Nutt House, The (television) Television series on NBC; from September 20 to October 25, 1989. The adventures of a zany hotel staff at the Nutt House, a New York hotel owned by elderly Edwina Nutt. Stars Cloris Leachman (Mrs. Frick/Edwina Nutt), Harvey Korman (Reginald J. Tarkington), Brian McNamara (Charles Nutt III), Molly Hagan (Sally Lonnaneck). The television show utilized the expensive replica of the Plaza Hotel lobby that had been built as a set for the Disney feature, Big Business. The series was created by Mel Brooks and Alan Spencer.