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Offline garffreak

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Wait... Bob has had a girlfriend...?
« on: September 06, 2022, 09:32:33 PM »
I tried the search - only one hit on the name in passing.

https://newzfixer.com/bb/news/54/

Not sure how reputable the site is for accuracy, but has quite the backstory of Bob and his longtime partner, Nancy Burnet.  They "met" at an animal adoption event in March 1983.  Lots of very interesting insights into Bob's post-Dorothy Jo world, including a photo I've never seen of Dorothy Jo and Bob (probably around 1980) with his natural hair color.

I for one am kinda amazed so much of the content of the article somehow never hit my radar for all these years.
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Re: Wait... Bob has had a girlfriend...?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2022, 09:41:53 PM »
Based on what I can find, I buy it.


Battle Creek Enquirer, August 31, 1989 (while being sued)


Montreal Gazette, July 3, 1994 (while being sued)


The Hanford Sentinel, October 3, 2000


Journal-News of White Plains NY, May 4, 2012


The News-Star of Monroe LA, same day, with photo.
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Re: Wait... Bob has had a girlfriend...?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2022, 10:19:47 PM »
Also mentions a "Nancy" during his Arsenio appearance


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Re: Wait... Bob has had a girlfriend...?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2022, 10:25:14 PM »
Also mentions a "Nancy" during his Arsenio appearance
Ninja'd me on this one. 3:30 mark for those curious.

Also, I might be mistaken but I believe Nancy is the cause of Bob and Dian's split. I recall hearing that Dian was jealous of Nancy. Don't quote me on that though.
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Re: Wait... Bob has had a girlfriend...?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2022, 08:24:05 AM »
Not sure how reputable the site is for accuracy
I wonder too. Remember, during the summer, Rich Fields and The Dob stated in a podcast that Bob "was now isolated by his family", changing his phone number, not seeing anyone, he'snot in good shape, etc. This article states nothing out of the ordinary for him as he approaches 99.

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Re: Wait... Bob has had a girlfriend...?
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2022, 08:50:15 AM »
Also, I might be mistaken but I believe Nancy is the cause of Bob and Dian's split. I recall hearing that Dian was jealous of Nancy. Don't quote me on that though.
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Re: Wait... Bob has had a girlfriend...?
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2022, 01:39:21 PM »
…including a photo I've never seen of Dorothy Jo and Bob (probably around 1980) with his natural hair color.

That photo is actually from around the mid-60s and apparently Bob appeared on Truth or Consequences with silver hair for a period of time then. This is according to some articles that Adam Nedeff discovered last year describing the "silver-haired" host of ToC.

Hopefully a tape of one of those episodes surfaces one day!

Part of me wishes he had never dyed it and would have looked the same throughout the entire run of TPIR.
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Re: Wait... Bob has had a girlfriend...?
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2022, 01:33:15 PM »
I always thought Bob and Nancy were just really close friends and not boyfriend/girlfriend.

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Re: Wait... Bob has had a girlfriend...?
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2022, 09:05:04 PM »
That photo is actually from around the mid-60s and apparently Bob appeared on Truth or Consequences with silver hair for a period of time then.
I had no idea he has dying it for that long.  I always for whatever reason thought it started mid-late 70s or so.
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