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.
- Darryl (unclear whether it's one or both) doesn't talk because when he was seven years old, he sat on a porcupine and "he ain't talked since."
- Over the course of the series, how long the Loudons had been married kept changing. In an early episode in 1982 they'd been married 16 years; in a 1984 show it was said to be 18 years; when…
[show]Over the course of the series, how long the Loudons had been married kept changing. In an early episode in 1982 they'd been married 16 years; in a 1984 show it was said to be 18 years; when the Loudons are going to renew their vows in 1986 it was said to be 15 years.