23 Days Until America Wakes Up With Suzanne Pleshette

Hi Bob!


Hi, I’m The Donald, this is my wife Melania and my other wife Ivanka.

You think this will be over on election day? Hahahahahahaha.

That’s cute.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: Well, the part about knowing who takes the oath in January will be over. The subsequent Redneck Insurrection is a separate issue.

@nojo: The Gropes of Wrath.

Thank you, I’ve been looking for a way to play that one all week.

@¡Andrew!: Hey. Would you mind telling me which judges to vote for. I don’t feel like doing the research. Cumbersome.

@JNOV: Sure… if they ever send us our ballots. I wonder what’s taking them so long. Must be the rigged, biased Illuminati prefilling the ballots with invisible ink.

@¡Andrew!: Thanks folks, he’s here all week! Try the veal, and don’t forget to tip your server!

@¡Andrew!: Yeah – I thought that was weird. 10/10 was the deadline for online registration. I received my pamphlet yesterday, and I was messing around with the online printable ballot, and was like, ugh. I didn’t see GoodSpaceman. Is he still alive?

Could someone (nojo?) explain this to a not-so-young but not-so-old Stinquer? I watched the various Bob Newhart shows on Nick at Nite/TV Land and get that “Hi, Bob” was a running gag (not to mention drinking game fodder), but the rest of it is all Greek to me.

Speaking of Bob Newhart, since the Nationals choked yet again, Go Cubs! (Sorry, Dodger.)

@mellbell: In the original “Bob Newhart Show”, neighbors would just waltz in the door saying “Hi Bob!”, thus the drinking game.

What makes the subsequent “Newhart” series finale the greatest sitcom ending in television was that the final season was progressively absurd, culminating in the last moment where Bob wakes up in bed with his original-series wife — Suzanne Pleshette — and explains that he just had the strangest dream.

I forget the timing, but it may have been a meta-joke on “Dallas”, where after killing Bobby Ewing one season, they bring him back a year later — showering — and explain that the previous season was just his wife’s hallucination.

More on the Newhart finale: They hid the (original) bedroom set behind a curtain, and when the curtain opened, the studio audience immediately knew what was up. They couldn’t have gotten away with that in Our Twitter Age.

@nojo: I never liked the wife on Newhart simply because she was not Suzanne Pleshette.

@Mistress Cynica: All I otherwise remember is Larry & Daryl & Daryl because that was my Dad’s favorite line.

But yes, I’m also an Original Newhart partisan. Second only to Barney Miller for pure character work and line delivery.

@Dodgerblue: Did you see this? I enjoy the pace of baseball, but sometimes it verges on absurd.

The Jays/Indians series is pretty fast… because Toronto can’t score worth shit (except maybe today.)

waaaah waaah waaah waaaaaaah…
/sobbing while wearing Jays hat/

ETA: Ah ah ah ah staying alive…

@nojo: IIRC, “My name is Daryl, this is my brother, Daryl, and this is my other brother, Daryl.” (I loved them, too.)

@nojo: Crap. IDRC. One wore a hat with ear flaps? (I refuse to Google at this point.)

Awwww, man. Now I have to remove “shenanigans” from my vast vocabulary. I call shenanigans on regional offices daily. In emails. I need a new word. “Phony up” seems to be the only thing that might fit. “Lying” or “misleading” might work. Bummer.

@JNOV: I’m going to guess that was Larry — or as I better know him, William Sanderson from Blade Runner and Deadwood.

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