Bob Bendetson
Personal Information
Birthname: Robert Bendetson
Born: (1954-08-28) August 28, 1954 (age 62)
Birthplace: Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.
Career information
Television writer/producer
Years active: 1976-present
Series involved with: The Jeffersons
Job on series wrote Season 7 opening episode, "Marathon Men"
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Robert "Bob" Bendetson (born August 28, 1954) is a 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"). Bob wrote the Season 7 opening episode of The Jeffersons titled "Marathon Men" with his brother Howard 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]

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



  • 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 (Season 7 opening episode, "Marathon Men") (writer)

Awards and nominationsEdit

  • 2003 Writers Guild of America Award nomination: Animation for The Simpsons (for episode "Blame It on Lisa")
  • 1994 Emmy Award nomination: Outstanding Comedy Series for Home Improvement (shared with other producers of the show)
  • 1990 Emmy Award nomination: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for Newhart (shared with Mark Egan and Mark Solomon)


  1. "ABC Renews 'Coach' Despite Alleged Turmoil". The San Francisco Chronicle: p. C7. 1993-03-27. 
  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 on 2010-02-06.

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