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Newhart 

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The misadventures of an author turned innkeeper in rural Vermont and his friends.
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Nominated for 6 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Bob Newhart ...  Dick Loudon / ... 184 episodes, 1982-1990
Mary Frann ...  Joanna Loudon 184 episodes, 1982-1990
Tom Poston ...  George Utley 184 episodes, 1982-1990
Julia Duffy ...  Stephanie Vanderkellen 163 episodes, 1983-1990
Peter Scolari ...  Michael Harris 142 episodes, 1984-1990
William Sanderson ...  Larry 91 episodes, 1982-1990
Tony Papenfuss Tony Papenfuss ...  First Darryl / ... 91 episodes, 1982-1990
John Voldstad ...  Second Darryl / ... 91 episodes, 1982-1990
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Storyline

Dick Loudon (Bob Newhart) and his wife Joanna (Mary Frann) decide to leave life in New York City and buy a little inn in Vermont. Dick is a how-to book writer, who eventually becomes a local television celebrity as host of "Vermont Today". George Utley (Tom Poston) is the handyman at the inn, and Leslie Vanderkellen (Jennifer Holmes) is the maid, with ambitions of being an Olympic Ski champion; she is later replaced by her cousin Stephanie (Julia Duffy), an heiress who hates her job. Her boyfriend is Dick's yuppie television producer, Michael Harris (Peter Scolari). There are many other quirky characters in this fictional little town, including Dick's neighbors Larry (William Sanderson), Darryl (Tony Papenfuss), and Darryl (John Voldstad)...three brothers who buy the Minuteman Café from Kirk Devane (Steven Kampmann). Besides sharing a name, Darryl and Darryl never speak, until the final episode. Written by Jim Wiley <jgwiley@wayoutwest.org>

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Bob's Inn Trouble! Running a 200-year old inn is Bob's way of getting back to nature. But it's really nature's way of getting back at him. Looks like Bob's open for laughs year round. Starring Bob Newhart. Also starring Mary Frann and Tom Poston. (season 1)

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Larry (William Sanderson), Darryl (Tony Papenfuss) and Darryl (John Voldstad) were supposed to be one-time characters, but the studio audience's reaction to their introduction was so spontaneous the producers decided to make them regular characters.. See more »

Goofs

Joanna and Stephanie always appear in full makeup, even in bed. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Robert Hartley: [final lines, Dick has woken up as Bob from "The Bob Newhart Show"] Well, I was an innkeeper in this crazy town in Vermont.
Emily Hartley: I'm happy for you. Goodnight.
Dr. Robert Hartley: Nothing made sense in this place. I mean, the maid was an heiress, her husband talked in alliteration, the handyman kept missing the point of things. And there were these three woodsmen. But only one of them talked.
Emily Hartley: That settles it. No more Japanese food before you go to bed.
[turns her light off]
Dr. Robert Hartley: And I was married to this beautiful blonde...
Emily Hartley: Go back...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are expanded slightly on a handful of episodes. After Bob Newhart's credit the picture switches to a boat slowly coming to the shore for about five seconds as the theme adds an extra stanza, afterward the credits return to normal for Mary Frann's credit. See more »

Alternate Versions

In episode #6, "No Tigers at the Circus," Dick is seen watching a TV show, and only the theme song is heard. In the original run, it was the theme from "Mister Ed" (1961), but in reruns it was changed to the theme from "Bob Newhart Show, The" (1972). See more »

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A Network sitcom of the highest caliber
27 April 2002 | by Dr BanzaiSee all my reviews

As a Vermonter myself, I loved this series, but add to this the fact that the outdoor shots were filmed in Middlebury Vermont where I grew up and I love it even more. Middlebury is even now a town of only about 8,500 permanent residents, and we had our own TV show!

The cast was one of the best. Everyone from Bob Newhart and Mary Frann to the supporting cast of Poston, Duffy, Kampmann and Scolari where not only hilarious, but portrayed perfectly some of the types of people you WILL find in Vermont.

If you love good comedy, this is some of the best. Watch it and then plan a vacation in Middlebury. Who knows, you may not want to leave either.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Newhart See more »

Filming Locations:

Middlebury, Vermont, USA See more »

Company Credits

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MTM Enterprises See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(184 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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