The misadventures of an author turned innkeeper in rural Vermont and his friends.
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Nominated for 6 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Bob Newhart ...  Dick Loudon / ... 184 episodes, 1982-1990
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 ...  Second Darryl / ... 91 episodes, 1982-1990
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Dick Loudon (Bob Newhart) and his wife Joanna (Mary Frann) 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 television celebrity as host of "Vermont Today". George Utley (Tom Poston) is the handyman at the inn, and Leslie Vanderkellen (Jennifer Holmes) is the maid, with ambitions of being an Olympic Ski champion; she is later replaced by her cousin Stephanie (Julia Duffy), an heiress who hates her job. Her boyfriend is Dick's yuppie television producer, Michael Harris (Peter Scolari). There are many other quirky characters in this fictional little town, including Dick's neighbors Larry (William Sanderson), Darryl (Tony Papenfuss), and Darryl (John Voldstad)...three brothers who buy the Minuteman Café from Kirk Devane (Steven Kampmann). Besides sharing a name, Darryl and Darryl never speak, until the final episode. Written by Jim Wiley <jgwiley@wayoutwest.org>

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vermont | 1980s | sitcom | hotel | 1990s | See All (11) »

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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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Larry always wears a quarter in his ear. William Sanderson also used this prop in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980). See more »

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The town that they live in has a mayor and a council and holds a town meeting. Towns in New England do not have mayors or councils, they are governed by boards of selectmen and town meeting instead. See more »

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Dr. Robert Hartley: [final lines, Dick has woken up as Bob from "The Bob Newhart Show"] Well, I was an innkeeper in this crazy town in Vermont.
Emily Hartley: I'm happy for you. Goodnight.
Dr. Robert Hartley: Nothing made sense in this place. I mean, the maid was an heiress, her husband talked in alliteration, the handyman kept missing the point of things. And there were these three woodsmen. But only one of them talked.
Emily Hartley: That settles it. No more Japanese food before you go to bed.
[turns her light off]
Dr. Robert Hartley: And I was married to this beautiful blonde...
Emily Hartley: Go back...
[...]
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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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Featured in Behind the Laughs (1998) See more »

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"Vermont Today" on TNN!
28 May 2001 | by etsuoSee all my reviews

Caught between the caustic humor of "Titus" and the bitter grumblings of "Becker," I wondered where TV comedy had gone. A chance scan of TNN's weekday programming brought forth a ray of light: Two episodes of "Newhart" from Monday through Friday! (Once again, that immortal greeting: "Hi, my name's Larry, and this is my brother Darryl, and my other brother Darryl.") The understated charm of Dick Loudon, as "Brains" of the Vermont former Youth Gang, the "Hooligals" getting ready to "West Side Story" with their rivals, the "Puffians. The "Gooney Walk" of George Utley, Joanna riding herd on Stephanie as both head into the kitchen to clean a mess of Perch. The "Little Stephanie" Super Material Girl nightmare of Michael Harris (and the Soup Kitchen non-materialist doppelganger.) I won't miss Summer reruns at all!


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Release Date:

25 October 1982 (USA) See more »

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Middlebury, Vermont, USA See more »

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MTM Enterprises See more »
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(184 episodes)
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