The misadventures of an author turned innkeeper in rural Vermont and his friends.
Reviews
Popularity
2,022 ( 10)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
1990   1989   1988   1987   1986   1985   … See all »
Nominated for 6 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

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

Taglines:

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)

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Over the course of the series, how long the Loudons had been married kept changing. In an early episode in 1982 they'd been married 16 years; in a 1984 show it was said to be 12 years; when the Loudons are going to renew their vows in 1986, it was said to be 15 years. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Larry: I'm Larry. This is my brother Darryl. This is my other brother Darryl.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits are expanded slightly on a handful of episodes. After Bob Newhart's credit the picture switches to a boat slowly coming to the shore for about five seconds as the theme adds an extra stanza, afterward the credits return to normal for Mary Frann's credit. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Gwyneth Paltrow/Ryan Adams (2001) See more »

User Reviews

Newhart
19 July 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

One of the most intelligent sitcoms of the 1980's. The brand of humor was and still is refreshing for the time and in many ways missed today.


22 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 38 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Release Date:

25 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Newhart See more »

Filming Locations:

Middlebury, Vermont, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MTM Enterprises See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(184 episodes)
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed