Review zur "The Big Bang Theory"-Episode # Professor Proton - Nach mehreren Episoden, in denen die Entwicklung der Charaktere im Vordergrund stand. Sheldon und Leonard stellen Professor Proton, den Moderator ihrer Lieblings-Fernsehsendung aus der Kindheit, ein. Währenddessen haben Howard und. Sheldon ist fest entschlossen, Wil Wheatons Auftritt als neuer Professor Proton mies zu machen. Doch dann gefällt dem Nerd die Sendung ausgesprochen gut.
"The Big Bang Theory": Bob Newhart kehrt als Professor Proton zurückSheldon ist fest entschlossen, Wil Wheatons Auftritt als neuer Professor Proton mies zu machen. Doch dann gefällt dem Nerd die Sendung ausgesprochen gut. Sheldon findet heraus, dass sein Kindheitsheld Professor Proton für Privat-Partys buchbar ist. Also lädt er den inzwischen alten Mann zu sich. Sheldon findet heraus, dass sein Kindheitsheld Professor Proton für Privat-Partys buchbar ist. Also lädt er den inzwischen alten Mann zu sich nach Hause ein.
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Jeffries appears to Sheldon in a dream, where Sheldon compares him to Obi-Wan Kenobi , dressing him in Jedi robes and making him appear as a Force ghost.
When Sheldon asks for his wisdom, Jeffries tells Sheldon to appreciate everything in life, including his friends, and never take it for granted.
Jeffries returns in "The Opening Night Excitation" when his ghost convinces Sheldon to spend time with Amy on her birthday instead of going to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens as he had planned to do for months.
After hearing Professor Proton's words, Sheldon decides to prove his devotion to Amy by finally having sex with her, as she has been hoping he will do for the past few years.
Some time later, after Sheldon takes Amy to see The Force Awakens , Jeffries returns to Sheldon to ask him about his first sexual experience with her, but Sheldon thinks Jeffries is talking about the film and tells him he enjoyed it.
For his role as Jeffries, in , Newhart won his first Primetime Emmy Award. Newhart plays the same character on Young Sheldon. Barry Kripke, PhD John Ross Bowie is a co-worker of the guys, who frequently clashes with Sheldon.
He works in plasma physics. Kripke has a case of rhotacism in which he pronounces the letters "R" and "L" as "W" in much the same way as Elmer Fudd from Looney Tunes , Jimmy Five from Monica's Gang and Gilda Radner in her " Baba Wawa " sketches.
In season five, Kripke purchases an iPhone with voice-recognition technology , but, because of his rhotacism, the device is incapable of understanding his verbal "wequests", prompting him to deride it as ineffective.
Until season seven, whether he was aware of his impediment was never clarified. In his first appearance, he pits his robot, the Kripke Krippler, against the men's robot, M.
In " The Friendship Algorithm ", Sheldon attempts to befriend Kripke to gain access to an open science grid computer to conduct research, but it turns out to be futile, as Kripke has no control over the computer's usage time, and Sheldon consequently expels Kripke from the group.
In season five, Kripke and Sheldon battle over a retired professor's office ; but, after a long sports contest, Kripke loses to Sheldon.
He is later invited to Howard's bachelor party , where he uses his turn toasting to complain that no strippers are at the party.
In season six, Kripke and Sheldon are forced to work together on a proposal involving fusion reactors, which involves an exchange of work. Sheldon is shocked to discover that Kripke's work is more advanced than his own, and he tearfully admits as much to Amy.
Kripke assumes that Sheldon is in a sexual relationship with Amy and that has led to his work quality declining, and Sheldon does not deny it although this appears to be just a convenient excuse since his work is inferior to Kripke's.
Kripke also battles for tenure alongside Sheldon, Leonard, and Raj. In season seven, Kripke ridicules Sheldon when his discovery of a new element was false, nicknaming Sheldon "The Retractor".
In season nine, Kripke calls Sheldon and Amy's live show Fun with Flags along with Raj and directs the conversation to irrelevant questions to the show.
He also uses the show to call out for potential romantic relationships and asked Amy questions about her love life when Sheldon and she broke up.
He attends Sheldon's birthday party and constantly hits on Leonard's mother, Beverly. Professor Bertram Kibbler Brian Posehn is a geologist at Caltech, who met Amy while she was working there in her own lab in "The Occupation Recalibration".
Bert brings Amy interesting and beautiful rocks every day. It takes Howard and Raj to point out that he likes her.
Bert then asks her to a rock and mineral show, which she declines because she has a boyfriend. When Bert starts talking about how no one wants to do anything with him, Amy in a fit of sympathy agrees to go.
Unfortunately, Bert is taking it as a date. Raj and Howard offer to talk to him to let him down easy, and they end up going with him to the show.
Bert first appeared in "The Contractual Obligation Implementation" where he is socially awkward and Raj meets just prior to a library date with Lucy.
He tried to crash their date, and Raj sent him away. His name was not mentioned in the plot, but the closing credits gave the name Bert.
In "The Dependence Transcendence", Bert hosts a Caltech party that only Amy and Penny attend. He feels that Amy is the coolest girl at work and that Sheldon is cool only because he is dating Amy.
As the girls are leaving, he tells them that he is in love with both of them. He reappears in "The Fetal Kick Catalyst" as a guest at Sheldon and Amy's brunch in their apartment.
He mentions that a girlfriend he was living with once moved out and took all his best rocks. In "The Geology Elevation", Bert wins the MacArthur Fellowship grant, which makes Sheldon jealous.
When Sheldon finally confronts him over this, Bert points out that the theoretical physicist has his friends and Amy to be happy about.
In his office, his diploma shows he received his degree from the University of Arizona. He later accompanies Sheldon to The Ellen DeGeneres Show to make peace.
His full name is shown in his award. By the end of season 10, Raj moves into the apartment over Bert's garage. Bert reappears in "The Separation Agitation", and it is revealed that he has a recent girlfriend named Rebecca, who only appears to be with him for his grant money.
After breaking up with her, Bert instantly regrets it and buys expensive gifts to win her back. At the end of the episode, he is revealed to have succeeded.
Beverly Hofstadter Christine Baranski is Leonard's narcissistic , unloving, and overly analytical mother. Beverly is a neuroscientist , as well as a psychiatrist.
She is Sheldon's female equivalent regarding neurotically strict speech patterns , lack of respect for social conventions , and compulsive attention to detail.
The only reason she had children was to use them as personal experiments for her research, so was very distant and unmotherly towards Leonard.
Beverly mentions that Leonard's brother and sister are more successful in their respective fields than he is; though she respects this enough to keep contact with them unlike Leonard , she is not proud, since they are not her accomplishments.
One of her famous books is Needy Baby, Greedy Baby , in which she describes an infant's Leonard's unrealistic nurturing expectations.
Sheldon often refers to her books when frustrated with Leonard's attempt to obtain some of his personal needs in their relationship.
Leonard sees his mother as cold and not nurturing, even telling Penny that one time he made a hugging machine just to get hugs and that his father asked to borrow it.
The lack of Beverly's maternal feelings and actions toward Leonard has led to him being called the "King of Foreplay " because of his obsessive need to please.
In her first visit, Beverly makes Penny cry by delving into her history with her father driving her, and later Leonard, to the bottle , and considers Raj and Howard's relationship to be an " ersatz homosexual marriage".
After bonding with Sheldon, Beverly sings Journey's " Any Way You Want It " with him on karaoke.
In season three, Beverly comes to visit at Christmas, where she reveals that she is divorcing her husband, Alfred, after she caught him in bed with another woman.
Despite Leonard's reluctance to tell Beverly about his and Penny's relationship, Penny takes her to the Cheesecake Factory for a round of drinks and reveals their relationship.
After Beverly gropes a busboy , she and Penny both go to Del Taco and then return to Leonard and Sheldon's apartment where she confronts Leonard on not telling him about Penny, and then is confronted by him for not being a loving and caring mother for him.
After Beverly tries to show motherly affection by hugging Leonard, she kisses a shocked Sheldon and leaves. The next morning, a hungover Beverly gives her blessing to Leonard and Penny's relationship and vows not to reveal her drunken kiss with Sheldon, wanting to work instead on her maternal relationship with Leonard.
In season five, Sheldon calls Beverly on Skype to help Leonard following Penny and Raj's hook-up, and she tells Leonard to "buck up, sissypants If you need any more help from me, my books are available on Amazon ".
In season seven, Leonard uses Beverly's latest book to get sympathy from Penny. However, Bernadette finds out from Howard what Leonard is doing and tells Penny, who calls Beverly, leaving a briefly pantsless Leonard to chat with his mother on Skype.
Leonard later informs his mother of his engagement to Penny, but she reveals that Sheldon already told her. She decides to accept his engagement with Penny because Sheldon likes her.
In season eight, Beverly comes to visit to see Leonard receive an award, where she meets Sheldon's mother, Mary. The mothers get into an argument after Beverly describes Mary's religious beliefs as a superstition, and Mary, in turn, berates Beverly for her cold and distant attitude towards Leonard.
Beverly later reflects with Sheldon that perhaps other ways exist to raise children than she did. The mothers make up and Beverly tries to show affection by hugging Leonard, though it is awkward for both of them.
In season nine, she attends Sheldon's birthday party and enjoys a proposition from Barry Kripke. Later, she returns for a visit to interview people for her new book, and spends her time bonding with Amy and Bernadette, frustrating Penny's attempts to bond with her.
When Penny confronts her for this, she admits that she feels insulted about not being invited to her son's wedding. Penny suggests doing a second wedding ceremony for her, which she accepts and the two finally bond.
She is unhappy about her ex-husband, Alfred, attending since their marriage ended due to his affair, and is even angrier when Alfred and Mary Cooper display mutual attraction and leave the rehearsal dinner together.
Beverly and Alfred argue all night and Beverly once again quarrels with Mary. At the ceremony, she agrees with Alfred that Leonard was the best thing to come out of their relationship.
In season 11, Beverly begins talking to Penny as a friend and confidant, troubling Leonard, especially when he learns that Beverly told Penny that she is proud of her, a level of praise she never bestowed upon Leonard himself.
When Leonard confronts Beverly, he is touched when she says that of all of her children's spouses, Penny is the one she is most impressed by, and that for this, she is indeed proud of him.
She reappeared in "The Novelization Correlation" as the character Ilsa from Leonard's book, as well as appearing over Skype. In season 12, she appeared in "The VCR Illumination" via video chat when Leonard and Penny talked to her about comforting Sheldon.
She reappeared in the seventeenth episode, "The Conference Valuation". In "The Maternal Conclusion", Beverly visits Leonard and Penny acting nice and truly interested in Leonard's new physics project.
Later she admits that she is doing research for a new book which makes Leonard blow up. Finally he forgives her which makes both of them feel much better and they end in a true loving embrace.
For her role as Beverly, in both and , Baranski was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. Claire Alessandra Torresani is a writer for a children's science fiction series whom Raj and Howard meet in the comic book store in season 9.
Claire wants to collaborate with Raj on the science portions of a movie script. When Raj reveals to her that he has a girlfriend, Emily, she assures him that she is only interested in his technical assistance, and they can still meet as friends.
However, Raj develops visions of marriage and children with Claire. After Raj breaks up with Emily, he calls Claire on Valentine's Day, only to learn that she has just got back together with her boyfriend.
She also calls Raj an "ass" for breaking up with Emily just before Valentine's Day. Later, however, she asks Raj out for a drink after she has again broken up with her boyfriend.
However, Raj is on his way to reunite with Emily, and chooses to be with her. However, Raj later starts seeing Claire again while at the same time dating Emily.
She and Raj continue to date, but they keep their relationship casual with no commitment. When she meets Raj's friends, Claire begins to realize that Raj has been dating multiple women, and successfully tricks him into admitting it.
In season 10, Raj reveals that he is now single, having broken up with both Emily and Claire at the ladies' behest.
Later in the season, when Raj tries to figure out what is wrong with himself, Claire accepts an invitation to Raj's apartment, where she meets his previous girlfriends.
Claire reveals that she broke up with Raj after finding him too needy and vain and declares that she is now in a better relationship. Dan Stephen Root is a senior member of staff at Zangen, who first appears in "The Locomotion Interruption" when he interviews Penny for a pharmaceutical sales representative position as a favor to Bernadette.
Penny realizes that the interview is not going well so she ends it and starts to leave. As a favor, she asks Dan not to tell Bernadette how badly she did because she is kind of scared of her.
Dan says that he thought he was the only one who was scared of her. They start to bond, agreeing that Bernadette is something of a bully.
Dan comments that she has that squeaky little voice, and that everyone else thinks she is SO nice. He had to cut one of Bernadette's research programs, but was too scared of her to do it.
Dan and Penny both agree not to tell Bernadette about the results of the interview. Later Bernadette is talking to Howard at home, and tells him that it is hard to believe, but Penny got the job.
She feels that it is because Dan really loves her. Dan reappears in "The Champagne Reflection", when Penny makes Bernadette face up to her bullying ways.
Dan is still afraid of Bernadette, and tells the story of how she yelled at him and his grandson after they lost the three-legged race at the company picnic.
His grandson called her the mean kid with the big boobies. Bernadette is horrified when she realizes how everyone perceives her.
Her father had taught her to be tough and she can be cruel with some of her comments without even knowing it. She says she thought she was the sweetest person she knew, and should be in a tree baking cookies like a Keebler elf.
She goes to apologize to Dan and discovers that, owing to everyone's fear of her, they have been paying for her daily coffee even after the company stopped doing so something they accomplished with a swear jar kept for Bernadette's sake ; and have given her the private use of a toilet that was meant for everyone.
She now feels like she has to leave the company and starts crying. Desperate for her to stop, Dan promises to keep paying for her coffee, and even offers to get her an espresso machine.
Bernadette has found a new way to get what she wants. Dave Gibbs Stephen Merchant is a tall British man who dates Amy after she breaks up with Sheldon.
Dave is recently divorced because his wife left him for a French chef. When her friends try to find Amy a date on a dating mobile app , they see a text message from Dave, and Amy reveals they have already gone out together for coffee.
Sheldon is about to propose to Amy for closure when he sees Amy and Dave kissing after their date. When Amy and Dave later go out again for dinner while Penny, Bernadette, and a reluctant Leonard spy on them , he shows an unusual fascination with Sheldon, which discomforts Amy.
He considers Sheldon and Leonard to be physics superstars and idolizes them. He later gets an opportunity to meet Leonard and shake his hand after Leonard has to relieve himself while spying on their date, and with great excitement, Dave announces that he will never again wash his hand.
After Sheldon rejects Amy's proposal that they be a couple again, Amy once again tries dinner with Dave, who goes out of his way to refrain from mentioning Sheldon, knowing how uncomfortable that subject made her previously.
Sheldon then suddenly arrives and professes his love to Amy, and the two mend their relationship, leaving Dave to awkwardly excuse himself and invite Sheldon to meet again on his way out.
Denise Lauren Lapkus is the assistant manager at Stuart's comic book store introduced in season She is quite a comic book geek.
At first, Sheldon doesn't like the change that her hiring brings to the store, but starts to like her because of her comic book knowledge and her ability to figure out his preferences in comic books.
After being annoyed by Sheldon's praising of Denise, Amy goes down to the bookstore to demand that Denise teach her enough about comics to make it appear that she likes them.
In "The Bow Tie Asymmetry", Stuart asks her to come to Sheldon and Amy's Wedding with him. Denise declines until she learns that Star Wars actor Mark Hamill is going to be there.
She sits beside Stuart at the wedding and watches as he answers questions about Star Wars better than Mark Hamill. Denise is amazed by his knowledge and calls him hot.
A relationship starts between Denise and Stuart in "The Wedding Gift Wormhole". They spend time together and enjoyed each other's company though Stuart is insecure about their relationship.
Denise invites Stuart to move in, but he backs off not wanting to ruin their relationship. In episode twenty-two of season 12, "The Maternal Conclusion", they move in together after convincing Denise's creepy roommate Mitch to move out.
Eric Gablehauser Mark Harelik is the head of the Physics Department, the group's boss at the university. When he first starts working at the university, he fires Sheldon after Sheldon insults his intelligence.
Eventually, Gablehauser rehires Sheldon after he and Sheldon's mother display a mutual romantic interest. Gablehauser later hosts the Physics Bowl,  and gives Raj attention when he is featured in a People article for discovering a planet.
Koothrappali Brian George is Raj's father in India. His wife and he communicate with their son via Skype and constantly try to arrange dates for him.
They want their son to marry a woman of Indian descent and give them grandchildren. Koothrappali is a gynecologist , drives a Bentley , and employs servants.
Koothrappali enjoys Doogie Howser reruns, which are apparently new to India. In season four, Dr. Koothrappali becomes angry with Leonard when he learns that his daughter, Priya, is dating Leonard without his knowledge.
According to Sheldon, the Koothrappalis are " Richie Rich rich". The Koothrappalis go through a rough patch in their marriage, culminating in them separating in season eight around the time of their 40th wedding anniversary, with Dr.
Koothrappali moving out and Mrs. Koothrappali setting fire to his car. Koothrappali makes his first physical appearance on the show in season eight, visiting the main characters at a Christmas party after the divorce.
Koothrappali later cuts off Raj financially when he buys a helicopter drone, but Raj manages to turn the situation around by pitting his father against his mother.
He also asks his father to give advice to a nervous, pregnant Bernadette. In "The Allowance Evaporation", Raj after meeting his ex-girlfriends who said he was too spoiled and a momma's boy, tells his father that he was no longer taking any money from him.
His father was delighted that his last only unmarried offspring was going to stand on his own two feet. In "The Wedding Gift Wormhole", it's revealed that he is dating again and decides to set up Raj with a woman for an arranged marriage.
He returns in "The Propagation Proposition" via video chat after Raj has broken up with Anu; he is angry about any money he has lost due to the wedding being cancelled.
Koothrappali Alice Amter is Raj's mother in India. Koothrappali is especially worried that, despite Raj being old enough to marry, the closest they have to a daughter-in-law is "that little Jewish boy Howard".
She also had some anger towards Leonard when it became apparent that he was dating Priya without her knowledge. Following their divorce in season eight, Raj mentions that his mother bought the book Eat, Pray, Love and used it to set fire to her ex-husband's car.
Koothrappali makes her first physical appearance on the show in "The Graduation Transmission", where Raj uses the Koothrappali's divorce to get money from her when his father cuts him off financially, and pits her against her ex-husband.
Janine Davis Regina King is a human resources representative working at the university. She first appears in season six after Sheldon offends his assistant Alex while trying to solve a problem regarding her crush on Leonard, leaving Mrs.
Davis to handle Alex's sexual-harassment complaint against Sheldon. Sheldon tells Mrs. Davis his belief that she, like all women, is a "slave" to her sexual "urges", unaware that his remarks are racist and sexist.
In his attempt at defense, Sheldon rats out what he considers similar behavior by Raj, Howard, and Leonard, prompting Mrs.
Davis to summon them to her office, as well. Davis later serves on the tenure committee that is considering Raj, Sheldon, Leonard, and Kripke for a vacant tenured position, causing each of them to try to win her favor.
Sheldon, in his effort to earn the position, offends her once again by giving her the box set for the miniseries Roots. Despite this, Sheldon is still short-listed for tenure, even if he offends Mrs.
Davis yet again by giving her what he thinks is a traditional handshake originating in African American communities. In season seven, Mrs. Davis says that she is recently divorced because her husband cheated on her, and Raj attempts to strike up a conversation with her at a university mixer.
After offending her, Raj apologizes, and the two talk about their troubles. Following the mixer, while Raj is insistent that Mrs.
Davis and he had a "moment", Howard disagrees. Davis makes another appearance in season 8, where she informs Sheldon that he has to teach a class as a junior professor, and in season 11, has to deal with Leonard after he gives an embarrassing interview on the radio about the university.
Kurt Brian Patrick Wade is a tall, intimidating bodybuilder and Penny's ex-boyfriend at the beginning of the series.
In the pilot, Penny reveals that he cheated on her, and Leonard and Sheldon later go to his apartment and attempt to retrieve Penny's television set from him, but they were unsuccessful and Kurt apparently found them so irritating that they returned home without pants.
After Kurt sees Penny kissing Leonard, Leonard victoriously shouts to him, "That's right, you saw what you saw. That's how we roll in The Shire!
In season two, Penny experiences financial difficulties. Later, Penny reveals that Kurt visited her the next morning and paid her, in turn.
However, much to Leonard's disappointment, Kurt never told Penny about Leonard's visit, and instead took the opportunity to ask Penny out for dinner.
Lucy Kate Micucci shows up at a party at the comic-book store on Valentine's Day at an event for people who had no dates. She has social anxiety issues, which allows Raj and her to connect.
On their first date, she becomes so nervous that she goes to the bathroom and climbs out of the window to get away. Ab arbeitete Newhart auch als Schauspieler in Spielfilmen und Fernsehserien.
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Newhart was drafted into the United States Army and served in the United States during the Korean War as a personnel manager until being discharged in He briefly attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law , but did not complete a degree, in part, he says, because he was asked to behave unethically during an internship.
After the war, Newhart worked for United States Gypsum as an accountant. He later said that his motto, "That's close enough", and his habit of adjusting petty cash imbalances with his own money showed he did not have the temperament to be an accountant.
In , Newhart became an advertising copywriter for Fred A. Niles, a major independent film and television producer in Chicago. When the co-worker ended his participation by taking a job in New York, Newhart continued the recordings alone, developing this type of routine.
Dan Sorkin, a disc jockey at a radio station who later became the announcer-sidekick on Newhart's NBC series, introduced Newhart to the head of talent at Warner Bros.
The label signed him in , only a year after it was formed, based solely on those recordings. Newhart expanded his material into a stand-up routine he began to perform at nightclubs.
Newhart became famous mostly on the strength of his audio releases, in which he played a solo " straight man ". Newhart's routine was to portray one end of a conversation usually a phone call , playing the comedic straight man and implying what the other person was saying.
His comedy album The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart was the first comedy album to make number one on the Billboard charts. Newhart told a interviewer for PBS 's American Masters that his favorite stand-up routine is " Abe Lincoln vs.
Madison Avenue ", which appears on this album. In the routine, a slick promoter has to deal with Lincoln's reluctance to agree to efforts to boost his image.
Chicago TV director and future comedian Bill Daily , who was Newhart's castmate on The Bob Newhart Show , suggested the routine to him.
Newhart became known for an intentional stammer, in service to his unique combination of politeness and disbelief at what he was supposedly hearing.
Newhart has used the delivery throughout his career. A follow-up album, The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back , was released six months later and won Best Comedy Performance - Spoken Word that year.
Subsequent comedy albums include Behind the Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart , The Button-Down Mind on TV , Bob Newhart Faces Bob Newhart , The Windmills Are Weakening , This Is It , Best of Bob Newhart , and Very Funny Bob Newhart Years later, he released Bob Newhart Off the Record , The Button-Down Concert , and Something Like This , an anthology of his s Warner Bros.
On December 10, , publicist and comedy album collector Jeff Abraham revealed that a "lost" Newhart track from about Paul Revere existed on a one-of-a-kind acetate, which he owns.
The track made its world premiere on episode of the Comedy on Vinyl podcast. Newhart's success in stand-up led to his own short-lived NBC variety show in , The Bob Newhart Show.
The show lasted only a single season, but it earned Newhart a Primetime Emmy Award nomination and a Peabody Award. The Peabody Board cited him as:.
A merry marauder, who looks less like St. George than a choirboy, Newhart has wounded, if not slain, many of the dragons that stalk our society.
In a troubled and apprehensive world, Newhart has proved once again that laughter is the best medicine. In the mids, Newhart appeared on The Dean Martin Show 24 times and on The Ed Sullivan Show eight times.
Newhart guest-hosted The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 87 times, and hosted Saturday Night Live twice, in and In addition to stand-up comedy, Newhart became a dedicated character actor.
This led to other series, such as Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre , Captain Nice , two episodes of Insight , and It's Garry Shandling's Show.
He reprised his role as Dr. Bob Hartley on Murphy Brown , appeared as himself on The Simpsons , and played a retired forensic pathologist on NCIS.
Newhart guest-starred on three episodes of ER , for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award ,  as well as on Desperate Housewives and a role on NCIS as Ducky 's mentor and predecessor, who was discovered to have Alzheimer's disease.
In , he also appeared on Committed and in an episode of the sixth season of The Big Bang Theory , for which he was awarded a Primetime Emmy Award , and subsequent episodes in its seventh, ninth, and eleventh seasons.
Although primarily a television star, Newhart has been in a number of popular films, beginning with the war story Hell Is for Heroes.
In , Newhart played an annoying software specialist in the film Hot Millions. His films include 's Alan Jay Lerner musical On a Clear Day You Can See Forever , the Norman Lear comedy Cold Turkey , Mike Nichols 's war satire Catch 22 , the Disney animated feature The Rescuers and its sequel The Rescuers Down Under as the voice of Bernard, and the Will Ferrell holiday comedy Elf Newhart played the President of the United States in the comedy First Family He made a cameo appearance as a sadistic but appreciative CEO at the end of the comedy Horrible Bosses Newhart's most notable exposure on television came from two long-running programs that centered on him.
He was very interested in the starring role of dry psychologist Bob Hartley, with Suzanne Pleshette playing his wry, loving wife, Emily, and Bill Daily as neighbor and friend Howard Borden.
Nevertheless, it was an immediate hit. The show eventually referenced what made Newhart's name in the first place. Apart from the first few episodes, it used an opening-credits sequence featuring Newhart answering a telephone in his office.
According to co-star Marcia Wallace , the entire cast got along well, and Newhart became close friends with both Wallace and co-star Suzanne Pleshette.
In addition to Wallace as Bob's wisecracking, man-chasing receptionist Carol Kester, the cast included Peter Bonerz as amiable orthodontist Jerry Robinson; Jack Riley as Elliot Carlin, the most misanthropic of Hartley's patients; character actor and voice artist, John Fiedler as milquetoast Emil Petersen; and Pat Finley as Bob's sister, Ellen Hartley, a love interest for Howard Borden.
Future Newhart regular Tom Poston had a briefly recurring role as Cliff "Peeper" Murdock, veteran stage actor Barnard Hughes appeared as Bob's father for three episodes spread over two seasons, and Martha Scott appeared in several episodes as Bob's mother.
By , the show's ratings were declining and Newhart wanted to end it, but was under contract to do one more season. The show's writers tried to rework the sitcom by adding a pregnancy, but Newhart objected: "I told the creators I didn't want any children, because I didn't want it to be a show about 'How stupid Daddy is, but we love him so much, let's get him out of the trouble he's gotten himself into'.
Newhart read the script and he agreed it was very funny. He then asked, "Who are you going to get to play Bob? In the last episode of the fifth season, not only was Bob's wife, Emily, pregnant, but his receptionist, Carol, was, too.
In the first show of the sixth season, Bob revealed his dream of the pregnancies and that neither Emily nor Carol was really pregnant. Marcia Wallace spoke of Newhart's amiable nature on set: "He's very low key, and he didn't want to cause trouble.
I had a dog by the name of Maggie that I used to bring to the set. And whenever there was a line that Bob didn't like—he didn't want to complain too much—so, he'd go over, get down on his hands and knees, and repeat the line to the dog, which invariably yawned; and he'd say, 'See, I told you it's not funny!
Nope, never! Newhart discontinued the series in after six seasons and episodes. Wallace said of its ending, "It was much crying and sobbing.
It was so sad.