With June being my birthday month, I like to go a bit off-beat with the inductees into the Television Crossover Hall of Fame. I also like to find pairs to illustrate the tradition of Gemini as a theme. (Sometimes puppets or cartoon characters.
But today, I'm an over-achiever....
William Sanderson as Larry, Tony Papenfuss as his brother Darryl and John Voldstad as his other brother Darryl - backwoodsmen who live in the same town. The three take over the Minuteman Café following Kirk's departure. The two Darryls never speak until the final episode. (recurring 1982–84, main cast 1984–90)
The trio of backwoodsmen known as Larry, Darryl, and Darryl actually made their first appearance in the series’ second episode. Dick hired their “company,” Anything for a Buck, to unearth the 300-year-old body of a woman buried in the Stratford Inn’s basement. The audience’s reaction to the brothers did not go unnoticed by Newhart and co-creator Kemp, and they were one of the first additions to the regular cast when Newhart underwent a makeover after season two.
Had they only appeared in 'Newhart', then they would not really have been actual citizens of Toobworld. But they made a few other one-shot appearances which qualify them for membership in the Hall as actual beings.
Just in case you don't remember who I'm talking about....
The Bob Newhart Show 19th Anniversary Special
(1991) (TV Special)
- Leaving Orlando: Part 2 (1997)
- Leaving Orlando: Part 3 (1997)
George & Leo
- The Cameo Episode (1997)
Welcome to the Hall, Guys!