The Best Episodes of Newhart
Last Updated: May 13, 2019
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 - The Last 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.
#2 - Courtin' Disaster
Season 6 - Episode 24
Joanna sets George up on a blind date. Everything goes great until George runs into his date's jealous ex-boyfriend.
#3 - Thanksgiving for the Memories
Season 5 - Episode 8
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.
#4 - Everybody Ought to Have a Maid
Season 5 - Episode 11
Stephanie worries she might lose her job after she breaks a toe and her temporary replacement is 'better than Mary Poppins'.
#6 - I Enjoy Being a Guy
Season 1 - Episode 22
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'.
#7 - Chimes They Are a Changin'
Season 5 - Episode 16
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.
#8 - Attention WPIV Shoppers
Season 6 - Episode 18
Dick is roped into co-hosting a home shopping show with Stephanie.
#9 - Jumpin' George
Season 8 - Episode 11
Georeg plans on never sleeping again when he's plagued by a recurring nightmare. Michael & Stephanie use 'wombphones' to educate their future child.
#10 - One and a Half Million Dollar Man
Season 7 - Episode 15
Wealthy socialite Scooter Drake drops by Vermont looking to purchase an inn. While Joanna shows Scooter around, Michael begins a new career as a mime.
#11 - Candidate Larry
Season 4 - Episode 5
Larry runs for Mayor.
#12 - Newsstruck
Season 6 - Episode 22
Michael changes his entire outlook on life when he starts producing the news. George gives up on the Red Sox.
#13 - Don't Worry Be Pregnant
Season 8 - Episode 1
Michael and a pregnant Stephanie return from a six-month cruise totally unprepared for parenthood.
#14 - The Geezers in the Band
Season 4 - Episode 7
When Dick's old college jazz band reunites at the inn, he finds that expectations often excede reality.
#15 - This Blood's For You
Season 7 - Episode 3
Stephanie is horrified to discover that a blood transfusion following an emergency appendectomy came from Darryl.
#16 - Buy, Buy Blues
Season 7 - Episode 17
Stephanie goes on a shopping spree while she tries to forget Michael. Meanwhile Dr. Kaiser realizes she has developed an attraction for Michael (who's been released from the sanitarium).
#17 - Murder at the Stratley
Season 7 - Episode 21
The townspeople accuse Dick or murdering Joanna after her "disappearance" strangely fits the scenario of his first murder-mystery novel, "Murder at the Stratley".
#18 - My Two and Only
Season 5 - Episode 7
A new friend threatens Larry's position as family leader.
#20 - Send Her, Ella
Season 2 - Episode 21
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.
#21 - Twelve Annoyed Men...and Women
Season 7 - Episode 7
Dick's patience is tried when he's elected foreman of a jury of the townspeople, who as always use their peculiar intellect to irk Dick.
#22 - Utley Exposed
Season 8 - Episode 4
An episode of Vermont Today on 'Hidden Shame' nets a surprise guest when George admits to a childish prank.
#23 - My Husband, My Peasant
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.
#24 - Poetry and Pastries
Season 8 - Episode 3
Dick is chosen to judge the annual Poetry and Pastry contest. Miss Goddard, the reigning champion, uses her feminine wiles to try to influence the judging. Michael throws an all-male baby shower.