The Bob Newhart Show

Season 4 Episode 11

Over the River and Through the Woods

Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Nov 22, 1975 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • After Bob pronounces his title Dr. as "Durr" during the famous "Moo Goo Gai Pan" segment, you can hear a studio audience member say "Durr?"

  • Quotes

    • Jerry: (selling Thanksgiving raffle tickets) Hey, Elaine, how about taking a chance on a turkey?
      Elaine: No thanks, Jerry, I don't want to go out with you!

    • Carlin: I don't know, Doctor Hartly, I just hate the holidays.
      Bob: Halloween was rough, huh?
      Carlin: Really the dregs. No one came to trick or treat all night. And I had special treats made up, too. Here, have a butter dish. (He hands a plastic butter dish to Bob)
      Bob: I wish Emily and I had thought of that. We just gave out candy.
      Carlin: A butter dish is forever. Why don't you read it?
      Bob: (Opens the lid of the butter dish and reads the inscription.) 'Happy Halloween, kid. From Elliot Carlin. Boo.'

    • Carlin: This is the pits! You know you're at a bad party when Elliot Carlin is the happiest man in the room.

    • (all the men are drunk)
      Bob:(into phone) Hello. Is this the House of Hu? I'd like to order some Chinese food. (to men with him) What do you want?
      Jerry: Howard wants pizza.
      Howard: No I don't. I want some Moo Goo Gai Pan.
      Bob: (into phone) Did you hear what Howard wants? Oh. Moo Goo Gai Pan.
      Jerry: That's what I want, too. Dr. Jerry Robinson wants Moo Goo Gai Pan.
      Bob: (into phone) And more Moo Goo Goo Goo.
      Jerry: Did you hear what you said, Bob? You said, "more Moo Goo Goo Goo." You said "Moo Goo Goo Goo."
      Howard: That's right. You said "Moo Goo Goo Goo."
      Bob: Maybe I'm ordering Chinese baby food.

  • Notes

    • "Hi, Bob"-ometer: Three, from Howard, Carol, and Emily. That's 153 for the series.

    • During the TVLand MiniMarathon of BNS episodes aired in July 2004 to celebrate the new Bob Newhart Landmark Statue, this episode was run as Bob Newhart's favorite episode.

    • In 1999, TV Guide ranked the football game scene as one of the funniest in TV history.

  • Allusions

    • Bob: Hayride? You're talking about a King Family Special.

      In the 1960s the large, talented, singing King Family had many television specials, and even their own show.