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.
- Mary Frann (who played Joanna) visited several of the Vermont Inns to do research and brought back the Pfaltzgraff dishes that are seen as props in the Loudon's Inn.
- The opening credits are outtakes of On Golden Pond. If you look closely you can see Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn in the car. (William Lanteau, who was the recurring role of Chester, was…
[show]The opening credits are outtakes of On Golden Pond. If you look closely you can see Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn in the car. (William Lanteau, who was the recurring role of Chester, was in that movie.)