Newhart

Newhart

  • TV-G
  • 1982
  • 8 Seasons
  • 7.7  (5,787)

Newhart is a half-hour comedy centered on the deadpan style of comedian Bob Newhart, playing a New York writer who moves to rural Vermont. Dick Loudon (Newhart), and his wife Joanna (Mary Frann) decide to leave Manhattan and run a small country inn. Their staff includes simple-minded George Utley (Tom Poston), the handyman, and Leslie Vanderkellen (Jennifer Holmes), a secretly rich, former world-class skier, who wants to understand normal life by working as a maid. Much of the show's comedy derives from Dick trying to adapt to a small town environment. As an author, Dick specialized in do-it-yourself books and has a quiet and practical personality that inevitably clashes with the local eccentrics and demanding guests. After the Loudons settle into their country lifestyle, Dick starts hosting Vermont Today, a barely successful local TV talk show with perky co-host Buffy Denver (Julie Brown). The show's producer is a pretentious and chatty yuppie Michael Harris (Peter Scolari), who also dates Stephanie Vanderkellen (Julia Duffy), who takes over as hotel maid for her sister, Leslie. Unlike her highly successful sister, Stephanie has few skills and has become estranged from her wealthy family. Some of the other town oddballs include: Kirk Devane (Steven Kampmann), owner of the neighboring Minuteman Caf

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The Last Newhart
24. The Last Newhart
May 21, 1990
A visitor from Japan has announced his intentions of buying the whole town and create a gigantic golf course in its place. But Dick seems to be the one and only hold out to their plans, angering the townspeople.
My Husband, My Peasant
23. My Husband, My Peasant
May 14, 1990
When Scooter Drake returns to town, along with his new wife Libby and a newborn child, Stephanie decides she must divorce Michael for being of peasant stock and causing their child to be subservient to the Drake's kid.
Father Goose
22. Father Goose
May 7, 1990
Michael casts his favorite dinner theater actor as Giddy, in a new lead in series for Vermont Today, the Giddy Goose Show, unaware that Giddy is really his father.
Dick and Tim
21. Dick and Tim
April 30, 1990
Dick meets Tim Conway and is asked to join his group for a weekly poker game, unaware just how cheap Tim really is.
Handymania
20. Handymania
April 9, 1990
George invents a new board game, called Handymania.
Georgie and Grace
19. Georgie and Grace
March 19, 1990
Miss Goddard uses her feminine wiles on George, after he decides to return with the visiting priests to become one himself.
Daddy's Little Girl
18. Daddy's Little Girl
March 5, 1990
Michael receives a lesson in parenting after he once again has returned from the mall following a shopping spree for baby Stephanie. But it's a dream one night that makes Michael see the error of his ways when he pictures his child as a teen.
Born to Be Mild
17. Born to Be Mild
February 26, 1990
George asks Dick to join his old gang "'The Houligans", as they plan a reunion. But things get out of hand when Dick inadvertently gets the gang in a rumble with their rival gang, "The Ruffians."
Seein' Double
16. Seein' Double
February 19, 1990
Michael designs a new TV series for WPIV which is called Seein' Double. The show has Stephanie starring as a pair of identical twins, with Dick playing her grouchy father.
Child in Charge
15. Child in Charge
February 5, 1990
A dream finds Grandma Vanderkellen buying up WPIV as a gift for baby Stephanie. When Dick refuses to do as the child wishes, Vermont Today is canceled, and right in the middle of an interview with George McGovern.
Good Neighbor Sam
14. Good Neighbor Sam
January 29, 1990
Dick creates an uproar all over town when his good nature is mistaken as friendship for an overbearing new neighbor. Each of the people in town Dick meets was under the impression that they were his best friend.
Beauty and the Pest
13. Beauty and the Pest
January 15, 1990
Joanna discovers she has a secret admire when she brings a strange neighbor house hunting, none which he approves of. But then when she makes a stop to his home, Joanna finds a shrine dedicated to her on the wall.
Lights! Camera! Contractions!
12. Lights! Camera! Contractions!
January 8, 1990
Michael wants their child's birth to be archived on film, but Stephanie will have part in that. We'll see since she has just gone into labor.
Jumpin' George
11. Jumpin' George
January 1, 1990
A reoccurring nightmare has George wanting to never sleep again. Michael and Stephanie use modern technology called "womb phones" to help educate their child before he is born.
I Like You, Butt...
10. I Like You, Butt...
December 18, 1989
George has met the girl off her dreams, except that she has a gigantic butt. Also, Michael and Stephanie attend a session with a guru who names babies.
Attack of the Killer Aunt
9. Attack of the Killer Aunt
December 11, 1989
Joanna's aunt comes for a visit to the Stratford and discloses her dislike for Dick, believing that she is too good for him.
Cupcake in a Cage
8. Cupcake in a Cage
December 4, 1989
A case of prenatal rage finds Stephanie slapping the face of a store security guard, and landing in a jail cell.
Good Lord Loudon
7. Good Lord Loudon
November 20, 1989
A visiting dignitary offers to make Dick a Lord after being unable to pay his bill. When the town hears of his title, the citizens see him in a new light.
Meet Michael Vanderkellen
6. Meet Michael Vanderkellen
November 13, 1989
The Vanderkellen's make an offer in which Michael can't refuse, a mansion of their own, and all he must do is...change his name to Michael Vanderkellen.
Ramblin' Michael Harris
5. Ramblin' Michael Harris
October 23, 1989
Michael becomes a lounge singer after quitting his job as a bag boy at Menkey's grocery.
Utley Exposed
4. Utley Exposed
October 16, 1989
George become a surprise guest on Vermont Today's 'Hidden Shame' segment where he discloses a childish prank he played.
Poetry and Pastries
3. Poetry and Pastries
October 2, 1989
Miss Goddard uses her feminine wiles on Dick when he is named judge for the annual Poetry and Pastry contest as a means of getting an edge. Elsewhere, Michael throws himself an all-male baby shower.
Get Dick
2. Get Dick
September 25, 1989
A night at the Maison Hubert ends when the building is accidentally burned down by Dick's cigar. Hubert is given a place to recuperate at the Stratford Inn, unaware that Hubert is planning a revenge.
Don't Worry Be Pregnant
1. Don't Worry Be Pregnant
September 18, 1989
Michael and Stephanie return home from a six month honeymoon with a surprise, they are going to have a baby. But they soon find that they are not at all prepared for parenthood.
Description

Newhart is a half-hour comedy centered on the deadpan style of comedian Bob Newhart, playing a New York writer who moves to rural Vermont. Dick Loudon (Newhart), and his wife Joanna (Mary Frann) decide to leave Manhattan and run a small country inn. Their staff includes simple-minded George Utley (Tom Poston), the handyman, and Leslie Vanderkellen (Jennifer Holmes), a secretly rich, former world-class skier, who wants to understand normal life by working as a maid. Much of the show's comedy derives from Dick trying to adapt to a small town environment. As an author, Dick specialized in do-it-yourself books and has a quiet and practical personality that inevitably clashes with the local eccentrics and demanding guests.

After the Loudons settle into their country lifestyle, Dick starts hosting Vermont Today, a barely successful local TV talk show with perky co-host Buffy Denver (Julie Brown). The show's producer is a pretentious and chatty yuppie Michael Harris (Peter Scolari), who also dates Stephanie Vanderkellen (Julia Duffy), who takes over as hotel maid for her sister, Leslie. Unlike her highly successful sister, Stephanie has few skills and has become estranged from her wealthy family. Some of the other town oddballs include: Kirk Devane (Steven Kampmann), owner of the neighboring Minuteman Caf

  • Premiere Date
    October 25, 1982
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (5,787)