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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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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 role of Larry was written for Tracey Walter. He auditioned but William Sanderson was eventually cast. See more »

Quotes

George Utley: Dick, I cleared out that obstruction in the chimney.
Dick Loudon: Thanks George. What was it?
George Utley: I don't know but when I woke it up, it ran away.
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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 Fran's credit. See more »

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

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This show was great
6 November 2003 | by (Rabwah, Pakistan.) – See all my reviews

I got to see this show in 1994 when Satellite TV arrived here in Pakistan and it was great. Simple clean humor and a cast that was all perfect I am surprised to learn that the show didn't get any awards just nominations ... it should have ... anyway a must see ...


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