Sam Bissel is a wholesome family man with a loving wife, Min, and two loving daughters. They lead a happy suburban life. The only part of Sam's life that he is not happy about is his job as a lowly cog in the art department of the advertising firm of Burke & Hare. Sam's professional life takes a major turn when he is made executive of the Nurdlinger Dairy account. Simon Nurdlinger is a wholesome family man who wants a wholesome family man with wholesome family ideals heading his account, Sam the only one in Burke & Hare that fits the bill. Sam's home life also takes a major turn when Min's college friend, Janet Lagerlof, moves in next door. Janet stands to inherit $15 million from her grandfather's estate, but the will has a clause that she must be happily married to inherit the money. Janet is technically divorced from Howard Ebbets, and states that getting back with Howard is not worth $15 million. But when Jack Bailey and Irene Krump - two of Janet's relatives who would like to ...
Slam! Bam! Here comes Sam!...Caught in the Middle of a Two-Woman Jam!
Did You Know?
The "old fashioned grandmother" drives the children to camp in a 1963 Corvette hardtop roadster. See more
Near the end of the film, when Janet and Howard kiss, the sound of a motor-driven still camera can be heard (taking promotional photos for the film). See more
Well, sir, what do you think?
You want to know what I think?
I think it's an abomination! Pure filth! I'm not a prudish man, sir; but, I believe the Almighty gave us good, clean married conjugal for the purpose of raising families - not to sell eggs with. Dirty, salacious ads! Unchastity! Venery! Wenching! Flesh and blood. Is that the image you have of my company?
Referenced in Newhart: Good Neighbor Sam
Let Hertz Put You in the Driver's Seat
Lyrics and Music by Richard Adler
Performed by The Hi-Los See more