1990: Newhart closes the inn
Bob Newhart, known for his successful sitcom “The Bob Newhart Show” in the 1970s, returned with another hit series, “Newhart.”
In this show, he portrayed the deadpan comic as the owner of a Vermont inn, where he interacted with a cast of eccentric locals.
The series ran for eight seasons, comprising 184 episodes on CBS.
It culminated with one of the most iconic finales in television history.
In the final moments of the last episode, Newhart’s character, Dick Loudon, is comically struck by a golf ball.
Then, in a surprising twist, the screen fades to black. Suddenly, Dr. Bob Hartley, his character from “The Bob Newhart Show,” wakes up in bed.
He shares with his wife (Suzanne Pleshette, reprising her role from the earlier series) that the entire storyline of “Newhart” was nothing more than a dream. -A.D.
– Raymond Burr, the attorney (passed away in 1993)
– Peggy Cass, the chimp rearer (passed away in 1999)
– Lisa Edelstein, the hospital administrator (age 47)
– Al Franken, the SNL cast member (age 62)
– Carolyn Lawrence, the voice actress (age 49)
– Mr. T, the mercenary (age 61)
– Sarah Ramos, a member of the Braverman family (age 22)
– J. Elvis Weinstein, the movie-mocking robot (age 42).
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