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Love That Bob, Vol. 2 [DVD]

Release Date:08/23/2005

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    Special Features

    • Digitally mastered
    • Interactive menus
    • Chapter selections
    • Digitally enhanced audio 5.1


    Moving from NBC to CBS for its second season, Love That Bob (originally The Bob Cummings Show) also moved to a more advantageous time slot, Thursday nights at 8:00 PM. Here it would remain for the next two years -- never a huge ratings hit, but always consistently popular with its target audience, which seemed to be comprised of women who were attracted to star Bob Cummings, and men who envied Cummings' incredible luck with the opposite sex (at least on his TV show!) As was the case back at NBC, the CBS version of Love That Bob finds professional photographer Bob Collins (Cummings) ardently pursuing every beautiful and unattached girl who sashays into his studio. Meanwhile, Bob's "gal Friday" Schultzy (Ann B. Davis) employs a full arsenal of wisecracks to cover up the fact that she carries a torch for her boss; and Bob's widowed sister Margaret (Rosemary de Camp), with whom he lives in a suburban L.A. bungalow , wishes that Bob would stop chasing about and get married, if only to provide a worthwhile role model for her teenaged son Chuck (Dwayne Hickman) -- who, more than ever during season two, is exhibiting a desire to emulate his uncle's Lothario tactics. In another carryover from season one, overprotective Bob is determined to save Margaret from the "lecherous" clutches of his airline pilot pal Paul Fonda (Lyle Talbot), even though Paul is basically a nice guy and a gentleman. Once he decides that Paul and Margaret should be together after all, Bob nearly louses up the relationship by being an overbearing buttinsky. And near the end of the season, Margaret tires of Bob's interference and sets about to "trap" Paul all by herself by shedding her sweet, domestic image and transforming into a Sadie Thompson-like vamp. Season two inagurates the series' policy of featuring story arcs that carry over from one episode to the next, a technique producer Paul Henning would hone to a fine science on such series as The Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction. Typical is the two-episode arc in which Bob Collins follows guest star Jack Carson to Hawaii, hoping to dally amongst the sun-kissed island lovelies -- only to inadvertently become engaged to a local girl with a large and rather intimidating family! The most amusing development during Love That Bob's second season is the introduction of a "new" character: Bob's peppery, harmlessly wolfish grandfather Josh Collins -- also played by Bob Cummings. ~ Hal Erickson

    Cast & Crew

    • Bob Cummings - Bob Collins
    • Rosemary DeCamp - Margaret MacDonald
    • Ann B. Davis - Charmaine `Schultzy' Schultz
    • Dwayne Hickman - Chuck MacDonald
    • Nancy Kulp - Pamela Livingston

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