Newhart

Season 1 Episode 2

Mrs. Newton's Body Lies A'Mould'ring in the Grave

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Nov 01, 1982 on CBS
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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.

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  • Dick and George decide that the furnace needs to be replaced. When discussing buying a larger one George points out they couldn't put it in the one corner of the basement because it would be on top of the body buried there.moreless

    9.5
    It sounds so awful but this turns into a wonderful episode that warms your heart. It turns out a woman who had lived on this property before the Inn was built was buried on the property and the Inn was built right above her without disturbing her grave.



    Joanna does some research and it turns out Mrs. Newton was a witch that was hanged and her property burned in the late 1600's. Her husband is buried in one of the local church cemeteries so Dick and Joanna go to Priest and ask to have her body moved next to his. This is a very funny scene with the give and take between Newhart and actor Bill Quinn as the Priest.



    After it is OK'd to move the body Joanna starts to have second thoughts as she reads about the women and her family and how she belongs there. So in the end we find that the Loudon's leave her to rest in peace in their basement.



    We meet William Sanderson who plays the sheriff on True Blood as "my name is Larry and this is my brother Darryl and my other brother Darryl" fame for the first time as well. Classic iconic characters.



    A very fun and enjoyable episode. Thanks for reading...moreless
Bill Quinn

Bill Quinn

Priest

Guest Star

Dan Frischman

Dan Frischman

Mortuary Employee

Guest Star

William Sanderson

William Sanderson

Larry

Recurring Role

John Voldstad

John Voldstad

Darryl

Recurring Role

Tony Papenfuss

Tony Papenfuss

Darryl

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Dick: Joanna, what would you say if I told you there's a body buried in our basement?
      Joanna: I'd say "ick."
      Dick: What would you say if you weren't a college graduate?

    • Dick: Husbands and wives aren't always buried together. I have an aunt that was buried in Pennsylvania, and my uncle was buried on the beach at Normandy.
      Joanna: He was killed in the war?
      Dick: No, my aunt found him there with another woman.

    • Larry: Hi, I'm Larry, this is my brother Darryl and this is my other brother Darryl.

  • NOTES (2)

    • This episode marks the first appearence of Larry, Darryl and Darryl and their business "Anything For a Buck" in which they'll do....anything for a buck. Guest stars in this episode, they appear from time to time in the first two seasons but they won't become full-time regulars until the third season premiere episode "Tell a Lie, Get a Check" in which Kirk sells them the Minuteman Cafe.

    • At the time of the episode Bill Quinn was Bob Newhart's father-in-law.

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