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Chicago, Illinois: Bob Newhart Statue

Unveiled July 27, 2004. 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. Moved temporarily out to the pier end.
June 2014: Moved for park renovation , returns (maybe) Spring 2015. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Bob Newhart statue.

Bob Newhart Statue

Bob Newhart statue -- Not gone, just moved to the east end of the pier.

[SethOnTheRoad, 08/20/2014]

The couch and Bob Newhart statue.

Bob Newhart Statue

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]
Another statue added to the TV Landscape: Bob Newhart

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

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