Bob Newhart talks the “The Talk,” walks the walk about laughter as key to a lengthy marriage

This afternoon, I happened to catch part of the daytime chat show, The Talk, the very idea of which makes me want to hit myself with a hammer. Which, interestingly enough, is how guest Bob Newhart described growing up with three sisters!

Newhart, married for 48 years, said he met his wife when Buddy Hackett set him up with her on a blind date. Newhart also argues that laughter is the key to a lengthy marriage, and cited Hackett, Don Rickles, George Burns as evidence that comedians — of all the performing artists — make for the best spouses. As I pointed out on Twitter earlier today, there are some obvious exceptions to that rule. I know that all too well.

Roll the clip already!


Sean L. McCarthy

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