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 final scene was kept a secret from most of the cast and crew until moments before filming it. Only Newhart, director Dick Martin, the writers and producers knew. A curtain was put in front of the recreated The Bob Newhart Show (1972) set so the audience would not know the secret right up until the moment of filming. When the curtain was pulled back, the audience immediately recognized the set and reacted wildly. After filming, the audience was asked to keep the secret. 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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The MTM kitten's meow was replaced by the two Darryls shouting "QUIET!" See more »

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References The Ugly American (1963) See more »

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The finest ending of a series ever!
10 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There couldn't be a finer ending than the last episode of The Newhart Show. It was absolute brilliance to incorporate his previous sitcom. The bizarre happenings in the show situated in Vermont, only added to the absolutely convincing dream idea that he had to end the show. Besides the fact that he was a psychiatrist in the first show and he ends the second show with a dream that makes all the antics and characters of Vermont possible, he then awakens with his leading lady from the first series to validate it. Who would and who has, since that show, ever dreamed of accomplishing anything that clever?! I would expect no less from Bob Newhart!


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