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Newhart

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  • Ended
  • CBS
  • 1982-10-01T19:00:00-05:00
  • 30 mins
  • 3 days, 18 hours, 7 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy, Drama
Dick Loudon and wife Joanna relocate from New York City to a small town in Vermont, where they run the historic Stratford Inn. They're surrounded by a town full of oddballs and colorful characters, whom Loudon deals with in various states of bemusement.

192 episodes

Special 4 Getting to the Heart of Newhart

  • 2008-02-28T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Remarks from Newhart, Duffy, Pharren, and actors William Sanderson and John Voldstad. “Heart” goes over Newhart’s decision to return to series TV and some inspirations for Newhart, other details about the show’s setting and characters, the cast and performances, and they pay moving tribute to the late Tom Poston and Mary Frann.

Special 24 Getting to the Heart of Newhart

  • 2008-02-28T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Remarks from Newhart, Duffy, Pharren, and actors William Sanderson and John Voldstad. “Heart” goes over Newhart’s decision to return to series TV and some inspirations for Newhart, other details about the show’s setting and characters, the cast and performances, and they pay moving tribute to the late Tom Poston and Mary Frann.

1x01 In the Beginning...

  • Series Premiere

    1982-10-24T23:00:00-05:00 — 26 mins

Dick and Joanna Loudon purchase the Stratford Inn, a remnant of colonial times in scenic Vermont. Their caretaker, George Utley, and his family have tended the inn for decades. Dick hires a maid, Leslie, and meets their next-door neighbor (and habitual liar) Kirk. The inn opens for business amid myriad start-up problems.

Dick and Joanna learn that there's a body buried in the basement. The Loudons try to get the body moved to the church cemetery, only to find that she was a witch.

1x03 Hail to the Councilman

  • 1982-11-08T00:00:00-05:00 — 24 mins

Dick gets his hopes up after two city officials suggest he run for town council.

1x04 Shall We Gather at the River?

  • 1982-11-15T00:00:00-05:00 — 24 mins

Joanna falls through the ice at the annual River Day festival. Dick is on the outs when Joanna blames him for everything bad that happens in her life.

1x05 This Probably is Condemned

  • 1982-11-22T00:00:00-05:00 — 24 mins

Dick and the gang pitch in to help Kirk get the Minuteman up to code after its shut down.

1x06 No Tigers at the Circus

  • 1982-11-29T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick spirals into a profound depression after the Stratford is denied in its bid to be classified an historic landmark.

1x07 The Perfect Match

  • 1982-12-06T00:00:00-05:00 — 24 mins

Leslie's high school sweetheart returns from far off places to ask for her hand in marriage, to Kirk's obvious displeasure.

Dick praises an aspiring writer's work to avoid hurting her feelings. The writer's enthusiastic husband quits his job to allow his wife to write full time. It's up to Dick to secure her an agent and teach her to write, all before their savings runs out in a month and a half.

1x09 No Room at the Inn

  • 1982-12-20T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

The inn is swamped when 24 guests are snowed in on Christmas Eve. While Kirk tries to keep the guests entertained, Dick tries to find room for a traveller named Joseph and his pregnant wife.

1x10 The Senator's Wife Was Indiscreet

  • 1982-12-27T00:00:00-05:00 — 24 mins

A U.S. Senator's wife checks into the inn and holds a press conference to announce she's divorcing her inattentive husband.

1x11 Sprained Dreams

  • 1983-01-03T00:00:00-05:00 — 24 mins

Dick jeopardizes Leslie's lifelong dream of becoming a world-class skier when he accidentally falls on her.

1x12 The Way We Thought We Were

  • 1983-01-10T00:00:00-05:00 — 24 mins

George's old flame visits the inn. Both are disappointed when the other isn't as they remember.

1x13 The Visitors

  • 1983-01-17T00:00:00-05:00 — 24 mins

Dick and Joanna cant wait for their 'fun' friends to visit, but soon become perturbed after their friends treat the Loudons not as friends, but innkeepers.

1x14 What is This Thing Called Lust?

  • 1983-01-31T00:00:00-05:00 — 24 mins

Leslie's attractive cousin Stephanie visits Vermont to settle her emotions as she nears her wedding day. Stephanie soon finds herself lusting after Kirk.

1x15 Breakfast Theater

  • 1983-02-07T00:00:00-05:00 — 23 mins

Washed-up comic Manny Silver visits the Stratford, reminding Dick of the 'debt' he owes Manny for starting his writing career. Manny shames Dick into letting him perform in the inn, over Joanna's strenuous objections.

1x16 Ricky Nelson, Up Your Nose

  • 1983-02-14T00:00:00-05:00 — 24 mins

Kirk goes into the hospital for surgery to remove a foreign object from his nose, leaving Larry, Darryl and a very svelte Darryl in charge of the cafe. Dick and Joanna, about to go to New York for a writer's conference have to bail out the boys when an unexpected crowd turns up at the cafe.

1x17 A View from the Bench

  • 1983-02-21T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick, Kirk, and George go to Boston to use their bench passes for a Celtics game. Dick loses his pass. Meanwhile, Leslie and Joanna wait at the inn for incoming guest, Daniel J. Travanti.

1x18 The Boy Who Cried Goat

  • 1983-03-13T00:00:00-05:00 — 24 mins

When Kirk's cafe is robbed, his history of deception comes back to haunt him as the insurance investigator refuses to believe his story.

1x19 Heaven Knows Mr. Utley

  • 1983-03-20T00:00:00-05:00 — 24 mins

George is the town laughingstock when he claims to have spied an UFO.

1x20 You're Homebody 'til Somebody Loves You

  • 1983-03-27T00:00:00-05:00 — 24 mins

Dick inadvertently insults Joanna, calling her a homebody. Joanna takes a job with a travel agency in an attempt to assert herself.

1x21 Grandma, What a Big Mouth You Have

  • 1983-04-03T00:00:00-05:00 — 24 mins

Kirk's grandmother visits on the same night he finally gets a date with Leslie.

1x22 I Enjoy Being a Guy

  • 1983-04-10T00:00:00-05:00 — 24 mins

Dick loves being 'just one of the guys' when Chester and Jim invite him to join their golf foursome. Dick is distressed to find that their gambling habit and lousy golfing abilities make him the big winner. Dick tries to figure out a way to give the money back without breaking 'the guy code'.

2x01 It Happened One Afternoon (1)

  • Season Premiere

    1983-10-16T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick travels to New York to interview famous starlet Erica Chase for a potential biography. Joanna hires Stephanie to be the new maid over her parents objections.

2x02 It Happened One Afternoon (2)

  • 1983-10-23T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Man-hungry Erica Chase literally chases Dick across her hotel suite to try to bed him. Stephanie's overbearing father flies to Vermont to convince her to come back home with him.

2x03 Animal Attractions

  • 1983-10-31T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

George finds a stray dog, 'Lucky'. Stephanie's husband drops by to find out why she left him.

2x04 The Stratford Wives

  • 1983-11-07T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Joanna creates a stir at a potluck dinner by breaking a long-standing tradition whereby men eat in the dining room, women in the kitchen.

2x05 The Girl From Manhattan

  • 1983-11-14T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Joanna convinces Dick to use a play he'd written years before in a local production. Friction develops when Dick casts her, not in the role of 'Joanna', but rather 'Joanna's Mother'.

2x06 Don't Rain on My Parade

  • 1983-11-21T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Joanna is swamped when Dick volunteers her to serve Thanksgiving dinner for over 100 people, including her parents. George is upset when his Thanksgiving parade is ruined by rain.

2x07 Lady & the Tramps

  • 1983-12-05T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Stephanie stumbles onto Larry, Darryl and Darryl's home when she's lost in a winter snowstorm.

2x08 The Man Who Came Forever

  • 1983-12-12T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

With a deadline looming, Dick can't get any work done on his latest book due to constant interruptions. Kirk wants to build a miniature golf course, George is worried about retirement, and the Stratford plays host to a guest who just wont leave.

2x09 The Looks of Love

  • 1983-12-19T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Kirk helms a singles club in the hopes of finding the perfect girlfriend.

2x10 Kirk Goes for the Juggler

  • 1984-01-02T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Kirk thinks he's met the girl of his dreams, but isn't sure how he feels when he discovers she's a clown.

2x11 A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread and POW

  • 1984-01-09T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Stephanie and Joanna attend a poetry reading at Dartmouth where a professor has a special interest in Joanna. Dick unleashes his 'Irish temper' when said professor makes a pass at Joanna.

2x12 Cats

  • 1984-01-16T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Stephanie's old boyfriend stays at the inn with his new wife, Stephanie's old best friend Tish Ellison. The sparks fly when Steph and Tish get reacquainted. Kirk throws a dinner party for Dick, Joanna, Cindy and himself.

2x13 Curious George at the Firehouse

  • 1984-01-23T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

George becomes a volunteer fireman, determined to shed his image as the town boob. George loses the keys to the fire truck just as the town's first fire in five years erupts.

2x14 Book Beat

  • 1984-01-30T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

After guesting on a literary discussion television program, Dick is tabbed to be its new host. Dick's first program gets off to a bad start when he's scheduled guest doesn't show up, and the fill-in, Col. Lloyd Mennenger, is a little off-kilter.

2x15 Kirk Pops the Question

  • 1984-02-06T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Kirk relies on Dick and George to decide whether he should propose to Cindy.

2x16 Best Friends

  • 1984-02-13T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Kirk is up in arms when a fast food franchise announces plans to build a restaurant in the town.

2x17 Kirk Ties One On

  • 1984-02-27T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Kirk's can't wait for his wedding to Cindy, until the wedding actually starts and Kirk faints during the ceremony. .

2x18 Go, Grandma, Go

  • 1984-03-05T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Kirk's grandmother visits, loaning her car to Kirk and Cindy for their honeymoon. Kirk realizes there's trouble when he's arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle.

2x19 Leave It to the Beavers

  • 1984-03-12T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick is dumbfounded when George's club, the Beavers, reject him for membership. Kirk and Cindy have their first fight. A man with an imaginary wife stays at the inn.

2x20 Vermont Today

  • 1984-03-19T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick gets his own television program 'Vermont Today'. Originally scheduled to interview the president of the university of Vermont, Dick instead hosts a competition for the world's smallest horse. Stephanie meets Michael Harris, the man of her dreams.

2x21 Send Her, Ella

  • 1984-03-26T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Stephanie is disappointed when she has to watch the inn instead of participating in the Maple Syrup beauty contest, so she quickly crafts a disguise and goes as Miss Inez Velasco, leaving the inn in the hands of a guest.

2x22 New Faces of 1951

  • 1984-04-02T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick and Joanna plan a birthday party for George after he reveals he's never had one. Dick calls everyone he can think of, but no one can make it. In desperation, Dick calls up George's old army buddies.

3x01 Tell a Lie, Get a Check

  • Season Premiere

    1984-10-14T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick and Joanna return from vacation to find Kirk and Cindy have moved away and Kirk has asked Dick to sell the cafe. Michael teaches Dick the only way he'll be able to sell the rundown cafe is by stretching the truth.

3x02 Twenty Year Itch

  • 1984-10-21T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Joanna has a date, set 20 years earlier, with a former beau in New York. A jealous Dick tags along. An awful trumpet player serenades the inn while he prepares for an audition.

3x03 A Hunting We Will Go

  • 1984-10-29T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick, George, Chester, Jim & Michael go duck hunting on the opening day of hunting season to film a television special. They're all stranded when Michael forgets to tie off the boat. With death eminent, they all discuss their regrets in life, including Dick's admission that he always wanted to play Prof. Henry Hill in 'The Music Man'.

3x04 Miss Stephanie

  • 1984-11-05T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Larry misinterprets a comment by Stephanie and makes her the object of his undying love.

3x05 But Seriously, Beavers

  • 1984-11-12T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick's jokes at a Beaver Lodge roast for George are a hit with everyone except the guest of honor, spurring George to consider leaving the inn. Stephanie sells cosmetic kits.

3x06 Tickets, Please

  • 1984-11-19T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick throws a fit and is sentenced for outstanding parking tickets on the day of a big Celtics game. Stephanie, who's never been punished for anything in her life, can't bring herself to tell Dick that she's the one who got the tickets.

3x07 Poor Reception

  • 1984-11-26T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

After Michael is roped into hiring Stephanie as WPIV's receptionist, he can't bring himself to fire her. Meanwhile, Joanna hires Harley Estin as a temporary maid.

3x08 The Fan

  • 1984-12-03T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick is hounded by an obsessive fan who goes as far as moving into the inn and starting a Dick Loudon fan club.

3x09 Happy Trails to You

  • 1984-12-10T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick is dragged into court when a farmer claims Dick plagiarized his work.

3x10 Georgie's Girl

  • 1984-12-31T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

George panics when his girlfriend starts talking marriage. Stephanie tries to pass the driver's test.

3x11 Pillow Fight

  • 1985-01-07T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick and Joanna squabble over 'creative differences' when they collaborate on a book on pillows. Larry and the boys stay at the inn while their cabin is being fumigated.

3x12 Local Hero

  • 1985-01-14T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

George is a local hero after he saves two boys from drowning.

3x13 Dick Gets Larry's Goat

  • 1985-02-04T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

The Loudons feud with Larry and the Darryls after Dick alerts animal control to the brother's illegal, and annoying goat. Simply hilarious.

3x14 Once I Had a Secret Love

  • 1985-02-11T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick and Joanna spar after Dick is 'riddled' with doubts when Joanna is set to appear on his Valentines Day Show.

3x15 Lady in Wading

  • 1985-02-18T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Stephanie falls for a visiting television executive, forcing her to choose between him and Michael.

3x16 Look Homeward, Stephanie

  • 1985-02-25T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Stephanie returns home for a brief visit, but she's soon convinced to stay when she's overwhelmed with presents. Michael is astonished by Steph's transformation to a spoiled brat. Dick tries to beat Joanna's annoying knack for guessing exactly what her birthday present will be.

3x17 My Fair Larry

  • 1985-03-04T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Joanna undertakes a massive project when she agrees to try to spruce up Larry, Darryl & Darryl and the Minuteman cafe.

3x18 You're Nobody 'til Somebody Hires You

  • 1985-03-11T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

After demanding extravagent perks, Michael is fired from WPIV. Bev replaces him with Dick. An unemployed Michael falls to pieces, and Dick is exasperated with his new job duties.

3x19 Out With the New, Inn With the Old

  • 1985-03-18T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

George is upset when Dick and Harley Estin try to remodel the garage so it looks like the carriage house it was originally built as several centuries ago. Joanna hosts a rummage sale.

3x20 R.I.P. Off

  • 1985-04-08T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Harley goes to jail after he is tricked into selling swamp grave plots. Michael, Dick and Joanna set up an "Abscam" to catch the real criminal.

3x21 The Prodigal Darryl

  • 1985-05-05T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Darryl runs off after he and his brother's win a contest for writing the best commerical jingle, netting them $30,000. Dick, Larry & the remaining Darryl search for the missing brother. Meanwhile, Joanna decorates the inn in Christmas decor for a Christmas card photo.

3x22 What Makes Dick Run

  • 1985-05-27T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick and his crew have VITA fever when the local broadcasting awards, the VITAs, are scheduled to be announced. Dick, inspired by a puppet show put on by Larry and the boys for an ailing Stephanie, decides to jazz up his act to win a VITA nomination.

4x01 Pirate Pete

  • Season Premiere

    1985-09-29T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick fills in on a kiddie TV program for its ailing host, Pirate Pete. Dick is appalled at Pete's commercialism and inadvertantly gets the programs cancelled. Dick tries his hardest to get Pete reinstated. Meanwhile, George plays a practical joke on Stephanie, adjusting her scale up two pounds.

4x02 The Way We Ought to Be

  • 1985-10-06T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Michael and Steph break up when Michael realizes he's tired of Stephanie's demanding ways. Dick has difficulties with the WPIV staff when they're slow to direct his show.

4x03 Summa Cum Larry

  • 1985-10-20T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick covers for Larry when he enrolls in night school and doesn't want the Darryls to know he's improving himself. Joanna obsesses when a travel guide lowers the inn's rating.

4x04 Oh, That Morocco

  • 1985-10-28T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

A lonely Joanna becomes best friends with Stephanie who insists on a group vacation to lovely Morocco.

4x05 Candidate Larry

  • 1985-11-04T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Larry runs for Mayor.

4x06 Locks, Stocks, and Noodlehead

  • 1985-11-11T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Stephanie's father visits the inn with the news that he's left his wife. The town celebrates Colonial Days, an authentic recreation of colonial times.

4x07 The Geezers in the Band

  • 1985-11-25T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

When Dick's old college jazz band reunites at the inn, he finds that expectations often excede reality.

4x08 The Shape of Things

  • 1985-12-02T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Stephanie and Joanna open an aerobics club. Problems present themselves when Stephanie appoints herself as the manager and relegates Joanna to custodial duties.

4x09 Write to Privacy

  • 1985-12-16T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Joanna and Steph are furious with Michael after they peek at his diary and find out what he really thinks of them.

4x10 Still the Beavers

  • 1985-12-23T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick convinces George to quit the Beaver Lodge after the Beavers cheat George out of a prize rightfully his. George starts up a rival lodge to get back at the Beavers.

4x11 Much Ado About Mitch

  • 1986-01-06T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

George joins a Big Brother program and is dismayed when his young protege Mitch is awestruck by Dick's fast paced lifestyle. Michael and Stephanie use a Oujia board.

4x12 Look Ma, No Talent

  • 1986-01-13T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Michael begins shirking his duties and risks his job when he tries to find a talent to impress his mother.

4x13 Larry's Dead, Long Live Larry

  • 1986-01-20T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Larry dedicates his life to Dick when he believes Dick brought him back from the dead.

4x14 Stephanie Nightingale

  • 1986-01-27T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Stephanie must care for the hotel staff and guests when a measels epidemic sweeps the inn.

4x15 The Stratford Horror Picture Show

  • 1986-02-03T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

The Loudons are spooked when the ghost of Sarah Newton (episode #2) returns to haunt the inn.

4x16 I Do, Okay

  • 1986-02-10T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Joanna and a decidedly unenthusiastic Dick decide to renew their wedding vows to celebrate their wedding anniversary.

4x17 The Snowmen Cometh

  • 1986-02-17T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

The town panics when it appears the annual Snow Carnival will be cancelled due to a lack of snow. Larry, Darryl & Darryl request $2,000 to make it snow.

Dick is thrilled when a production company expresses interest in making 'How to be a Plumber' into a video. His elation quickly dissipates when the producers decide to recast 'Dick Loudon' because of Dick's shifty eyes and stammer.

4x19 He Ain't Human, He's My Cousin

  • 1986-03-03T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

George meets his only living relative, Cousin Eugene.

4x20 Dwight Schmidlapp Is Not a Quitter

  • 1986-03-10T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

On a lark, Dick submits his newest book to his publisher under the pseudonym he used when he first started writing, Dwight Schmidlapp, only to find it rejected. Dick sinks into a funk when he realizes he's 'coasting' in his writing career.

4x21 Torn Between Three Brothers

  • 1986-03-17T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

A jilted fiancee staying at the inn gets a job at the Minuteman cafe. She unwittingly encourages the affections of both Darryls but rejects them for the more vocal Larry. George organizes a citywide campaign when Michael pulls Barnaby Jones off the air in favor of The Secret Lives of Platinum Gold Dancers.

4x22 Baby, I'm Your Handyman

  • 1986-04-07T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

George worries that a new girlfriend, actress Loretta Dupris is only dating him to make use of his handyman skills. TV Producer J.J. buys a Victorian mansion and plans to bulldoze it to erect a space needle.

4x23 Replaceable You

  • 1986-04-14T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Secretary Alma amazes Dick, which she fills in as producer.

4x24 Pre-Nups

  • 1986-05-11T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

The Loudons, George, Steph and Michael are invited to Vanderkellen mansion for Arthur's birthday. Art insists Michael sign a pre-nuptial agreement that he refuses to do. Stephanie fears Michael's only dating her for her money. Dick worries when he breaks a music box given to Arthur by Winston Churchill.

5x01 Co-Hostess Twinkie

  • Season Premiere

    1986-09-28T23:00:00-05:00 — 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

  • 1986-10-05T23:00:00-05:00 — 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

  • 1986-10-12T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

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

5x04 High Fidelity

  • 1986-10-19T23:00:00-05:00 — 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)

  • 1986-10-27T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Michael becomes enamored with temporary office secretary Susan.

5x06 Desperately Desiring Susan (2)

  • 1986-11-03T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

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

5x07 My Two and Only

  • 1986-11-17T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

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

5x08 Thanksgiving for the Memories

  • 1986-11-24T00:00:00-05:00 — 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

  • 1986-12-01T00:00:00-05:00 — 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

  • 1986-12-08T00:00:00-05:00 — 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

  • 1986-12-15T00:00:00-05:00 — 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

  • 1986-12-22T00:00:00-05:00 — 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

  • 1987-01-05T00:00:00-05:00 — 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

  • 1987-01-12T00:00:00-05:00 — 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.

5x15 It's My Party and I'll Die if I Want To

  • 1987-01-19T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

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

5x16 Chimes They Are a Changin'

  • 1987-01-26T00:00:00-05:00 — 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

  • 1987-02-02T00:00:00-05:00 — 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

  • 1987-02-09T00:00:00-05:00 — 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

  • 1987-02-16T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

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

5x20 Fun with Dick and Joanna

  • 1987-02-23T00:00:00-05:00 — 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

  • 1987-03-09T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

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

5x22 Harris Ankles PIV for Web Post

  • 1987-03-16T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

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

5x23 Good-Bye and Good Riddance, Mr. Chips

  • 1987-04-05T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

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

  • 1987-04-12T23:00:00-05:00 — 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.

6x01 Here's to You Mrs. Loudon

  • Season Premiere

    1987-09-13T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Joanna has trouble dumping a 16-year-old boy with a crush on her. George searches for a nickname.

6x02 Prima Darryl

  • 1987-09-20T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Larry is ousted as leader after he discovers that Darryl is actually the oldest of the three.

6x03 Inn This Corner

  • 1987-09-27T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick and Joanna love the fun-loving couple staying at the Stratford...until they announce they're opening a posh new inn down the street.

6x04 Me and My Gayle

  • 1987-10-04T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

George reunites with an old high school flame.

6x05 Reading, Writing, and Rating Points

  • 1987-10-11T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Michael steals an idea for a new program from a student in his television production class.

6x06 Vintage Stephanie

  • 1987-10-18T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Stephanie panics when she discovers she's no longer 'blossoming'. It takes Larry, Darryl, and Darryl's sage advice to break her depression. George buys blue jeans.

6x07 Take Me to Your Loudon

  • 1987-10-26T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Michael seeks to create an Orson Welles-style panic when he programs The War of the Worlds on Halloween night. Dick desperately tries to control the panicked guests at the inn's costume party.

6x10 Telethon Man

  • 1987-11-23T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick hosts a 48-hour telethon when WPIV is about to go under.

6x11 Laugh at My Wife Please

  • 1987-12-07T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Joanna delivers Dick's unfunny speech when she's picked to give historical presentations to tour groups. George babysits the Darryls while Larry vacations.

6x12 Support Your Local Shifflet

  • 1987-12-14T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick encourages Officer Shifflet to go on strike after the town refuses to give him a raise.

6x13 My Three Dads

  • 1988-01-04T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Larry, Darryl & Darryls announce their plans to adopt a child. Little do they suspect their 'child' will be 18-years-old.

6x14 A Friendship That Will Last a Lunchtime

  • 1988-01-11T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick's former co-host Buffy Denver visits the inn and strikes up a friendship with Stephanie after discovering they have so much in common.

6x15 Presence of Malice

  • 1988-01-18T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick has a showdown with television critic Curtis Bilgray after Bilgray writes several negative reviews of 'Vermont Today'. Larry and the Darryls become cult figures after finding a pancake with Paul Anka's face on it.

George decides to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a used car salesman.

6x17 The Buck Stops Here

  • 1988-02-08T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick becomes the town pariah after he inadvertently kills the town's good-luck charm, The Great White Buck.

6x18 Attention WPIV Shoppers

  • 1988-02-15T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick is roped into co-hosting a home shopping show with Stephanie.

6x19 The Big Uneasy

  • 1988-02-22T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Michael is tempted by a television executive during a conference in New Orleans.

6x20 Draw Partner

  • 1988-03-07T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick gets a chance to work with his favorite illustrator, Corinne Denby, while George & Joanna eagerly await the Inn's 5,000th guest.

6x21 A Midseason's Night Dream

  • 1988-03-14T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

This unique episode goes inside several characters' dreams. Dick dreams all his troubles have disappeared; the wicked Joanna torments Stephanie; Michael runs three major networks; and Larry guest hosts the Tonight Show.

6x22 Newsstruck

  • 1988-03-21T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Michael changes his entire outlook on life when he starts producing the news. George gives up on the Red Sox.

6x23 The Gleeless Club

  • 1988-05-01T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick's on the outs with Joanna when he's accepted into the town glee club and she's not.

6x24 Courtin' Disaster

  • 1988-05-08T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Joanna sets George up on a blind date. Everything goes great until George runs into his date's jealous ex-boyfriend.

7x01 Town Without Pity

  • Season Premiere

    1988-10-23T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick becomes the focus of the town's ire after a prisoner breaks out of jail using one of Dick's how-to manuals.

7x02 Apples, Apples, Apples

  • 1988-10-31T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Michael revs up the stale Ye Olde Apple Days festival, leaving George and his traditional activites in the cold..until George organizes a rival festival. Larry and his brothers stage a walk-a-thon when swampland is endangered.

7x03 This Blood's For You

  • 1988-11-14T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Stephanie is horrified to discover that a blood transfusion following an emergency appendectomy came from Darryl.

7x04 I Married Dick

  • 1988-11-21T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick and Joanna visit a therapist after Joanna becomes concerned that their marriage is stagnating. Stephanie is worried after discovering that Michael had large ears as a child.

7x05 Goonstruck

  • 1988-12-12T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Stephanie is attracted to the virile young stomemason working at the Inn.

7x06 I Came, I Saw, I Sat

  • 1988-12-19T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick's father visits the inn and, to Dick's consternation, resists all Dick's efforts to entertain him.

7x07 Twelve Annoyed Men...and Women

  • 1989-01-09T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick's patience is tried when he's elected foreman of a jury of the townspeople, who as always use their peculiar intellect to irk Dick.

7x08 Home for the Hollidays

  • 1989-01-16T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Joanna lands a job selling real estate. Her first sale hits a snag when her low-class clients, the Hollidays, stay at the inn while looking for a home.

7x09 Shoe Business Is My Life

  • 1989-01-23T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Michael goes job hunting after he's axed by WPIV.

7x10 George and the Old Maid

  • 1989-02-06T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

The Inn's old maid, Madelyn Stone, returns after a 25 year absence to answer George's marriage proposal. Stephanie competes with Madelyn.

7x11 Hi, Society

  • 1989-02-13T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick fills in for Michael and takes Stephanie to a high society charity ball. Dick is the life of the party after Stephanie tells everyone that Dick owns a large hotel chain.

7x12 Cupcake on My Back

  • 1989-02-20T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Michael goes into debt after spending lavishly on Annual Cupcake Day.

7x13 Another Saturday Night

  • 1989-02-27T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Michael & Joanna endure a torturous evening at Larry, Darryl & Darryl's house. Dick gives a commencement speech at an exclusive school.

7x14 The Nice Man Cometh

  • 1989-03-13T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick is picked to be the sidekick for a new late night talk show hosted by an abrasive man who has it in for Dick.

7x15 One and a Half Million Dollar Man

  • 1989-03-20T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Wealthy socialite Scooter Drake drops by Vermont looking to purchase an inn. While Joanna shows Scooter around, Michael begins a new career as a mime.

7x16 The Little Match Girl

  • 1989-03-27T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

While visiting Michael in a sanitarium (he's vacationing), Dick runs into illustrator Corinne Denby and invites her to collaborate with him on his next book...despite her habit of burning things.

7x17 Buy, Buy Blues

  • 1989-04-09T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Stephanie goes on a shopping spree while she tries to forget Michael. Meanwhile Dr. Kaiser realizes she has developed an attraction for Michael (who's been released from the sanitarium).

7x18 Message from Michael

  • 1989-04-23T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Michael becomes a last minute guest on Vermont Today and emerges a town favorite. The dimwitted locals hang on his every word.

7x19 Homes and Jo-Jo

  • 1989-04-30T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Joanna gets her own realty television show providing a great lead-in for Vermont Today. Dick loves the big ratings but can't stand Joanna's amorous co-host. Meanwhile, one of the Darryls' receives a manservant as a present.

7x20 Georgie & Bess

  • 1989-05-07T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

George's Aunt Bess visits, shattering several of his childhood beliefs when he finds she wasn't the sweet lady he remembers. Dick and one of the Darryls play chess.

7x21 Murder at the Stratley

  • 1989-05-14T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

The townspeople accuse Dick or murdering Joanna after her "disappearance" strangely fits the scenario of his first murder-mystery novel, "Murder at the Stratley".

7x22 Malling in Love Again

  • 1989-05-21T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Michael and Stephanie conduct personal interviews at the mall and realize that they're perfect together after all.

8x01 Don't Worry Be Pregnant

  • Season Premiere

    1989-09-17T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Michael and a pregnant Stephanie return from a six-month cruise totally unprepared for parenthood.

8x02 Get Dick

  • 1989-09-24T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick accidentally burns down Maison Hubert while enjoying an after-dinner cigar. The Loudon's take in Hubert while he recuperates. Hubert vows he will "get Monsieur Loudon".

8x03 Poetry and Pastries

  • 1989-10-01T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick is chosen to judge the annual Poetry and Pastry contest. Miss Goddard, the reigning champion, uses her feminine wiles to try to influence the judging. Michael throws an all-male baby shower.

8x04 Utley Exposed

  • 1989-10-15T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

An episode of Vermont Today on 'Hidden Shame' nets a surprise guest when George admits to a childish prank.

8x05 Ramblin' Michael Harris

  • 1989-10-22T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Michael quits his job at Menkey's grocery to become a lounge singer.

8x06 Meet Michael Vanderkellen

  • 1989-11-13T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Stephanie's mother offers to buy the newlyweds a mansion, but only if Michael changes his last name to Vanderkellen.

8x07 Good Lord Loudon

  • 1989-11-20T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

A cash-strapped visiting dignitary makes Dick a royal Lord. After hearing of his good fortune, the townspeople's opinion of Dick jumps up a notch.

8x08 Cupcake in a Cage

  • 1989-12-04T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Stephanie is sent to jail after she slaps a security guard in a fit of prenatal hormones.

8x09 Attack of the Killer Aunt

  • 1989-12-11T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Joanna's Aunt Louise visits bearing gifts, despite her long-standing opinion that Joanna is much too good for Dick.

8x10 I Like You, Butt...

  • 1989-12-18T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

George meets the perfect girl, except for her large rear end. Michael and Stephanie consult with a baby naming guru.

8x11 Jumpin' George

  • 1990-01-01T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Georeg plans on never sleeping again when he's plagued by a recurring nightmare. Michael & Stephanie use 'wombphones' to educate their future child.

8x12 Lights! Camera! Contractions!

  • 1990-01-08T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

It's baby time for the Harris' as Steph's baby is about to be born. Michael is determined to capture the birth on tape over Stephanie's objections.

8x13 Beauty and the Pest

  • 1990-01-15T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Joanna takes an odd man to several houses to try to convince him to buy one, but he just can't seem to commit. Joanna visits his home and walks in to find a shrine dedicated to her.

8x14 Good Neighbor Sam

  • 1990-01-29T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

When an overbearing new neighbor moves next door, Dick finds his polite veneer mistaken for friendship. The townsfolk, who all assume Dick is their best friend, are in an uproar when they hear that Dick and Sam are 'best friends'.

8x15 Child in Charge

  • 1990-02-05T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Stephanie's parents buy WPIV for baby Stephanie. Dick refuses to pander to the child, forcing baby Steph to cancel Vermont Today in the middle of an interview with George McGovern.

8x16 Seein' Double

  • 1990-02-19T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Michael announces plans to spice up WPIV's lineup with a new sitcom, Seein' Double starring Stephanie as identical twins Judy and Jody, with Dick as their crotchety widowed father.

8x17 Born to Be Mild

  • 1990-02-26T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick is roped into joining George's old gang, 'The Houligans', when they reunited after 40 years. Dick leads them into a rumble against their long-time rivals, 'The Ruffians'.

8x18 Daddy's Little Girl

  • 1990-03-05T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

After another shopping spree for baby Steph, Dick teaches Michael that materialism isn't the best way to raise a child. A skeptical Michael becomes convinced after a haunting dream depicts a possible future. Julia Duffy plays grown-up baby Steph.

8x19 Georgie and Grace

  • 1990-03-19T00:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

George falls under the influence of five priests vacationing at the inn. After George announces his intention to join the priesthood, Miss Goddard tries her hardest to change his mind.

8x20 Handymania

  • 1990-04-08T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

George is the toast of the town when he events a hot new board game, "Handymania".

8x21 Dick and Tim

  • 1990-04-29T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Dick finagles his way into a weekly poker game with Tim Conway. Unaware of Tim's cheap nature, Dick drives him away after raising a quarter.

8x22 Father Goose

  • 1990-05-06T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Michael comes up with the perfect lead-in to Vermont Today, the 'Giddy Goose' show. He casts his favorite dinner theater actor as Giddy, only to discover the man's also his father.

8x23 My Husband, My Peasant

  • 1990-05-13T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Society bluebloods Scooter Drake and his new wife Libby drop by with a child of their own, apparently superior to baby Steph in every way. Michael and Stephanie decide to divorce due to Michael's peasant heritage.

8x24 The Last Newhart

  • 1990-05-20T23:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

In the midst of a town meeting, a Japanese visitor announces his intentions to purchase the entire town and turn the land into a gigantic golf course. Everyone but Dick is thrilled and sells out.

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