CTVA US Comedy - "Newhart" (MTM/CBS) Season 1 (1982-83)

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Starring Bob Newhart, Mary Frann & Tom Poston
Season 1 (CBS) (1982-83)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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references:
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CBS (Mondays 9:30 PM EST)
Produced by Sheldon Bull

1.01 [--] Newhart: IN THE BEGINNING (pilot episode)
no. 1210
8Oct82
directed by John Rich
writer: Barry Kemp
Dick Loudon and his wife, Joanna, refurbish an old inn and
operate it as a hobby while Dick works on his novel and lectures
at nearby universities and historical societies.
In this first episode, Loudon finds himself in conflict with
others who have a more romanticized image of early American history and the Inn.

1.02 [--] Newhart: MRS. NEWTON'S BODY LIES A-MOULD'RIN' IN THE GRAVE
no. 2106
11Oct82
directed by Will Mackenzie
writer: Katherine Green
Dick and Joanna discover that a woman's body is buried in
the basement of the Stratford Inn. No one in town seems to
know why or how she got there. In the process of trying to get
the body moved, Dick and Joanna discover the problem--the woman
was tried and hung as a witch.

1.03 [--] Newhart: HAIL TO THE COUNCILMAN
no. 2101
8Oct82
directed by Will Mackenzie
writer: Sheldon Bull
Envisioning it as the first step in what could become a
political career, Dick decides to run for Town Council. But
town politics aren't quite what they're cracked up to be.

1.04 [--] Newhart: SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER?
no. 2107
11Nov82
directed by Will Mackenzie
writer: Paul Robinson Hunter
Dick reveals an uncanny ability to embarrass his lovely wife
no matter how hard he tries to do the right thing. When Dick
coaxes Joanna into attending the annual River Party which
celebrates the first big freeze, she resists; but he insists.

1.05 [--] Newhart: THIS PROBABLY IS CONDEMNED
no. 2103
11Oct82
directed by Will Mackenzie
writer: Barton Dean
Kirk informs the group that the Health and Safety Inspector
has condemned his Minuteman Cafe. He can't reopen until he gets
it up to code. When Dick, Joanna, Leslie, and George learn of
Kirk's problem, they rally together to help a neighbor in
need--not a good idea when that neighbor is Kirk.

1.06 [--] Newhart: NO TIGERS AT THE CIRCUS
no. 2109
13Oct82
directed by Will Mackenzie
writer: Earl Pomerantz
Dick decides he wants to have the Stratford declared a historic
landmark. However, upon inspection, the committee decides it
does not qualify because, although it is beautiful, it is in
no way out of the ordinary for that area. On hearing this,
Dick goes into a deep depression and decides that if the Inn
isn't good enough to be a landmark, he doesn't like it anymore.

1.07 [--] Newhart: THE PERFECT MATCH
no. 2105
18Nov82
directed by Dick Martin
writer: Stuart Silverman
An old boyfriend of Leslie's shows up at the Stratford and he's
her equal in everything--looks, talent, wealth. He is also a
person who seems to win at everything he tries, and the thing
he wants to win next is Leslie.

1.08 [--] Newhart: SOME ARE BORN WRITERS, OTHERS HAVE WRITERS THRUST UPON THEM
no. 2108
1Dec82
directed by Will Mackenzie
writer: Emily Marshall
At Joanna's urging, Dick agrees to help a struggling writer
whose husband is against the idea of her having a career.
However, when the husband hears Dick's encouraging words, he
gets so excited that he decides to not only give his wife
moral support, but also quit his job.

1.09 [--] Newhart: NO ROOM AT THE INN (Christmas episode)
no. 2112
15Dec82
directed by Dick Martin
writer: Earl Pomerantz
It's Christmas Eve. The Inn is full. A young carpenter and his
very pregnant wife arrive asking for a room.

1.10 [--] Newhart: THE SENATOR'S WIFE WAS INDISCREET
no. 2102
16Dec82
directed by Dick Martin
writer: John Steven Owen
A longtime friend of Leslie's, who happens to be the wife of a
very prominent U.S. senator, arrives at the Stratford with the
news that she is leaving the Senator. Dick and Joanna end up
in the middle of the couple's reconciliation attempt.

1.11 [--] Newhart: SPRAINED DREAMS
no. 2110
23Dec82
directed by Will Mackenzie
writer: Rich Reinhart
Dick talks Leslie into taking him on his first ski trip. During
the lesson, he falls on her and injures her knee. The doctor
assures them she'll be fine in a couple of weeks and it will
in no way affect her skiing, unless she's a world-class skier.
The trouble is, that's exactly what Leslie is hoping to become.

1.12 [--] Newhart: THE WAY WE THOUGHT WE WERE
no. 2111
30Dec82
directed by Will Mackenzie
writer: John Steven Owen
The only woman George ever loved comes back into his life
after a forty-year absence. But maybe it would have been
better just to stick to the memories...

1.13 [--] Newhart: THE VISITORS
no. 2113
6Jan83
directed by Michael Zinberg
writer: Earl Pomerantz.
A couple that Dick and Joanna met on vacation are coming to
visit. Unfortunately, the couple sees Dick and Joanna as
innkeepers first and friends second.

1.14 [--] Newhart: WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LUST?
no. 2120
26Jan83
directed by Will Mackenzie
writer: Emily Marshall
Kirk becomes the object of unbridled lust when Leslie's pretty
cousin pays a visit to the Inn. Cousin Stephanie has sought
out Leslie to soothe her frazzled nerves over her upcoming marriage.

1.15 [--] Newhart: BREAKFAST THEATRE
no. 2117
2Feb83
directed by Will Mackenzie
writers: Chip Keyes, Doug Keyes.
Dick feels indebted to standup comic Manny Silver because the
performer once paid him $7 for a series of jokes. He credits
Silver with launching his writing career. Joanna doesn't agree
with her husband and considers herself anything but a Silver fan.

1.16 [--] Newhart: RICKY NELSON, UP YOUR NOSE
no. 2115
9Feb83
directed by Will Mackenzie
writer: Sheldon Bull
guest star
William Lucking
The Loudons are happily preparing to spend a few days attending
a writers convention in New York when Devane announces that
he's going in for surgery and needs their help. At first they
decline, but a series of unusual circumstances (including a
return of Larry, Darryl, and Darryl) turns their plans into a shambles.

1.17 [--] Newhart: A VIEW FROM THE BENCH
no. 2121
17Feb83
directed by Will Makenzie
writer: Sheldon Bull
Dick, George, and Kirk head for Boston to see a professional
basketball game, leaving Joanna and Leslie at home to tend the Inn.

1.18 [--] Newhart: THE BOY WHO CRIED GOAT
no. 2114
3Mar83
directed by Will Mackenzie.
writers: Bill Taub, Jeff Lewis.
Kirk Devane's penchant for lying comes to haunt him when an
insurance investigator refuses to believe his story about being
robbed. When the insurance investigator asks Dick if Kirk can
be trusted, Dick tells the truth, which doesn't help Kirk's case.

1.19 [--] Newhart: HEAVEN KNOWS, MISTER UTLEY
no. 2119
10Mar83
directed by Will Mackenzie
writers: Bill Taub, Jeff Lewis
George Utley becomes the laughing stock of the town when he
claims to have seen a UFO--a "flying cup." Dick comes to
George's defense even though he finds the story hard to believe.

1.20 [--] Newhart: YOU'RE HOMEBODY 'TIL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU
no. 2124
17Mar83
directed by Will Makenzie.
writer: Emily Marshall.
Joanna takes violent exception when Dick tells a magazine
interviewer that his wife is a "terrific homebody" and
decides to prove that she's much more than that by applying
for a position at a local travel agency.

1.21 [--] Newhart: GRANDMA, WHAT A BIG MOUTH YOU HAVE
no. 2125
24Mar83
directed by Will Makenzie.
writer: Barton Dean.
Grandma Blanch Devane makes a surprise visit to the Inn.
Unfortunately, she shows up on a day when Kirk finally gets
his dream date with Leslie. He has no choice but to ask
Grandma to accompany them.

1.22 [--] Newhart: I ENJOY BEING A GUY
no. 2123
31Mar83
directed by Will Makenzie.
writers: Bob Perlow, Gene Braunstein.
Dick is delighted when asked to join a golf foursome until
the "friendly" wagering gets way out of hand. Meanwhile,
George goes clothes shopping with Kirk.

production nos. not used in season 1:-
no. 2104-2116-2118-2122

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