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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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 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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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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Early episodes of the show were videotaped, later episodes were filmed. 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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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 »

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Green Acres for the 1980's
9 May 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

When I think of this show, I often compare it to Green Acres. The two shows were very similar in the fact that it featured someone who wanted to leave the city to move to the country. In this case it was author Dick Loudon filling in for attorney Oliver Wendell Douglas. Also, Dick was surrounded by a strange assortment of people just like Oliver was. The main difference, however, was the fact that Joanna Loudon wasn't the somewhat dim bulb that Lisa Douglas was. Thankfully, Fred Silverman had long since left C.B.S. or else this show might not have seen the light of day.


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