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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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vermont | sitcom | hotel | handyman | 1980s | See All (10) »

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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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Comedy

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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

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Exterior scenes of the Stratford Inn were those of the Waybury Inn in Vermont. 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

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...
[...]
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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 The Goldbergs: Smother's Day (2016) See more »

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A Network sitcom of the highest caliber
27 April 2002 | by Dr BanzaiSee all my reviews

As a Vermonter myself, I loved this series, but add to this the fact that the outdoor shots were filmed in Middlebury Vermont where I grew up and I love it even more. Middlebury is even now a town of only about 8,500 permanent residents, and we had our own TV show!

The cast was one of the best. Everyone from Bob Newhart and Mary Frann to the supporting cast of Poston, Duffy, Kampmann and Scolari where not only hilarious, but portrayed perfectly some of the types of people you WILL find in Vermont.

If you love good comedy, this is some of the best. Watch it and then plan a vacation in Middlebury. Who knows, you may not want to leave either.


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