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(1982–1990)

Trivia

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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.
Larry, Daryl and Daryl were supposed to be one time characters but the studio audience's reaction to their introduction was so spontaneous the producers used them again.
Vermont residents complained that the opening scenes are of New Hampshire, and not Vermont.
Larry always wears a quarter in his ear. William Sanderson also used this prop in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980).
Exterior scenes of the Stratford Inn were those of the Waybury Inn in Vermont.
Early episodes of the show were videotaped, later episodes were filmed.
Julia Duffy was pregnant during several episodes of the show and had to hide her condition by wearing baggy clothes and standing behind furniture.
Mary Frann (who played Joanna) visited several of the Vermont Inns to do research and brought back the Pfaltzgraff dishes that are seen as props in the Loudon's Inn.
Darryl (unclear whether it's one or both) doesn't talk because when he was seven years old, he sat on a porcupine and "he ain't talked since."
It was Bob Newhart's idea to begin using film from season 2 onward in order to give the show a more realistic look.
Jerry Van Dyke was the first choice to play George Utley, but his audition for the role was unsuccessful.
Darryl and Darryl were originally named Larry. They altered their given names to avoid confusion both at home and at obedience school.
The role of Larry was written for Tracey Walter. Walter auditioned but William Sanderson was cast instead.

Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

It is revealed in the final episode that the entire series was a dream of Robert Hartley's (Bob Newhart's character from his previous series The Bob Newhart Show (1972).)
Despite the dream revelation in the final episode, books by Dick Loudon and the characters of Larry, Darryl, and Darryl all appear in various episodes of Coach (1989), also created by Barry Kemp.

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