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Bob Newhart is an American
stand-up comedian and actor. He became famous mostly on the strength of his audio releases. His routine is
simply to portray one end of a phone call. Newhart was the first
comic to use an intentional stammer, in service of his unique combination of politeness and
disbelief at what he was supposedly hearing.
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Bob Newhart's most notable exposure on television came from two long running programs centering around him. From 1972 to 1978, he starred in the popular Bob Newhart Show on CBS in which he played a Chicago psychologist and husband of Emily, played by co-star Suzanne Pleshette. In 1982, Bob Newhart returned to primetime with a new sitcom, Newhart, on CBS, co-starring Mary Frann.
More recently, Bob Newhart guest-starred on ER in a very rare dramatic role which earned him an Emmy Award nomination, his first in nearly twenty years. In 2005 he began a recurring role in Desperate Housewives as Morty, the on-again/off-again boyfriend of Sophie, Susan Mayer's mother. Bob Newhart's most recent appearance was on the 2006 Emmys hosted by Conan O'Brian. He was a part of a gag in which he was placed in an air tight glass prison that contained 3 hours of air. If the Emmys went over the time of 3 hours, he would die. This gag was an acknowledgment of the often cited frustration that awards show ceremonies-most notably the Emmys and the Oscars run on past their allotted time (which is usually three hours).