History Series / Newhart

4th Feb '18 7:38:54 PM danlansdowne
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* BrickJoke: The series finale, where Bob is struck on the head and passes out, and wakes up in bed with Emily from his previous series, Series/TheBobNewhartShow, (as a parody of the "ItWasAllADream" sequence used in ''Series/{{Dallas}}''), implying this series is just a dream he has each night, might just end up becoming the longest brick joke in history.

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* BrickJoke: The series finale, where Bob is struck on the head and passes out, and wakes up in bed with Emily from his previous series, Series/TheBobNewhartShow, ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow'', (as a parody of the "ItWasAllADream" sequence used in ''Series/{{Dallas}}''), implying this series is just a dream he has each night, might just end up becoming the longest brick joke in history.
30th Dec '17 4:32:58 AM lakingsif
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* ExtraLongEpisode: According to Bob Newhart's autobiography, the last episode lasted a little longer than 30 minutes because the producers couldn't figure out what to edit without affecting the plot.
6th Dec '17 9:07:10 PM ropertroper
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* PaperThinDisguise: Averted in "Send Her, Ella", after Stephanie gets stuck watching the Inn while the rest of the staff participates in Maple Syrup Day, wanting to participate in the beauty pageant, Stephanie goes anyway, dressed in a brunette wig and disguising her voice so she won't be recognized, but Dick instantly figures out that it's her.
27th Nov '17 10:36:24 AM ropertroper
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* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: Kirk is nowhere to be seen on the packaging or discs for the season two DVD (while Michael, who only appeared in two episodes that season, appears on one of the disc photos).
30th Oct '17 12:58:48 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), and his [[OneSteveLimit other brother Darryl]] (John Voldstad); Larry did all the talking, because neither of the Darryls [[TheVoiceless ever 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 zany backwoodsmen who purchased the Minuteman Café from Kirk: Larry (William Sanderson), his brother Darryl (Tony Papenfuss), and his [[OneSteveLimit other brother Darryl]] (John Voldstad); Larry did all the talking, because neither of the Darryls [[TheVoiceless ever spoke]]. [[spoiler:[[SuddenlyVoiced Until the series finale]], at least.]]
30th Oct '17 12:57:33 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), and his [[OneSteveLimit other brother Darryl]] (John Voldstad); Larry did all the talking, because neither of the Darryls [[TheVoiceless ever 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 {{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 [[OneSteveLimit other brother Darryl]] (John Voldstad); Larry did all the talking, because neither of the Darryls [[TheVoiceless ever spoke]]. [[spoiler:[[SuddenlyVoiced Until the series finale]], at least.]]



* ReTool: One of the most successful examples. During the second season, the show switched from videotape to film, added Stephanie as a regular, and opened up the show beyond the inn by giving Dick a job hosting a local TV show (which also brought Michael in as a new character). Weak first-season characters Kirk and Leslie were PutOnABus. All these changes helped make the show more popular.

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* ReTool: {{Retool}}: One of the most successful examples. During the second season, the show switched from videotape to film, added Stephanie as a regular, and opened up the show beyond the inn by giving Dick a job hosting a local TV show (which also brought Michael in as a new character). Weak first-season characters Kirk and Leslie were PutOnABus. All these changes helped make the show more popular.
30th Oct '17 12:56:50 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), and his [[OneSteveLimit other brother Darryl]] (John Voldstad); Larry did all the talking, because neither of the Darryls [[TheVoiceless ever 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 {{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 [[OneSteveLimit other brother Darryl]] (John Voldstad); Larry did all the talking, because neither of the Darryls [[TheVoiceless ever spoke]]. [[spoiler:[[SuddenlyVoiced Until the series finale]], at least.]]
30th Jul '17 5:46:55 AM Tdarcos
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* BrickJoke: The series finale, where Bob is struck on the head and passes out, and wakes up in bed with Emily from his previous series, Series/TheBobNewhartShow, (as a parody of the "ItWasAllADream" sequence used in ''Series/{{Dallas}}'') might just end up becoming the longest brick joke in history.
implying the other series is just a dream he has each night.]]

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* BrickJoke: The series finale, where Bob is struck on the head and passes out, and wakes up in bed with Emily from his previous series, Series/TheBobNewhartShow, (as a parody of the "ItWasAllADream" sequence used in ''Series/{{Dallas}}'') ''Series/{{Dallas}}''), implying this series is just a dream he has each night, might just end up becoming the longest brick joke in history.
implying the other series is just a dream he has each night.]]
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30th Jul '17 5:44:40 AM Tdarcos
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* BrickJoke: The series finale, where Bob is struck on the head and passes out, and wakes up in bed with Emily from his previous series, Series/TheBobNewhartShow, (as a parody of the "ItWasAllADream" sequence used in ''Series/{{Dallas}}'') might just end up becoming the longest brick joke in history.
implying the other series is just a dream he has each night.]]
13th May '17 8:47:46 PM ropertroper
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* DreamWithinADream: Thanks to the ending of the series, at least one episode is an example of this.

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* DreamWithinADream: Thanks to the ending of the series, at least one episode "A Midseason Night's Dream" is an example full of this.these.
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