Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The Button-Down Mind on TV
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
Did you know there was another Bob Newhart Show besides the one that ran for seven years in the 70s? It was different in two ways from its namesake: one, it was a comedy/sketch variety show instead of a sitcom, and, two, i... more »
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Did you know there was another Bob Newhart Show besides the one that ran for seven years in the 70s? It was different in two ways from its namesake: one, it was a comedy/sketch variety show instead of a sitcom, and, two, it totally flopped! But Bob wrote some truly inspired material for that short-lived 1962 program, and so this album, which compiled his funniest bits, didn t flop, but went to #26 on the charts. Includes Introducing Tobacco to Civilization , in which Bob places a call to Sir Walter Raleigh; there's also a look into how to tell your friend that his precious pet dog is a vicious monster (if at all), a speculation on what it would be like if chariot corporations in ancient Rome were run like modern car companies, and amateur bomb defusing. Pure genius!
Good stuff from '62!
Steven Abercrombie | Mobile, AL | 12/06/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
This CD is funny! Bob sets up a scene, then plays a single character reacting to all the other unseen characters. As usual, some characters are on the phone; ohters are talking to a friend or a comrade. There is a bit of the Madison Avenue advertising slant to some of the material that is still funny today. The only problem is that the entire CD is only a little over 30 minutes long. Bonus tracks would have been much appreciated!"