History Series / Newhart

16th Jan '17 11:42:01 PM Geoduck
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* DreamWithinADream: Thanks to the ending of the series, at least one episode is an example of this.
9th Dec '16 10:35:59 PM Mdumas43073
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After the first season met with lukewarm reviews and ratings, the show was {{ReTool}}ed somewhat: the show switched from harsh videotape to a warmer film production; Leslie was replaced as maid with her bitchy, self-absorbed cousin Stephanie (Julia Duffy); and, toward the end of Season 2, Dick was persuaded to host a local TV talk show, ''Vermont Today''. Dick's involvement with the show and its producer, the vapid but manic Michael Harris (Peter Scolari), became a whole new source of humor, as did Michael's budding romance with Stephanie. Adding to the fun was a trio of backwoodsmen who purchased the Minuteman Café from Kirk: Larry (William Sanderson), his brother Darryl (Tony Papenfuss), who [[TheVoiceless never spoke]], and his [[OneSteveLimit other brother Darryl]] (John Voldstad), who ''also'' never spoke. [[spoiler:[[SuddenlyVoiced Until the series finale]], at least.]]

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After the first season met with lukewarm reviews and ratings, the show was {{ReTool}}ed somewhat: the show switched from harsh videotape to a warmer film production; Leslie was replaced as maid with her bitchy, self-absorbed cousin Stephanie (Julia Duffy); and, toward the end of Season 2, Dick was persuaded to host a local TV talk show, ''Vermont Today''. Dick's involvement with the show and its producer, the vapid but manic Michael Harris (Peter Scolari), became a whole new source of humor, as did Michael's budding romance with Stephanie. Adding to the fun was a trio of backwoodsmen who purchased the Minuteman Café from Kirk: Larry (William Sanderson), his brother Darryl (Tony Papenfuss), who [[TheVoiceless never spoke]], and his [[OneSteveLimit other brother Darryl]] (John Voldstad), who ''also'' never spoke.Voldstad); Larry did all the talking, because neither of the Darryls [[TheVoiceless ever spoke]]. [[spoiler:[[SuddenlyVoiced Until the series finale]], at least.]]
9th Dec '16 10:34:47 PM Mdumas43073
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After the first season met with lukewarm reviews and ratings, the show was {{ReTool}}ed somewhat: the show switched from harsh videotape to a warmer film production; Leslie was replaced as maid with her bitchy, self-absorbed cousin Stephanie (Julia Duffy); and, toward the end of Season 2, Dick was persuaded to host a local TV talk show, ''Vermont Today''. Dick's involvement with the show and its producer, the vapid but manic Michael Harris (Peter Scolari), became a whole new source of humor, as did Michael's budding romance with Stephanie. Adding to the fun was a trio of backwoodsmen who purchased the Minuteman Café from Kirk: Larry (William Sanderson), his brother Darryl (Tony Papenfuss) who [[TheVoiceless never spoke]], and his [[OneSteveLimit other brother Darryl]] (John Voldstad) who ''also'' never spoke. [[spoiler:[[SuddenlyVoiced Until the series finale]], at least.]]

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After the first season met with lukewarm reviews and ratings, the show was {{ReTool}}ed somewhat: the show switched from harsh videotape to a warmer film production; Leslie was replaced as maid with her bitchy, self-absorbed cousin Stephanie (Julia Duffy); and, toward the end of Season 2, Dick was persuaded to host a local TV talk show, ''Vermont Today''. Dick's involvement with the show and its producer, the vapid but manic Michael Harris (Peter Scolari), became a whole new source of humor, as did Michael's budding romance with Stephanie. Adding to the fun was a trio of backwoodsmen who purchased the Minuteman Café from Kirk: Larry (William Sanderson), his brother Darryl (Tony Papenfuss) Papenfuss), who [[TheVoiceless never spoke]], and his [[OneSteveLimit other brother Darryl]] (John Voldstad) Voldstad), who ''also'' never spoke. [[spoiler:[[SuddenlyVoiced Until the series finale]], at least.]]
9th Dec '16 10:33:00 PM Mdumas43073
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* YouLookFamiliar: Dr. Hartley apparently never noticed that his best friend from college, "The Peeper", was the handyman in his dream.
1st Dec '16 2:47:46 PM Mdumas43073
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14th Oct '16 12:39:57 PM Geoduck
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* SanitySlippage: It could be argued the whole ''world'' suffers this as the series progresses. As already noted, of course, there's a [[AllJustADream reason for this.]]
** More specifically, Dick in the telethon episode described below, thanks to sleep deprivation.
15th Sep '16 6:32:21 PM FordPrefect
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After the first season met with lukewarm reviews and ratings, the show was {{ReTool}}ed somewhat: the show switched from harsh videotape to a warmer film production; Leslie was replaced as maid with her bitchy, self-absorbed cousin Stephanie (Julia Duffy); and, toward the end of Season 2, Dick was persuaded to host a local TV talk show, ''Vermont Today''. Dick's involvement with the show and its producer, the vapid but manic Michael Harris (Peter Scolari), became a whole new source of humor, as did Michael's budding romance with Stephanie. Adding to the fun was a trio of backwoodsmen who purchased the Minuteman Café from Kirk: Larry (William Sanderson), his brother Darryl (Tony Papenfuss), and his other brother Darryl (John Voldstad), of whom only Larry ever spoke.

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After the first season met with lukewarm reviews and ratings, the show was {{ReTool}}ed somewhat: the show switched from harsh videotape to a warmer film production; Leslie was replaced as maid with her bitchy, self-absorbed cousin Stephanie (Julia Duffy); and, toward the end of Season 2, Dick was persuaded to host a local TV talk show, ''Vermont Today''. Dick's involvement with the show and its producer, the vapid but manic Michael Harris (Peter Scolari), became a whole new source of humor, as did Michael's budding romance with Stephanie. Adding to the fun was a trio of backwoodsmen who purchased the Minuteman Café from Kirk: Larry (William Sanderson), his brother Darryl (Tony Papenfuss), Papenfuss) who [[TheVoiceless never spoke]], and his [[OneSteveLimit other brother Darryl Darryl]] (John Voldstad), of whom only Larry ever spoke.
Voldstad) who ''also'' never spoke. [[spoiler:[[SuddenlyVoiced Until the series finale]], at least.]]
13th Aug '16 3:31:29 PM morenohijazo
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* PrenupBlowup: Stephanie's father wanted Michael to sign a prenup. Stephanie didn't care one way or the other, but when Michael was uncomfortable with signing, Stephanie began to doubt his love for her.
18th Jul '16 9:54:20 AM AnotherGuy
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* MythologyGag: The final scene repeated the first series' RunningGag of "bedside lights on/off".
8th May '16 11:10:16 AM Brainbin
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** They even wrote a fake ending in case the plot were to get leaked to the tabloids (which is exactly what happened).

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** They even wrote a The actual ending was not in the script. A fake ending was included in case the plot script were to get leaked to the tabloids (which is tabloids, which as it turned out was exactly what happened).happened. In the fake ending, the golf ball that hits Dick apparently kills him, and he goes up to heaven to have a conversation with God. The actor playing God was not revealed in the "script", so the tabloids speculated that it might be [[Creator/GeorgeBurns George Burns]] (who had played God in the ''Film/OhGod'' movies), [[Creator/GeorgeCScott George C. Scott]], or maybe even Newhart's RealLife best friend [[Creator/DonRickles Don Rickles]]. Contrary to some reports, the fake ending was never filmed.
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