What About Bob?

1991 film directed by Frank Oz

What About Bob? is a 1991 film about a successful psychiatrist who loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients tracks him down during his family vacation.

Directed by Frank Oz. Screenplay written by Tom Schulman.
Bob's a special kind of friend. The kind that drives you crazy!


Bob: Have you ever hear of Tourette's syndrome? Involuntarily shouting profanity?
Dr. Marvin: It's exceptionally rare.
Bob: Shit-eating-son-of-a-bitch... bastard, douche-bag, twat, numb-nuts, dickhead, bitch!
Dr. Marvin: Why exactly are you doing this?
Bob: If I fake it then I don't have it. You know it's the same with the cardiac arrest.

Dr. Marvin: Son of a bitchin', BOB!

Dr. Marvin: Are you married?
Bob: I'm divorced.
Dr. Marvin: Would you like to talk about that?
Bob: There are two types of people in this world: Those who like Neil Diamond, and those who don't. My ex-wife loves him.

Bob: Baby step on the bus, baby step on the bus...
Driver: Last bus to Lake Winapinasaukee, Bob!
Bob: I know Minh, just give me a moment. Baby step to the stairs.
Driver: Would you be able to board today? We have a "baby" schedule to keep.

[Guttman's Coffee Shop. A customer attempts to use the phone]
Bob: [to customer] Hey! NO, NO! NO! [Calmly] I'm expecting a phone call. [The customer hangs up] Thank You. Thanks a lot. [to everyone else] Thanks everybody, I really appreciate this. Also, uh if I... lose consciousness or black out or something explodes, would you tell Dr. Marvin when he calls that I was here...
Mrs. Guttman: Dr. Leo Marvin?
Bob: Do you know him?
Mr. Guttman: Yeah. He bought our dream house. We worked a lifetime to save for a down payment.
Mrs. Guttman: And he swooped down with his bag full of money, and grabbed it out from under us. Son of a bitch.
Mr. Guttman: She never says that.
Mrs. Guttman: Stay as far away from him as possible.
Bob: Well, that'll be easy. He won't see me, that's why I'm waiting for the phone call.
Mr. Guttman: He won't see you? Well, we'll show you where he lives.
Bob: You will?
Mrs. Guttman: The son of a bitch.
Mr. Guttman: She never says that.

Dr. Marvin: [To the Guttmans, who saw him push Bob into the lake] WHAT ARE YOU STARING AT?! I HAD EVERY RIGHT TO BUY THIS HOUSE!

Dr. Marvin: You've ruined my life! You've ruined my career! You've ruined my book! You've turned a peaceful house into an insane asylum! Get out!
Anna: Daddy!
Fay: What's gotten into you?
Dr. Marvin: It was a disaster, Fay!
Fay: No, it wasn't. You were wonderful, sweetie.
Anna: You were fine, dad.
Siggy: Yeah. Why'd you need to kick Bob out of the House?
Dr. Marvin: You think he's gone? He's not gone! That's the whole point, He's never gone! [Opens the door]
Bob: Is this some radical new therapy?
Dr. Marvin: You see?!

Siggy: [the Marvins have told Bob to leave, and they are saying farewells] Goodbye, green-puking pissant!
Bob: Later, barf-breath douche-mouth!

Siggy: I mean, my dad just dropped me in the water. He let me go with no warning. I mean, I nearly drowned. My whole life passed before my eyes.
Bob: Well you're lucky you're only 12.
Siggy: It was still grim.

Dr. Marvin: I want some peace, and quiet.
Bob: I'll be quiet.
Siggy: I'll be peace.


  • Bob's a special kind of friend. The kind that drives you crazy!


The Marvin FamilyEdit

  • Leo
  • Fay (wife)
  • Anna (daughter)
  • Siggy (son)

The Wiley FamilyEdit

  • Lily (Leo's sister)
  • Bob (husband)

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