsy-turvy when he and Emily move to a new Chicago residence. Aired: 9/24/1977

Ep 122: Ex-Con Job

Bob's attempt at treating convicts who are about to be released has him climbing the walls. Aired: 10/1/1977

Ep 123: A Jackie Story

Jerry is terrified of losing his new dream girl. Aired: 10/8/1977

Ep 124: Who Was That Masked Man?

Bob is puzzled when his henpecked patient, Mr. Petersen, asserts himself with far-reaching consequences. Aired: 10/15/1977

Ep 125: Carlin's New Suit

Bob deals with the amusing problems of an improbable paternity suit and a phone paging service that never pages him. Aired: 10/22/1977

Ep 126: A Day in the Life

Bob's impulsive decision to leave town for a week is received with disastrous emotions by his patients, who seemingly can't make it without him. Aired: 10/29/1977

Ep 127: My Son the Comedian

It's no laughing matter for Howard when his 12-year-old son, Howie, announces he's leaving home to become a comedian. Aired: 11/12/1977

Ep 128: You're Fired, Mr. Chips

Bob interviews a variety of psychologists to take over his patients while he's out of town. It's soon apparent that they are very much in need of help themselves. When Bob's former teacher, Professor Dreebe, offers his services, it seems the perfect answer. Aired: 11/19/1977

Ep 129: Shallow Throat

At first, Bob is thrilled when a nontalkative patient named Mr. Twillmer finally opens up after being told that anything he might say will be held in the strictest confidence. His joy is short-lived when Twillmer confesses to grand larceny. Aired: 11/26/1977

Ep 130: A Girl in Her Twenties

Emily's protective instincts are aroused when 70-year-old Grace DuBois, an odd but friendly recluse, is threatened with being sent to a rest home for elderly people who can't cope with reality. Aired: 12/3/1977

Ep 131: Grand Delusion

Bob and Emily celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary with a dream flight into the fantasy of being married to different partners. Aired: 12/17/1977

Ep 132: 'Twas the Pie Before Christmas

Bob finds himself with unhappy and hostile patients who refuse to attend his Christmas party when they are mistakenly informed of a rate increase at the height of the Yuletide season. One patient is moved to hire a pie-throwing service. Aired: 12/24/1977

Ep 133: Freudian Ship

The Hartleys embark on a seagoing vacation to put work behind them. But Bob can't resist playing psychologist when he undertakes to counsel a married couple. Aired: 1/7/1978

Ep 134: Grizzly Emily

Emily Hartley discovers a new low in male chauvinism when Bob's father arranges a fishing trip to his cabin and assigns her woman's work while the men brave the great out-of-doors. Aired: 1/14/1978

Ep 135: Son of an Ex-Con Job

Bob counsels a quintet of jovial ex-convicts to help them find honest employment. Aired: 1/21/1978

Ep 136: Group on a Hot Tin Roof

Bob advises a patient named Mr. Plager to realize his human potential by writing a play based on his own experiences. But when Plager writes, directs and produces an actual World War I drama whose characters bear a startling resemblance to the rest of Bob's patients, the warfare really begins. Aired: 1/28/1978

Ep 137: Emily Carlin, Emily Carlin

Bob's paranoid, perennial patient, Mr. Carlin, involves Emily in his scheme to impress his former schoolmates—especially a girl who never gave him the time of day. Aired: 2/4/1978

Ep 138: Easy for You to Say

Paul Billingham—known to his radio fans as Ralph Alfalfa, the Happy Farmer—comes to Bob because of his stuttering problem. On radio, he practiced several unseen rhythmic devices to mask his problem, but a new television opportunity threatens to expose his problem with disastrous results. Aired: 2/11/1978

Ep 139: It Didn't Happen One Night

Bob's friends close ranks to "protect" Emily Hartley when a handsome old flame pays her a very warm visit. Aired: 2/18/1978

Ep 140: Carol Ankles for Indie-Prod

On the eve of being announced "Secretary of the Year," Carol informs Bob that she's leaving his employ. Aired: 3/4/1978

Ep 141: Crisis in Education

At the school where Emily works, low reading scores prompt indignant outbursts and threats from angry parents. Principal Phil Bannister flees their wrath by going on an extended fishing trip—but not before he tells Emily to handle the crisis. Aired: 3/11/1978

Ep 142: Happy Trails to You

Bob gives up his practice in Chicago to become a professor at a small college in Oregon. Aired: 4/1/1978