It’s the Bob Newhart…….Building!

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!

  45 comments for “It’s the Bob Newhart…….Building!

  1. April 11, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Just a tad before my time but hey! cool 🙂

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  2. April 11, 2015 at 4:19 pm

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

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    • April 11, 2015 at 4:22 pm

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


      • April 11, 2015 at 4:37 pm

        And the stuttering type was really funny! 🙂

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      • April 11, 2015 at 4:43 pm

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


  3. April 11, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    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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    • April 11, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      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
    April 11, 2015 at 4:52 pm

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

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    • April 11, 2015 at 5:16 pm

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


  5. April 11, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    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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    • April 11, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      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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      • April 11, 2015 at 5:20 pm

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

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      • April 11, 2015 at 5:21 pm

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


      • April 11, 2015 at 5:31 pm

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


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  6. April 11, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    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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    • April 11, 2015 at 6:02 pm

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


  7. April 11, 2015 at 6:57 pm

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

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    • April 11, 2015 at 7:01 pm

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


  8. April 11, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    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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    • April 11, 2015 at 7:57 pm

      *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
    April 11, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Wow, this very building! 🙂

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  10. yeseventhistoowillpass
    April 12, 2015 at 12:20 am

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


    • April 12, 2015 at 11:57 am

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


  11. Don
    April 12, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Followed the show religiously. So enjoyed it.

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    • April 12, 2015 at 2:55 pm

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

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  12. April 12, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    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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    • April 12, 2015 at 8:06 pm

      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. April 13, 2015 at 8:57 am

    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 🙂


    • April 13, 2015 at 10:01 am

      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


  14. April 13, 2015 at 11:09 am

    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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    • April 13, 2015 at 11:13 am

      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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