Season 1, Episode 1 Airdate: 10/25/82 Author Dick Loudon and his wife Joanna acquire an Inn in Vermont, where they meet an eclectic bunch of buddies and neighbors.
Video Rating: five / five
@emoviebuff87 Yep, 8 years of it.
Videotaped sitcoms do appear more like staged plays, ie, All in the Family, Barney Miller. Film tends to lend more elegance, ie, Cheers, Mary Tyler Moore. I believe film was chosen to evoke memories of the original Bob Newhart Show, along with the emphasis on wacky supporting characters.
I must differ: I found the taped first season hilarious, and disliked the replacement of Jennifer Holmes with Julia Duffy. (The irritating Steven Kampmann being replaced by Peter Scolari was not as ofensive.) The filmed version just didn’t jibe with me as well, for whatever reason..
For some reason, the series seemed alot funnier when it was on film in later seasons vs. here on video. Maybe it’s the coziness of film that makes it more believable.
Luv this show I remeber watching it as a kid and still luv it .
Its funny, all he has to do is speak and he’s funny, I think Bob Newhart is the best.
My uncle introduced me to this show just a week or two ago and I absolutley love it!
i was 4 years old and loved this show….still do….i dont like alot of things but youtube gives us the things we have looked for for years …ty youtube and uploader this is 1 of the best shows ever…todays tv cant compare not even close…this and night court facts of life alf and countelss dozens of others gimme a break…man…memories aflood…ty again
My goodness what a hottie Mary Frann was !
@videoguymt2009 – I noticed that, too. The first couple of episodes looked like they were shot on a “stage” and the remainder of the series looked videotaped or something.
Wish I could have worked at the Straford Inn. This is my kind of place.
This Bob Newhart Show is wonderful!
Music by Henry Mancini… WOW!
@videoguymt2009 A lot of sitcoms in the ’70s and ’80s were taped rather than filmed. The trend started with All In The Family. Newhart kind of reversed the trend when they started filming the show in the second season.
looks more like a stage play
Howard Sprague Real Estate Agent. This was such a good show. That’ll be a farthing.
i remember watching the reruns in early 90s. Just bring back some great memories.Awesome show!
loved the show.
And Jerry Van Dyke passed on being George!
Just barely watching the show and i think it’s one of the best comedies shows i’ve seen and absolutely better than most shows this decade for sure. Bob Newhart you are sure one great entertainer and one of the best that has worked in hollywood,
Bob is one of the greats, what a wonderful guy
Yes indeed, the wonderful Jack Dodson.
1:34 Is that Howard from Andy Griffith?
I forgot to mention, I read somewhere that Tom Poston was originally going to be Maxwell Smart. I’m glad it didn’t happen Don Adams was perfect in that role. I don’t want to take anything away from Tom though, he was brilliant, so laid back, so laconic. Just a perfect foil for Bob (Dick)
MORE! I want more!!!
Good old days