Newhart - Season 5

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  • Much to Do Without Muffin
    4/13/87
    8.4

    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.

  • 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.

  • Harris Ankles PIV for Web Post
    3/16/87
    8.2

    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.

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  • Night Moves
    Night Moves
    Episode 21
    3/9/87
    8.8

    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.

  • Fun with Dick and Joanna
    2/23/87
    8.8

    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.

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Loudon
    2/16/87
    8.0

    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.

  • Jail, Jail, the Gang's All Here
    2/9/87
    8.7

    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.

  • Unfriendly Persuasion
    2/2/87
    8.1

    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.

  • Chimes They Are a Changin'
    1/26/87
    7.8

    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.

  • 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.
  • First of the Belles
    First of the Belles
    Episode 14
    1/12/87
    7.2

    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.

  • Love Letters in the Mud
    1/5/87
    7.1

    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.

  • Saturday in New York with George
    12/22/86
    6.9

    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.

  • Everybody Ought to Have a Maid
    12/15/86
    6.8
    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
    12/8/86
    7.8

    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.

  • Utley, Can You Spend a Dime
    12/1/86
    6.3
    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.
  • Thanksgiving for the Memories
    11/24/86
    8.9

    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.

  • My Two and Only
    My Two and Only
    Episode 7
    11/17/86
    7.5

    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.

  • Desperately Desiring Susan (2)
    11/3/86
    9.2

    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.

  • Desperately Desiring Susan (1)
    10/27/86
    9.3

    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.

  • High Fidelity
    High Fidelity
    Episode 4
    10/20/86
    8.7

    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.

  • Dick the Kid
    Dick the Kid
    Episode 3
    10/13/86
    8.7

    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.

  • Camp Stephanie
    Camp Stephanie
    Episode 2
    10/6/86
    8.6
    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.
  • Co-Hostess Twinkie
    Co-Hostess Twinkie
    Episode 1
    9/29/86
    9.5
    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.
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