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The Bob Newhart Show had 142 episodes spanning 6 seasons, all of which are available on DVD, individually and in a complete box set. The following lists season and episode information.

Series overviewEdit

Season Episodes Premiered: Ended:
1 24 September 16, 1972 March 10, 1973
2 24 September 15, 1973 March 2, 1974
3 24 September 14, 1974 March 8, 1975
4 24 September 13, 1975 February 28, 1976
5 24 September 25, 1976 March 19, 1977
6 22 September 26, 1977 April 1, 1978

DVD setsEdit

DVD name No. of episodes Release date Released by
The Complete First Season 24 April 12, 2005 20th Century Fox
The Complete Second Season 24 October 4, 2005 20th Century Fox
The Complete Third Season 24 April 11, 2006 20th Century Fox
The Complete Fourth Season 24 September 5, 2006 20th Century Fox
Season Five 24 February 3, 2015 Shout! Factory
The Final Season 22 February 3, 2015 Shout! Factory
The Complete Series 142 May 27, 2014 Shout! Factory

EpisodesEdit

Season 1: 1972-73Edit

Image Episode Title Original Airdate Prod. #
Screenshot-FlyTheUnfriendlySkies 01 Fly the Unfriendly Skies Sept. 16, 1972 7251
Bob's "fear of flying" workshop gets a new member when Emily accepts his invitation to travel with the group by plane to New York. Emily admits that she too has a fear of flying. All goes well...until the plane gets moving.
Screenshot-TracyGrammarSchoolIllLickYouYet 02 Tracy Grammar School, I'll Lick You Yet Sept. 23, 1972 7258
It's vocation day in Emily's class and Bob feels left out when he's not invited. At the last minute, Emily asks him to fill in and her worst fears are confirmed when Bob fails to excite the kids' interest.
Screenshot-TennisEmily 03 Tennis, Emily? Sept. 30, 1972 7253
Bob gets jealous when Emily's handsome new tennis instructor, Stan Connors, comes to see him with a problem — his inability to turn down women who are attracted to him. Bob tries to convince Stan that it's only his imagination, until the pro makes a revelation about Emily.
image 04 Mom, I L-L-Love You Oct. 7, 1972 7252
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image 05 Goodnight, Nancy Oct. 21, 1972 7254
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image 06 Come Live With Me Oct. 28, 1972 7256
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image 07 Father Knows Worst Nov. 4, 1972 7255
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image 08 Don't Go To Bed Mad Nov. 11, 1972 7262
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image 09 P-I-L-O-T Nov. 18, 1972 5536
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image 10 Anything Happen While I Was Gone? Nov. 25, 1972 7260
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image 11 I Want To Be Alone Dec. 2, 1972 7261
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image 12 Bob and Emily and Howard and Carol and Jerry Dec. 9, 1972 7263
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image 13 I Owe It All To You... But Not That Much Dec. 16, 1972 7257
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image 14 His Busiest Season Dec. 23, 1972 7268
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image 15 Let's Get Away From It Almost Jan. 6, 1973 7265
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image 16 The Crash of Twenty-Nine Years Old Jan. 13, 1973 7269
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image 17 The Man With the Golden Wrist Jan. 20, 1973 7270
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image 18 The Two Loves of Dr. Hartley Jan. 27, 1973 7264
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image 19 Not With My Sister You Don't Feb. 3, 1973 7266
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image 20 A Home Is Not Necessarily A House Feb. 10, 1973 7271
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image 21 Emily, I'm Home... Emily? Feb. 17, 1973 7273
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image 22 You Can't Win 'Em All Feb. 24, 1973 7272
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image 23 Bum Voyage March 3, 1973 7274
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image 24 Who's Been Sleeping On My Couch? March 10, 1973 7275
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Season 2: 1973-74Edit

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
25 1 "The Last TV Show" Jay Sandrich Charlotte Brown September 15, 1973 (1973-09-15) 7355
26 2 "Motel" Jay Sandrich Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses September 22, 1973 (1973-09-22) 7360
27 3 "Backlash" George Tyne Charlotte Brown September 29, 1973 (1973-09-29) 7352
28 4 "Somebody Down Here Likes Me" Jerry London Peter Myerson October 6, 1973 (1973-10-06) 7357
29 5 "Emily In For Carol" Alan Rafkin Jerry Mayer October 13, 1973 (1973-10-13) 7356
30 6 "Have You Met Miss Dietz?" George Tyne Bill Idelson October 20, 1973 (1973-10-20) 7353
31 7 "Old Man Rivers" Martin Cohan Martin Cohan October 27, 1973 (1973-10-27) 7359
32 8 "Mister Emily Hartley" Jerry London Charlotte Brown November 3, 1973 (1973-11-03) 7363
33 9 "Mutiny On the Hartley" Peter Baldwin Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses November 10, 1973 (1973-11-10) 7365
34 10 "I'm Okay, You're Okay, So What's Wrong?" George Tyne Earl Barret November 17, 1973 (1973-11-17) 7364
35 11 "Fit, Fat and Forty-One" Peter Baldwin Bill Idelson and Harvey Miller November 24, 1973 (1973-11-24) 7358
36 12 "Blues For Mr. Borden" Peter Baldwin Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses December 1, 1973 (1973-12-01) 7366
37 13 "My Wife Belongs To Daddy" Jerry London Jerry Mayer December 8, 1973 (1973-12-08) 7362
38 14 "T.S. Elliot" Peter Baldwin Gerry Renert & Jeff Wilheim December 15, 1973 (1973-12-15) 7368
39 15 "I'm Dreaming of a Slight Christmas" Peter Baldwin Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses December 22, 1973 (1973-12-22) 7370
40 16 "Oh, Brother" Peter Baldwin Martin Cohan January 5, 1974 (1974-01-05) 7367
41 17 "The Modernization of Emily" Peter Baldwin Charlotte Brown January 12, 1974 (1974-01-12) 7371
42 18 "The Jobless Corps" Peter Baldwin Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses January 19, 1974 (1974-01-19) 7374
43 19 "Clink Shrink" Peter Bonerz Howard Storm & Paul Lichtman January 26, 1974 (1974-01-26) 7369
44 20 "Mind Your Own Business" Alan Rafkin Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses February 2, 1974 (1974-02-02) 7351
45 21 "A Love Story" Peter Bonerz Martin Cohan February 9, 1974 (1974-02-09) 7375
46 22 "By the Way... You're Fired" Peter Baldwin Barbara Gallagher & Sybil Adelman February 16, 1974 (1974-02-16) 7372
47 23 "Confessions of an Orthodontist" Peter Baldwin Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses February 23, 1974 (1974-02-23) 7376
48 24 "A Matter of Principal" Don Bustany Arnie Kogen & Ray Jessel March 2, 1974 (1974-03-02) 7373

Season 3: 1974-75Edit

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
49 1 "Big Brother Is Watching" Robert Moore Charlotte Brown September 14, 1974 (1974-09-14) 4052
50 2 "The Battle of the Groups" Alan Rafkin Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses September 21, 1974 (1974-09-21) 4051
51 3 "The Great Rimpau Medical Arts Co-Op Experiment" George Tyne Coleman Mitchell & Geoffrey Neigher September 28, 1974 (1974-09-28) 4056
52 4 "The Separation Story" Peter Bonerz Teleplay: Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses
Story: Bob Garland
October 5, 1974 (1974-10-05) 4054
53 5 "Sorry, Wrong Mother" Jay Sandrich Charlotte Brown October 12, 1974 (1974-10-12) 4067
54 6 "The Grey Flannel Shrink" Peter Bonerz Jerry Mayer October 19, 1974 (1974-10-19) 4064
55 7 "Dr. Ryan's Express" Alan Rafkin Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses October 26, 1974 (1974-10-26) 4059
56 8 "Brutally Yours, Bob Hartley" Alan Rafkin John Rappaport November 2, 1974 (1974-11-02) 4062
57 9 "Ship of Shrinks" Alan Rafkin Coleman Mitchell & Geoffrey Neigher November 9, 1974 (1974-11-09) 4066
58 10 "Life Is a Hamburger" George Tyne Jerry Mayer November 16, 1974 (1974-11-16) 4068
59 11 "An American Family" Peter Bonerz Charlotte Brown November 23, 1974 (1974-11-23) 4069
60 12 "We Love You... Good-Bye" Peter Bonerz Charlotte Brown November 30, 1974 (1974-11-30) 4061
61 13 "Jerry Robinson Crusoe" Alan Rafkin Erik Tarloff December 7, 1974 (1974-12-07) 4055
62 14 "Serve For Daylight" Alan Rafkin Jerry Mayer December 14, 1974 (1974-12-14) 4071
63 15 "Home is Where the Hurt Is" Alan Rafkin Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses December 21, 1974 (1974-12-21) 4065
64 16 "Tobin's Back in Town" Alan Rafkin Michael Zinberg January 4, 1975 (1975-01-04) 4057
65 17 "Think Smartly – Vote Hartley" Bob Finkel Coleman Mitchell & Geoffrey Neigher January 11, 1975 (1975-01-11) 4070
66 18 "The Way We Weren't" James Burrows Roger Beatty January 18, 1975 (1975-01-18) 4063
67 19 "A Pound of Flesh" Alan Rafkin Jerry Mayer January 25, 1975 (1975-01-25) 4074
68 20 "My Business Is Shrinking" Alan Rafkin Arnie Kogen & Ray Jessel February 1, 1975 (1975-02-01) 4053
69 21 "The New Look" Peter Bonerz Gordon Farr & Lynne Farr February 8, 1975 (1975-02-08) 4073
70 22 "Bob Hits the Ceiling" Jay Sandrich Phil Davis February 15, 1975 (1975-02-15) 4072
71 23 "Emily Hits the Ceiling" James Burrows Jerry Mayer February 22, 1975 (1975-02-22) 4075
72 24 "The Ceiling Hits Bob" Alan Rafkin Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses March 8, 1975 (1975-03-08) 4076

Season 4: 1975-76Edit

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
73 1 "The Longest Good-bye" James Burrows Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses September 13, 1975 (1975-09-13) 5054
74 2 "Here's Looking At You, Kid" Peter Bonerz Gordon Farr & Lynne Farr September 20, 1975 (1975-09-20) 5052
75 3 "Death of a Fruitman" Peter Bonerz Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses September 27, 1975 (1975-09-27) 5063
76 4 "Change Is Gonna Do Me Good" John Erman Gordon Farr & Lynne Farr October 4, 1975 (1975-10-04) 5058
77 5 "The Heavyweights" Bob Claver Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses October 11, 1975 (1975-10-11) 5053
78 6 "Carol's Wedding" Michael Zinberg Gordon Farr & Lynne Farr October 18, 1975 (1975-10-18) 5060
79 7 "Shrinks Across the Sea" Bob Claver Phil Doran & Douglas Arango October 25, 1975 (1975-10-25) 5061
80 8 "What's It All About, Albert?" Michael Zinberg Phil Davis November 1, 1975 (1975-11-01) 5059
81 9 "Who Is Mr. X?" Peter Bonerz Bruce Kane November 8, 1975 (1975-11-08) 5056
82 10 "Seemed Like a Good Idea At the Time" Richard Kinon Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses November 15, 1975 (1975-11-15) 5051
83 11 "Over the River and Through the Woods" James Burrows Bruce Kane November 22, 1975 (1975-11-22) 5065
84 12 "Fathers and Sons and Mothers" James Burrows Arnold Kane November 29, 1975 (1975-11-29) 5057
85 13 "The Article" Michael Zinberg Erik Tarloff December 6, 1975 (1975-12-06) 5062
86 14 "A Matter of Vice-Principal" Peter Bonerz Gordon Farr & Lynne Farr December 13, 1975 (1975-12-13) 5069
87 15 "Bob Has To Have His Tonsils Out, So He Spends Christmas Eve In the Hospital" James Burrows Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses December 20, 1975 (1975-12-20) 5068
88 16 "No Sale" Eddie Ryder Michael Zinberg January 3, 1976 (1976-01-03) 5055
89 17 "Carol at 6:01" Peter Bonerz Gordon Farr & Lynne Farr January 10, 1976 (1976-01-10) 5066
90 18 "Warden Gordon Borden" James Burrows Gordon Farr & Lynne Farr January 17, 1976 (1976-01-17) 5070
91 19 "My Boy Guillermo" Alan Myerson Sy Rosen January 24, 1976 (1976-01-24) 5071
92 20 "Duke of Dunk" Peter Bonerz Phil Doran & Douglas Arango January 31, 1976 (1976-01-31) 5072
93 21 "Guaranteed Not to Shrink" James Burrows Sy Rosen February 7, 1976 (1976-02-07) 5067
94 22 "Birth of a Salesman" John C. Chulay Sy Rosen February 14, 1976 (1976-02-14) 5074
95 23 "The Boy Next Door" Peter Bonerz Hugh Wilson February 21, 1976 (1976-02-21) 5073
96 24 "Peeper Two" Michael Zinberg Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses February 28, 1976 (1976-02-28) 5075

Season 5: 1976-77Edit

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
97 1 "Enter Mrs. Peeper" Michael Zinberg Gordon Farr & Lynne Farr September 25, 1976 (1976-09-25) 6066
98 2 "Caged Fury" Michael Zinberg Gordon Farr & Lynne Farr October 2, 1976 (1976-10-02) 6062
99 3 "Some Of My Best Friends Are..." James Burrows Patricia Jones & Donald Reiker October 9, 1976 (1976-10-09) 6054
100 4 "Still Crazy After All These Years" Alan Myerson Hugh Wilson October 16, 1976 (1976-10-16) 6061
101 5 "The Great Rent Strike" John C. Chulay David Lloyd October 23, 1976 (1976-10-23) 6059
102 6 "Et Tu, Carol?" Alan Myerson Gary David Goldberg October 30, 1976 (1976-10-30) 6058
103 7 "Send This Boy to Camp" Michael Zinberg David Lloyd November 6, 1976 (1976-11-06) 6067
104 8 "A Crime Most Foul" John C. Chulay Sy Rosen November 13, 1976 (1976-11-13) 6064
105 9 "The Slammer" Michael Zinberg Gordon Farr & Lynne Farr November 20, 1976 (1976-11-20) 6070
106 10 "Jerry's Retirement" Alan Myerson Hugh Wilson November 27, 1976 (1976-11-27) 6051
107 11 "Here's To You, Mrs. Robinson" James Burrows Gordon Farr & Lynne Farr December 4, 1976 (1976-12-04) 6056
108 12 "Breaking Up is Hard To Do" Peter Bonerz Sy Rosen December 11, 1976 (1976-12-11) 6068
109 13 "Making Up Is the Thing To Do" Harvey Medlinsky Gordon Farr & Lynne Farr December 25, 1976 (1976-12-25) 6072
110 14 "Love Is the Blindest" Will Mackenzie Gary David Goldberg January 8, 1977 (1977-01-08) 6063
111 15 "The Ironwood Experience" Peter Bonerz Phil Davis January 15, 1977 (1977-01-15) 6065
112 16 "Of Mice and Men" Peter Bonerz Bruce Kane January 22, 1977 (1977-01-22) 6053
113 17 "Halls of Hartley" James Burrows Michael Zinberg January 29, 1977 (1977-01-29) 6055
114 18 "The Heartbreak Kid" Dick Martin Sy Rosen February 5, 1977 (1977-02-05) 6052
115 19 "Death Be My Destiny" Michael Zinberg Sy Rosen February 12, 1977 (1977-02-12) 6073
116 20 "Taxation Without Celebration" Peter Bonerz Sy Rosen February 19, 1977 (1977-02-19) 6060
117 21 "Desperate Sessions" Dick Martin Michael Zinberg & Martin Davidson February 26, 1977 (1977-02-26) 6071
118 22 "The Mentor" Michael Zinberg Gary David Goldberg March 5, 1977 (1977-03-05) 6069
119 23 "Shrinking Violence" Peter Bonerz Sy Rosen March 12, 1977 (1977-03-12) 6074
120 24 "You're Having My Hartley" Peter Bonerz Gordon Farr & Lynne Farr March 19, 1977 (1977-03-19) 6075

Season 6: 1977-78Edit

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
121 1 "Bob's Change of Life" Peter Bonerz Glen Charles & Les Charles September 24, 1977 (1977-09-24) 7051
122 2 "Ex-Con Job" Michael Zinberg Ziggy Steinberg October 1, 1977 (1977-10-01) 7056
123 3 "A Jackie Story" Michael Zinberg Lloyd Garver October 8, 1977 (1977-10-08) 7053
124 4 "Who Was That Masked Man?" Dick Martin Glen Charles & Les Charles October 15, 1977 (1977-10-15) 7058
125 5 "Carlin's New Suit" Dick Martin Andrew Smith October 22, 1977 (1977-10-22) 7061
126 6 "A Day In the Life" Dick Martin Kathy Donnell & Madelyn Dimaggio Wagner October 29, 1977 (1977-10-29) 7054
127 7 "My Son the Comedian" Dick Martin David Lloyd November 12, 1977 (1977-11-12) 7059
128 8 "You're Fired, Mr. Chips" Peter Bonerz Lloyd Garver November 19, 1977 (1977-11-19) 7063
129 9 "Shallow Throat" Dick Martin Earl Pomerantz November 26, 1977 (1977-11-26) 7064
130 10 "A Girl In Her Twenties" Peter Bonerz Laura Levine December 3, 1977 (1977-12-03) 7055
131 11 "Grand Delusion" Dick Martin Lloyd Garver December 17, 1977 (1977-12-17) 7067
132 12 "'Twas the Pie Before Christmas" Dick Martin Phil Davis December 24, 1977 (1977-12-24) 7057
133 13 "Freudian Ship" Peter Bonerz Earl Pomerantz January 7, 1978 (1978-01-07) 7069
134 14 "Grizzly Emily" Peter Bonerz Laura Levine January 14, 1978 (1978-01-14) 7062
135 15 "Son of Ex-Con Job" Dick Martin Lloyd Garver January 21, 1978 (1978-01-21) 7070
136 16 "Group On a Hot Tin Roof" Michael Zinberg Andrew Smith January 28, 1978 (1978-01-28) 7068
137 17 "Emily Carlin, Emily Carlin" Peter Bonerz Laura Levine February 4, 1978 (1978-02-04) 7065
138 18 "Easy For You To Say" Dick Martin Andrew Smith February 11, 1978 (1978-02-11) 7071
139 19 "It Didn't Happen One Night" Dick Martin Laura Levine February 18, 1978 (1978-02-18) 7073
140 20 "Carol Ankles For Indie-Prod" Mark Tinker Lloyd Garver March 4, 1978 (1978-03-04) 7072
141 21 "Crisis in Education" Peter Bonerz Earl Pomerantz March 11, 1978 (1978-03-11) 7074
142 22 "Happy Trails To You" Michael Zinberg and Peter Bonerz Glen Charles & Les Charles and Lloyd Garver April 1, 1978 (1978-04-01) 7075

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