Newhart: Season 8, Episode 24

The Last Newhart (21 May 1990)

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Japanese investors buy everything in town except the Stratford Inn and convert the town into a giant golf course.

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Japanese investors buy everything in town except the Stratford Inn and convert the town into a giant golf course.

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Trivia

The two Darryls speak their only lines of dialogue in the entire series in this episode. The lines were repeated in place of the kitten's meow over the MTM logo, which throughout the series was Bob Newhart performing the "Meow". See more »

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Right before Larry, Darryl and Darryl show up, four other former townsfolk show up and are talking to Dick. Right before the townsfolk are done talking to Dick, a boom mic can be seen dipping into the scene for a few minutes, before pulling back up and out of sight. See more »

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Dick Loudon: [final lines, Dick wakes up as Bob from 1970s The Bob Newhart Show] I just had had the strangest dream. I just dreamt that I was married to a beautiful blonde and we owned an inn that was going to be turned into a golf club.
Emily Hartley: [wakes up, turns the light on] That's it, no more shrimp before bed.
[turns light off]
Emily Hartley: [turns light back on, jealous] Beautiful blonde?
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Crazy Credits

The MTM kitten's meow was replaced by the two Darryls shouting "QUIET!" See more »

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Followed by The Bob Newhart Show 19th Anniversary Special (1991) See more »

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Perhaps the greatest final episode in television history
20 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This final episode of this wonderfully funny series is perhaps the greatest concluding episode of any television series in history.

Japanese businessmen have become so charmed by this small Vermont hamlet that they offer to buy each and every home for $1,000,000 apiece. All in the town readily agree to sell, except for Dick, who holds out on principle.

Fast forward five years. Dick is now miserable...the Stratford Inn in now in the middle of a golf course (that's what the Japanese businessmen turned the town into) and is constantly dodging golf balls. Joanna has become "too Japanese" for Dick's taste. When the town residents all return for a five year reunion, they hatch a plot to return to the town and live at the Stratford.

That's the last straw for Dick, who in disgust walks out on the loonies of Stratford, getting hit by an errant golf ball as he leaves the Inn.

The last 60 seconds are pure television magic, totally unexpected and hilarious. If you're any fan of Newhart or television, you'll roar with approval when the "lights come back up."


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