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TV Shows - WKRP in Cincinnati

WKRP in Cincinnati 1978 to 1982 is an American situation comedy that featured the misadventures of the staff of a struggling fictional radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio. The show was created by Hugh Wilson and was based upon his experiences working in advertising as a client of a classic album-oriented rock radio station. The ensemble cast consisted of Gary Sandy, Howard Hesseman, Gordon Jump, Loni Anderson, Tim Reid, Jan Smithers, Richard Sanders and Frank Bonner.

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1 Never Boned Still rocks.
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2 A very special... The Who stampede
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3 DVD Release All of the music was edited out and replaced!
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4 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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5 Dr. Fever and Mr. Tide Dr. Fever goes disco.
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1 Never boned in its original version, that is the version with all the original music. On the DVD set, they even edited out scenes where a character casually sings a popular song. And they even replaced the doorbell that played "Fly Me to the Moon." I think that's taking things too far. At least on the Happy Days sets which have a lot of music replacements themselves, they were able to keep at least some original music and Richie still gets to sing "I found my thrill..." -- Submitted By: (JayD) on July 1, 2012, 11:01 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 I agree with the people who say the replaced music on the DVDs is just wrong, but I don't think that's the show's fault. That's our copyright laws' fault, and I have to wonder if it would have happened at all if the RIAA wasn't paranoid about illegal downloading. Never boned itself, but it may have "been boned" by politics. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on June 29, 2012, 4:52 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 One of the funniest moments in TV history: "As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly." - Mr. Carlson (after Les' hysterical "Hindenburg Disaster" style news coverage). -- Submitted By: (hbrennan) on June 12, 2012, 4:52 am - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
4 To be fair, John. There were only two episodes which dealt with the Carlsons' change-of-life baby. The first one had the intriguing premise of overwhelming Mama Lillian Carlson reacting to the news of this pregnancy by offering to pay for her daughter-in-law to abort her baby due to Mama Carlson actually CARING about her and not wanting to risk her aging daughter-in-law Carmen's health and life via the pregnancy and childbirth. Rare indeed to see that Mama Carlson had a caring side [and this would save the 'WKRP' format in the show's finale when Johnny Fever threatened to tell 'the Big Guy' that his mother had always wanted the station to fail so she could profit]. Then, there was the childbirth itself which, thankfully, went without problems for Carmen and their newborn daughter. Maybe once of twice in the series and its sequel was this child referred to even though her troublesome older brother Arthur was around. Still, I agree that it was best when they kept the focus on the station itself. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 27, 2011, 11:43 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Probably never boned, although Mr and Mrs Carlson having a baby at their age was a close bone moment -- Submitted By: (John63btf) on November 26, 2011, 8:01 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Never boned. In fact, the "very special" episode about the incident at the Who concert was necessary because a show about a Rock radio station in Cincinnati would need to address a tragic incident that took place in Cincinnati during the time of its current run. I also believe they covered the incident remarkably well. -- Submitted By: (TheTruth) on March 23, 2011, 5:54 pm - (7 votes) - Login to Vote
7 as someone born in 1977, this show never really made any sense to me. i cant imagine people enjoying this show -- Submitted By: (VeritechRyan) on October 19, 2010, 9:49 pm - (-9 votes) - Login to Vote
8 WKRP in Cincinnati was a brilliant show, populated with some of the most hilarious characters in Television History! You had the Femme Fatale v. The Ingenue (Loni Anderson's Jennifer Marlowe v. Jan Smithers' Bailey Quarters), you had the wacky morning DJ (Howard Hesseman's Dr. Johnny Fever) There was the ridiculous skirt chasing sales guy and the seemingly virginal news guy (Frank Bonner's Herb Tarlek and Richard Saunders' Les Nessman) The cool and smooth (sometimes) late night jock (Tim Reid's Venus Flytrap) the totally out of touch station owner (Gordon Jump's Arthur Carlson) and the guy trying to make the whole thing work (Gary Sandy's Andy Travis). Yes, The Who concert ep was out of character for this show, but how could they not do something about it? The Who fit the station's format and the event occurred in Cincinnati. I'm sorry, but under those circumstances, they deserve praise for dedicating an episode to that tragic concert. Meanwhile, I wish we could have had DVDs of the original episodes as broadcast on CBS, with all of the music intact. The show isn't WKRP without the music! -- Submitted By: (TheDeanofNYC) on August 22, 2010, 10:26 am - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
9 And yes Dolfan, I do agree that Bailey was much more attractive than Loni anderson. Bailey kind had that 'hot-geek' thing going on. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on July 6, 2010, 4:36 pm - (4 votes) - Login to Vote
10 Great show. Hopefully the music rights issue will one day be resolved and WKRP will be available for purchase on DVD. -- Submitted By: (baldrick) on May 19, 2010, 8:17 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
11 I never actually watched this show during it's primetime run. I only discovered it years later in syndication. By that time, I actually worked at a two-bit radiostation, and boy let me tell you- whoever created and wrote for this show must have actually had some real experience at a radio station because this comedy was VERY believable. Virtually every single one of my co-workers and supervisors had an analogue on WKRP. From anal-retentive news directors to the somewhat out-of-step but enthusiastic sales guy, I could really relate to this show. I will admit that the Who Stampede episode was a bit of a bring down (and I am frequently annoyed by sit-coms that want to get serious take on causes), but this show did fine until the end. It was only years later when they tried to bring the show back that it Boned, but that's another show altogether. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on January 15, 2010, 12:20 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
12 Agreed, DolFan. Similar to the way Maryann was hotter than Ginger on Gilligan's Island. -- Submitted By: (JohnWest) on July 31, 2009, 7:50 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
13 I hardly ever watch(ed) this show but whenever I did I always thought the actress playing Bailey Quarters was hotter than Loni Anderson. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 9, 2009, 11:45 pm - (5 votes) - Login to Vote

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