The BEST Episodes of Newhart
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 24, 2020
Dick Loudon and wife Joanna relocate from New York City to a small town in Vermont, where they run the historic Stratford Inn. They're surrounded by a town full of oddballs and colorful characters, whom Loudon deals with in various states of bemusement.
#1 - Write to Privacy
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 16, 1985
Joanna and Steph are furious with Michael after they peek at his diary and find out what he really thinks of them.
#2 - Baby, I'm Your Handyman
Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 7, 1986
George worries that a new girlfriend, actress Loretta Dupris is only dating him to make use of his handyman skills. TV Producer J.J. buys a Victorian mansion and plans to bulldoze it to erect a space needle.
#3 - The Shape of Things
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 2, 1985
Stephanie and Joanna open an aerobics club. Problems present themselves when Stephanie appoints herself as the manager and relegates Joanna to custodial duties.
#4 - The Last Newhart
Season 8 - Episode 24 - Aired May 21, 1990
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.
#5 - Mrs. Newton's Body Lies A'Mould'ring in the Grave
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 1, 1982
Dick and Joanna learn that there's a body buried in the basement. The Loudons try to get the body moved to the church cemetery, only to find that she was a witch.
#6 - Kirk Ties One On
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 27, 1984
Kirk's can't wait for his wedding to Cindy, until the wedding actually starts and Kirk faints during the ceremony. .
#7 - In the Beginning...
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 25, 1982
Dick and Joanna Loudon purchase the Stratford Inn, a remnant of colonial times in scenic Vermont. Their caretaker, George Utley, and his family have tended the inn for decades. Dick hires a maid, Leslie, and meets their next-door neighbor (and habitual liar) Kirk. The inn opens for business amid myriad start-up problems.
#8 - This Probably is Condemned
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 22, 1982
Dick and the gang pitch in to help Kirk get the Minuteman up to code after its shut down.
#9 - Curious George at the Firehouse
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 23, 1984
George becomes a volunteer fireman, determined to shed his image as the town boob. George loses the keys to the fire truck just as the town's first fire in five years erupts.
#10 - I Enjoy Being a Guy
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 10, 1983
Dick loves being 'just one of the guys' when Chester and Jim invite him to join their golf foursome. Dick is distressed to find that their gambling habit and lousy golfing abilities make him the big winner. Dick tries to figure out a way to give the money back without breaking 'the guy code'.
#11 - Thanksgiving for the Memories
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 24, 1986
The Newhart family travels to Vanderkellen mansion for Thanksgiving, but is forced to leave prematurely when Stephanie finds her parents threw away her favorite toy.
#12 - Courtin' Disaster
Season 6 - Episode 24 - Aired May 9, 1988
Joanna sets George up on a blind date. Everything goes great until George runs into his date's jealous ex-boyfriend.
#13 - Animal Attractions
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 31, 1983
George finds a stray dog, 'Lucky'. Stephanie's husband drops by to find out why she left him.
#14 - The Stratford Wives
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 7, 1983
Joanna creates a stir at a potluck dinner by breaking a long-standing tradition whereby men eat in the dining room, women in the kitchen.
#15 - Candidate Larry
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 4, 1985
Larry runs for Mayor.
#16 - The Geezers in the Band
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 25, 1985
When Dick's old college jazz band reunites at the inn, he finds that expectations often excede reality.
#17 - My Fair Larry
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 4, 1985
Joanna undertakes a massive project when she agrees to try to spruce up Larry, Darryl & Darryl and the Minuteman cafe.
#18 - Everybody Ought to Have a Maid
Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 15, 1986
Stephanie worries she might lose her job after she breaks a toe and her temporary replacement is 'better than Mary Poppins'.
#19 - No Tigers at the Circus
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 29, 1982
Dick spirals into a profound depression after the Stratford is denied in its bid to be classified an historic landmark.
#20 - Ricky Nelson, Up Your Nose
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 14, 1983
Kirk goes into the hospital for surgery to remove a foreign object from his nose, leaving Larry, Darryl and a very svelte Darryl in charge of the cafe. Dick and Joanna, about to go to New York for a writer's conference have to bail out the boys when an unexpected crowd turns up at the cafe.
#21 - You're Homebody 'til Somebody Loves You
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 27, 1983
Dick inadvertently insults Joanna, calling her a homebody. Joanna takes a job with a travel agency in an attempt to assert herself.
#22 - Grandma, What a Big Mouth You Have
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 3, 1983
Kirk's grandmother visits on the same night he finally gets a date with Leslie.
#23 - The Man Who Came Forever
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 12, 1983
With a deadline looming, Dick can't get any work done on his latest book due to constant interruptions. Kirk wants to build a miniature golf course, George is worried about retirement, and the Stratford plays host to a guest who just wont leave.
#24 - Send Her, Ella
Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 26, 1984
Stephanie is disappointed when she has to watch the inn instead of participating in the Maple Syrup beauty contest, so she quickly crafts a disguise and goes as Miss Inez Velasco, leaving the inn in the hands of a guest.
#25 - Chimes They Are a Changin'
Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 26, 1987
George sets out to repair the town's cracked bell tower, even after the town votes him down. Michael rents The Wizard of Oz to overcome his fear of wind.