Newhart: The Final Season
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Join innkeepers Dick and Joanna Loudon for the eighth and final season of the fantastically funny, Emmy-nominated comedy Newhart! Comedy legend Bob Newhart, as buttoned-down and bemused Dick, heads up a hilarious cast of inn-mates, including Dicks wife Joanna (Mary Frann), handyman George (Tom Poston), materialistic marrieds Stephanie (Julia Duffy) and Michael (Peter Scolari), and the mostly-mute trio of wacky woodsmen, Larry (William Sanderson), Darryl (Tony Papenfuss), and Darryl (John Voldstad).
Season Eights twenty-four episodes hit a new high in delivering the beloved quirky humor and oddball situations that made the show a hit throughout its prime time run. And the conclusion of the Stratford saga is a masterpiece that is still considered one of the all-time great final episodes in television history. Complete your collection of the singularly eccentric Newhart today!
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But it also contains a brilliant episode with Nancy Walker (perhaps her last) as well as the celebrated classic finale that shocked the world more than any finale in TV history.
There are moments of sexism that weren't even timely in 1990. Stephanie's parents offer to buy them a 1.2 million dollar mansion (think 8.6 today) with the condition that Michael change his last name from Harris to Vanderkellen. It's the perfect deal, yet Dick- the man responsible for reason- says to Michael, "You're willing to give up your name, your IDENTITY for a house?"
"Are you saying I gave up MY identity?" Said Johanna.
The following episode a guest who is unable to pay his tab, bestows Dick with The Lordship of Stratford on Chatham.
But when Johanna says, "It might be nice to be Lady Louden" Dick tells her she isn't.
Watching this series ENTIRELY is a commitment to discuss the blatant misogony that Bob Newhart fused into virtually every episode.
If you're not prepared for that, do not watch it.
I've only watched this show when it was originally on TV, but I never forgot the final episode. I remember it being talked about on TV for weeks, and the anticipation that led up to it. It was kept a complete secret. In my opinion, the ending of this show was one of the greatest ever! Sorry, no spoilers here. Love the Larry, Daryl and Daryl guys.
This is a fun show and along with the original Newhart series, some of the best old school TV.