Bob – “Drawing a Blank”


Original Air Date: September 15, 1992
Starring: Bob Newhart, Carlene Watkins
Directed by: Michael Zinberg

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains a spoiler for this episode!

Synopsis: Bob McKay (Newhart) starts his new job drawing Mad Dog comic books with co-creator Harlan Stone (John Cygan) but they end up struggling with writer’s block.

Kitty Cameo: In the opening scene Bob’s wife Kaye (Carlene Watkins) calls the cat Otto down to breakfast by shaking a box of dry cat food. Otto runs down the stairs and enters the kitchen. A moment later Kaye shakes a box of cereal and calls Bob down to breakfast. When he comes down the stairs he sighs, “You’d think I could at least be first.”

Bob - Drawing a Blank - cat Otto running down stairs

Bob - Drawing a Blank - cat Otto running into kitchen

Bob - Drawing a Blank - cat Otto running down stairs and through kitchen door animated gif

Final Mewsings: Cats and husbands heed the call of food.

Many thanks to Stevie Holcomb for letting us know about Otto in this series!

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