Newhart (1982–1990)

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 George Utley (184 episodes, 1982-1990)
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 Michael Harris (142 episodes, 1984-1990)
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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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It was Bob Newhart's idea to begin using film from season 2 onward in order to give the show a more realistic look. See more »

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Larry: I'm Larry. This is my brother Darryl. This is my other brother Darryl.
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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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The overall sequel to "The Bob Newhart Show"
28 June 2000 | by (Chapel Hill,North Carolina) – See all my reviews

After the success of his other sitcom from the 1970's, the character of Robert Hartley changed from the streets of Chicago to the scenary setting of rural Vermont. It also changed his title from a psychologist in a high rise building in Chicago to his status as the owner of a innkeeper as well as a novelist.

It also gave him a new leading lady as well, leaving his other TV wife Emily (Suzanne Pleshette) on the cutting room floor. "Newhart" did just that too. Newhart played Dick Loudon, a well known novelist with his wife Joanna (Mary Frann) who owned an inn in the majestic grounds of Vermont. It had that brilliant brand of humor that kept the show going, along with some of the characters that made it happen. The show itself was in the top ten ratings during the eight years it ran on CBS, making Bob Newhart one of the funniest comedians of the 1980's.


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