Newhart: Season 8

20th Century Fox (1989)

Comedy
USA / English / 584 mins
IMDb 7.8
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Cast — View More ↓

Julia Duffy Stephanie Vanderkellen
Bob Newhart Dick Loudon
Peter Scolari Michael Harris
Tom Poston George Utley
Jennifer Holmes Leslie Vanderkellen
Mary Frann Joanna Loudon
Steven Kampmann Kirk Devane
William Sanderson Larry
Tony Papenfuss Darryl
John Voldstad Darryl
William Lanteau Chester Wanamaker
Todd Susman Officer Shifflett
Thomas Hill Jim

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Writer Barry Kemp, Sheldon Bull
Producer Mark Solomon, Mark Egan, Stephen C. Grossman, Matt Dinsmore
Photography Wayne Kennan
Musician Henry Mancini

Plot

Four years after the end of his long-running sitcom, Bob Newhart returned to series television for another eight years on this brilliantly funny, often surreal sitcom.

Episodes

Episode 1: Don't Worry Be Pregnant

30 min Sep 18, 1989
Michael and a pregnant Stephanie return from a six-month cruise totally unprepared for parenthood.
Director: Dick Martin
Writer: Bob Bendetson
Guest starring: Frances Bay, J.J. Wall, Deborah Pollack, Kort Falkenberg, Jennifer Joan Taylor, Arthur Brooks, Deborah Pollak

Episode 2: Get Dick

30 min Sep 25, 1989
Dick accidentally burns down Maison Hubert while enjoying an after-dinner cigar. The Loudon's take in Hubert while he recuperates. Hubert vows he will ""get Monsieur Loudon"".
Director: Peter Baldwin
Guest starring: I.M. Hobson

Episode 3: Poetry and Pastries

30 min Oct 02, 1989
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.
Director: Michael Lessac
Writer: Ellen Herman, Michele Gendelman
Guest starring: Edwina Moore

Episode 4: Utley Exposed

30 min Oct 16, 1989
An episode of Vermont Today on 'Hidden Shame' nets a surprise guest when George admits to a childish prank.
Director: Dick Martin
Writer: Howard Bendetson
Guest starring: Robert Ridgley, Ellen Albertini Dow, Cliff Bemis

Episode 5: Ramblin' Michael Harris

30 min Oct 23, 1989
Michael quits his job at Menkey's grocery to become a lounge singer.
Director: David Steinberg
Writer: Mark Solomon, Mark Egan
Guest starring: Ernie Lively, Debra Jo Rupp, Craig Bierko, Jill Jacobson, Phyllis Flax

Episode 6: Meet Michael Vanderkellen

30 min Nov 13, 1989
Stephanie's mother offers to buy the newlyweds a mansion, but only if Michael changes his last name to Vanderkellen.
Writer: Brad Isaacs

Episode 7: Good Lord Loudon

30 min Nov 20, 1989
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.
Director: Dick Martin
Writer: Brad Isaacs
Guest starring: Tony Jay, Ellen Albertini Dow, David Pressman

Episode 8: Cupcake in a Cage

30 min Dec 04, 1989
Stephanie is sent to jail after she slaps a security guard in a fit of prenatal hormones.
Director: Lee Shallat-Chemel
Writer: Bob Bendetson, Howard Bendetson
Guest starring: Chip Zien, Cristine Rose, J.J. Wall, Rose Portillo, Marianne McAndrew

Episode 9: Attack of the Killer Aunt

30 min Dec 11, 1989
Joanna's Aunt Louise visits bearing gifts, despite her long-standing opinion that Joanna is much too good for Dick.
Director: Michael Lessac
Writer: Jim Pond, Bill Fuller
Guest starring: Nancy Walker, John McCook

Episode 10: I Like You, Butt...

30 min Dec 18, 1989
George meets the perfect girl, except for her large rear end. Michael and Stephanie consult with a baby naming guru.
Director: David Steinberg
Writer: Renee Phillips, Carrie Honigblum
Guest starring: Keene Curtis, Jan Cobler

Episode 11: Jumpin' George

30 min Jan 01, 1990
Georeg plans on never sleeping again when he's plagued by a recurring nightmare. Michael & Stephanie use 'wombphones' to educate their future child.
Director: Michael Lessac
Writer: Brad Isaacs
Guest starring: Peggy Fleming, John Walter Davis

Episode 12: Lights! Camera! Contractions!

30 min Jan 08, 1990
It's baby time for the Harris' as Steph's baby is about to be born. Michael is determined to capture the birth on tape over Stephanie's objections.
Director: Michael Lessac
Writer: Mark Solomon, Bob Bendetson, Mark Egan
Guest starring: Jill Jacobson, Lou Cutell, Tina Johnson, Freyda Thomas, Ken Kerman, Angela Lansbury, Patrick Duffy, Jean Smart, Gerald McRaney

Episode 13: Beauty and the Pest

30 min Jan 15, 1990
Joanna takes an odd man to several houses to try to convince him to buy one, but he just can't seem to commit. Joanna visits his home and walks in to find a shrine dedicated to her.
Director: David Steinberg
Writer: Ellen Herman, Michele Gendelman
Guest starring: Tim Choate

Episode 14: Good Neighbor Sam

30 min Jan 29, 1990
When an overbearing new neighbor moves next door, Dick finds his polite veneer mistaken for friendship. The townsfolk, who all assume Dick is their best friend, are in an uproar when they hear that Dick and Sam are 'best friends'.
Director: Lee Shallat-Chemel
Guest starring: Bill Daily

Episode 15: Child in Charge

30 min Feb 05, 1990
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.
Director: Dick Martin
Writer: David Lerner
Guest starring: George McGovern, David Byrd, Frank Hamilton

Episode 16: Seein' Double

30 min Feb 19, 1990
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.
Director: Dick Martin
Writer: Bob Bendetson
Guest starring: Richard Murphy, Magda Harout, Terry Bole, Don Knotts

Episode 17: Born to Be Mild

30 min Feb 26, 1990
Dick is roped into joining George's old gang, 'The Houligans', when they reunited after 40 years. Dick leads them into a rumble against their long-time rivals, 'The Ruffians'.
Director: Peter Baldwin
Writer: Bob Bendetson, Howard Bendetson
Guest starring: James Greene, John C. Cooke, Henry Sutton

Episode 18: Daddy's Little Girl

30 min Mar 05, 1990
After another shopping spree for baby Steph, Dick teaches Michael that materialism isn't the best way to raise a child. A skeptical Michael becomes convinced after a haunting dream depicts a possible future. Julia Duffy plays grown-up baby Steph.
Director: Michael Lessac
Writer: Brad Isaacs
Guest starring: R. Leo Schreiber, Brian Kimball

Episode 19: Georgie and Grace

30 min Mar 19, 1990
George falls under the influence of five priests vacationing at the inn. After George announces his intention to join the priesthood, Miss Goddard tries her hardest to change his mind.
Director: Peter Scolari
Writer: Jim Pond, Bill Fuller
Guest starring: James Hampton, Tom Virtue, George Petrie

Episode 20: Handymania

30 min Apr 09, 1990
George is the toast of the town when he events a hot new board game, ""Handymania"".
Director: Jim Buck
Writer: Brad Isaacs, Jim Pond, Bill Fuller
Guest starring: Kenneth Tigar, Marcus Smythe, Gayle Cohen, Mary Ellen Quinn

Episode 21: Dick and Tim

30 min Apr 30, 1990
Dick finagles his way into a weekly poker game with Tim Conway. Unaware of Tim's cheap nature, Dick drives him away after raising a quarter.
Director: Michael Lessac
Writer: Bob Bendetson
Guest starring: Tim Conway, Drew Pillsbury, John Hammil, Audrie J. Neenan

Episode 22: Father Goose

30 min May 07, 1990
Michael comes up with the perfect lead-in to Vermont Today, the 'Giddy Goose' show. He casts his favorite dinner theater actor as Giddy, only to discover the man's also his father.
Director: Mark Solomon, Mark Egan, Stephen C. Grossman
Writer: Brad Isaacs
Guest starring: Henry Gibson, George Innes, Mark Sawyer

Episode 23: My Husband, My Peasant

30 min May 14, 1990
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.
Director: Dick Martin
Writer: Jerry Lacy
Guest starring: Alex Hyde-White, Randall Edwards, Bunny Summers

Episode 24: The Last Newhart

30 min 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.
Director: Dick Martin
Writer: Mark Solomon, Bob Bendetson, Mark Egan
Guest starring: Gedde Watanabe, Sab Shimono, Shuko Akune, Frank Kopye, Rodney Kageyama, Christie Mellor, Nada Despotovich, Lisa Kudrow, Candy Hutson

Editions

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