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Old 09-30-2019, 02:13 AM   #1
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Question During their respective primes, which Bob Newhart sitcom was better

On one end, the quirky humor you can say, worked better on Newhart given the Vermont setting. While Newhart on most accounts, started weak, it actually did improve a lot with the casting changes made the in the first few season.

Meanwhile, The Bob Newhart Show (or the "Chicago Newhart Show") had some great episodes, but was probably stale at the end. And Howard probably needed to be scaled back in the later seasons.

On the same token however, while you can say that Mary Frann was good as the wife on Newhart, but Suzanne Pleshette really was the perfect foil for him on the earlier show. You felt that were a couple who enjoyed each other's company in and outside the bedroom.

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While I enjoyed both of the Newhart shows, I'd give the edge to the 70s series "The Bob Newhart Show"... Gotta love Jack Riley, AKA "Elliot Carlin"...
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