The Bob Newhart Show

Jerry Robinson Crusoe

Season 3, Ep 13, Aired 12/7/74
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  • Episode Description
  • After renewing an acquaintance with the beautiful and free-spirited Courtney Simpson, Jerry decides to give up his dental practice: he wants to follow his dreams of romance and adventure by taking Miss Simpson to Tahiti.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bob Newhart

    Dr. Robert "Bob" Hartley

  • Suzanne Pleshette

    Emily Hartley

  • Marcia Wallace

    Carol Kester

  • Peter Bonerz

    Dr. Jerome "Jerry" Robinson

  • Bill Daily

    Howard Borden

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Courtney: I'm a marine biologist. Howard: What a coincidence. My ex-wife was an Army nurse. Bob: It's not the same thing, Howard. Howard: Well, they're both military.

    • Jerry: Bob, in Chicago a man can't follow the sun. Bob: Jerry, in Tahiti a man can't follow the White Sox.

    • Jerry: (holding a large plastic tooth) Look at this. This is my own creation. I call it Happy Tooth. Courtney: What does it do? Jerry: Nothing. Courtney: Well, as long as it's happy.

    • (Bob gives Emily and Howard Mandarin food from a patient's restaurant) Bob: How is it? Emily: It's cold. Bob: No, I mean how does it taste? Howard: What is it? Bob: Sauteed bean curd. Howard: Oh...then it's fine.

    • Jerry: Once Courtney and I went on this canoing trip, and it was the most exciting thing I ever did. Four days out there. No food, no water. no john. Bob: I had that same kind of excitement in Korea, Jerry.

    Notes (1)

    • "Hi, Bob"-ometer: One, from Jerry. 111 for the series.

    Allusions (2)

    • Bob: Jerry, in Tahiti a man can't follow the White Sox. The White Sox are a professional baseball team based in Chicago.

    • Title: "Jerry Robinson Crusoe" The title refers to the famous novel, Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.

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