Chicago, Illinois: Bob Newhart Statue (Temporarily Gone)Designed for visitor participation. Lie on the couch and pour out your troubles to bronze Bob, the 1970s TV psychologist.
- N. Streeter Dr., Chicago, IL
- N. Streeter Dr. at the south entrance to Navy Pier.
- June 2014: Removed for park renovation , returns (maybe) Spring 2015.
Visitor Tips and News About Bob Newhart Statue (Temporarily Gone)
The TV Land network saw fit to pay tribute to Bob Newhart with a statue in his native Chicago, also the location of The Bob Newhart Show. Dr. Bob Hartley is depicted in a lovely park in front of the Navy Pier section of town with a nice view of the spectacular Chicago skyline behind him.
If you like, you can even pretend to be Mr. Carlin on the empty 1970s-patterned sofa next to Bob (although when I did it, either Bob is slightly smaller than life-size or I've gotten huge).[Gunnar Johnson, 08/04/2009]
Cable channel TV Land has announced it will install another statue celebrating a TV icon -- fictional character Bob Hartley played by Bob Newhart on the "The Bob Newhart Show." The bronze sculpture will stand in front of his fictional office building at 430 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois.... [08/01/2004] Complete News Story