The BEST Episodes of Newhart

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 14, 2020

Network: CBS

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.

Write to Privacy

#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.

star 7.86
44 votes
Directors: Dick Martin
Writers: Susan Beavers
Baby, I'm Your Handyman

#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.

star 7.72
47 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Phoef Sutton
The Shape of Things

#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.

star 7.67
43 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: John Steven Owen
The Last Newhart

#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.

star 7.66
41 votes
Directors: Dick Martin
Writers: Bob Bendetson, Mark Egan, Mark Solomon
Mrs. Newton's Body Lies A'Mould'ring in the Grave

#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.

star 7.42
142 votes
Directors: Will Mackenzie
Writers: Katherine Green
Kirk Ties One On

#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. .

star 7.38
52 votes
Directors: Will Mackenzie
Writers: Barry Kemp, Emily Marshall, Sheldon Bull
In the Beginning...

#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.

star 7.35
156 votes
Directors: John Rich
Writers: Barry Kemp
This Probably is Condemned

#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.

star 7.33
67 votes
Directors: Will Mackenzie
Writers: Barton Dean
I Enjoy Being a Guy

#9 - 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'.

star 7.31
45 votes
Directors: Will Mackenzie
Writers: Bob Perlow, Gene Braunstein
Curious George at the Firehouse

#10 - 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.

star 7.31
55 votes
Directors: Will Mackenzie
Writers: Barbara Hall
Thanksgiving for the Memories

#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.

star 7.29
41 votes
Directors: J.D. Lobue
Writers: David Mirkin
Courtin' Disaster

#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.

star 7.29
38 votes
Writers: Norm Gunzenhauser, Tom Seeley
Animal Attractions

#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.

star 7.28
50 votes
Directors: Rod Daniel
Writers: Emily Marshall
You're Homebody 'til Somebody Loves You

#14 - 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.

star 7.27
48 votes
Directors: Will Mackenzie
Writers: Emily Marshall
Candidate Larry

#15 - Candidate Larry

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 4, 1985

Larry runs for Mayor.

star 7.27
45 votes
Directors: Dick Martin
Writers: Douglas Wyman
The Geezers in the Band

#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.

star 7.26
42 votes
Directors: David Mirkin
Writers: David Mirkin
The Stratford Wives

#17 - 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.

star 7.26
50 votes
Directors: Donna Wheeler
Writers: Barbara Hall
Grandma, What a Big Mouth You Have

#18 - 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.

star 7.25
48 votes
Directors: Will Mackenzie
Writers: Barton Dean
My Fair Larry

#19 - 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.

star 7.25
44 votes
Writers: Michael Kagan
Everybody Ought to Have a Maid

#20 - 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'.

star 7.25
40 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Michael Loman
Ricky Nelson, Up Your Nose

#21 - 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.

star 7.24
49 votes
Directors: Will Mackenzie
Writers: Barton Dean
The Man Who Came Forever

#22 - 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.

star 7.24
50 votes
Directors: Rod Daniel
Writers: Sheldon Bull
No Tigers at the Circus

#23 - 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.

star 7.24
63 votes
Directors: Will Mackenzie
Writers: Earl Pomerantz
Send Her, Ella

#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.

star 7.23
43 votes
Directors: John Tracy
Writers: Barbara Hall, Miriam Trogdon
Chimes They Are a Changin'

#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.

star 7.23
39 votes
Directors: J.D. Lobue
Writers: Norm Gunzenhauser, Tom Seeley