The BEST episodes directed by Dick Martin

Return of Sammy
star
8.36
11 votes

#1 - Return of Sammy

Archie Bunker's Place - Season 1 - Episode 19

Archie's ""old friend"" Sammy Davis Jr. is in town appearing on a talk show. Archie calls him up and invites him to the bar.

Murray and the Liquor Board
star
8.00
10 votes

#2 - Murray and the Liquor Board

Archie Bunker's Place - Season 1 - Episode 9

In a protest march against Napom, Murray punched a cop. Although it has been pardoned, his ""criminal record"" may cost the bar its liquor license.

Gert Rides Again
star
7.97
30 votes

#3 - Gert Rides Again

Mama's Family - Season 2 - Episode 8

Mama's cousin Gert (Imogene Coca) was once a sprited woman, but time in an old folks home has left her lifeless.

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Archie Fixes Up Fred
star
7.89
9 votes

#4 - Archie Fixes Up Fred

Archie Bunker's Place - Season 1 - Episode 20

Customers have been complaining about Veronica's nephew, Fred, the gay waiter. So Archie decides that he can convert him by setting him up on a date with a pretty girl.

A Day in the Life
star
7.79
38 votes

#5 - A Day in the Life

The Bob Newhart Show - Season 6 - Episode 6

Bob's impulsive decision to leave town for a week is received with disastrous emotions by his patients, who seemingly can't make it without him.

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Write to Privacy
star
7.75
48 votes

#6 - 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.

Amateur Night
star
7.67
30 votes

#7 - Amateur Night

Mama's Family - Season 2 - Episode 9

Vint enters a talent contest at the Bigger Jigger, only to have his career suddenly take off because of his Fred Astaire impersonation.

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Rashomama
star
7.66
38 votes

#8 - Rashomama

Mama's Family - Season 2 - Episode 5

Mama is almost taken out with a cooking pot, and each family member has a different version of how it happened.

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The Last Newhart
star
7.62
45 votes

#9 - The Last Newhart

Newhart - Season 8 - Episode 24

In the midst of a town meeting, a Japanese visitor announces his intentions to purchase the entire town and turn the land into a gigantic golf course. Everyone but Dick is thrilled and sells out.

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I Never Killed for My Father
star
7.54
41 votes

#10 - I Never Killed for My Father

Family Ties - Season 1 - Episode 5

Sensitive, liberal Steven and his macho, conservative father, Jake, clash as usual during the elder's annual visit until Jake's startling news leads to a first effort to bridge the gap.

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Sherry Baby
star
7.50
26 votes

#11 - 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.

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Easy for You to Say
star
7.50
6 votes

#12 - 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.

Carlin's New Suit
star
7.29
7 votes

#13 - 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.

'Twas the Pie Before Christmas
star
7.25
8 votes

#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.

A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread and POW
star
7.24
55 votes

#15 - 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.

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The Looks of Love
star
7.24
51 votes

#16 - The Looks of Love

Newhart - Season 2 - Episode 9

Kirk helms a singles club in the hopes of finding the perfect girlfriend.

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Candidate Larry
star
7.23
48 votes

#17 - Candidate Larry

Newhart - Season 4 - Episode 5

Larry runs for Mayor.

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No Room at the Inn
star
7.23
62 votes

#18 - 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.

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Who Was That Masked Man?
star
7.22
37 votes

#19 - 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.

The Perfect Match
star
7.16
63 votes

#20 - 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.

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The Prodigal Darryl
star
7.13
46 votes

#21 - 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.

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I Came, I Saw, I Sat
star
7.13
39 votes

#22 - 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.

The Heartbreak Kidd
star
7.13
8 votes

#23 - 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.

Miss Stephanie
star
7.12
51 votes

#24 - Miss Stephanie

Newhart - Season 3 - Episode 4

Larry misinterprets a comment by Stephanie and makes her the object of his undying love.

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This Blood's For You
star
7.11
36 votes

#25 - 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.

It Didn't Happen One Night
star
7.11
8 votes

#26 - 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.

Would You Buy a Used Car From This Handyman?
star
7.11
37 votes

#27 - 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.

Twenty Year Itch
star
7.10
51 votes

#28 - 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.

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Malling in Love Again
star
7.10
42 votes

#29 - 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.

Utley Exposed
star
7.09
35 votes

#30 - 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.

Much Ado About Mitch
star
7.09
47 votes

#31 - 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.

George and the Old Maid
star
7.08
37 votes

#32 - 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.

My Husband, My Peasant
star
7.08
37 votes

#33 - 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.

Draw Partner
star
7.08
39 votes

#34 - 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.

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What Makes Dick Run
star
7.07
43 votes

#35 - 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.

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The Senator's Wife Was Indiscreet
star
7.07
60 votes

#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.

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Out With the New, Inn With the Old
star
7.07
45 votes

#37 - 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.

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Child in Charge
star
7.05
37 votes

#38 - 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.

Good Lord Loudon
star
7.03
33 votes

#39 - 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.

Dwight Schmidlapp Is Not a Quitter
star
7.02
49 votes

#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.

Shallow Throat
star
7.00
9 votes

#41 - 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.

The Nice Man Cometh
star
7.00
41 votes

#42 - 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.

The Big Uneasy
star
7.00
39 votes

#43 - The Big Uneasy

Newhart - Season 6 - Episode 19

Michael is tempted by a television executive during a conference in New Orleans.

Poor Reception
star
6.98
44 votes

#44 - 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.

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Don't Worry Be Pregnant
star
6.97
38 votes

#45 - 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.

Will the Real Dick Loudon Please Shut Up?
star
6.94
47 votes

#46 - 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.

Desperate Sessions
star
6.88
7 votes

#47 - Desperate Sessions

The Bob Newhart Show - Season 5 - Episode 21

Bob is held hostage in his office by a friendly bank robber.

Seein' Double
star
6.81
36 votes

#48 - 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.

Model Dearest
star
6.78
49 votes

#49 - Model Dearest

Sledge Hammer! - Season 2 - Episode 14

Dori poses as a model to get the dirt on a white slavery ring.

Suppose They Gave a War and Sledge Came?
star
6.69
49 votes

#50 - 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.