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Season 1

  • S01E01 In the Beginning...

    • October 25, 1982
    • CBS

    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.

  • S01E02 Mrs. Newton's Body Lies A'Mould'ring in the Grave

    • November 1, 1982
    • CBS

    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.

  • S01E03 Hail to the Councilman

    • November 8, 1982
    • CBS

    Dick gets his hopes up after two city officials suggest he run for town council.

  • S01E04 Shall We Gather at the River?

    • November 15, 1982
    • CBS

    Joanna falls through the ice at the annual River Day festival. Dick is on the outs when Joanna blames him for everything bad that happens in her life.

  • S01E05 This Probably is Condemned

    • November 22, 1982
    • CBS

    Dick and the gang pitch in to help Kirk get the Minuteman up to code after its shut down.

  • S01E06 No Tigers at the Circus

    • November 29, 1982
    • CBS

    Dick spirals into a profound depression after the Stratford is denied in its bid to be classified an historic landmark.

  • S01E07 The Perfect Match

    • December 6, 1982
    • CBS

    Leslie's high school sweetheart returns from far off places to ask for her hand in marriage, to Kirk's obvious displeasure.

  • S01E08 Some are Born Writers...Others Have Writers Thrust Upon Them

    • December 13, 1982
    • CBS

    Dick praises an aspiring writer's work to avoid hurting her feelings. The writer's enthusiastic husband quits his job to allow his wife to write full time. It's up to Dick to secure her an agent and teach her to write, all before their savings runs out in a month and a half.

  • S01E09 No Room at the Inn

    • December 20, 1982
    • CBS

    The inn is swamped when 24 guests are snowed in on Christmas Eve. While Kirk tries to keep the guests entertained, Dick tries to find room for a traveller named Joseph and his pregnant wife.

  • S01E10 The Senator's Wife Was Indiscreet

    • December 27, 1982
    • CBS

    A U.S. Senator's wife checks into the inn and holds a press conference to announce she's divorcing her inattentive husband.

  • S01E11 Sprained Dreams

    • January 3, 1983
    • CBS

    Dick jeopardizes Leslie's lifelong dream of becoming a world-class skier when he accidentally falls on her.

  • S01E12 The Way We Thought We Were

    • January 10, 1983
    • CBS

    George's old flame visits the inn. Both are disappointed when the other isn't as they remember.

  • S01E13 The Visitors

    • January 17, 1983
    • CBS

    Dick and Joanna cant wait for their 'fun' friends to visit, but soon become perturbed after their friends treat the Loudons not as friends, but innkeepers.

  • S01E14 What Is This Thing Called Lust?

    • January 31, 1983
    • CBS

    Leslie's attractive cousin Stephanie visits Vermont to settle her emotions as she nears her wedding day. Stephanie soon finds herself lusting after Kirk.

  • S01E15 Breakfast Theater

    • February 7, 1983
    • CBS

    Washed-up comic Manny Silver visits the Stratford, reminding Dick of the 'debt' he owes Manny for starting his writing career. Manny shames Dick into letting him perform in the inn, over Joanna's strenuous objections.

  • S01E16 Ricky Nelson, Up Your Nose

    • February 14, 1983
    • CBS

    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.

  • S01E17 A View From the Bench

    • February 21, 1983
    • CBS

    Dick, Kirk, and George go to Boston to use their bench passes for a Celtics game. Dick loses his pass. Meanwhile, Leslie and Joanna wait at the inn for incoming guest, Daniel J. Travanti.

  • S01E18 The Boy Who Cried Goat

    • March 13, 1983
    • CBS

    When Kirk's cafe is robbed, his history of deception comes back to haunt him as the insurance investigator refuses to believe his story.

  • S01E19 Heaven Knows Mr. Utley

    • March 20, 1983
    • CBS

    George is the town laughingstock when he claims to have spied an UFO.

  • S01E20 You're Homebody 'til Somebody Loves You

    • March 27, 1983
    • CBS

    Dick inadvertently insults Joanna, calling her a homebody. Joanna takes a job with a travel agency in an attempt to assert herself.

  • S01E21 Grandma, What a Big Mouth You Have

    • April 3, 1983
    • CBS

    Kirk's grandmother visits on the same night he finally gets a date with Leslie.

  • S01E22 I Enjoy Being a Guy

    • April 10, 1983
    • CBS

    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'.

Season 2

  • S02E01 It Happened One Afternoon (1)

    • October 17, 1983
    • CBS

    Dick travels to New York to interview famous starlet Erica Chase for a potential biography. Joanna hires Stephanie to be the new maid over her parents objections.

  • S02E02 It Happened One Afternoon (2)

    • October 24, 1983
    • CBS

    Man-hungry Erica Chase literally chases Dick across her hotel suite to try to bed him. Stephanie's overbearing father flies to Vermont to convince her to come back home with him.

  • S02E03 Animal Attractions

    • October 31, 1983
    • CBS

    George finds a stray dog, 'Lucky'. Stephanie's husband drops by to find out why she left him.

  • S02E04 The Stratford Wives

    • November 7, 1983
    • CBS

    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.

  • S02E05 The Girl From Manhattan

    • November 14, 1983
    • CBS

    Joanna convinces Dick to use a play he'd written years before in a local production. Friction develops when Dick casts her, not in the role of 'Joanna', but rather 'Joanna's Mother'.

  • S02E06 Don't Rain on My Parade

    • November 21, 1983
    • CBS

    Joanna is swamped when Dick volunteers her to serve Thanksgiving dinner for over 100 people, including her parents. George is upset when his Thanksgiving parade is ruined by rain.

  • S02E07 Lady & the Tramps

    • December 5, 1983
    • CBS

    Stephanie stumbles onto Larry, Darryl and Darryl's home when she's lost in a winter snowstorm.

  • S02E08 The Man Who Came Forever

    • December 12, 1983
    • CBS

    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.

  • S02E09 The Looks of Love

    • December 19, 1983
    • CBS

    Kirk helms a singles club in the hopes of finding the perfect girlfriend.

  • S02E10 Kirk Goes for the Juggler

    • January 2, 1984
    • CBS

    Kirk thinks he's met the girl of his dreams, but isn't sure how he feels when he discovers she's a clown.

  • S02E11 A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread and POW

    • January 9, 1984
    • CBS

    Stephanie and Joanna attend a poetry reading at Dartmouth where a professor has a special interest in Joanna. Dick unleashes his 'Irish temper' when said professor makes a pass at Joanna.

  • S02E12 Cats

    • January 16, 1984
    • CBS

    Stephanie's old boyfriend stays at the inn with his new wife, Stephanie's old best friend Tish Ellison. The sparks fly when Steph and Tish get reacquainted. Kirk throws a dinner party for Dick, Joanna, Cindy and himself.

  • S02E13 Curious George at the Firehouse

    • January 23, 1984
    • CBS

    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.

  • S02E14 Book Beat

    • January 30, 1984
    • CBS

    After guesting on a literary discussion television program, Dick is tabbed to be its new host. Dick's first program gets off to a bad start when he's scheduled guest doesn't show up, and the fill-in, Col. Lloyd Mennenger, is a little off-kilter.

  • S02E15 Kirk Pops the Question

    • February 6, 1984
    • CBS

    Kirk relies on Dick and George to decide whether he should propose to Cindy.

  • S02E16 Best Friends

    • February 13, 1984
    • CBS

    Kirk is up in arms when a fast food franchise announces plans to build a restaurant in the town.

  • S02E17 Kirk Ties One On

    • February 27, 1984
    • CBS

    Kirk's can't wait for his wedding to Cindy, until the wedding actually starts and Kirk faints during the ceremony. .

  • S02E18 Go, Grandma, Go

    • March 5, 1984
    • CBS

    Kirk's grandmother visits, loaning her car to Kirk and Cindy for their honeymoon. Kirk realizes there's trouble when he's arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle.

  • S02E19 Leave It to the Beavers

    • March 12, 1984
    • CBS

    Dick is dumbfounded when George's club, the Beavers, reject him for membership. Kirk and Cindy have their first fight. A man with an imaginary wife stays at the inn.

  • S02E20 Vermont Today

    • March 19, 1984
    • CBS

    Dick gets his own television program 'Vermont Today'. Originally scheduled to interview the president of the university of Vermont, Dick instead hosts a competition for the world's smallest horse. Stephanie meets Michael Harris, the man of her dreams.

  • S02E21 Send Her, Ella

    • March 26, 1984
    • CBS

    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.

  • S02E22 New Faces of 1951

    • April 2, 1984
    • CBS

    Dick and Joanna plan a birthday party for George after he reveals he's never had one. Dick calls everyone he can think of, but no one can make it. In desperation, Dick calls up George's old army buddies.

Season 3

  • S03E01 Tell a Lie, Get a Check

    • October 15, 1984
    • CBS

    Dick and Joanna return from vacation to find Kirk and Cindy have moved away and Kirk has asked Dick to sell the cafe. Michael teaches Dick the only way he'll be able to sell the rundown cafe is by stretching the truth.

  • S03E02 Twenty Year Itch

    • October 22, 1984
    • CBS

    Joanna has a date, set 20 years earlier, with a former beau in New York. A jealous Dick tags along. An awful trumpet player serenades the inn while he prepares for an audition.

  • S03E03 A Hunting We Will Go

    • October 29, 1984
    • CBS

    Dick, George, Chester, Jim & Michael go duck hunting on the opening day of hunting season to film a television special. They're all stranded when Michael forgets to tie off the boat. With death eminent, they all discuss their regrets in life, including Dick's admission that he always wanted to play Prof. Henry Hill in 'The Music Man'.

  • S03E04 Miss Stephanie

    • November 5, 1984
    • CBS

    Larry misinterprets a comment by Stephanie and makes her the object of his undying love.

  • S03E05 But Seriously, Beavers

    • November 12, 1984
    • CBS

    Dick's jokes at a Beaver Lodge roast for George are a hit with everyone except the guest of honor, spurring George to consider leaving the inn. Stephanie sells cosmetic kits.

  • S03E06 Tickets, Please

    • November 19, 1984
    • CBS

    Dick throws a fit and is sentenced for outstanding parking tickets on the day of a big Celtics game. Stephanie, who's never been punished for anything in her life, can't bring herself to tell Dick that she's the one who got the tickets.

  • S03E07 Poor Reception

    • November 26, 1984
    • CBS

    After Michael is roped into hiring Stephanie as WPIV's receptionist, he can't bring himself to fire her. Meanwhile, Joanna hires Harley Estin as a temporary maid.

  • S03E08 The Fan

    • December 3, 1984
    • CBS

    Dick is hounded by an obsessive fan who goes as far as moving into the inn and starting a Dick Loudon fan club.

  • S03E09 Happy Trails to You

    • December 10, 1984
    • CBS

    Dick is dragged into court when a farmer claims Dick plagiarized his work.

  • S03E10 Georgie's Girl

    • December 31, 1984
    • CBS

    George panics when his girlfriend starts talking marriage. Stephanie tries to pass the driver's test.

  • S03E11 Pillow Fight

    • January 7, 1985
    • CBS

    Dick and Joanna squabble over 'creative differences' when they collaborate on a book on pillows. Larry and the boys stay at the inn while their cabin is being fumigated.

  • S03E12 Local Hero

    • January 14, 1985
    • CBS

    George is a local hero after he saves two boys from drowning.

  • S03E13 Dick Gets Larry's Goat

    • February 4, 1985
    • CBS

    The Loudons feud with Larry and the Darryls after Dick alerts animal control to the brother's illegal, and annoying goat. Simply hilarious.

  • S03E14 Once I Had a Secret Love

    • February 11, 1985
    • CBS

    Dick and Joanna spar after Dick is 'riddled' with doubts when Joanna is set to appear on his Valentines Day Show.

  • S03E15 Lady in Wading

    • February 18, 1985
    • CBS

    Stephanie falls for a visiting television executive, forcing her to choose between him and Michael.

  • S03E16 Look Homeward, Stephanie

    • February 25, 1985
    • CBS

    Stephanie returns home for a brief visit, but she's soon convinced to stay when she's overwhelmed with presents. Michael is astonished by Steph's transformation to a spoiled brat. Dick tries to beat Joanna's annoying knack for guessing exactly what her birthday present will be.

  • S03E17 My Fair Larry

    • March 4, 1985
    • CBS

    Joanna undertakes a massive project when she agrees to try to spruce up Larry, Darryl & Darryl and the Minuteman cafe.

  • S03E18 You're Nobody 'til Somebody Hires You

    • March 11, 1985
    • CBS

    After demanding extravagent perks, Michael is fired from WPIV. Bev replaces him with Dick. An unemployed Michael falls to pieces, and Dick is exasperated with his new job duties.

  • S03E19 Out With the New, Inn With the Old

    • March 18, 1985
    • CBS

    George is upset when Dick and Harley Estin try to remodel the garage so it looks like the carriage house it was originally built as several centuries ago. Joanna hosts a rummage sale.

  • S03E20 R.I.P. Off

    • April 8, 1985
    • CBS

    Harley goes to jail after he is tricked into selling swamp grave plots. Michael, Dick and Joanna set up an "Abscam" to catch the real criminal.

  • S03E21 The Prodigal Darryl

    • May 6, 1985
    • CBS

    Darryl runs off after he and his brother's win a contest for writing the best commerical jingle, netting them $30,000. Dick, Larry & the remaining Darryl search for the missing brother. Meanwhile, Joanna decorates the inn in Christmas decor for a Christmas card photo.

  • S03E22 What Makes Dick Run

    • May 28, 1985
    • CBS

    Dick and his crew have VITA fever when the local broadcasting awards, the VITAs, are scheduled to be announced. Dick, inspired by a puppet show put on by Larry and the boys for an ailing Stephanie, decides to jazz up his act to win a VITA nomination.

Season 4

  • S04E01 Pirate Pete

    • September 30, 1985
    • CBS

    Dick fills in on a kiddie TV program for its ailing host, Pirate Pete. Dick is appalled at Pete's commercialism and inadvertantly gets the programs cancelled. Dick tries his hardest to get Pete reinstated. Meanwhile, George plays a practical joke on Stephanie, adjusting her scale up two pounds.

  • S04E02 The Way We Ought to Be

    • October 7, 1985
    • CBS

    Michael and Steph break up when Michael realizes he's tired of Stephanie's demanding ways. Dick has difficulties with the WPIV staff when they're slow to direct his show.

  • S04E03 Summa Cum Larry

    • October 21, 1985
    • CBS

    Dick covers for Larry when he enrolls in night school and doesn't want the Darryls to know he's improving himself. Joanna obsesses when a travel guide lowers the inn's rating.

  • S04E04 Oh, That Morocco

    • October 28, 1985
    • CBS

    A lonely Joanna becomes best friends with Stephanie who insists on a group vacation to lovely Morocco.

  • S04E05 Candidate Larry

    • November 4, 1985
    • CBS

    Larry runs for Mayor.

  • S04E06 Locks, Stocks, and Noodlehead

    • November 11, 1985
    • CBS

    Stephanie's father visits the inn with the news that he's left his wife. The town celebrates Colonial Days, an authentic recreation of colonial times.

  • S04E07 The Geezers in the Band

    • November 25, 1985
    • CBS

    When Dick's old college jazz band reunites at the inn, he finds that expectations often excede reality.

  • S04E08 The Shape of Things

    • December 2, 1985
    • CBS

    Stephanie and Joanna open an aerobics club. Problems present themselves when Stephanie appoints herself as the manager and relegates Joanna to custodial duties.

  • S04E09 Write to Privacy

    • December 16, 1985
    • CBS

    Joanna and Steph are furious with Michael after they peek at his diary and find out what he really thinks of them.

  • S04E10 Still the Beavers

    • December 23, 1985
    • CBS

    Dick convinces George to quit the Beaver Lodge after the Beavers cheat George out of a prize rightfully his. George starts up a rival lodge to get back at the Beavers.

  • S04E11 Much Ado About Mitch

    • January 6, 1986
    • CBS

    George joins a Big Brother program and is dismayed when his young protege Mitch is awestruck by Dick's fast paced lifestyle. Michael and Stephanie use a Oujia board.

  • S04E12 Look Ma, No Talent

    • January 13, 1986
    • CBS

    Michael begins shirking his duties and risks his job when he tries to find a talent to impress his mother.

  • S04E13 Larry's Dead, Long Live Larry

    • January 20, 1986
    • CBS

    Larry dedicates his life to Dick when he believes Dick brought him back from the dead.

  • S04E14 Stephanie Nightingale

    • January 27, 1986
    • CBS

    Stephanie must care for the hotel staff and guests when a measels epidemic sweeps the inn.

  • S04E15 The Stratford Horror Picture Show

    • February 3, 1986
    • CBS

    The Loudons are spooked when the ghost of Sarah Newton (episode #2) returns to haunt the inn.

  • S04E16 I Do, Okay

    • February 10, 1986
    • CBS

    Joanna and a decidedly unenthusiastic Dick decide to renew their wedding vows to celebrate their wedding anniversary.

  • S04E17 The Snowmen Cometh

    • February 17, 1986
    • CBS

    The town panics when it appears the annual Snow Carnival will be cancelled due to a lack of snow. Larry, Darryl & Darryl request $2,000 to make it snow.

  • S04E18 Will the Real Dick Loudon Please Shut Up?

    • February 24, 1986
    • CBS

    Dick is thrilled when a production company expresses interest in making 'How to be a Plumber' into a video. His elation quickly dissipates when the producers decide to recast 'Dick Loudon' because of Dick's shifty eyes and stammer.

  • S04E19 He Ain't Human, He's My Cousin

    • March 3, 1986
    • CBS

    George meets his only living relative, Cousin Eugene.

  • S04E20 Dwight Schmidlapp Is Not a Quitter

    • March 10, 1986
    • CBS

    On a lark, Dick submits his newest book to his publisher under the pseudonym he used when he first started writing, Dwight Schmidlapp, only to find it rejected. Dick sinks into a funk when he realizes he's 'coasting' in his writing career.

  • S04E21 Torn Between Three Brothers

    • March 17, 1986
    • CBS

    A jilted fiancee staying at the inn gets a job at the Minuteman cafe. She unwittingly encourages the affections of both Darryls but rejects them for the more vocal Larry. George organizes a citywide campaign when Michael pulls Barnaby Jones off the air in favor of The Secret Lives of Platinum Gold Dancers.

  • S04E22 Baby, I'm Your Handyman

    • April 7, 1986
    • CBS

    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.

  • S04E23 Replaceable You

    • April 14, 1986
    • CBS

    Secretary Alma amazes Dick, which she fills in as producer.

  • S04E24 Pre-Nups

    • May 12, 1986
    • CBS

    The Loudons, George, Steph and Michael are invited to Vanderkellen mansion for Arthur's birthday. Art insists Michael sign a pre-nuptial agreement that he refuses to do. Stephanie fears Michael's only dating her for her money. Dick worries when he breaks a music box given to Arthur by Winston Churchill.

Season 5

  • S05E01 Co-Hostess Twinkie

    • September 29, 1986
    • CBS

    Dick is stuck with a perky, brainless co-hostess for his new program 'On the Town'. Meanwhile, Larry and the Darryls name their new pig 'Miss Stephanie' much to the real Stephanie's dismay.

  • S05E02 Camp Stephanie

    • October 6, 1986
    • CBS

    Stephanie has her hands full when she temporarily leads a group of 'Ranger Girls'. While Steph tries to teach them about coming-out parties and makeup, the girls want to learn survival techniques. Meanwhile, Dick and Joanna endure George's wood carving, Mount Stratford.

  • S05E03 Dick the Kid

    • October 13, 1986
    • CBS

    Dick heads west to pursue his dream of being a cowboy.

  • S05E04 High Fidelity

    • October 20, 1986
    • CBS

    Dick endures the townspeople's pity when Joanna and new friend Hal are suspected by everyone of having an affair.

  • S05E05 Desperately Desiring Susan (1)

    • October 27, 1986
    • CBS

    Michael becomes enamored with temporary office secretary Susan.

  • S05E06 Desperately Desiring Susan (2)

    • November 3, 1986
    • CBS

    Michael struggles with his desire for Susan, versus his passion for Stephanie.

  • S05E07 My Two and Only

    • November 17, 1986
    • CBS

    A new friend threatens Larry's position as family leader.

  • S05E08 Thanksgiving for the Memories

    • November 24, 1986
    • CBS

    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.

  • S05E09 Utley, Can You Spend a Dime

    • December 1, 1986
    • CBS

    Dick convinces a reluctant George to live a little and spend some of his $50,000 fortune. Meanwhile the town believes Dick to be destitute after a check bounces due to a bank error.

  • S05E10 Sweet and Sour Charity

    • December 8, 1986
    • CBS

    Dick and Joanna have an opportunity to shed their 'town newcomer' status when Dick's asked to run a fundraiser for the local library. Dick, the former advertising executive, finds it a hard pill to swallow when his idea is rejected and Joanna's is unanimously applauded.

  • S05E11 Everybody Ought to Have a Maid

    • December 15, 1986
    • CBS

    Stephanie worries she might lose her job after she breaks a toe and her temporary replacement is 'better than Mary Poppins'.

  • S05E12 Saturday in New York with George

    • December 22, 1986
    • CBS

    Dick and George attend a literary party in New York. Dick worries that George won't fit in with the high class partygoers and is stunned and jealous when George is the life of the party.

  • S05E13 Love Letters in the Mud

    • January 5, 1987
    • CBS

    Michael helps Larry court the girl of his dreams. Joanna holds Dick responsible for his actions in her dream.

  • S05E14 First of the Belles

    • January 12, 1987
    • CBS

    Dick's old college sweetheart visits the inn for a weekend of skiing, leaving Joanna worried that Dick may want to rekindle an old flame.

  • S05E15 It's My Party and I'll Die if I Want To

    • January 19, 1987
    • CBS

    Cousin Ned Vanderkellen's 100th birthday party goes smoothly... until Cousin Ned drops dead.

  • S05E16 Chimes They Are a Changin'

    • January 26, 1987
    • CBS

    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.

  • S05E17 Unfriendly Persuasion

    • February 2, 1987
    • CBS

    Dick tries to help Joanna overcome her fear of eye doctors. George feels slighted by Stephanie after she blows him off in favor of shopping.

  • S05E18 Jail, Jail, the Gang's All Here

    • February 9, 1987
    • CBS

    Larry, Darryl & Darryl ask Dick to represent them after they're arrested for kidnapping a neighbor's cow.

  • S05E19 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Loudon

    • February 16, 1987
    • CBS

    Dick gains an unwanted reputation as an acerbic wit after verbally assaulting an inept guest.

  • S05E20 Fun with Dick and Joanna

    • February 23, 1987
    • CBS

    Dick and Joanna find that spontaneity isn't all its cracked up to be after Dick's spontaneous plans land them in a fleabag motel for the worst night of their lives.

  • S05E21 Night Moves

    • March 9, 1987
    • CBS

    Dick tries to find someplace to sleep after Joanna throws him out.

  • S05E22 Harris Ankles PIV for Web Post

    • March 16, 1987
    • CBS

    Michael interviews for a network job. George finds a 'Duck Rock'.

  • S05E23 Good-Bye and Good Riddance, Mr. Chips

    • April 6, 1987
    • CBS

    Dick enrolls in a typing class, only to find that the teacher, Mr. Brooney, is the same tyrant he had for a sixth-grade teacher.

  • S05E24 Much to Do Without Muffin

    • April 13, 1987
    • CBS

    Michael is lost when Stephanie goes away for the weekend. Desperate, he goes to a Beaver Lodge dinner with George and is the life of the party.

Season 6

  • S06E01 Here's to You Mrs. Loudon

    • September 14, 1987
    • CBS

    Joanna has trouble dumping a 16-year-old boy with a crush on her. George searches for a nickname.

  • S06E02 Prima Darryl

    • September 21, 1987
    • CBS

    Larry is ousted as leader after he discovers that Darryl is actually the oldest of the three.

  • S06E03 Inn This Corner

    • September 28, 1987
    • CBS

    Dick and Joanna love the fun-loving couple staying at the Stratford...until they announce they're opening a posh new inn down the street.

  • S06E04 Me and My Gayle

    • October 5, 1987
    • CBS

    George reunites with an old high school flame.

  • S06E05 Reading, Writing, and Rating Points

    • October 12, 1987
    • CBS

    Michael steals an idea for a new program from a student in his television production class.

  • S06E06 Vintage Stephanie

    • October 19, 1987
    • CBS

    Stephanie panics when she discovers she's no longer 'blossoming'. It takes Larry, Darryl, and Darryl's sage advice to break her depression. George buys blue jeans.

  • S06E07 Take Me to Your Loudon

    • October 26, 1987
    • CBS

    Michael seeks to create an Orson Welles-style panic when he programs The War of the Worlds on Halloween night. Dick desperately tries to control the panicked guests at the inn's costume party.

  • S06E08 Till Depth Do Us Part (1)

    • November 9, 1987
    • CBS

    Michael and Stephanie realize their relationship might be growing cold.

  • S06E09 Till Depth Do Us Part (2)

    • November 16, 1987
    • CBS

    Michael and Stephanie plan their wedding.

  • S06E10 Telethon Man

    • November 23, 1987
    • CBS

    Dick hosts a 48-hour telethon when WPIV is about to go under.

  • S06E11 Laugh at My Wife Please

    • December 7, 1987
    • CBS

    Joanna delivers Dick's unfunny speech when she's picked to give historical presentations to tour groups. George babysits the Darryls while Larry vacations.

  • S06E12 Support Your Local Shifflet

    • December 14, 1987
    • CBS

    Dick encourages Officer Shifflet to go on strike after the town refuses to give him a raise.

  • S06E13 My Three Dads

    • January 4, 1988
    • CBS

    Larry, Darryl & Darryls announce their plans to adopt a child. Little do they suspect their 'child' will be 18-years-old.

  • S06E14 A Friendship That Will Last a Lunchtime

    • January 11, 1988
    • CBS

    Dick's former co-host Buffy Denver visits the inn and strikes up a friendship with Stephanie after discovering they have so much in common.

  • S06E15 Presence of Malice

    • January 18, 1988
    • CBS

    Dick has a showdown with television critic Curtis Bilgray after Bilgray writes several negative reviews of 'Vermont Today'. Larry and the Darryls become cult figures after finding a pancake with Paul Anka's face on it.

  • S06E16 Would You Buy a Used Car From This Handyman?

    • February 1, 1988
    • CBS

    George decides to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a used car salesman.

  • S06E17 The Buck Stops Here

    • February 8, 1988
    • CBS

    Dick becomes the town pariah after he inadvertently kills the town's good-luck charm, The Great White Buck.

  • S06E18 Attention WPIV Shoppers

    • February 15, 1988
    • CBS

    Dick is roped into co-hosting a home shopping show with Stephanie.

  • S06E19 The Big Uneasy

    • February 22, 1988
    • CBS

    Michael is tempted by a television executive during a conference in New Orleans.

  • S06E20 Draw Partner

    • March 7, 1988
    • CBS

    Dick gets a chance to work with his favorite illustrator, Corinne Denby, while George & Joanna eagerly await the Inn's 5,000th guest.

  • S06E21 A Midseason's Night Dream

    • March 14, 1988
    • CBS

    This unique episode goes inside several characters' dreams. Dick dreams all his troubles have disappeared; the wicked Joanna torments Stephanie; Michael runs three major networks; and Larry guest hosts the Tonight Show.

  • S06E22 Newsstruck

    • March 21, 1988
    • CBS

    Michael changes his entire outlook on life when he starts producing the news. George gives up on the Red Sox.

  • S06E23 The Gleeless Club

    • May 2, 1988
    • CBS

    Dick's on the outs with Joanna when he's accepted into the town glee club and she's not.

  • S06E24 Courtin' Disaster

    • May 9, 1988
    • CBS

    Joanna sets George up on a blind date. Everything goes great until George runs into his date's jealous ex-boyfriend.

Season 7

  • S07E01 Town Without Pity

    • October 24, 1988
    • CBS

    Dick becomes the focus of the town's ire after a prisoner breaks out of jail using one of Dick's how-to manuals.

  • S07E02 Apples, Apples, Apples

    • October 31, 1988
    • CBS

    Michael revs up the stale Ye Olde Apple Days festival, leaving George and his traditional activites in the cold..until George organizes a rival festival. Larry and his brothers stage a walk-a-thon when swampland is endangered.

  • S07E03 This Blood's For You

    • November 14, 1988
    • CBS

    Stephanie is horrified to discover that a blood transfusion following an emergency appendectomy came from Darryl.

  • S07E04 I Married Dick

    • November 21, 1988
    • CBS

    Dick and Joanna visit a therapist after Joanna becomes concerned that their marriage is stagnating. Stephanie is worried after discovering that Michael had large ears as a child.

  • S07E05 Goonstruck

    • December 12, 1988
    • CBS

    Stephanie is attracted to the virile young stomemason working at the Inn.

  • S07E06 I Came, I Saw, I Sat

    • December 19, 1988
    • CBS

    Dick's father visits the inn and, to Dick's consternation, resists all Dick's efforts to entertain him.

  • S07E07 Twelve Annoyed Men...and Women

    • January 9, 1989
    • CBS

    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.

  • S07E08 Home for the Hollidays

    • January 16, 1989
    • CBS

    Joanna lands a job selling real estate. Her first sale hits a snag when her low-class clients, the Hollidays, stay at the inn while looking for a home.

  • S07E09 Shoe Business Is My Life

    • January 23, 1989
    • CBS

    Michael goes job hunting after he's axed by WPIV.

  • S07E10 George and the Old Maid

    • February 6, 1989
    • CBS

    The Inn's old maid, Madelyn Stone, returns after a 25 year absence to answer George's marriage proposal. Stephanie competes with Madelyn.

  • S07E11 Hi, Society

    • February 13, 1989
    • CBS

    Dick fills in for Michael and takes Stephanie to a high society charity ball. Dick is the life of the party after Stephanie tells everyone that Dick owns a large hotel chain.

  • S07E12 Cupcake on My Back

    • February 20, 1989
    • CBS

    Michael goes into debt after spending lavishly on Annual Cupcake Day.

  • S07E13 Another Saturday Night

    • February 27, 1989
    • CBS

    Michael & Joanna endure a torturous evening at Larry, Darryl & Darryl's house. Dick gives a commencement speech at an exclusive school.

  • S07E14 The Nice Man Cometh

    • March 13, 1989
    • CBS

    Dick is picked to be the sidekick for a new late night talk show hosted by an abrasive man who has it in for Dick.

  • S07E15 One and a Half Million Dollar Man

    • March 20, 1989
    • CBS

    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.

  • S07E16 The Little Match Girl

    • March 27, 1989
    • CBS

    While visiting Michael in a sanitarium (he's vacationing), Dick runs into illustrator Corinne Denby and invites her to collaborate with him on his next book...despite her habit of burning things.

  • S07E17 Buy, Buy Blues

    • April 10, 1989
    • CBS

    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).

  • S07E18 Message from Michael

    • April 24, 1989
    • CBS

    Michael becomes a last minute guest on Vermont Today and emerges a town favorite. The dimwitted locals hang on his every word.

  • S07E19 Homes and Jo-Jo

    • May 1, 1989
    • CBS

    Joanna gets her own realty television show providing a great lead-in for Vermont Today. Dick loves the big ratings but can't stand Joanna's amorous co-host. Meanwhile, one of the Darryls' receives a manservant as a present.

  • S07E20 Georgie & Bess

    • May 8, 1989
    • CBS

    George's Aunt Bess visits, shattering several of his childhood beliefs when he finds she wasn't the sweet lady he remembers. Dick and one of the Darryls play chess.

  • S07E21 Murder at the Stratley

    • May 15, 1989
    • CBS

    The townspeople accuse Dick or murdering Joanna after her "disappearance" strangely fits the scenario of his first murder-mystery novel, "Murder at the Stratley".

  • S07E22 Malling in Love Again

    • May 22, 1989
    • CBS

    Michael and Stephanie conduct personal interviews at the mall and realize that they're perfect together after all.

Season 8

  • S08E01 Don't Worry Be Pregnant

    • September 18, 1989
    • CBS

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

  • S08E02 Get Dick

    • September 25, 1989
    • CBS

    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".

  • S08E03 Poetry and Pastries

    • October 2, 1989
    • CBS

    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.

  • S08E04 Utley Exposed

    • October 16, 1989
    • CBS

    An episode of Vermont Today on 'Hidden Shame' nets a surprise guest when George admits to a childish prank.

  • S08E05 Ramblin' Michael Harris

    • October 23, 1989
    • CBS

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

  • S08E06 Meet Michael Vanderkellen

    • November 13, 1989
    • CBS

    Stephanie's mother offers to buy the newlyweds a mansion, but only if Michael changes his last name to Vanderkellen.

  • S08E07 Good Lord Loudon

    • November 20, 1989
    • CBS

    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.

  • S08E08 Cupcake in a Cage

    • December 4, 1989
    • CBS

    Stephanie is sent to jail after she slaps a security guard in a fit of prenatal hormones.

  • S08E09 Attack of the Killer Aunt

    • December 11, 1989
    • CBS

    Joanna's Aunt Louise visits bearing gifts, despite her long-standing opinion that Joanna is much too good for Dick.

  • S08E10 I Like You, Butt...

    • December 18, 1989
    • CBS

    George meets the perfect girl, except for her large rear end. Michael and Stephanie consult with a baby naming guru.

  • S08E11 Jumpin' George

    • January 1, 1990
    • CBS

    Georeg plans on never sleeping again when he's plagued by a recurring nightmare. Michael & Stephanie use 'wombphones' to educate their future child.

  • S08E12 Lights! Camera! Contractions!

    • January 8, 1990
    • CBS

    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.

  • S08E13 Beauty and the Pest

    • January 15, 1990
    • CBS

    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.

  • S08E14 Good Neighbor Sam

    • January 29, 1990
    • CBS

    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'.

  • S08E15 Child in Charge

    • February 5, 1990
    • CBS

    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.

  • S08E16 Seein' Double

    • February 19, 1990
    • CBS

    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.

  • S08E17 Born to Be Mild

    • February 26, 1990
    • CBS

    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'.

  • S08E18 Daddy's Little Girl

    • March 5, 1990
    • CBS

    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.

  • S08E19 Georgie and Grace

    • March 19, 1990
    • CBS

    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.

  • S08E20 Handymania

    • April 9, 1990
    • CBS

    George is the toast of the town when he events a hot new board game, "Handymania".

  • S08E21 Dick and Tim

    • April 30, 1990
    • CBS

    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.

  • S08E22 Father Goose

    • May 7, 1990
    • CBS

    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.

  • S08E23 My Husband, My Peasant

    • May 14, 1990
    • CBS

    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.

  • S08E24 The Last Newhart

    • May 21, 1990
    • CBS

    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.

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