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Stand-up Comedy Greats: Bob Newhart 1969
Reaganite Republican ^ | March 02, 2011 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 03/02/2011 12:53:38 PM PST by Reaganite Republican

"This stammer got me a home in Beverly Hills...
I'm not about to screw with it now!"



Bob Newhart (Oak Park, Illinois 9.25.1929) is an American comedian, author, and TV/film actor known for a deadpan style and trademark stammering and hesitant delivery. His hugely successful career spans over four decades, and the man is nothing less than an American comedy legend...


Bob Newhart's career was launched by his 1960 comedy album The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart -which acutally went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and remains to this day the 20th best-selling LP of any kind... in history. 

Not only did he release an additional ten comedy albums over the next three decades, but Bob Newhart evolved into a huge star with four different TV series, various appearances in films and other television shows.

In college we got together to watch the 1980s Bob Newhart series "Newhart" every Tuesday night, where Bob plays a Vermont innkeeper of "Larry, Darrell, and Darrell" fame- always loved that show.

And here we have a vintage stand up bit of his on 
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1969...


[video here]


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TOPICS: History; Humor; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: comedy; humor; jokes; vintage
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1 posted on 03/02/2011 12:53:41 PM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Love him and Emily Hartly was one fine woman


2 posted on 03/02/2011 12:56:37 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: al baby

Couldn’t agree more, AB


3 posted on 03/02/2011 1:02:45 PM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: al baby

He did it without bathroom humor and ‘F’ bombs.


4 posted on 03/02/2011 1:03:20 PM PST by AU72
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To: Reaganite Republican

 Newhart.png
 
 
 
Which show was better?
 
 
Answer: Newhart. By a mile.


5 posted on 03/02/2011 1:03:49 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
...deadpan style and trademark stammering and hesitant delivery...

Most of us could identify with that and that tangibility insured his success.

6 posted on 03/02/2011 1:04:17 PM PST by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
The best series finale ever was when he ended his show about the Vermont bed and breakfast, with Suzan Plachet in his bed.
I think the shows were called Bob Newhart Show and Newhart respectively. (Not sure)
7 posted on 03/02/2011 1:04:26 PM PST by svcw (God in His own time not ours)
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To: Reaganite Republican
I love him, too, but my heart sort of skipped a beat when I first saw this thread.I was afraid it was another obituary. I was relieved when I saw it wasn't, and really enjoyed the clips!

Thanks for posting it.

8 posted on 03/02/2011 1:06:24 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Reaganite Republican
I love him, too, but my heart sort of skipped a beat when I first saw this thread.I was afraid it was another obituary. I was relieved when I saw it wasn't, and really enjoyed the clips!

Thanks for posting it.

9 posted on 03/02/2011 1:06:32 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: svcw

It was brilliant. I liked both series and it was a neat way to merge them.


10 posted on 03/02/2011 1:09:34 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: basil

Did you see Newhart on NCIS about a month ago?

He played an old Medical Examiner who is suffering with Alzheimer’s.

Chilling to watch.


11 posted on 03/02/2011 1:09:37 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: AU72
Yes. All the great comedians have achieved their success without resorting to cheap profanity and crude sexual jokes. The also rans, on the other hand, leave you wanting to shower off.
12 posted on 03/02/2011 1:12:25 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Reaganite Republican
From "The Khrushchev Landing".....

Presenting a bouquet..."Why does it have to be some body's little kid? Why can't we use midgets?"

I've laughed about that for forty years!

13 posted on 03/02/2011 1:12:51 PM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

nope The Bob Newhart show was imho


14 posted on 03/02/2011 1:14:47 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: Reaganite Republican
I remember his record with a section called “The Driving Instructor”. It was absolutely hilarious and had me in stitches every time I heard it. Bob is unique and has such class. Rare.
15 posted on 03/02/2011 1:14:54 PM PST by amom (Proud Blue Star Mom of a recently redeployed US Army Tanker)
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To: basil

That was my first thought as well


16 posted on 03/02/2011 1:16:06 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: al baby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwYw2i2icNg

Best Season Finale! - Ever!


17 posted on 03/02/2011 1:16:06 PM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: Reaganite Republican
Kind of on the same note ... Tim Conway is a much beloved comedian, also kind of dead-pan like Bob Newhart. Tim Conway's son, Tim Conway Jr., has THE BEST [NON POLITICAL] TALK RADIO SHOW ON THE AIR IN LOS ANGELES. Half the fun is Conway Jr. himself and how he inspires all the crew in the studio, from news and weather reporters to board operators, to participate; I'll bet they love him. The other half is in Conway Jr.'s listeners -- it is a blast to hear them call in. Last night, he was asking for ideas on things a guy over 40 shouldn't do; it was hilarious. He also hosts "What the Hell did Jesse Jackson Say?" on Thursday nights. He plays clips of unintelliglbe things said by Jackson, and invites callers to guess what he said. Absolutly hilarious. All kinds of people call in.

It's on KFI AM 640 weeknights 7-10 p.m., and Saturdays 4-7 p.m. It is an absolute HOOT, reminiscent of the great humor of the Newhart-Conway generation.

Off topic sort of -- but I think it fits here because it's all a great continuation of the same kind of comedy that made Newhart(and Conway!) so loveable. Just a heads-up that

18 posted on 03/02/2011 1:16:56 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Yes, and they even gave him a telephone scene.

-PJ

19 posted on 03/02/2011 1:17:25 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (In a democracy, you negotiate from the floor of the legislature, not from hideouts and bullhorns.)
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To: BwanaNdege

I agree with that it was brillant


20 posted on 03/02/2011 1:17:47 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Oh, I disagree. They were both funny. Although I must admit, Larry and Darryl and Darryl were fantastic.

Bob Newhart's comedy was so sweet and wonderful.

21 posted on 03/02/2011 1:18:08 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: AU72

Class act- exactly


22 posted on 03/02/2011 1:19:37 PM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: amom
I remember his record with a section called “The Driving Instructor”.

Me too -- it's as funny today as it was the first time I heard it.

23 posted on 03/02/2011 1:20:12 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I agree myself... but always run into resistance on that lol


24 posted on 03/02/2011 1:20:17 PM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Responsibility2nd

Loved them both.


25 posted on 03/02/2011 1:20:34 PM PST by lysie
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To: basil

Nope, Bob’s alive and well at 81 to the best of my knowledge!

I do a comedy great at my site every Weds, that’s all... and thx for the kind words Basil


26 posted on 03/02/2011 1:22:07 PM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

I didn’t get a lot of the comedy when I was a kid but these folks are hilarious. I think my personal favorite is Tim Conway wandering off script.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qqE_WmagjY&feature=related


27 posted on 03/02/2011 1:22:59 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: svcw

Totally agree...best ending ever.

I recently saw Bob Newhart on an NCIS episode...he played a retired Dr. w/Alzheimers.


28 posted on 03/02/2011 1:24:27 PM PST by dawn53
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To: Responsibility2nd

No—I missed it. I actually don’t watch much tv these days.


29 posted on 03/02/2011 1:24:39 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Reaganite Republican

The video link was a blog. Here’s the correct link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD1MW-nyhxg&feature=player_embedded

Thanks! It was great!


30 posted on 03/02/2011 1:25:51 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Reaganite Republican
My favorite was a skit he did on SNL interviewing a potentially disgruntled employee at the postal service. The script is here: SNL transcripts
31 posted on 03/02/2011 1:29:22 PM PST by BuckyKat (Green is the new red.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

And totally against type, which proves his skill. How I cried at the end.


32 posted on 03/02/2011 1:32:29 PM PST by Excellence (Buy Progresso, take off the label, write "not halal," mail to Campbell's soup company.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Good,clean and very funny.


33 posted on 03/02/2011 1:41:45 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: cripplecreek

Back in 1972 I was at The Basic School, Quantico (TBS teaches new 2nd Lieutenants to lead a Marine Rifle Platoon).

At the start of our first Tactics class, the lead instructor, Maj Porter, walks to the podium wearing a trench coat and German helmet with a mortar shell sticking through it. “Vee hav vays uf teeeching you TAKTIKSsss”!

He then proceeded to introduce his two assistant instructors. Capt. Storm was a dead ringer for Tim Conway, only he did a better “Tim Conway” impression than Tim Conway. For young Marine lieutenants, Tactics is what it’s all about! With these guys teaching we loved the class.

Oh, Maj Porter introduced the third instructor, kind of dark and brooding at first, like Ralph Nader. “Class, this is our other Instructor, Capt. North, Capt Ollie North.” The three of them made the best ever “tag team” tactics instructors!

Those were the days, my friend!


34 posted on 03/02/2011 1:41:50 PM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: Reaganite Republican

The Greatest Bob Newhart skit of them all:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1g3ENYxg9k


35 posted on 03/02/2011 1:44:07 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: basil

Same here.

My first thought was “What?. Is he dead?”


36 posted on 03/02/2011 1:49:36 PM PST by Paisan
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To: Reaganite Republican

A true comedy genius. And, unlike some of the alleged comedians of today, no sex or bad language.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Zli4AdR3ks


37 posted on 03/02/2011 1:55:34 PM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: Reaganite Republican

I had picked up the Bob Newhart show on DVD last year or so. I had never realized before watching those shows with my wife just what a dramatic influence the show had on me growing up. But glancing over at my brunette, modestly proportioned, smarter than me wife I was forced to thank Bob a bit. She then bought me a-z bookends like he had in his office for my birthday.


38 posted on 03/02/2011 1:59:50 PM PST by discostu (this is definitely not my confused face)
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To: Dick Bachert

Class, he had class.


39 posted on 03/02/2011 2:04:20 PM PST by Chickensoup (“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stomping on a human face — forever.” Orwell)
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To: Reaganite Republican; All
My personal favorite has to be "Introducing Tobacco to Civilization"

You what??
Haha - hahahahahahaha - hahaha!!
You set FIRE to it, huh, Walt???

40 posted on 03/02/2011 2:10:42 PM PST by Notary Sojac (Who's Damaged America More? (a) Al Qaeda (b) Wall Street Investment Bankers)
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To: Chickensoup

Yep. Hard to believe he came out of Chicago. But that was in an earlier time, wasn’t it?


41 posted on 03/02/2011 2:21:16 PM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: al baby

I agree. The People on that show meshed well.
Newhart was Ok....But give me Bob Newhart anytime.


42 posted on 03/02/2011 2:33:23 PM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: AU72

His bit when was a Submarine capt was a riot.


43 posted on 03/02/2011 2:34:15 PM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The Bob Newhart Show, no qustion, although the Newhart finale was great.


44 posted on 03/02/2011 2:35:17 PM PST by magslinger (WWFMD?)
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To: Excellence

He was terrific in the “Librarian” series...but why did they stop at only three?


45 posted on 03/02/2011 2:50:36 PM PST by Redleg Duke (I DO NOT BELIEVE THE LIBERAL MEDIA!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It was kinda sad. He’s still a great actor...


46 posted on 03/02/2011 3:34:02 PM PST by goat granny
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To: svcw

I’ve never burst out laughing so hard when Ba da, da da da da da da da da da daaaaa came on.


47 posted on 03/02/2011 3:41:03 PM PST by cyclotic (Boy Scouts-Developing Leaders in a World of Followers.)
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To: svcw

You are indeed correct

And that last episode with the dream sequence was spectacular... I had a party for the last episode and it just brought down the house


48 posted on 03/02/2011 3:55:01 PM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Political Junkie Too
Yes, and they even gave him a telephone scene.

Didn't he have a telephone scene in Hell Is For Heroes, too, or is my memory going?

49 posted on 03/02/2011 4:05:03 PM PST by Dunstan McShane
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To: Dunstan McShane

You’re quite correct; they did give him a telephone scene in that flick.


50 posted on 03/02/2011 4:12:11 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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