Newhart (1982–1990)

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Nominated for 6 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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 Dick Loudon / ... (184 episodes, 1982-1990)
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 Joanna Loudon (184 episodes, 1982-1990)
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 George Utley (184 episodes, 1982-1990)
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 Stephanie Vanderkellen (163 episodes, 1983-1990)
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 Michael Harris (142 episodes, 1984-1990)
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 Larry (91 episodes, 1982-1990)
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 First Darryl / ... (91 episodes, 1982-1990)
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 Second Darryl / ... (91 episodes, 1982-1990)
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Dick Loudon and his wife Joanna 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 TV celebrity as host of "Vermont Today." George Utley is the handyman at the inn and Leslie Vanderkellen is the maid, with ambitions of being an Olympic Ski champion; she is later replaced by her cousin Stephanie, an heiress who hates her job. Her boyfriend is Dick's yuppie TV producer, Michael Harris. There are many other quirky characters in this fictional little town, including Dick's neighbors Larry, Darryl, and Darryl...three brothers who buy the Minuteman Cafe from Kirk Devane. Besides sharing a name, Darryl and Darryl never speak (until the final episode). Written by Jim Wiley <jgwiley@wayoutwest.org>

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The opening credits are outtakes of On Golden Pond (1981). If you look closely you can see Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn in the car. See more »

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Dick Loudon: [During Founders' Day, Dick has been placed in the stocks] My nose itches.
[calling out]
Dick Loudon: Anybody! Stratch my nose! Anybody! OK, 5 bucks! Anybody, scratch my nose for 5 bucks!
Larry: Okay.
[Hands Dick $5 and scratches his nose]
Dick Loudon: Okay, anybody else, scratch my nose for 5 bucks!
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After the credits The MTM kitten lip-syncs Bob Newhart's understated "Meow". See more »

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"Vermont Today" on TNN!
28 May 2001 | by (Wahiawa, HI) – See all my reviews

Caught between the caustic humor of "Titus" and the bitter grumblings of "Becker," I wondered where TV comedy had gone. A chance scan of TNN's weekday programming brought forth a ray of light: Two episodes of "Newhart" from Monday through Friday! (Once again, that immortal greeting: "Hi, my name's Larry, and this is my brother Darryl, and my other brother Darryl.") The understated charm of Dick Loudon, as "Brains" of the Vermont former Youth Gang, the "Hooligals" getting ready to "West Side Story" with their rivals, the "Puffians. The "Gooney Walk" of George Utley, Joanna riding herd on Stephanie as both head into the kitchen to clean a mess of Perch. The "Little Stephanie" Super Material Girl nightmare of Michael Harris (and the Soup Kitchen non-materialist doppelganger.) I won't miss Summer reruns at all!


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