Newhart Season 4 Episode 20
On a lark, Dick submits his newest book to his publisher under the pseudonym he used when he first started writing, Dwight Schmidlapp, only to find it rejected. Dick sinks into a funk when he realizes he’s ‘coasting’ in his writing career.
Episode Title: Dwight Schmidlapp Is Not a Quitter
Air Date: 1986-03-10