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Bob and Margaret

Season 1 1998

  • 1998-06-21T23:00:00-05:00 on Channel 4
  • 30 mins
  • 4 hours, 44 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Animation, Comedy

Based on the academy Award winning short film, "Bob's Birthday" created by David Fine and Alison Snowden, Bob and Margaret is an animated sitcom about a happily married couple and their two dogs (William and Elizabeth) Bob has his own dental practice, Margaret is a chiropodist. Married for 17 years, the first series (seasons 1 and 2) is set in London until they go on holiday to America and get stuck. The plane inadvertently lands in Canada due to a snowstorm. So the second series (seasons 3 and 4) are set in Canada.

13 episodes

1x01 A Tale of Two Dentists

  • Series Premiere

    1998-06-21T23:00:00-05:00 — 21 mins

A flashy young dentist opens a practice right across the road from Bob's and steals all his customers - even Margaret. His receptionist also defects, which results in Bob hiring Penny. Things are not, however, as they seem.

1x02 A Night In

  • 1998-06-28T23:00:00-05:00 — 22 mins

Bob and Margaret are concerned about missing the opportunity to have children so they stay in with a romantic movie and … end up going to visit a friend with an obnoxious baby who puts an end to any thoughts of parenthood.

1x03 Blood, Sweat and Tears

  • 1998-07-05T23:00:00-05:00 — 22 mins

Bob and Margaret decide to get fit by playing badminton. Trouble is, they play with Ken and Cathy who take the game very seriously. Ken ends up in the hospital and Bob and Margaret reluctantly go along to be polite

1x04 The Burglary

  • 1998-07-12T23:00:00-05:00 — 22 mins

Bob and Margaret's house is robbed by a couple of charming, hugging burglars. Beany and Boney would make many appearances in the series as the comic rogue element.

1x05 Shopping

  • 1998-07-19T23:00:00-05:00 — 22 mins

Bob and Margaret venture to a massive superstore and have many mishaps in the search for cheaper dog food

1x06 The Holiday

  • 1998-07-26T23:00:00-05:00 — 22 mins

The dogs are left at a strange kennels while Bob and Margaret go on holiday to a Greek island. But, Bob is terrified to fly and the dogs are terrified of Mr Buttons and his domineering mother.

1x07 For Pete's Sake

  • 1998-09-20T23:00:00-05:00 — 22 mins

Bob's TV chef brother Peter, leaves the kids with Bob and Margaret when he and his wife travel to India for a live cooking program. When Peter falls ill, Bob and Margaret are concerned they will suddenly be parents.

1x08 Friends for Dinner

  • 1998-09-27T23:00:00-05:00 — 22 mins

Bob and Margaret are having dinner at a friends who they don't particularly like, but feel that they are owed a dinner because of the number of times they have had them over. They expect a lavish spread, but no dinner is planned. Instead, they play a board game called ‘What Would You Do?'

1x09 Love's Labors Lost

  • 1998-10-04T23:00:00-05:00 — 22 mins

Penny demands a pay rise. Bob stands firm, so Penny quits to work in a florist. Margaret helps out Bob with disastrous consequences and so Bob has to woo Penny back.

1x10 The Dental Convention

  • 1998-10-11T23:00:00-05:00 — 22 mins

Bob is persuaded to give a speech at a big convention in Frankfurt, but he is terrified and doesn't know what to say.

1x11 The Discomfort of Strangers

  • 1998-10-18T23:00:00-05:00 — 22 mins

Bob's cousins, Cookie and Melvin, arrive from Canada unannounced. They hate the food and the lack of TV channels and the high cost of everything and they follow Bob and Margaret on their romantic holiday to Cheddar.

1x12 Trick or Treat

  • 1998-10-25T23:00:00-06:00 — 22 mins

It's Halloween and also the anniversary of Bob's father's death. Bob's Mummy wants to take him to the grave, but it's now a parking lot for a supermarket. Meanwhile Bob has to attend the funeral of an old school friend who has died, but he doesn't remember who he is.

1x13 Neighbors

  • 1998-11-01T23:00:00-06:00 — 21 mins

Bob and Margaret try to befriend the new American neighbours. They also buy a burglar alarm from Graham, the worst salesman in the world.