Newhart: Season 8

20th Century Fox (1989)
USA | English | Color | 9h 30min

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.

Cast View all

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

Crew View all

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

Episodes View details

1 Don't Worry Be Pregnant 30 min | Sep 17, 1989

Michael and a pregnant Stephanie return from a six-month cruise totally unprepared for parenthood.

Director: Dick Martin
Writer: Bob Bendetson
Guest stars: Frances Bay, J.J. Wall, Deborah Pollack, Kort Falkenberg, Jennifer Joan Taylor, Arthur Brooks, Deborah Pollak
2 Get Dick 30 min | Sep 24, 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 stars: I.M. Hobson
3 Poetry and Pastries 30 min | Oct 01, 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 stars: Edwina Moore
4 Utley Exposed 30 min | Oct 15, 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 stars: Robert Ridgley, Ellen Albertini Dow, Cliff Bemis
5 Ramblin' Michael Harris 30 min | Oct 22, 1989

Michael quits his job at Menkey's grocery to become a lounge singer.

Director: David Steinberg
Writer: Mark Solomon, Mark Egan
Guest stars: Ernie Lively, Debra Jo Rupp, Craig Bierko, Jill Jacobson, Phyllis Flax
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
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 stars: Tony Jay, Ellen Albertini Dow, David Pressman
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 stars: Chip Zien, Cristine Rose, J.J. Wall, Rose Portillo, Marianne McAndrew
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 stars: Nancy Walker, John McCook
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 stars: Keene Curtis, Jan Cobler
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 stars: Peggy Fleming, John Walter Davis
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 stars: Jill Jacobson, Lou Cutell, Tina Johnson, Freyda Thomas, Ken Kerman, Angela Lansbury, Patrick Duffy, Jean Smart, Gerald McRaney
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 stars: Tim Choate
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 stars: Bill Daily
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 stars: George McGovern, David Byrd, Frank Hamilton
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 stars: Richard Murphy, Magda Harout, Terry Bole, Don Knotts
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 stars: James Greene, John C. Cooke, Henry Sutton
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 stars: R. Leo Schreiber, Brian Kimball
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 stars: James Hampton, Tom Virtue, George Petrie
20 Handymania 30 min | Apr 08, 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 stars: Kenneth Tigar, Marcus Smythe, Gayle Cohen, Mary Ellen Quinn
21 Dick and Tim 30 min | Apr 29, 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 stars: Tim Conway, Drew Pillsbury, John Hammil, Audrie J. Neenan
22 Father Goose 30 min | May 06, 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 stars: Henry Gibson, George Innes, Mark Sawyer
23 My Husband, My Peasant 30 min | May 13, 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 stars: Alex Hyde-White, Randall Edwards, Bunny Summers
24 The Last Newhart 30 min | May 20, 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 stars: Gedde Watanabe, Sab Shimono, Shuko Akune, Frank Kopye, Rodney Kageyama, Christie Mellor, Nada Despotovich, Lisa Kudrow, Candy Hutson


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