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Hollywood Beach April 11 2015

Here is a little piece of tv trivia for you.  The, “Bob Newhart Show” was a television program about a psychologist from Chicago.  The show ran from 1972 to 1978.  The opening credits show Bob going into his apartment; the building in the center of the photo above is that very building!  A stroll along Lake Michigan today reminded me of this once very popular show.  Bob Newhart was born in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park (the name of the show and the actor are one in the same).  Interestingly enough, Mr. Newhart’s grandmother was from St. Catharines, Ontario.  Gee Bob, you are part Canadian!  No wonder you have a great sense of ha ha!  It is quite fun to think the building is in my neck of the woods!

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45 thoughts on “It’s the Bob Newhart…….Building!

  1. andy1076 says:

    Just a tad before my time but hey! cool 🙂

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      1. seaangel4444 says:

        He did another show in the 80’s called, “Newhart”, but he moved to Vermont! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newhart Did you ever see this, Andy? Cher xo

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      2. andy1076 says:

        Thankee! 😊😊

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      3. seaangel4444 says:

        *double clink* 😉 Cher xo

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      4. andy1076 says:

        Cheers! 😄

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  2. tkmorin says:

    Wow! Cool trivia, Cher! I loved his shows! 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Thank, Teri! He is such a dry wit, isn’t he? Cher xo

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      1. tkmorin says:

        And the stuttering type was really funny! 🙂

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        It was, wasn’t it, Teri? *LOL*

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  3. My husband and I were watching this show recently on our holiday in Canada. Great humour. Looking forward to getting to know you more after meeting at Suzie’s party.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Well a big welcome to The Chicago Files! Thank you so much! I am thrilled to meet you via Suzie’s party! Isn’t that a nice little coincidence you saw the show on holiday recently in Canada! I love it! Please stop by anytime! Cher 🙂

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  4. Rochester Raven says:

    Lovely photo and interesting piece of trivia. I love to hear about anything Canadian. Glad you took a walk today.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Thank you so much! It was interesting to see Bob Newhart has a Canadian connection. It was nice to walk today! Cher xo

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  5. John says:

    Life is a circle isn’t it? I was a teen in those years, never missed an episode. Suzanne Pleshette was so pretty! Never been in Chicago proper, love how the river passes through the city.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Is that ever cool, John! I love that, too! I know Marsha Wallace who played the receptionist was also the voice of, “Mrs. Krapabble” on, “The Simpsons”. Cher xo

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      1. John says:

        Really, the woman with red hair and the big smile i think!

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        That’s her! She recently passed on, bless her.

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      3. John says:

        Oh, i didn’t know that. boo. 😦

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  6. I have a picture of me somewhere with the Bob statue in the park. It’s been so long ago I can’t remember where.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      I would love to see that picture, Teri!! Cher xo

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  7. Stunning picture! And thanks for that very interesting bit of information, much enjoyed this 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Awh, thank you so much! I really appreciate your lovely comments! Cher xo

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      1. You’re welcome 🙂 I always learn something new from your posts, and that’s amazing!! 🙂

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        And you always say such nice things and I am so grateful for that! Thank YOU! Cher xo

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      3. Oh you’re most welcome! I hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

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      4. seaangel4444 says:

        You too; thank you!! 🙂

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      5. thanks you! 🙂

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  8. KaiCarra says:

    Small world. And a lot of my family is from Oak Park (back in the 50s and 60s). I remember that show!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      *LOL* Well isn’t it just! Another lovely coincidence!! Oak Park is beautiful! I am going to look on youtube and see if I can find some old episodes! Cher xo

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  9. Amy says:

    Wow, this very building! 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      That one in the center of the photo; that’s the one! 🙂 Cher xo

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  10. yeseventhistoowillpass says:

    I always wondered where it was! Susanne Pleschett (sp) That was their apartment… Carlton The Doorman..

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Yes, that was it! Oh right, Carlton The Doorman! What a great character! Cher xo

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  11. Don says:

    Followed the show religiously. So enjoyed it.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      It was such a good show, wasn’t it, Don? Bob Newhart is an incredibly talent fellow!! Cher xo

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  12. Aquileana says:

    Witty post as per usual Cher… Oh By the way I have never watched “Bob Newhart Show”//// I ‘ll google it right now….
    Happy week ahead!!!! Aquileana ⭐

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Ah, bless! Thank you so much, dear Aquileana! I hope you can find something about Bob Newhart! If you can’t, please let me know and I’ll find it for you! Happy week ahead to you too, my dear! Cher xo

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  13. Beautiful view I must say – would love to stroll along the area. Similar to Aquileana, I have never watched the show but trust it must be a remarkable one 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Thank you, Indah! It really is a gorgeous area! Ah, yes, the show was very funny and great acting. It was on in syndication for many years after it originally ran (1972-1978) so I watched it throughout the 1980’s quite often! Cher xo

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  14. We still have some old-fashioned recordings of classic Bob Newhart, and they still make us laugh (not the TV show, which we never had in the UK, but the speeches like the Driving Instructor, the USS Codfish and the Discovery of Tobacco).

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Oh do you, Hilary? I didn’t know he had recordings! I am sure they are hilarious! I shall have to do some exploring about these recordings! Thank you! Cher xo

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      1. Yes, there are lots of stories. They are hilarious!

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