Jan 2, 2013 2:01 PM EST
It's not The Bob Newhart Show, but close: Conan O'Brien is looking to bring Bob's New Heart Show to television. Read more
Newhart first brought his deadpan wit to series TV in this Emmy and Peabody-winning variety hour, which showcased many of his now classic `Button Down Mind' telephone routines.
Bob asks Emily to speak at his Women's Consciousness-Raising Group—a move which backfires unexpectedly.
Bob decides to follow his own advice regarding honesty, which promptly gets him in trouble with two dinner guests and Emily.
Bob's busy work schedule and Emily's master's degree studying cause the couple to decide that it would be a good idea to live apart.
Mariette Hartley guest stars as Marilyn Dietz, a very attractive divorcee who's enjoying her new-found freedom to such an extent that she creates a small feud between Jerry and Howard when she starts dating the two of them.