Newhart (1982–1990)
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Town Without Pity 

When Al "The Mole" Griswold uses one of Dick's "How To" books to break out of prison the town has a book burning for all of Dick's books.


David Steinberg


Barry Kemp (created by), Sheldon Bull (developed by) | 6 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Bob Newhart ... Dick Loudon
Mary Frann Mary Frann ... Joanna Loudon
Peter Scolari ... Michael Harris
Julia Duffy ... Stephanie Vanderkellen
Tom Poston ... George Utley
William Sanderson ... Larry
Tony Papenfuss Tony Papenfuss ... Darryl #1
John Voldstad John Voldstad ... Darryl #2
William Lanteau William Lanteau ... Chester Wanamaker
Thomas Hill ... Jim Dixon
Todd Susman ... Officer Shifflett
Ken Jenkins ... Al Griswold
Rebecca Schull ... Valerie


When Al "The Mole" Griswold uses one of Dick's "How To" books to break out of prison the town has a book burning for all of Dick's books.

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Release Date:

24 October 1988 (USA) See more »

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MTM Enterprises See more »
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1.33 : 1
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References Town Without Pity (1961) See more »

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A Newhart book burning
22 June 2018 | by Jimmy_the_Gent4See all my reviews

A prisoner escapes from prison using one of Dick's books as a guide. The town turns against Dick and wants to burn all of his books.

A very funny episode for the townsfolk. Rebecca Schull (later on "Wings") plays a guest who is interested in seeing the book burning which has turned into a big town event. She has some funny lines including "I hear if you read his books backwards you get messages from hell!" Dick tries to talk sense into the town people who finally realize that his books are not Satanic but just boring.

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