A good number of TV fans know Bob Newhart
from the sitcom Newhart, and some older fans may remember the earlier sitcom The Bob Newhart Show; less people are aware that he had another show in 1961, also known as The Bob Newhart Show, but in this case it was more of a variety/sketch comedy show. The material on this album was taken from the best bits previously used on that show, and as a cream-of-the-crop collection, it's a step up from his previous album. This one includes "Introducing Tobacco to Civilization," detailing the receiving end of a phone conversation with "Nutty" Walt Raleigh. There's also a look into how to tell your friend that his precious pet dog is a vicious monster (if at all), a speculation on what it would be like if chariot corporations in ancient Rome were run like modern car companies, and amateur bomb defusing. It's all done in Newhart
's traditional one-sided style, and with strong material like this it's an enjoyable listen all the way through.