Newhart (1982–1990)
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Pirate Pete 

Dick is the substitute host of a children's TV show. Meanwhile, Stephanie believes she has put on weight.


Peter Baldwin


Barry Kemp (created by), Sheldon Bull (developed by) | 1 more credit »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Bob Newhart ... Dick Loudon
Mary Frann Mary Frann ... Joanna Loudon
Peter Scolari ... Michael Harris
Julia Duffy ... Stephanie Vanderkellen
Tom Poston ... George Utley
William Sanderson ... Larry
Tony Papenfuss Tony Papenfuss ... First Darryl
John Voldstad John Voldstad ... Second Darryl
David Wayne ... Mr. Pittman
Linda Carlson Linda Carlson ... Bev Dutton
Gail Landry Gail Landry ... Ellen


Dick fills in on a children's show and when he sees all the commercialism going, he breaks down on camera. Eventually, the show gets canceled, he has to try to explain what happened to the show's star. Eventually, he gets the show back on the air but with a few changes that the star doesn't like. And George plays a prank on Stephanie making her think she's putting on weight. Written by

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Release Date:

30 September 1985 (USA) See more »

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MTM Enterprises See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Stephanie Vanderkellen: I know it's only a matter of time before you drop me. I'd lose respect for you if you didn't.
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Spoofs First Blood (1982) See more »

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Great opener to Season 4
27 March 2018 | by Jimmy_the_Gent4See all my reviews

Dick takes over as host of a kid's show when the original one , Pirate Pete, is injured on set.

A hilarious episode with a great guest star in David Wayne as Pirate Pete. Dick is upset at the commercialism of the show selling cheap items at high prices and showing violent cartoons. Funniest scene is when Pirate Pete returns and sees the changes Dick makes to the show. His reactions to Dick changing "yo ho ho and a bottle of rum" to "a bottle of unsweetend fruit juice" and showing hygiene films are very funny. George has a subplot where he plays a joke on Stephanie, making her think she gained weight. She gets the final laugh, dressed as Rambo at the end!

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