Dick Loudon, a New York writer of "How To" books, decides to put his knowledge to practical use by renovating and re-opening an authentic colonial inn in scenic Norwich, Vermont. Leaving city life behind, Dick and his somewhat skeptical wife, Joanna, arrived full of anticipation at their new home, the Stratford Inn.
Last Episode08x24 The Last Newhart Aired: May. 21, 1990
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Series Fun Facts
- Jerry Van Dyke was the first choice to play George Utley, but his audition for the role was unsuccessful.
- Vermont residents complained that the opening scenes are of New Hampshire, and not Vermont.
- SPOILER: Despite the dream revelation in the final episode, books by Dick Loudon and the characters of Larry, Darryl, and Darryl all appear in various episodes of Coach, also created by Barry Kemp.