7/11/11

Mini Skirt Monday #78: The Bob Newhart Show


In addition to being one fo the greatest shows of all time, The Bob Newhart Show also delivered plenty of minis.  Of course, 1972 was a big year for miniskirts in the US, so nearly every show that year had its fair share. But The Bob Newhart Show is special...

Take a look at season one. Every time the camera shows the office elevator, there is a girl in a mini skirt in it - without fail.  Plus, the swinging bachelors, Jerry and Howard (pictured above), were often found with a pretty miniskirted lass at their side. And let's not forget the secretary, Carol.  Sure, she wasn't much of a looker, but she still somehow rocked the mini skirt every single week. It would be a pretty cool drinking game to take a drink every time somebody says "Hi, Bob" (the show's catch phrase) and every time you spotted a miniskirt. You'd be wasted by the end of thirty minutes.

 Oddly enough, Emily Hartley never wore a mini - which is strange considering Susanne Pleshette was a popular sex symbol for years.  She was only 35 when the show started, so it's not as if she was too old.

Anyway, take a look at a small gallery of screen shots.... and keep an eye out for Penny Marshall.

9 comments:

  1. Correction: That's Howard in the 1st image.

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  2. And lemme add that the theme song was one of the best of that period, or of any period really. I've gushed about it before, so I won't bore you with the details again.

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  3. My bad. Fixed. Thanks.

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  4. Awesome show! They don't make em' like this anymore! I agree with Mr. Armpit...it was one of the best theme songs for a TV show. Really captured the era perfectly!

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  5. Who's the lady with Jerry? I remember seeing this actress on a lot of TV shows.

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  6. Elaine Giftos - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0317560/

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  7. And let's not forget Bob's sister Ellen, played by Pat Finley, who wore some of the greatest 70s outfits ever committed to film--including the occasional mini, as I recall.

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  8. AnonymousJuly 18, 2011

    I dunno, I wouldn't have pushed Marcia "Carol Kester Edna Krabappel" Wallace out of bed. And also about that same time, let's not forget Mary Tyler Moore in the first season or so. MTM had the legs, and used to show them off, and come to think of it, so did Valerie Harper and Cloris Leachman. And of course, on ABC, there was the 13-14 year old's favorite TV mom, Flo "Carol Brady" Henderson. Would that I have had the luck to have a miniskirt wearing mom like that in my neighborhood.

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