Monday, July 18, 2005

Hi, I'm Bob. This is my brother Bob and my other brother Bob.

One of the funniest men in American comedy is the subject of an Enemy Press PBS American Masters program.
Bob Newhart will be profiled on that program later this month.
He's a comic master. The best scene ever in sitcom history was his transition from Dick Loudon to Bob Hartley in the finale of Newhart. Spoofing Dallas' dream season when Bobby Ewing died then returned, Dick Loudon's life was all a dream as Dick was hit on the head with a golf ball and awoke in his old sitcom. It was perfect as Dick woke up in the middle of the night and called out to his wife and when the lights came on it was Suzanne Pleshette as Emily Hartley in his bed! Bob had dreamed the whole Newhart series. All the old characters were back as Bob tried to make sense of what happened. Nothing that happened in the last eight years was real, except one thing. As Bob was standing at the elevators...Larry, Darryl and Darryl made an appearance!
Without a doubt Bob Newhart deserves the honor of this program.