Newhart

Season 1 Episode 3

Hail to the Councilman

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Nov 08, 1982 on CBS
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Dick gets his hopes up after two city officials suggest he run for town council.

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  • Dick gets involved in city politics when he becomes concerned about a corner near the Inn without a stop sign. While meeting with a few of the town members they suggest he join the town council and it all starts going to his head.moreless

    8.5
    Dick becomes a little full of himself when a few of the locals are impressed with his business acumen. They suggest he become a member of the town council. Of course he has only lived in town two weeks but at dinner that night he has a serious discussion with Joanna about possibly running for office.



    Of course in a small town of this type if you are civic minded you basically go to the council meeting and form a quorum and then you can vote on motions yay or nay. I guess Dick could run for one of the office positions at a later date but he totally misunderstood the gentlemen in his office. A little bit of New England humor goes into this episode. Being brought up in upstate New York you learn that people dress for church, meetings, school functions etc. When Dick said that people up here don't worry about the clothes to Joanna I knew what was coming. A yellow sweater? Nice choice!



    William Lanteau and Thomas Hill make their first visits to the program as Chester and Jim another two of the charming iconic characters of this show.



    A fun episode where Dick gets a little embarrassed and carried away. Thanks for reading...moreless
Aaron Fletcher

Aaron Fletcher

Ollie Simpson

Guest Star

David Byrd

David Byrd

Council Treasurer

Guest Star

Estelle Omens

Estelle Omens

Mrs. Wanamaker

Guest Star

William Lanteau

William Lanteau

Chester

Recurring Role

Thomas Hill

Thomas Hill

Jim

Recurring Role

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