Bob Bendetson

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Bob Bendetson
Born Robert Bendetson
(1954-08-28) August 28, 1954 (age 63)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Occupation Television writer/producer
Years active 1976–present

Robert "Bob" Bendetson (born August 28, 1954) is an American television writer and producer. He has written for a number of TV series, including ALF, Home Improvement and two episodes for The Simpsons (season 12's "Simpsons Tall Tales" [the "Connie Appleseed" parody] and season 13's "Blame It on Lisa"). He lives with his wife Heidi and his two children Ellie and Jesse Bendetson.

Bendetson served as a supervising producer on Coach, leaving after its fifth season to become co-producer on Home Improvement.[1] He worked on Newhart and wrote the show's famous final episode "The Last Newhart".[2] He wrote and directed the as yet unreleased film Big Bug Man which contains the final performance of Marlon Brando.[3]



  • TBA Big Bug Man (film) (writer, director)
  • 2001–2002 The Simpsons (TV, 2 episodes) (writer; "Simpsons Tall Tales", "Blame It on Lisa")
  • 1997 Teen Angel (TV) (co-executive producer)
  • 1996 Bunk Bed Brothers (TV) (writer)
  • 1991, 1993–1999 Home Improvement (TV) (executive producer, 144 episodes; writer)
  • 1989, 1992 Coach (TV, 1 episode) (supervising producer, writer)
  • 1988–1990 Newhart (TV, 13 episodes) (supervising producer, writer)
  • 1988 Mutts (TV) (producer, writer)
  • 1986–1987 ALF (TV) (writer, 8 episodes; executive story editor, 24 episodes; co-producer, 1 episode) (actor, 1 episode)
  • 1985 What's Happening Now!! (TV, 1 episode) (writer)
  • 1984 Alice (TV, 1 episode) (writer)
  • 1981 The Jeffersons (TV, 1 episode) (writer)

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  1. ^ "ABC Renews 'Coach' Despite Alleged Turmoil". San Francisco Chronicle. 1993-03-27. p. C7. 
  2. ^ Phil Rosenthal (1990-05-16). "Flawed Plot Precedes 'Newhart's' Fine Finale". Los Angeles Daily News. p. L19. 
  3. ^ "Brando's Last Role: An Old Lady". CBS News. July 14, 2004. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 

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