Aired from 1982 to 1990, Newhart was an experimental comedy for the era, in that the show married classic situation comedy with the day to day personal trials and tribulations of husband and wife combination Dick and Joanna Loudon.
Following Dick (Bob Newhart) and Joanna, played by Mary Frann, the series followed the pair as they quit life in the big city, in favor of running a small town Inn in Vermont. As a successful how-to book writer, Dick quickly becomes something of a local celebrity. This leads to him becoming the star of the local TV chat show, Vermont Today. However, at the same time, Dick and wife Joanna are surrounded by an eclectic mix of characters in their day to day personal life. These include aspiring Olympic ski jumper Leslie Vanderkellenband and the never speaking (until the series finale) Larry, Darryl, and Darryl brothers.
Highly rated throughout its eight-year run as a CBS favorite, Newhart followed the stories of several memorable and ultimately oddball characters, each of whom caused Dick especially to be continually perplexed by his towns societal structure and governance.
Especially famous for the series grand finale, the final episode of Newhart has been rated as one of the most memorable in television history. However, the laughs start from the get go in Newhart, as ever more quirky characters are added throughout the show.
Now available for you to own in the series entirety, the Newhart DVD box set features all 182 episodes ever broadcast. This being the case, you too can now follow Dick and Joanna as they are perpetually charmed and perplexed by the increasingly illogical world around them at any one moment.