The Bob Newhart Show/Over the River and Through the Woods

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Over the River and Through the Woods
Season 4, Episode 11
Airdate November 22, 1975
Production Number 5065
Written by Bruce Kane
Directed by James Burrows
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Over the River and Through the Woods is the eleventh episode of the fourth season of The Bob Newhart Show, and the eighty-third episode overall.


Guest Starring: David Himes (Delivery Boy), Janet Meshad (Elaine)

with Jack Riley (Mr. Carlin)


Plot Overview

Emily insists on going to visit her family in Seattle for Thanksgiving but Bob says he can't leave Chicago because the holidays are very stressful times for his patients. In Emily's absence, Jerry, Howard and Mr. Carlin spend the holiday with Bob, watching football, getting drunk, ineptly cooking and ordering Chinese food.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • Bob (while drunk on the phone ordering Chinese takeout food): This is der Robert Hartley. D-R period. Der.
  • Mr. Carlin: You know you're at a bad party when Elliot Carlin is the happiest guy in the room.