Bob McKay - On the sitcom
BOB/CBS/1992-93, Bob Newhart starred as Bob
McKay, a former greeting card designer asked to
resurrect his 1950s comic book superhero
character "Mad Dog" about Dr. Jeffrey Austin, a
mild mannered veterinarian infused with the
adrenal glands of a Doberman pinscher. Bob's
creative team included fellow workers Ruth
Kobart as animator Iris Frankel; Timothy Fall as
inker Chad Pfefferle; Andrew Bilgore as office
aide Albie Lutz; Cynthia Stevenson as colorist
Patricia McKay (Bob's daughter) and John Cygan
as story writer Harlan Stone. Ace Comics was run
by Mr. TerHorst (Voice of Michael Cumpsty), an
unseen business Tycoon with a phobia for
Later in the series, Bob was fired (Ace
Comics was sold) and so he returned to a work as
president of Schmitt Greeting Card Company.
Betty White appeared as his boss, Sylvia
See also -
DOGS: "Mad Dog"
Series Title Credit for "Bob"
Marvel Comics published a short-lived
licensed Mad-Dog comic book series. The comic
was a flip-book. Side 1 featured a 90s
version of the Mad Dog Character while
the flip side portrayed the adventures of Golden Age version
as done by Bob McKay. Click here
to see one of the comic covers.