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The Button-Down Mind on TV
Bob Newhart
The Button-Down Mind on TV
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
 
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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, i...  more »

      
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All Artists: Bob Newhart
Title: The Button-Down Mind on TV
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collector's Choice
Release Date: 9/22/2009
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
Style: Comedy & Spoken Word
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 617742204520, 603497991952

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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!
 

CD Reviews

Good stuff from '62!
Steven Abercrombie | Mobile, AL | 12/06/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

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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!"