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The misadventures of an author turned innkeeper in rural Vermont and his friends.
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Series cast summary:
Bob Newhart ...  Dick Loudon / ... 184 episodes, 1982-1990
Mary Frann Mary Frann ...  Joanna Loudon 184 episodes, 1982-1990
Tom Poston ...  George Utley 184 episodes, 1982-1990
Julia Duffy ...  Stephanie Vanderkellen 163 episodes, 1983-1990
Peter Scolari ...  Michael Harris 142 episodes, 1984-1990
William Sanderson ...  Larry 91 episodes, 1982-1990
Tony Papenfuss Tony Papenfuss ...  First Darryl / ... 91 episodes, 1982-1990
John Voldstad John Voldstad ...  Second Darryl / ... 91 episodes, 1982-1990
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Storyline

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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Bob's Inn Trouble! Running a 200-year old inn is Bob's way of getting back to nature. But it's really nature's way of getting back at him. Looks like Bob's open for laughs year round. Starring Bob Newhart. Also starring Mary Frann and Tom Poston. (season 1)

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bravo Dick See more »

Filming Locations:

Middlebury, Vermont, USA See more »

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Production Co:

MTM Enterprises See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(184 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Larry, Darryl and Darryl were supposed to be one time characters but the studio audience's reaction to their introduction was so spontaneous the producers used them again. See more »

Goofs

The interior and exterior of the Stratford Inn are inconsistent with each other. There is a window to the left of the main door that would be obscured by the interior stairway, and the rooms that line the upper hallway would open onto the roof of the front porch. Also, there is a corridor that leads to the left at the top of the stairs that are supposed to give access to further rooms. This corridor would also open on the roof. See more »

Quotes

Arthur Vanderkellen: I can't help it, I like that boy.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits The MTM kitten lip-syncs Bob Newhart's understated "Meow". See more »

Alternate Versions

In episode #6, "No Tigers at the Circus," Dick is seen watching a TV show, and only the theme song is heard. In the original run, it was the theme from "Mister Ed" (1961), but in reruns it was changed to the theme from "Bob Newhart Show, The" (1972). See more »

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Referenced in Isn't It Romantic? (2013) See more »

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Newhart for old
20 December 2014 | by LejinkSee all my reviews

I never saw the previous also MTM-produced, apparently very successful "The Bob Newhart Show" which I don't think ever played in the UK, but remember this particular series very well indeed.

I liked it very much then and still do today, now I've got the chance to re-watch them again. Of course rather like the flagship "Mary Tyler-Moore Show", it's built around a known star, the rather hangdog comedian Bob Newhart, who with his improbably young and pretty wife leaves the rat race behind to set up home in a run-down Vermont guest-house.

Being very much set-bound, it relies on the familiarity and like-ability of its quirky cast and the gentle humour in the writing. Of course almost every bit of dialogue is set up for Newhart to deadpan the punch-line but on the parameters there are some engagingly odd-ball supporting characters like the dimwitted repairman George, the ditzy chambermaid Lesley and especially the 80's answer to the Crazy Gang crossed with the Marx Brothers, the hilarious "Anything for a buck" brothers Larry, Daryl and Daryl. Less appealing however is their irritating, fabricating, restaurant-owning neighbour Kirk.

With a luxuriant, scene-setting theme by the celebrated Henry Mancini, the humour here is hardly revolutionary or cutting-edge, but for warm, cosy, feel-good comedy, this is a very enjoyable and comfortable place to check into.


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