The Bob Newhart Show

Season 3 Episode 2

The Battle of the Groups

Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Sep 21, 1974 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Bob: I'm going to have to cancel next week's session. I'm appearing on a panel at my wife's school.
      Mr. Carlin: On our time?
      Michelle: It' seems like we're getting the short end of the stick.
      Bob: Therapy isn't exactly a stick, Michelle. If you want to think of it as one, I…try to give all my patients the same end of it.

    • Bob: Maybe we're ready for another marathon.
      Michelle: A marathon! That's a wonderful idea!
      Mrs. Havlicek: We can rent a cabin in the woods like we did last time.
      Mr. Gianelli: What are you people talking about?
      Bob: Oh, that's right, Mr. Gianelli, you've never been on a group marathon.
      Mr. Gianelli: I'll bite, what is it?
      Bob: Well, we get away from the city for a weekend and we try to get in touch with our true feelings.
      Michelle: Yeah, and with nature. Last year Elliot got undressed, stood on a rock and screamed.
      Mr. Gianelli: Carlin did that?
      Mr. Carlin: That's right.
      Mr. Gianelli: Pass. I ain't going.
      Mrs. Havlicek: I think we should go. Let's call and make the reservation.
      Bob: Unfortunately, we can't go back to the same place.
      Mr. Carlin: You can go. I was the only one fingerprinted.

    • Shirley: Two days in the woods. What kind of clothes do you take?
      Mr. Carlin: You're asking the wrong guy.

    • Carol: Oh, Bob, Mr. Gianelli called and said he'd be out front in 10 minutes with his camper.
      Mrs. Havlicek: Isn't he a nice man to do all the driving.
      Carol: He said he'd wait exactly 10 seconds, and whoever isn't there, tough darts.

    • Michelle: I always wanted to be a teacher, too. Just like Mrs. Hartley. But my father never gave me any encouragement. Every time I'd come home with straight A's on my card he's say, "Is that the best you could do?"

    • Bob: Look, we can either talk or we can go to sleep and start fresh in the morning or we can go home.

      Vickers: Or we can just sit here until we pass out.

  • Notes

    • "Hi, Bob"-ometer: Three, from Howard twice and Ellen once. 92 for the series.

    • Daniel J. Travanti, as Mr. Gianelli, is billed as Dan Travanty.

    • You will notice that Noam Pitlik was replaced by Daniel J. Travanti as Mr. Gianelli in this episode. You will remember Daniel J. Travanti as Capt. Frank Furillo on MTM's Hill Street Blues.

  • Allusions