This article is about the character in the Season 1 episode "Fly the Unfriendly Skies". For other uses, see Stewardess (disambiguation).
The Stewardess
The stewardess
No. of episodes 1
Profession Stewardess
Portrayed by Penny Marshall
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The Stewardess, whose actual name is unknown, is a character in the Season 1 episode Fly the Unfriendly Skies.


The stewardess directed Bob and his fear of flying group to their seats while boarding the airplane. Before they took off for their trip to New York, she instructed them about the safety and emergency procedures, including how to properly use the oxygen masks.

Behind the scenesEdit

Actress Penny Marshall played the role of the Stewardess in the episode Fly the Unfriendly Skies four years before starring in her hit TV series Laverne & Shirley. This marks the first time a famous actor/actress appeared in The Bob Newhart Show as a "one-episode" character before they became famous. Others include John Ritter, Henry Winkler and Fred Willard.


Season 1