Newhart: Season 1


# Air Date Title
1 Oct 25

In the Beginning...

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.…

2 Nov 01

Mrs. Newton's Body Lies A'Mould'ring in the Grave

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.

3 Nov 08

Hail to the Councilman

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

4 Nov 15

Shall We Gather at the River?

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.

5 Nov 22

This Probably is Condemned

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

6 Nov 29

No Tigers at the Circus

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

7 Dec 06

The Perfect Match

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

8 Dec 13

Some are Born Writers...Others Have Writers Thrust Upon Them

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’…

9 Dec 20

No Room at the Inn

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…

10 Dec 27

The Senator's Wife Was Indiscreet

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

11 Jan 03

Sprained Dreams

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

12 Jan 10

The Way We Thought We Were

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

13 Jan 17

The Visitors

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.

14 Jan 31

What is This Thing Called Lust?

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

15 Feb 07

Breakfast Theater

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 pe…

16 Feb 14

Ricky Nelson, Up Your Nose

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 t…

17 Feb 21

A View from the Bench

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…

18 Mar 13

The Boy Who Cried Goat

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

19 Mar 20

Heaven Knows Mr. Utley

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

20 Mar 27

You're Homebody 'til Somebody Loves You

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

21 Apr 03

Grandma, What a Big Mouth You Have

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

22 Apr 10

I Enjoy Being a Guy

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…

About Newhart

Four years after the end of his long-running sitcom, Bob Newhart returned to series television for another eight years on this brilliantly funny, often surreal sitcom.