CTVA US Comedy - "Newhart" (MTM/CBS) Season 8 (1989-90)

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Starring Bob Newhart, Mary Frann & Tom Poston
Season 8 (CBS) (1989-90)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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################# Newhart ####################
############# season 8 1989-90 ###############
############## (final season) ################
CBS (Mondays 10:30 PM EST)

8.01 [161] Newhart: DON'T WORRY, BE PREGNANT
no. 9101
14Sep89
directed by Dick Martin
Michael and a very pregnant Stephanie return from their
honeymoon crisis and decide that having a baby is going to be "icky."

8.02 [162] Newhart: GET DICK
no. 9103
21Sep89
directed by Nell Scovell
Dick, guilty of accidentally burning down Maison Hubert ad is
forced to pay the price.

8.03 [163] Newhart: POETRY AND PASTRY
no. 9102
28Sep89
directed by Michael Lessac
Dick is elected to judge the poetry and pastry contest, in which Joanna is a contestant.

8.04 [164] Newhart: UTLEY EXPOSED
no. 9105
12Oct89
directed by Dick Martin
George is being run out of town for a childish prank he played forty years ago.

8.05 [165] Newhart: RAMBLIN' MICHAEL HARRIS
no. 9106
19Oct89
directed by Michael Lessac
Michael makes a sudden career move, leaving his promising
future at Menky's grocery store to become a lounge singer.

8.06 [166] Newhart: MEET MICHAEL VANDERKELLEN
no. 9104
9Nov89
directed by Stephen C. Grossman
Michael is forced to make a decision: his dream house or his self-respect.

8.07 [167] Newhart: GOOD LORD LOUDON
no. 9108
16Nov89
directed by Brad Isaacs
Reginald Wooster, a very droll, very broke guest at the
Stratford Inn, is unable to pay his bill. In exchange, the
impoverished aristocrat leaves Dick his signet ring and his
claim to British pedigree.

8.08 [168] Newhart: CUPCAKE IN A CAGE
no. 9111
30Nov89
directed by Lee Shallat
When Stephanie's prenatal hormones get the best of her, she
slaps a security guard and goes to jail.

8.09 [169] Newhart: ATTACK OF THE KILLER AUNT
no. 9107
7Dec89
directed by Michael Lessac
guest star
Nancy Walker
Joanna's Aunt Louise descends upon the Stratford Inn, reviving
a 19-year-old war with Dick.

8.10 [170] Newhart: I LIKE YOU, BUTT
no. 9109
14Dec89
directed by David Steinberg
George has a short-lived romantic fling with a woman whose
figure could best be captured in wide-screen Cinerama.

8.11 [171] Newhart: LIGHTS! CAMERA! CONTRACTIONS!
no. 9114
21Dec89
directed by Michael Lessac
cameo appearances by
Patrick Duffy
Angela Lansbury
Gerald McRaney
Jean Smart.
Baby day is imminent for the Harrises, and Michael wants to
capture every tiny moment on videotape--much to Stephanie's outrage.

8.12 [172] Newhart: JUMPIN' GEORGE
no. 9112
26Dec89
directed by Michael Lessac
guest star
Peggy Fleming.
George vows to stay awake forever after he has a series of bad dreams.

8.13 [173] Newhart: BEAUTY AND THE PEST
no. 9110
11Jan90
directed by David Steinberg
Joanna attains the ranks of a screen goddess--at least in the eyes of one man.

8.14 [174] Newhart: GOOD NEIGHBOR SAM
no. 9115
25Jan90
directed by Lee Shallat
guest star
Bill Daily.
Dick is distressed when Stratford lodger Sam Lary, a whining
pest of a guest, decides to move permanently to Vermont--right next door.

8.15 [175] Newhart: CHILD IN CHARGE
no. 9113
1Feb90
directed by Dick Martin
guest star
George McGovern.
Dick's show, "Vermont Today," is threatened with cancellation
when Baby Stephanie becomes the sole owner of television station WPIV.

8.16 [176] Newhart: SEEIN' DOUBLE
no. 9116
15Feb90
directed by Dick Martin.
guest star
Don Knotts.
It's double trouble as Stephanie stars as twins in a slap-dash
sitcom "Seein' Double."

8.17 [177] Newhart: BORN TO BE MILD
no. 9118
22Feb90
directed by Peter Baldwin
When Dick joins George's old street gang, the Hooligans, he
finds himself in the middle of a rumble against their rowdy rivals.

8.18 [178] Newhart: DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL aka Daddy's Little Stephanie
no. 9119
1Mar90
directed by Michael Lessac.
Michael dreams about Little Stephanie all grown up.
Julia Duffy takes on her second dual role of the season,
playing Stephanie and Little Stephanie.

8.19 [179] Newhart: GEORGIE AND GRAVE
no. 9117
15Mar90
directed by Peter Scolari.
George considers the priesthood, while Miss Goddard does her damnedest to dissuade him.

8.20 [180] Newhart: HANDYMANIA
no. 9121
29Mar90
directed by Jim Buck
With a stroke of Utley genius, George invents "Handyman," a
new board game that becomes all the rage until its flaw is discovered.

8.21 [181] Newhart: DICK AND TIM
no. 9122
6Apr90
directed by Michael Lessac.
guest star
Tim Conway.
Dick innocently insults Tim Conway during a poker game.

8.22 [182] Newhart: FATHER GOOSE
no. 9123
12Apr90
directed by Stephen Grossman.
guest star
Henry Gibson
Michael takes a gander at his long-lost papa--whom he has
just hired to play a goose.

8.23 [183] Newhart: MY HUSBAND, MY PEASANT
no. 9120
19Apr90
directed by Dick Martin
Lack of pedigree becomes a peccadillo for Michael as Stephanie
threatens a divorce.

8.24 [184] Newhart: THE LAST NEWHART (final episode)
no. 9124
26Apr90
directed by Dick Martin.
Dick is the only holdout as he staunchly refuses to sell the
Stratford Inn to a Japanese investor--the result being that
he and Joanna are the only two remaining as everyone else in
town sells out. The Stratford Inn has become a hazard on the
14th fairway of the luxurious Tagadachivilee Hotel and Country
Club's golf course. As golf balls pelt the Inn's weathered
clapboards, Dick thinks things can't get much worse--until the
townsfolk return for their five-year reunion...

The show's run ends with one of the most famous final episodes in
television history. We won't give it away here, but it contains a surreal,
slightly unsettling reference to Bob Newhart's previous series, which is
only fitting: Whether he's Dr. Bob Hartley or Dick Loudon, Bob Newhart's
character still can't seem to pick off the parasitic loonies that cling
to him no matter where he goes.

"Newhart" - Series Finale

  Bob Newhart on "The Last Newhart"

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