Newhart (1982–1990)

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Series cast summary:
 Dick Loudon / ... (184 episodes, 1982-1990)
Mary Frann ...
 Joanna Loudon (184 episodes, 1982-1990)
 George Utley (184 episodes, 1982-1990)
 Stephanie Vanderkellen (163 episodes, 1983-1990)
 Michael Harris (142 episodes, 1984-1990)
 Larry (91 episodes, 1982-1990)
Tony Papenfuss ...
 First Darryl / ... (91 episodes, 1982-1990)
John Voldstad ...
 Second Darryl / ... (91 episodes, 1982-1990)


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 <>

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25 October 1982 (USA)  »

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Bravo Dick  »

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


Dick Loudon: Ick.
Joanna Loudon: And what would you say if you weren't a college graduate?
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Crazy Credits

After the credits The MTM kitten lip-syncs Bob Newhart's understated "Meow". See more »


Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.52 (2009) See more »

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Bob's Our Boy From Start To Finish
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Who doesn't love Bob Newheart? I've been a religious follower of all of his television series since I was a young man. Bob is one of those people who's always welcome in our living rooms. I've never thought of him as an actor and that's simply because an actor would never have the skill to appear as natural as he does. Whenever I've watched any of the series he's starred in, I feel like I'm in the room listening to a conversation that's meant only for me and the other actors in the scene. He's so ordinary and likable that he's welcomed without hesitation into the fabric of the typical American family. Isn't it wonderful that this seemingly ordinary man has been able to entertain us for so many years without ever resorting to stories involving violence, murder, foul language and corruption. He's always provided us with entertainment that we can invite our parents or children, or even the parish priest, to watch. He's getting a little long in the tooth now, but I still chuckle whenever I see him on his occasional visits to one of the late night T.V. shows. He's a true entertainer and we're not likely see the likes of him again. He's one of those rare entertainers who has had only one wife, one family, and one philosophy of what represents quality entertainment. God Bless him.

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