Bob Bendetson

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Bob Bendetson
Born Robert Bendetson
(1954-08-28) August 28, 1954 (age 61)
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").

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]

He has a wife, Heidi, and two children, Jesse and Eliana Bendetson. He also has brother, Howard, who was Bob's writing partner during the 1980s and early 1990s.



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

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