Sunday, February 03, 2008
The button-down Vermont innkeeper
Brief but piquant: Newhart is soon to be released on DVD (first season, anyway).
*Pause for Happy Dance*
Not since the days of The Jack Benny Program on radio has there been such an off-beat yet self-consistent world. The weirdness of the denizens of Norwich, Vermont, and the desperate attempts by the transplanted New Yorkers to relate normally to them is a delight and a wonder. Bob Newhart dead-pans his way through three brothers who share a brain, feckless yuppies, clueless town councilmen, an officious constable, the man-hungry librarian, and still manages to pen do-it-yourself books.
If you need to laugh, get this set.
...and you DO need to laugh!