Photo by Pop Culture Passionistas for the Archive of American Television
Only diehard fans of “The Bob Newhart Show” will remember that a few changes were made between the pilot and the rest of the series. First of all, there’s no mention of a certain airline pilot named Howard Borden living across the hall. And, believe it or not, Bob and Jerry didn't have a receptionist.
That’s right, Marcia Wallace did not make her debut as the sassy secretary until the second “Bob Newhart” show was taped. But Wallace actually met Bob before she took on that fateful role. Find out where in this clip we shot and edited for the Archive of American Television at the recent Academy of Television Arts and Sciences celebration of Newhart’s 50 years in show business.