The Best Episodes Directed by Dick Martin
#1 - It Didn't Happen One Night
The Bob Newhart Show Season 6 - Episode 19
Bob's friends close ranks to "protect" Emily Hartley when a handsome old flame pays her a very warm visit.
#2 - Write to Privacy
Newhart Season 4 - Episode 9
Joanna and Steph are furious with Michael after they peek at his diary and find out what he really thinks of them.
#5 - Sherry Baby
Family Ties Season 1 - Episode 13
When popular sorority girl Sherry Marshall befriends Mallory to get close to Alex, Mallory brings them together in hopes of joining Pi Nu but her plan backfires. Mallory's thrilled when Sherry chooses her for a science project partner, though the snobbish girl's ulterior motive soon surfaces. Eager to join the sorority, Mallory persuades Alex to escort Sherry to the Pi Nu dance. She even agrees to his condition that she attend the dance with the adoring, nerdy Skippy Handleman.
#8 - Carlin's New Suit
The Bob Newhart Show Season 6 - Episode 5
Bob deals with the amusing problems of an improbable paternity suit and a phone paging service that never pages him.
#11 - Easy for You to Say
The Bob Newhart Show Season 6 - Episode 18
Paul Billingham—known to his radio fans as Ralph Alfalfa, the Happy Farmer—comes to Bob because of his stuttering problem. On radio, he practiced several unseen rhythmic devices to mask his problem, but a new television opportunity threatens to expose his problem with disastrous results.
#13 - The Heartbreak Kidd
The Bob Newhart Show Season 5 - Episode 18
Bob thinks that Veronica Kidd, a student trainee, has fallen in love with him.
#14 - 'Twas the Pie Before Christmas
The Bob Newhart Show Season 6 - Episode 12
Bob finds himself with unhappy and hostile patients who refuse to attend his Christmas party when they are mistakenly informed of a rate increase at the height of the Yuletide season. One patient is moved to hire a pie-throwing service.
#15 - No Room at the Inn
Newhart Season 1 - Episode 9
The inn is swamped when 24 guests are snowed in on Christmas Eve. While Kirk tries to keep the guests entertained, Dick tries to find room for a traveller named Joseph and his pregnant wife.
#16 - A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread and POW
Newhart Season 2 - Episode 11
Stephanie and Joanna attend a poetry reading at Dartmouth where a professor has a special interest in Joanna. Dick unleashes his 'Irish temper' when said professor makes a pass at Joanna.
#17 - Who Was That Masked Man?
The Bob Newhart Show Season 6 - Episode 4
Bob is puzzled when his henpecked patient, Mr. Petersen, asserts himself with far-reaching consequences.
#18 - Don't Worry Be Pregnant
Newhart Season 8 - Episode 1
Michael and a pregnant Stephanie return from a six-month cruise totally unprepared for parenthood.
#19 - Out With the New, Inn With the Old
Newhart Season 3 - Episode 19
George is upset when Dick and Harley Estin try to remodel the garage so it looks like the carriage house it was originally built as several centuries ago. Joanna hosts a rummage sale.
#20 - Miss Stephanie
Newhart Season 3 - Episode 4
Larry misinterprets a comment by Stephanie and makes her the object of his undying love.
#21 - Shallow Throat
The Bob Newhart Show Season 6 - Episode 9
At first, Bob is thrilled when a nontalkative patient named Mr. Twillmer finally opens up after being told that anything he might say will be held in the strictest confidence. His joy is short-lived when Twillmer confesses to grand larceny.
#22 - What Makes Dick Run
Newhart Season 3 - Episode 22
Dick and his crew have VITA fever when the local broadcasting awards, the VITAs, are scheduled to be announced. Dick, inspired by a puppet show put on by Larry and the boys for an ailing Stephanie, decides to jazz up his act to win a VITA nomination.
#23 - This Blood's For You
Newhart Season 7 - Episode 3
Stephanie is horrified to discover that a blood transfusion following an emergency appendectomy came from Darryl.
#24 - Would You Buy a Used Car From This Handyman?
Newhart Season 6 - Episode 16
George decides to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a used car salesman.
#25 - I Came, I Saw, I Sat
Newhart Season 7 - Episode 6
Dick's father visits the inn and, to Dick's consternation, resists all Dick's efforts to entertain him.
#27 - Malling in Love Again
Newhart Season 7 - Episode 22
Michael and Stephanie conduct personal interviews at the mall and realize that they're perfect together after all.
#28 - Utley Exposed
Newhart Season 8 - Episode 4
An episode of Vermont Today on 'Hidden Shame' nets a surprise guest when George admits to a childish prank.
#29 - My Husband, My Peasant
Newhart Season 8 - Episode 23
Society bluebloods Scooter Drake and his new wife Libby drop by with a child of their own, apparently superior to baby Steph in every way. Michael and Stephanie decide to divorce due to Michael's peasant heritage.
#30 - The Perfect Match
Newhart Season 1 - Episode 7
Leslie's high school sweetheart returns from far off places to ask for her hand in marriage, to Kirk's obvious displeasure.
#31 - George and the Old Maid
Newhart Season 7 - Episode 10
The Inn's old maid, Madelyn Stone, returns after a 25 year absence to answer George's marriage proposal. Stephanie competes with Madelyn.
#32 - Much Ado About Mitch
Newhart Season 4 - Episode 11
George joins a Big Brother program and is dismayed when his young protege Mitch is awestruck by Dick's fast paced lifestyle. Michael and Stephanie use a Oujia board.
#33 - Draw Partner
Newhart Season 6 - Episode 20
Dick gets a chance to work with his favorite illustrator, Corinne Denby, while George & Joanna eagerly await the Inn's 5,000th guest.
#34 - Twenty Year Itch
Newhart Season 3 - Episode 2
Joanna has a date, set 20 years earlier, with a former beau in New York. A jealous Dick tags along. An awful trumpet player serenades the inn while he prepares for an audition.
#35 - Child in Charge
Newhart Season 8 - Episode 15
Stephanie's parents buy WPIV for baby Stephanie. Dick refuses to pander to the child, forcing baby Steph to cancel Vermont Today in the middle of an interview with George McGovern.
#36 - The Senator's Wife Was Indiscreet
Newhart Season 1 - Episode 10
A U.S. Senator's wife checks into the inn and holds a press conference to announce she's divorcing her inattentive husband.
#37 - Good Lord Loudon
Newhart Season 8 - Episode 7
A cash-strapped visiting dignitary makes Dick a royal Lord. After hearing of his good fortune, the townspeople's opinion of Dick jumps up a notch.
#38 - The Nice Man Cometh
Newhart Season 7 - Episode 14
Dick is picked to be the sidekick for a new late night talk show hosted by an abrasive man who has it in for Dick.
#39 - The Prodigal Darryl
Newhart Season 3 - Episode 21
Darryl runs off after he and his brother's win a contest for writing the best commerical jingle, netting them $30,000. Dick, Larry & the remaining Darryl search for the missing brother. Meanwhile, Joanna decorates the inn in Christmas decor for a Christmas card photo.
#40 - Dwight Schmidlapp Is Not a Quitter
Newhart Season 4 - Episode 20
On a lark, Dick submits his newest book to his publisher under the pseudonym he used when he first started writing, Dwight Schmidlapp, only to find it rejected. Dick sinks into a funk when he realizes he's 'coasting' in his writing career.
#41 - Poor Reception
Newhart Season 3 - Episode 7
After Michael is roped into hiring Stephanie as WPIV's receptionist, he can't bring himself to fire her. Meanwhile, Joanna hires Harley Estin as a temporary maid.
#42 - Will the Real Dick Loudon Please Shut Up?
Newhart Season 4 - Episode 18
Dick is thrilled when a production company expresses interest in making 'How to be a Plumber' into a video. His elation quickly dissipates when the producers decide to recast 'Dick Loudon' because of Dick's shifty eyes and stammer.
#43 - The Big Uneasy
Newhart Season 6 - Episode 19
Michael is tempted by a television executive during a conference in New Orleans.
#44 - Seein' Double
Newhart Season 8 - Episode 16
Michael announces plans to spice up WPIV's lineup with a new sitcom, Seein' Double starring Stephanie as identical twins Judy and Jody, with Dick as their crotchety widowed father.
#45 - Desperate Sessions
The Bob Newhart Show Season 5 - Episode 21
Bob is held hostage in his office by a friendly bank robber.
#46 - Model Dearest
Sledge Hammer! Season 2 - Episode 14
Dori poses as a model to get the dirt on a white slavery ring.
#47 - Suppose They Gave a War and Sledge Came?
Sledge Hammer! Season 2 - Episode 16
To investigate the death of a prominent businessman, Sledge joins a weekend war gaming organization.
#48 - The Secret of My Excess
Sledge Hammer! Season 2 - Episode 17
Sledge tries to find the whereabouts of a woman for the Governor.
#49 - Grand Delusion
The Bob Newhart Show Season 6 - Episode 11
Bob and Emily celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary with a dream flight into the fantasy of being married to different partners.