CBS (ended 1990)




Episode Guide

    • Take Me to Your Loudon
      Take Me to Your Loudon
      Season 6 - Episode 7

      Dick reluctantly agrees to host the town's Halloween costume party, but what he doesn't know is that Michael is hoping to create an Orson Welles-style panic by scheduling The War of the Worlds on WPIV that evening.

    • Vermont Today
      Vermont Today
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      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.
    • Dick and Joanna learn that there's a body buried in the basement. The Loudons try to get the body moved to the church cemetary, only to find that she was a witch.
    • The Last Newhart
      The Last Newhart
      Season 8 - Episode 24
      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.
    • Book Beat
      Book Beat
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      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 his scheduled guest doesn't show up, and the fill-in, Col. Lloyd Mennenger, is a little off-kilter.
    • In the Beginning...
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      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.moreless
    • Dick Gets Larry's Goat
      Dick Gets Larry's Goat
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      The Loudons feud with Larry and the Darryls after Dick alerts animal control to the brother's illegal, and annoying, goat.
    • Curious George at the Firehouse
      Curious George at the Firehouse
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      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.
    • Miss Stephanie
      Miss Stephanie
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      Larry misinterprets a comment by Stephanie and makes her the object of his undying love.
    • Hail to the Councilman
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Dick gets his hopes up after two city officials suggest he run for town council.
    • What is This Thing Called Lust?
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      Leslie's attractive cousin Stephanie visits Vermont to settle her emotions as she nears her wedding day. Stephanie soon finds herself lusting after Kirk.
    • Leave It to the Beavers
      Leave It to the Beavers
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      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.
    • The Buck Stops Here
      The Buck Stops Here
      Season 6 - Episode 17

      Everyone in town anticipates a new era of prosperity when George announces he has sighted the legendary Great White Buck... until Dick runs it over with his car;  A guest asks Stephanie on a date and won't take 'no' for an answer.

    • Born to Be Mild
      Born to Be Mild
      Season 8 - Episode 17

      George, Jim, and Chester resurrect their buffoonish gang, "The Vermont Hooligans," after a 40-year hiatus and draft Dick to be their reluctant leader. "Brains" Louden leads them into a rumble against their longtime rivals, "The Ruffians".

    • The Prodigal Darryl
      The Prodigal Darryl
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      Darryl runs off after he and his brothers win a contest for writing the best commercial 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.
    • New Faces of 1951
      New Faces of 1951
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      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.
    • Go, Grandma, Go
      Go, Grandma, Go
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      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.
    • Desperately Desiring Susan (2)
      Desperately Desiring Susan (2)
      Season 5 - Episode 6

      Stephanie decides she must change her ways to win back Michael's heart; Dick is outraged that the only mention of "Vermont Today" in the station's three-hour anniversary special is a short blooper clip.

    • Co-Hostess Twinkie
      Co-Hostess Twinkie
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      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.
    • Night Moves
      Night Moves
      Season 5 - Episode 21

      Joanna throws Dick out of the bedroom following an argument on a night that the inn is booked full.  After exhausting all other possibilities, he resorts to spending the night with Larry and the Darryls.

    • A Hunting We Will Go
      A Hunting We Will Go
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      Dick, George, Chester, Jim, and 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.moreless
    • Fun with Dick and Joanna
      Fun with Dick and Joanna
      Season 5 - Episode 20

      Joanna accuses Dick of never being spontaneous, but soon realizes that might not be such a bad thing when they become stranded at a flea bag motel in New Hampshire; Michael suffers emotional trauma when he crashes his beloved car into a mailbox.

    • Malling in Love Again
      Malling in Love Again
      Season 7 - Episode 22

      Unable to find desirable mates for themselves, Michael and Stephanie try to find the perfect date for each other by conducting personal interviews at the mall;  Dick has a hard time believing Larry's claim that Johnny Carson pays his gas bill.

    • Shall We Gather at the River?
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      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.
    • Kirk Ties One On
      Kirk Ties One On
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      Kirk can't wait for his wedding to Cindy, until the wedding actually starts and Kirk faints during the ceremony.
    • Murder at the Stratley
      Murder at the Stratley
      Season 7 - Episode 21

      Dick regrets using characters closely resembling everyone he knows in his first murder-mystery novel when officer Shifflett accuses him of murdering Joanna just after she leaves town on a stormy night.

    • One and a Half Million Dollar Man
      One and a Half Million Dollar Man
      Season 7 - Episode 15

      Wealthy socialite Scooter Drake drops by Vermont hoping purchase a quaint inn to fill a hole in his heart left after a bad breakup, and shocks everyone by making a $1.5 million offer for the Stratford; Michael decides to become the town's first street mime.

    • The Stratford Wives
      The Stratford Wives
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      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.
    • Desperately Desiring Susan (1)
      Desperately Desiring Susan (1)
      Season 5 - Episode 5

      Michael becomes enamored with a temporary assistant while producing a clip show to celebrate the station's anniversary;  Larry and the Darryl's feel their "Anything for a Buck" business is threatened both by inflation and George's generosity.

    • A View from the Bench
      A View from the Bench
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      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.
    • The Boy Who Cried Goat
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      When Kirk's cafe is robbed, his history of deception comes back to haunt him as the insurance investigator refuses to believe his story.
    • What Makes Dick Run
      What Makes Dick Run
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      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.
    • No Room at the Inn
      No Room at the Inn
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      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.
    • The Nice Man Cometh
      The Nice Man Cometh
      Season 7 - Episode 14

      Dick is conscripted by the station owner to be the permanent stooge for an abrasive comic host of the new late-night talk show, Vermont Tonight; Michael takes a series of humiliating temp jobs.

    • Ricky Nelson, Up Your Nose
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      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.moreless
    • Heaven Knows Mr. Utley
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      When George reveals he saw a UFO, he finds himself mocked throughout the town.
    • Hi, Society
      Hi, Society
      Season 7 - Episode 11

      "Richard" accompanies Stephanie to a high society charity ball, and steals her spotlight after Stephanie introduces him as a hotel tycoon; Joanna and George try to identify a mysterious guest who never crosses paths with them.

    • Oh, That Morocco
      Oh, That Morocco
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      A lonely Joanna becomes best friends with Stephanie who insists on a group vacation to lovely Morocco.
    • Will the Real Dick Loudon Please Shut Up?
      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.
    • The Man Who Came Forever
      The Man Who Came Forever
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      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 won't leave.
    • The Visitors
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      Dick and Joanna can't wait for their 'fun' friends to visit, but soon become perturbed after their friends treat the Loudons not as friends, but innkeepers.
    • Happy Trails to You
      Happy Trails to You
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      Dick is dragged into court when a farmer claims Dick plagiarized his work.
    • Much to Do Without Muffin
      Much to Do Without Muffin
      Season 5 - Episode 24

      Michael feels abandoned when Stephanie leaves for the weekend to host a baby shower at the Vanderkellen mansion, and he attends a Beaver Lodge dinner with George out of desperation; Dick and Joanna's traditional anniversary picnic is threatened when they are unable to find authentic blue cheese.

    • Pre-Nups
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      The Loudons, George, Steph, and Michael are invited to Vanderkellen mansion for Arthur's birthday. Arthur insists Michael sign a pre-nuptial agreement, which 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.
    • Thanksgiving for the Memories
      Thanksgiving for the Memories
      Season 5 - Episode 8

      Dick's plans for the perfect Thanksgiving are thwarted first by the Inn's faulty electrical wiring, then by Stephanie's discovery that her favorite childhood toy has been discarded.

    • Candidate Larry
      Candidate Larry
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      Larry runs for Mayor.
    • I Married Dick
      I Married Dick
      Season 7 - Episode 4

      After learning a friend's marriage just ended because of "stagnation", Joanna fears that she and Dick are about to suffer the same fate; Stephanie has second thoughts about her relationship with Michael when she finds out he had large ears as a child.

    • I Enjoy Being a Guy
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      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'.moreless
    • The Girl From Manhattan
      The Girl From Manhattan
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      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'.
    • Newsstruck
      Season 6 - Episode 22

      Michael unexpectedly grows into a well-rounded individual when he takes over production of WPIV's newscasts, but finds a downside to giving up of his life of ignorant bliss; George declares he is no longer a Red Sox fan a week before the start of spring training.

    • It Happened One Afternoon (1)
      It Happened One Afternoon (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      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.
    • Poor Reception
      Poor Reception
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      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.
    • Harris Ankles PIV for Web Post
      Harris Ankles PIV for Web Post
      Season 5 - Episode 22

      After interviewing for a coveted network job, Michael comes to the realization that the only way he can advance his career is to do something he has never tried to do before: produce quality programming; George becomes obsessed with naming a large rock that he, but no one else, thinks looks like a duck.

    • Kirk Goes for the Juggler
      Kirk Goes for the Juggler
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      Kirk thinks he's met the girl of his dreams, but isn't sure how he feels when he discovers she's a clown.
    • But Seriously, Beavers
      But Seriously, Beavers
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      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.
    • Twenty Year Itch
      Twenty Year Itch
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      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.
    • This Probably is Condemned
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Dick and the gang pitch in to help Kirk get the Minuteman up to code after its shut down.
    • Good Neighbor Sam
      Good Neighbor Sam
      Season 8 - Episode 14

      Dick's pity for an overbearing guest's misfortune is mistaken as a sign of friendship, causing the lonely man to buy the house next door and making the townsfolk think they've all lost Dick as their best friend; Stephanie returns from her six-week maternity leave even lazier than before.

    • My Fair Larry
      My Fair Larry
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      Joanna undertakes a massive project when she agrees to try to spruce up Larry, Darryl, and Darryl—along with their Minuteman cafe.
    • Torn Between Three Brothers
      Torn Between Three Brothers
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      A jilted fiancée 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.moreless
    • Lady & the Tramps
      Lady & the Tramps
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Stephanie stumbles onto Larry, Darryl and Darryl's home when she's lost in a winter snowstorm.
    • The Geezers in the Band
      The Geezers in the Band
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      When Dick's old college jazz band reunites at the inn, he finds that expectations often exceed reality.
    • Jail, Jail, the Gang's All Here
      Jail, Jail, the Gang's All Here
      Season 5 - Episode 18

      Dick reluctantly agrees to represent Larry, Darryl & Darryl at trial following Officer Shifflett's discovery of their neighbor's missing cow in the basement of their cafe; Michael and Stephanie are devastated to find out a couple more adorable than them has moved into town.

    • Breakfast Theater
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      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.
    • Presence of Malice
      Presence of Malice
      Season 6 - Episode 15

      Dick is besieged by the sadistic but emotionally fragile television critic of the town's new newspaper, who has made it his life's mission to take Vermont Today off the air.  Larry and the Darryls become cult figures after making a pancake with Paul Anka's face on it.

    • Dick the Kid
      Dick the Kid
      Season 5 - Episode 3

      In the midst of a midlife crisis, Dick decides to move to Oklahoma after reading a book about how to be a cowboy; Stephanie secretly hires Larry and the Darryls to do her chores.

    • Baby, I'm Your Handyman
      Baby, I'm Your Handyman
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      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.
    • Larry's Dead, Long Live Larry
      Larry's Dead, Long Live Larry
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      Larry dedicates his life to Dick when he believes Dick brought him back from the dead.
    • The Snowmen Cometh
      The Snowmen Cometh
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      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.
    • Lady in Wading
      Lady in Wading
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      Stephanie falls for a visiting television executive, forcing her to choose between him and Michael.
    • Pillow Fight
      Pillow Fight
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      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.
    • High Fidelity
      High Fidelity
      Season 5 - Episode 4

      Everyone in town but Dick believes Joanna is having an affair with a classmate in her wine tasting class; Stephanie's life is upended because her hairdresser has moved away.

    • Look Homeward, Stephanie
      Look Homeward, Stephanie
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      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.
    • Chimes They Are a Changin'
      Chimes They Are a Changin'
      Season 5 - Episode 16

      George takes matters into his own hands when the town board rejects his bid to repair a storm-damaged bell tower constructed by his grandfather; Michael rents The Wizard of Oz to overcome his fear of wind.

    • Tickets, Please
      Tickets, Please
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      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.
    • Seein' Double
      Seein' Double
      Season 8 - Episode 16
      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.
    • Camp Stephanie
      Camp Stephanie
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      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.
    • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Loudon
      Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Loudon
      Season 5 - Episode 19

      Following his idol Edwin Newman's last minute "Vermont Today" cancellation, Dick takes out his frustrations on an inept guest, which in turn gives Michael a new, confrontational vision for the show;  Stephanie goes to great lengths to get the word "cupcake" for her personalized license plates.

    • Grandma, What a Big Mouth You Have
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      Kirk's grandmother visits on the same night he finally gets a date with Leslie.
    • The Way We Thought We Were
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      George's old flame visits the inn. Both are disappointed when the other isn't as they remember.
    • Twelve Annoyed Men...and Women
      Twelve Annoyed Men...and Women
      Season 7 - Episode 7

      Dick's patience is tested as jury foreman for an open-and-shut case when a single juror holds out for inane reasons; Larry and the Darryls become dangerously obsessed with answering an age-old philosophical question; Michael and Stephanie volunteer as fashion police at the mall.

    • Inn This Corner
      Inn This Corner
      Season 6 - Episode 3

      The Stratford becomes a ghost town when a Victorian house down the street is converted into an upscale inn and becomes an overnight sensation.  Larry and the Darryl's consider reselling customer discards at a discount as a way to promote their cafe.

    • This Blood's For You
      This Blood's For You
      Season 7 - Episode 3

      Stephanie is horrified to discover that a blood transfusion following an emergency appendectomy came from Darryl; George finds out he has high cholesterol.

    • The Stratford Horror Picture Show
      The Stratford Horror Picture Show
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      The Loudons are spooked when the ghost of Sarah Newton returns to haunt the inn.
    • Once I Had a Secret Love
      Once I Had a Secret Love
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      Dick and Joanna spar after Dick is 'riddled' with doubts when Joanna is set to appear on his Valentine's Day Show.
    • Sprained Dreams
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      Dick jeopardizes Leslie's lifelong dream of becoming a world-class skier when he accidentally falls on her.
    • Write to Privacy
      Write to Privacy
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      Joanna and Steph are furious with Michael after they peek at his diary and find out what he really thinks of them.
    • No Tigers at the Circus
      No Tigers at the Circus
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Dick spirals into a profound depression after the Stratford is denied in its bid to be classified an historic landmark.
    • Apples, Apples, Apples
      Apples, Apples, Apples
      Season 7 - Episode 2

      The town makes the mistake of asking Michael to modernize a traditional apple festival that was founded by George's grandfather; Dick quickly regrets pledging a dollar a mile to Larry and the Darryl's walk-a-thon to save a local swamp from being developed.

    • Locks, Stocks, and Noodlehead
      Locks, Stocks, and Noodlehead
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      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.
    • Reading, Writing, and Rating Points

      Facing a deadline to create a quality new show, Michael inadvertently steals an idea from a student in the television production class he is teaching; George regrets telling a potential guest months in advance that he could guarantee when the fall colors would occur.

    • Vintage Stephanie
      Vintage Stephanie
      Season 6 - Episode 6

      Stephanie is plunged into a deep depression on her birthday when she realizes she has reached the peak of her beauty and Michael runs out on her; George finds his life becoming too complicated after buying his very first pair of regular blue jeans.

    • Kirk Pops the Question
      Kirk Pops the Question
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      Kirk relies on Dick and George to decide whether he should propose to Cindy.
    • Dwight Schmidlapp Is Not a Quitter
      Dwight Schmidlapp Is Not a Quitter
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      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.
    • Don't Rain on My Parade
      Don't Rain on My Parade
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      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.
    • Georgie & Bess
      Georgie & Bess
      Season 7 - Episode 20

      A family friend whom George called Aunt Bess visits for the first time in 45 years, shattering his fond childhood memories when she admits to being his father's mistress; Darryl employs an unusual strategy against Dick in a game of chess; Michael becomes a bag-boy at the grocery store.

    • Still the Beavers
      Still the Beavers
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      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.
    • It's My Party and I'll Die if I Want To
      Cousin Ned Vanderkellen's 100th birthday party goes smoothly... until Cousin Ned drops dead.
    • He Ain't Human, He's My Cousin
      He Ain't Human, He's My Cousin
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      George meets his only living relative, Cousin Eugene.
    • The Way We Ought to Be
      The Way We Ought to Be
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      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.
    • The Shape of Things
      The Shape of Things
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      Stephanie and Joanna open an aerobics club. Problems present themselves when Stephanie appoints herself as the manager and relegates Joanna to custodial duties.
    • Courtin' Disaster
      Courtin' Disaster
      Season 6 - Episode 24

      Joanna sets George up on a blind date with an antique dealer from a nearby town, not knowing she's being hounded a violently jealous ex; The Inn is graced by an overly generous guest with a fistful of cash.

    • The Big Uneasy
      The Big Uneasy
      Season 6 - Episode 19

      Dick and Michael attend a conference in New Orleans with hopes of getting Vermont Today nationally syndicated, but Michael faces an unexpected moral dilemma when he's offered a lucrative deal by an attractive television executive; Larry and the Darryls move their business to the Inn after a grease fire destroys the kitchen of the cafe.

    • I Like You, Butt...
      I Like You, Butt...
      Season 8 - Episode 10

      After finding her lost wallet, George meets the girl who is perfect for him in every way, except for her exceptionally large rear end; Michael and Stephanie consult with a baby naming guru.

    • The Fan
      The Fan
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      Dick is hounded by an obsessive fan who goes as far as moving into the inn and starting a Dick Loudon fan club.
    • Look Ma, No Talent
      Look Ma, No Talent
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      Michael begins shirking his duties and risks his job when he tries to find a talent to impress his mother.
    • My Two and Only
      My Two and Only
      Season 5 - Episode 7

      Larry is devastated when his brothers begin spending all their time with a new friend they met at a hollering contest;  Tired of all the bad parties in town, Michael and Stephanie plan to host their own.

    • Homes and Jo-Jo
      Homes and Jo-Jo
      Season 7 - Episode 19

      Joanna becomes the host of a new real estate showcase program, which quickly develops into a great lead-in for a floundering Vermont Today due to the sexual tension fostered by her amorous male co-host; One of the Darryls receives a British manservant as a birthday present from his aunt.

    • It Happened One Afternoon (2)
      It Happened One Afternoon (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      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.
    • Cupcake on My Back
      Cupcake on My Back
      Season 7 - Episode 12

      Stephanie's refusal to change her extravagant lifestyle leaves Michael in desperate financial straits and puts their relationship in jeopardy;  Dick is blamed when an incident at a poker game causes a rift between Chester and Jim.

    • Unfriendly Persuasion
      Unfriendly Persuasion
      Season 5 - Episode 17

      George tells Stephanie they are no longer friends after she goes shopping instead of fulfilling a promise to help him pick out clothes for a dance.  Joanna reveals she has an intense fear of eye doctors.

    • Cupcake in a Cage
      Cupcake in a Cage
      Season 8 - Episode 8

      Stephanie becomes a menace to everyone she crosses paths with due to her raging prenatal hormones, and winds up in jail after slapping a mall security guard for being refused her demand to try on a much-too-small dress.

    • The Perfect Match
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      Leslie's high school sweetheart returns from far off places to ask for her hand in marriage, to Kirk's obvious displeasure.
    • Everybody Ought to Have a Maid
      Everybody Ought to Have a Maid
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      Stephanie worries she might lose her job after she breaks a toe and her temporary replacement is 'better than Mary Poppins'.
    • Sweet and Sour Charity
      Sweet and Sour Charity
      Season 5 - Episode 10

      Dick, the former advertising executive, finds it a hard pill to swallow when his idea for a library fundraiser is rejected and Joanna's is unanimously applauded; A guest claims to have stayed in the inn many times since 1775 as various reincarnated lifeforms.

    • Stephanie Nightingale
      Stephanie Nightingale
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      Stephanie must care for the hotel staff and guests when a measles epidemic sweeps the inn.
    • Replaceable You
      Replaceable You
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      Secretary Alma amazes Dick when she fills in as producer.
    • Georgie's Girl
      Georgie's Girl
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      George panics when his girlfriend starts talking marriage. Stephanie tries to pass the driver's test.
    • Good-Bye and Good Riddance, Mr. Chips

      Dick considers dropping out of a typing class being taught by his tyrannical sixth-grade teacher when the man refuses to acknowledge Dick is no longer an unruly eleven-year-old without a future; Michael develops an even more cocky persona after attending a Tom Cruise film festival.

    • Poetry and Pastries
      Poetry and Pastries
      Season 8 - Episode 3

      Dick is chosen to judge the annual Poetry and Pastry contest, but controversy erupts when Miss Goddard uses her feminine wiles to try to influence the judging, and the townspeople question the authorship of Joanna's entry; Dick and Joanna agree to host an all-male baby shower for Michael.

    • Lights! Camera! Contractions!
      Lights! Camera! Contractions!
      Season 8 - Episode 12

      Stephanie is rushed to the hospital after experiencing her first contractions, but forbids Michael to witness to the birth of their child when he shows up with a 15-member production crew to tape the event.

    • A Midseason's Night Dream
      A Midseason's Night Dream
      Season 6 - Episode 21
      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.
    • Summa Cum Larry
      Summa Cum Larry
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      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.
    • A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread and POW
      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.
    • Telethon Man
      Telethon Man
      Season 6 - Episode 10

      Michael talks Dick into hosting a 48-hour long telethon as a last ditch effort to save WPIV, and his delirium allows him to soldier on alone when the unpaid staff walks out half way through.  Larry and the Darryls invent a new spoon they call "Doctor Dribble".

    • Attention WPIV Shoppers
      Attention WPIV Shoppers
      Season 6 - Episode 18

      Dick is roped into co-hosting a low-budget home shopping show with Stephanie, but becomes jealous when her performance turns her into a local celebrity; Joanna tries to recreate the recipe for George's favorite childhood pudding.

    • Animal Attractions
      Animal Attractions
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      George finds a stray dog, 'Lucky'. Stephanie's husband drops by to find out why she left him.
    • A Friendship That Will Last a Lunchtime

      Stephanie's devastated when she's stood up by her new-found friend, Dick's air-headed former co-host Buffy Denver.  Larry and the Darryls try to learn dangerous magic tricks to entertain their customers.

    • Goonstruck
      Season 7 - Episode 5

      Stephanie finds herself lusting for the crude yet virile young stonemason working at the Inn; Joanna sets out to redesign the Inn's promotional brochure, much to Dick's chagrin.

    • Prima Darryl
      Prima Darryl
      Season 6 - Episode 2

      Larry must deal with being a subordinate brother after he finds documents showing he is not the oldest of the three; George becomes a nuisance after he buys a portable sing-a-long machine.

    • Cats
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      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.
    • Pirate Pete
      Pirate Pete
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      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.
    • Jumpin' George
      Jumpin' George
      Season 8 - Episode 11

      George becomes a nonstop pest at the Stratford after convincing himself a recurring nightmare will kill him if he ever sleeps again; Michael and Stephanie purchase 'wombphones' to teach their unborn child to become a business tycoon.

    • 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.moreless
    • Laugh at My Wife, Please
      Laugh at My Wife, Please
      Season 6 - Episode 11

      Dick blames Joanna's delivery when she bombs giving a tour group the humorous historical presentation he prepared.  George babysits the Darryls while Larry goes on a miniature golf vacation.

    • The Senator's Wife Was Indiscreet
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      A U.S. Senator's wife checks into the inn and holds a press conference to announce she's divorcing her inattentive husband.
    • The Little Match Girl
      The Little Match Girl
      Season 7 - Episode 16

      While visiting Michael, Ridge Valley Sanitarium's newest resident,  Dick runs into illustrator Corinne Denby and invites her to collaborate with him again on his next book.  Unfortunately, it takes a visit from Officer Shifflet to make Dick realize he's made a big mistake.

    • My Three Dads
      My Three Dads
      Season 6 - Episode 13

      Larry and the Darryls make an impassioned plea to adopt a child from a local agency, and their wishes are fulfilled when they are blessed with a child who is three weeks away from his 18th birthday. George takes offense to Michael placing misleading news teasers during the airing of his favorite show, Barnaby Jones.

    • Message from Michael
      Message from Michael
      Season 7 - Episode 18

      Michael develops a cult following of townsfolk, inspiring them to abandon their responsibilities and life ambitions, when he appears as a last minute guest on Vermont Today to talk about his experience in the sanitarium and new perspective on life.

    • Support Your Local Shifflet
      Support Your Local Shifflet
      Season 6 - Episode 12

      Feeling guilty because the town just approved spending money on a new stoplight he requested, Dick urges Officer Shifflet to escalate his demands for a raise to the point he goes on strike.  Stephanie and Michael are inspired by Dick to impose their vision of urbanization on the town.

    • Saturday in New York with George
      Saturday in New York with George
      Season 5 - Episode 12

      Dick reluctantly allows George to accompany him to a high-class literary party in New York, and is stunned and jealous when George becomes the life of the party; Joanna stays home to host is visit from a friend who never shows up.

    • Love Letters in the Mud
      Love Letters in the Mud
      Season 5 - Episode 13

      In an effort to get Larry to leave her alone, Stephanie orders Michael to help Larry introduce himself to a young woman who works at the bakery; Dick finds himself having to apologize for actions he took in Joanna's dreams.

    • Shoe Business Is My Life
      Shoe Business Is My Life
      Season 7 - Episode 9

      Michael suddenly finds himself unemployed after badmouthing his new boss's daughter, and discovers the only job in town he's qualified for is as an apprentice stock-boy at the discount shoe store;  George regrets donating his favorite hammer to Larry's time capsule.

    • Till Depth Do Us Part (2)
      Till Depth Do Us Part (2)
      Season 6 - Episode 9

      Michael and Stephanie decide the only way to save their relationship is to get married at the Vanderkellen mansion, but Dick and Joanna are troubled that the young couple refuses to consider the realities of married life beyond the actual ceremony.

    • R.I.P. Off
      R.I.P. Off
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      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.
    • First of the Belles
      First of the Belles
      Season 5 - Episode 14

      Dick's old college sweetheart Diane visits the inn for a weekend of skiing, and causes sparks to fly when she reveals Dick had proposed to her; George fears he has made himself obsolete when he runs out of things to do.

    • Much Ado About Mitch
      Much Ado About Mitch
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      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 Ouija board.
    • Don't Worry Be Pregnant
      Don't Worry Be Pregnant
      Season 8 - Episode 1

      Michael and a pregnant Stephanie return from a six-month honeymoon cruise totally unprepared for parenthood;  Larry and the Darryls claim to have created cold fusion in a ketchup bottle.

    • Beauty and the Pest
      Beauty and the Pest
      Season 8 - Episode 13

      Everyone tells Joanna that her beauty is overshadowing her real estate TV show, and she gets proof when she visits a hard-to-please client's house; Michael and Stephanie invite everyone in town to the Stratford for the official viewing of their baby.

    • The Gleeless Club
      The Gleeless Club
      Season 6 - Episode 23

      Joanna's dumbfounded and jealous when she's turned down for a spot on the town's glee club, but Dick is accepted even though his audition ended in disaster; Michael and Stephanie argue about what should be in their dream house.

    • Utley Exposed
      Utley Exposed
      Season 8 - Episode 4

      A special episode of Vermont Today focusing on "Hidden Shame" turns George into the town pariah after he admits to accidentally driving a car into Johnnycake Swamp during a teenage gang initiation prank.

    • Would You Buy a Used Car From This Handyman?

      After changing his 10,000th light bulb, George reflects on his life and decides he'd rather be a used car salesman; Michael and Stephanie panic when their "Snow-Stephanie" begins to melt; Dick tries to guide a hopelessly lost guest over the phone.

    • Meet Michael Vanderkellen
      Meet Michael Vanderkellen
      Season 8 - Episode 6
      Stephanie's mother offers to buy the newlyweds a mansion, but only if Michael changes his last name to Vanderkellen.
    • Town Without Pity
      Town Without Pity
      Season 7 - Episode 1

      The townsfolk organize a book burning after a homicidal maniac proclaims he's a big fan of Dick's and admits he used one of Dick's how-to manuals to break out of prison.

    • Best Friends
      Best Friends
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      Kirk is up in arms when a fast food franchise announces plans to build a restaurant in the town.
    • Good Lord Loudon
      Good Lord Loudon
      Season 8 - Episode 7

      Unable to pay his $800 bill, a visiting British dignitary instead makes Dick the Lord of Stumpworth on Thames. The title makes Dick the most popular guy in town, but leaves Mayor Chester feeling in the dumps when Dick's selected to preside over a ribbon cutting at the new bait store.

    • Home for the Hollidays
      Home for the Hollidays
      Season 7 - Episode 8

      Joanna's foray into real estate gets off to a rough start when she lets a young hillbilly couple stay at the Inn until she finds them a new home; Stephanie takes issue with Dick and Joanna's decision to bequeath the Inn to George.

    • Me and My Gayle
      Me and My Gayle
      Season 6 - Episode 4

      George eagerly awaits his high school reunion so he can finally confess his feelings to the girl who wrote "Have a Great Summer" in his yearbook 40 years ago; Stephanie fears her entire winter wardrobe has suddenly gone out of style.

    • Get Dick
      Get Dick
      Season 8 - Episode 2

      Dick accidentally burns down the Maison Hubert restaurant while enjoying an after-dinner cigar, and despite taking in Hubert while he recuperates, Hubert vows he will "get Monsieur Loudon"; One of the Darryl's considers collagen injections for his lips to impress the women at the DMV.

    • You're Homebody 'til Somebody Loves You
      Dick inadvertantly insults Joanna, calling her a homebody. Joanna takes a job with a travel agency in an attempt to assert herself.
    • Buy, Buy Blues
      Buy, Buy Blues
      Season 7 - Episode 17

      Desperate to forget Michael, Stephanie instructs George to destroy her old wardrobe and goes on an uncontrollable shopping binge; Michael's doctor proclaims romantic feelings for him just as he is about to be discharged from the sanitarium.

    • I Came, I Saw, I Sat
      I Came, I Saw, I Sat
      Season 7 - Episode 6

      Dick makes big plans for his father's first visit to Vermont, only to discover he'd rather spend the whole time on the lobby sofa.

    • Utley, Can You Spend a Dime
      Utley, Can You Spend a Dime
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      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.
    • George and the Old Maid
      George and the Old Maid
      Season 7 - Episode 10

      Madelyn Stone, a former maid at the Inn, returns to answer George's marriage proposal from 25 years ago; Stephanie develops a work ethic when she fears Madelyn wants to take her job back.

    • Handymania
      Season 8 - Episode 20

      George invents a mindless board game based on his handyman duties, and, with the help of Michael, gets the entire town hooked on it.

    • Send Her, Ella
      Send Her, Ella
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      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.
    • I Do, Okay
      I Do, Okay
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      Joanna and a decidedly unenthusiastic Dick decide to renew their wedding vows to celebrate their wedding anniversary.
    • Local Hero
      Local Hero
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      George is a local hero after he saves two boys from drowning.
    • Here's to You, Mrs. Loudon
      Here's to You, Mrs. Loudon
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      Joanna has trouble dumping a 16-year-old boy with a crush on her. George searches for a nickname.
    • You're Nobody 'til Somebody Hires You
      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.
    • Another Saturday Night
      Another Saturday Night
      Season 7 - Episode 13

      Michael accompanies Joanna to a dinner party full of surprises hosted by Larry and the Darryls; George helps Stephanie endure her first Saturday night without Michael; Dick accepts an invitation to deliver a commencement speech at an exclusive school he knows nothing about.

    • Out With the New, Inn With the Old
      Out With the New, Inn With the Old
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      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.
    • My Husband, My Peasant
      My Husband, My Peasant
      Season 8 - Episode 23

      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 blame this on Michael's peasant heritage and decide to divorce.

    • Tell a Lie, Get a Check
      Tell a Lie, Get a Check
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      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.
    • Georgie and Grace
      Georgie and Grace
      Season 8 - Episode 19

      While suffering from the winter blahs, George goes fishing with a group of priests who are on a retreat at the Stratford and decides he wants to join the priesthood.

    • The Looks of Love
      The Looks of Love
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Kirk helms a singles club in the hopes of finding the perfect girlfriend.
    • Draw Partner
      Draw Partner
      Season 6 - Episode 20

      Dick is thrilled that his favorite illustrator has been assigned to collaborate with him on his latest book, but soon discovers the feeling is far from mutual; Everyone eagerly awaits the Stratford's 5,000th guest.

    • Dick and Tim
      Dick and Tim
      Season 8 - Episode 21

      Dick ruins Michael and George's weekly poker game with penny-pinching Tim Conway when he blindsides everyone by raising his bet a whole quarter; Joanna and Stephanie are guilted into an uncomfortable night of girl talk with Miss Goddard on her 25th birthday.

    • Attack of the Killer Aunt
      Attack of the Killer Aunt
      Season 8 - Episode 9

      Joanna's visiting Aunt Louise tries to atone for her decades of terrible treatment of Dick by giving them a unique wedding portrait, only to later witness Dick selling it to George for $5; Larry and the Darryls sell all their worldly possessions to buy a Rolls Royce, while Michael and Stephanie struggle with the concept of living on a budget.

    • Till Depth Do Us Part (1)
      Till Depth Do Us Part (1)
      Season 6 - Episode 8

      After a string of bad dates, Stephanie and Michael seek professional counselling to save their incredibly superficial relationship; George neglects his duties while trying to figure out how to keep squirrels out of the bird feeder.

    • Father Goose
      Father Goose
      Season 8 - Episode 22
      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.
    • Daddy's Little Girl
      Daddy's Little Girl
      Season 8 - Episode 18

      After feeling he's been unjustly admonished by Dick for spoiling his baby with countless shopping sprees, Michael has a haunting dream of what his future may hold; Dick and Joanna regret complaining that Stephanie didn't invite them to a dinner party.

    • Ramblin' Michael Harris
      Ramblin' Michael Harris
      Season 8 - Episode 5

      Desperate to bring in a higher income, Michael quits his job at the grocery store to become a lounge singer; The Stratford hosts a weary couple whose cross country vacation has fallen far short of expectations.

    • Child in Charge
      Child in Charge
      Season 8 - Episode 15

      Stephanie's parents buy WPIV for baby Stephanie, who nearly gets Dick fired by making a dirty diaper at the conclusion of his Vermont Today interview with the inventor of lawn furniture. In a last ditch effort to save Dick's job, Darryl lines up an interview with his good friend, Senator George McGovern.