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Old 07-29-2019, 03:59 AM   #1
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Question Would The Bob Newhart Show not be so well received today

Due to in no small part to its portrayal of those who suffer from mental disorders? I mean, let's look at things like this:
  • The patients were often the butt of the jokes - While most were harmless jibes and even laughing with them, some of them weren't particularly funny.

    A successful psychiatrist would have had his own office and receptionist.

    It would take a very skilled comedian to pull it off - Bob Newhart is one of a kind and not many people could inhabit the role in the manner that he did.

    It would have to mix things up between comedy and drama as mental illness isn't the same way today.
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Adjust nothing, and it would still work.
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Everything is so bizarrely pc today..who knows. Dr. Hartley really had a deep care for his patients, no matter how comical they were.

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Not a chance that kind of a show would be on today. And if the basic premise did exist, Dr. Hartley would be the typical TV white male moron and all his patients would be smarter than he was while he would be the butt of all the jokes.

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Bob's dry humor is very Top Notch and acceptable today - but having patients that are comical losers would not be PC today for the most part +-

The comments traded back & forth by the patients are not kind & many times MEAN Spirited - funny but not nice

I enjoy the show for Bob and his acting as well as most others, but Carlin being a jerk is not realistic to have that continue week after week - but it worked for the show so what do I know ? LOL
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Sophisticated comedies still have appeal today and yes the show would still have fans
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Many shows from the 1980s and earlier would have some problems if aired today because the overly PC liberal thought police DEMAND complete subservience to ONLY their point of view!!
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Thumbs up Put That In Your Real Tobaccy Pipe and Smoke It

I am always overjoyed to violate the commands issued by the ever so sensitive (except to any view different from their own) lib PC police. Of course even the term PC is the lib way of masking what is really out and out censorship. Just as "choice" is the lib way of masking what is really infanticide.

Libs long time practice is to re-term anything horribly negative and anti-American that they're doing with a term that sounds so innocuous, innocent and a complete opposite of what it is they are actually talking about and doing. Our beloved Barack Husain Obama was an expert of terming his dirty works the total opposite of what they were in reality. Branding their underhanded practices with opposite innocent sounding labels is a long time practice of the libs. Don't be fooled.
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