Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
The Bob Newhart Show Season 5

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Bob is aghast to discover that his mother and father are separating after 47 years of marriage. The reason: Mr. Hartley loves to fish, and Mrs. Hartley (Martha Scott) does not. Worse still, Mom wants Bob and Emily's advice on reentering the dating scene. Also in the guest cast is John Holland as Brian McDermott. Written by Sy Rosen, "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" first aired on December 11, 1976, as the first episode in a two-part story arc.


Jack Riley
as Elliot Carlin
Florida Friebus
as Mrs. Bakerman
John Fiedler
as Mr. Peterson
Suzanne Pleshette
as Emily Hartley
Peter Bonerz
as Jerry Robinson
Marcia Wallace
as Carol Kester
Martha Scott
as Martha Hartley
Bill Daily
as Howard Borden
John Holland
as Brian McDermott
Bob Newhart
as Bob Hartley
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