The Nutt House

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The Nutt House
Premiere September 20, 1989
Finale October 25, 1989
Creator Mel Brooks &
Alan Spencer
Network/Provider NBC
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Brooksfilms Television,
Alan Spencer Productions,
Touchstone Television
Seasons 1
Episodes 10 (5 unaired)
Origin USA

The Nutt House is a sitcom that aired on NBC.

The Nutt House was the creation of executive producers Mel Brooks and Alan Spencer and was a broad farce about a once-prestigious New York City hotel which had of late fallen on hard times, in part, no doubt, due to it being named for the proprietress, Edwina Nutt (Cloris Leachman). Other characters included manager Reginald Tarkington (Harvey Korman), and head of housekeeping Ms. Frick (also portrayed by Leachman). Frick, a more pleasant version of Leachman's Frau Blucher character from Brooks' Young Frankenstein, appeared in every episode, Mrs. Nutt only in the pilot.

The Nutt House was a very broad satire in which the main story was periodically interrupted by short, unrelated, and often surreal background gags, not unlike those of Police Squad!. Its audience was quite a narrow one, as the single-camera show was intensely visual, and it was canceled within six weeks of its premiere.



Actor Character
Main Cast
Cloris Leachman Ms. Frick
Harvey Korman Reginald Tarkington
Brian McNamara Charles Nutt III
Molly Hagan Sally Lonnaneck
Gregory Itzin Dennis
Mark Blankfield Freddy


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One September 20, 1989 October 25, 1989 10


DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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