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Season 5 1986 - 1987

  • 1986-09-29T04:00:00Z on CBS
  • 30 mins
  • 12 hours, 0 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy, Drama

The fifth season of Newhart aired on CBS from September 29, 1986 to April 13, 1987.

24 episodes

5x01 Co-Hostess Twinkie

  • Season Premiere

    1986-09-29T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Dick is stuck with a perky, brainless co-hostess for his new program 'On the Town'. Meanwhile, Larry and the Darryls name their new pig 'Miss Stephanie' much to the real Stephanie's dismay.

5x02 Camp Stephanie

  • 1986-10-06T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Stephanie has her hands full when she temporarily leads a group of 'Ranger Girls'. While Steph tries to teach them about coming-out parties and makeup, the girls want to learn survival techniques. Meanwhile, Dick and Joanna endure George's wood carving, Mount Stratford.

5x03 Dick the Kid

  • 1986-10-13T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Dick heads west to pursue his dream of being a cowboy.

5x04 High Fidelity

  • 1986-10-20T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Dick endures the townspeople's pity when Joanna and new friend Hal are suspected by everyone of having an affair.

5x05 Desperately Desiring Susan (1)

  • 1986-10-27T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Michael becomes enamored with temporary office secretary Susan.

5x06 Desperately Desiring Susan (2)

  • 1986-11-03T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Michael struggles with his desire for Susan, versus his passion for Stephanie.

5x07 My Two and Only

  • 1986-11-17T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

A new friend threatens Larry's position as family leader.

5x08 Thanksgiving for the Memories

  • 1986-11-24T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

The Newhart family travels to Vanderkellen mansion for Thanksgiving, but is forced to leave prematurely when Stephanie finds her parents threw away her favorite toy.

5x09 Utley, Can You Spend a Dime

  • 1986-12-01T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Dick convinces a reluctant George to live a little and spend some of his $50,000 fortune. Meanwhile the town believes Dick to be destitute after a check bounces due to a bank error.

5x10 Sweet and Sour Charity

  • 1986-12-08T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Dick and Joanna have an opportunity to shed their 'town newcomer' status when Dick's asked to run a fundraiser for the local library. Dick, the former advertising executive, finds it a hard pill to swallow when his idea is rejected and Joanna's is unanimously applauded.

5x11 Everybody Ought to Have a Maid

  • 1986-12-15T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Stephanie worries she might lose her job after she breaks a toe and her temporary replacement is 'better than Mary Poppins'.

5x12 Saturday in New York with George

  • 1986-12-22T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Dick and George attend a literary party in New York. Dick worries that George won't fit in with the high class partygoers and is stunned and jealous when George is the life of the party.

5x13 Love Letters in the Mud

  • 1987-01-05T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Michael helps Larry court the girl of his dreams. Joanna holds Dick responsible for his actions in her dream.

5x14 First of the Belles

  • 1987-01-12T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Dick's old college sweetheart visits the inn for a weekend of skiing, leaving Joanna worried that Dick may want to rekindle an old flame.

Cousin Ned Vanderkellen's 100th birthday party goes smoothly... until Cousin Ned drops dead.

5x16 Chimes They Are a Changin'

  • 1987-01-26T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

George sets out to repair the town's cracked bell tower, even after the town votes him down. Michael rents The Wizard of Oz to overcome his fear of wind.

5x17 Unfriendly Persuasion

  • 1987-02-02T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Dick tries to help Joanna overcome her fear of eye doctors. George feels slighted by Stephanie after she blows him off in favor of shopping.

5x18 Jail, Jail, the Gang's All Here

  • 1987-02-09T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Larry, Darryl & Darryl ask Dick to represent them after they're arrested for kidnapping a neighbor's cow.

5x19 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Loudon

  • 1987-02-16T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Dick gains an unwanted reputation as an acerbic wit after verbally assaulting an inept guest.

5x20 Fun with Dick and Joanna

  • 1987-02-23T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Dick and Joanna find that spontaneity isn't all its cracked up to be after Dick's spontaneous plans land them in a fleabag motel for the worst night of their lives.

5x21 Night Moves

  • 1987-03-09T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Dick tries to find someplace to sleep after Joanna throws him out.

5x22 Harris Ankles PIV for Web Post

  • 1987-03-16T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Michael interviews for a network job. George finds a 'Duck Rock'.

Dick enrolls in a typing class, only to find that the teacher, Mr. Brooney, is the same tyrant he had for a sixth-grade teacher.

5x24 Much to Do Without Muffin

  • 1987-04-13T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Michael is lost when Stephanie goes away for the weekend. Desperate, he goes to a Beaver Lodge dinner with George and is the life of the party.