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What About Bob & The Lake House

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What About Bob! 

In the 1991 comedy What About Bob, Bill Murray had a great showcase for his talent.  Just thinking about the scenes in this movie makes me laugh.  Did you see it?  If not, it is about Dr. Leo Marvin a psychologist who writes a book called Baby Steps and he is going to be interviewed about it by Good Morning America while he is at his vacation home on Lake Winnipesaukee.  His new patient Bob, who is obsessive-compulsive and a major manipulator, follows him on vacation and the fun ensues.  I loved the house from the What About Bob movie, so gotta show it.

What About Bob

 What About Bob house is on Lake Winnipesaukee which is actually in New Hampshire and is quite a popular vacation spot year round.

The wide stairs with the double railings leading up to the front door begins the magic of the home and then that porch, well, I just fell in love!  Whoever scouted out this home for the movie did a super job.  I want to live there or at least go on vacation there at Lake Winnipesaukee and a drive-by of the real What About Bob house might be in order.

Here is a shot of the real What About Bob house that shows the back of the house that was never seen in the movie

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I think to be inside and be looking out at the lake would be lovely.

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 Here is a view of the back of the house from further away .

Anyway, back to the What About Bob movie.  In the movie there is a scene were an older couple wanted to buy this house, but were unable to because Dr. Leo Marvin bought it out from under them.  Who could not be mad about that!  

What About Bob

What About Bob kitchen scenes were a delight.  Like the warm cabinets and island and how items are strewn about like the coffeemaker, cups, and coffee can on the island.  There is a peak of a bluish stone-washed looking cabinet here that would so go with the lake house/vacation look.  It is all unpretentious just like the Fay, mother and wife (played by Julie Hagerty) and Anna the daughter (played by Kathryn Erbe) who is on the stool in this scene. 

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The family is having a blast here with Bob in the kitchen cleaning up after dinner and singing the song “Singing in the rain.”  

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A lovely screened-in porch to dine in.  Yep, I like that.  There were having chicken and Bob keeps saying Mmmmmm, Mmmmm, Mmmmm, Mmmm, Mmm way too many times, much to Dr. Leo’s extreme irritation.  The family really starts to like Bob here, and of course they do, he is soo much more easy-going than Dr. Marvin.

What About Bob

What About Bob-I just like saying that.  Good Morning America loves Bob, but, Dr. Leo freezes up and can’t even talk.  

What About Bob

What About Bob family gathers for a picture with the Good Morning America talk host, well, all except Dr. Leo because he is working on his mental breakdown.  

What About Bob

The house blows up near the end of the movie.  How can this happen, No, say it is not so.  This is the last picture of the house I can find.  I did see the real What About Bob house on Flickr and it looks great, so give it a visit.  I wonder what it is like to live in a house that is from a movie?  Thanks Hollywood for making this movie.  I will watch it again and again.  

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7 Comments

  1. Hi Ed and thank you.  You are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful area and lake.  Hope all is well there with the threat of Hurricane Sandy.

  2. My favorite scene, is when bob and the son are sleeping in the same room, yelling ridculious things to eachother. yelling at the top of their lungs. Yes a grown man acting out his childish ways, It reminds me of my ridiculous self sometimes. I also love how bob was happy go lucky after all the horrible words were said to him, he kept going on with his life. Not caring about the people who hate him. which was his doctor he loved dearly. This movie makes me smile, and will always remind me of my father, Yelling BOB BOB WAKE UP WAKE UP!!! for school each morning. which made me mad at the time. I look back and I crack up at these simple days. Bob was a simple man who just wanted to be loved, and he didn’t stop until he found what he needed. Amen to bob 

  3. Hi Connie! What a great comment because I am sure a lot of people watch movies and TV and take it all in.

  4. I loved the movie, but never thought of looking at the house. It is a lovely home.

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