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Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Bob Newhart Talks About Clint Eastwood Taking His Bit, Phyllis Diller, and Vacationing with Don Rickles


People like to debate what is and what isn't a stolen joke or bit. And Eastwood's performance was so gruffly rambling that it's hard to tell if there was any ill intent at all. Also, it seems like on his 83rd birthday, Bob couldn't care less. So instead let's just watch the "The Driving Instructor," the legendary bit Eastwood hypothetically aped, and the rest of the interview below:

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