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“Alfred Hitchcock Presents” Notes

February 22, 2022

I am not thrilled with waking up say an hour past midnight, however a big perk in doing so was seeing a great episode of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” that aired from 1:05 A.M. Eastern Time for one hour last night/early morning.

The December 20, 1963 (The “Cheese Man’s 8th birthday, a scant one month after the real “Doomsday” in Dallas–not in the same stratosphere but I do praise Bob Lilly, Chuck Howley and the Dallas Cowboys “Doomsday Defense”) episode starred the great performer Bob Newhart. Its title was “How To Get Rid Of Your Wife.”

It contains the usual entertaining twists and turns with a fine cast.

I cite three additional members of that cast and their CBS Television affiliation.

Two members, Bill Quinn (played Mary Tyler Moore’s “Mary Richards'” father on The MTM Show) and Harold Gould (he was Valerie Harper’s Rhoda’s father on Rhoda) played TV fathers while Mr. Newhart on two excellent CBS shows was not a father on either one. (“The Bob Newhart Show” and “Newhart”).

Finally I note George E. Petrie as a cast member, who later played attorney “Harv Smithfield” on the iconic CBS mega hit, “Dallas” which produced Larry Hagman as “J.R.” a notable, great addition to television annals.


Comedian Bob Newhart.jpg

George Robert Newhart, known as Bob Newhart and an extraordinary, low key talent, is pictured above.

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