The Bob Newhart Show

Season 3 Episode 1

Big Brother is Watching

Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Sep 14, 1974 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Howard: I like what your mother did to your room, Bob.
      Bob: To my room?
      Howard: Yeah, it was like a shrine. There were pictures of you as a young adult and pictures of you in your uniform. I was so quiet. If I didn't know better I'd think you were dead.

    • (Ellen is moving out of Bob & Emily's apartment and moving in with Howard)
      Ellen: Hi Howard. I'm all set.
      Howard: Ah, so am I. I cleared three dresser drawers and two shelves in the bathroom and the entire bedroom closet is all yours.
      Ellen: What did you do with your clothes?
      Howard: My clothes? I put them in a suitcase. I have twelve suitcases.
      Emily: What did you do with your suitcases?
      Howard: I put them in the broom closet.
      Bob: What did you do with the brooms?
      Howard: I threw them away they were just gathering dust anyway.

    • (Howard is about to take Ellen's suitcases to his apartment)
      Bob: Howard!
      Howard: Yeah?
      Bob: Take another step I break both your legs.

    • Jerry: Listen, ah, Bob, about this afternoon. I'm really sorry about walking out on you like that. It was immature. I mean, Howard and I can both be your best friends.
      Emily: (to Bob) I thought I was your best friend.
      Bob: You are.
      Jerry: Spreading yourself kind of thin, aren't you, Bob?

  • Notes

    • "Hi, Bob"-ometer: Seven, two apiece from Howard, Jerry, and Ellen, and one from Emily. This episode has the most "Hi, Bob" greetings. The series total shoots up to 89.

  • Allusions