History Series / WKRPInCincinnati

10th May '17 12:47:41 PM rainmakerrtv
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** The DJ in "Johnny Comes Back" is taking payola to support his cocaine habit. Played with in the same episode, when to avoid complications Andy tells Carlson the packet of white stuff is 'foot powder'. The Big Guy promptly tries it out... cue hilariously panicked stomping when he finds out the truth.

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** The DJ in "Johnny Comes Back" is taking payola to support his cocaine habit. Played with in the same episode, when to avoid complications Andy Johnny tells Carlson the packet of white stuff is 'foot powder'. The Big Guy promptly tries it out... cue hilariously panicked stomping when he finds out the truth.
13th Mar '17 12:30:46 PM Xtifr
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Dr. Johnny Fever.



* JohnnyMcCoolname: Dr. Johnny Fever.
24th Jan '17 5:26:40 PM Shoebox
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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Les' "brilliant" promotional idea of giving everyone in Cincinnati a turkey for Thanksgiving by dropping them from a helicopter. RealityEnsues.

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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Les' Carlson's "brilliant" promotional idea of giving everyone in Cincinnati a turkey for Thanksgiving Thanksgiving... by dropping them from a helicopter. RealityEnsues.Because, yep, he really did think they could fly. Provoking possibly the most famous subsequent case of RealityEnsues in media history.
24th Jan '17 5:24:39 PM Shoebox
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* ItsPronouncedTroPay: Les' hat. For examples, he calls Chi Chi Rodriguez "Chy Chy Roh-dreh-gweez".
23rd Jan '17 8:07:47 AM AnotherGuy
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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Les' "brilliant" promotional idea of giving everyone in Cincinnati a turkey for Thanksgiving by dropping them from a helicopter. RealityEnsues.
23rd Jan '17 8:05:33 AM AnotherGuy
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* ItsPronouncedTropay: Herb's hat. For examples, he calls Chi Chi Rodriguez "Chy Chy Roh-dreh-gweez".

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* ItsPronouncedTropay: Herb's ItsPronouncedTroPay: Les' hat. For examples, he calls Chi Chi Rodriguez "Chy Chy Roh-dreh-gweez".
23rd Jan '17 7:49:25 AM AnotherGuy
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* ItsPronouncedTropay: Herb's hat. For examples, he calls Chi Chi Rodriguez "Chy Chy Roh-dreh-gweez".
30th Dec '16 7:16:32 PM Shoebox
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* BerserkButton: Les has sevweral, as the title character in "Les' Groupie" finds out the hard way. You ''DO NOT'' make fun of [[ThisIsMySide the imaginary walls of his office]]; he also doesn't like his Buckeye Newshawk and Silver Sow Award (given for agricultural reporting) being messed with, as per Johnny, who advises Les' groupie that if she values her life she won't touch them.

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* BerserkButton: Les has sevweral, several, as the title character in "Les' Groupie" finds out the hard way. You ''DO NOT'' make fun of [[ThisIsMySide the imaginary walls of his office]]; he also doesn't like his Buckeye Newshawk and Silver Sow Award (given for agricultural reporting) being messed with, as per Johnny, who advises Les' groupie that if she values her life she won't touch them.
29th Dec '16 8:33:15 PM Shoebox
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* TheDanza: In the episode "The Americanation of Ivan", character actor Sam Anderson played a local government agent named....Mr Anderson. Also counts as a YouLookFamiliar as he had previously played the little seen afternoon drive time dj Rex Erhart (or as Johnny calls him 'Rex Airhead') in one earlier episode.



* FakeHairDrama: "A Date with Jennifer" has Les experience over an awards ceremony.

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* FakeHairDrama: "A Date with Jennifer" has Les experience this over an awards ceremony.



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29th Dec '16 8:29:26 PM Shoebox
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* BerserkButton:
** The title character in "Les' Groupie" finds out the hard way that you ''DO NOT'' make fun of [[ThisIsMySide the imaginary walls of his office]].
** He also doesn't like his Buckeye Newshawk and Silver Sow Award (given for agricultural reporting) being touched. This is lampshaded in the same episode when Johnny advises Les' groupie that if she values her life she won't touch them.

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* BerserkButton:
** The
BerserkButton: Les has sevweral, as the title character in "Les' Groupie" finds out the hard way that you way. You ''DO NOT'' make fun of [[ThisIsMySide the imaginary walls of his office]].
** He
office]]; he also doesn't like his Buckeye Newshawk and Silver Sow Award (given for agricultural reporting) being touched. This is lampshaded in the same episode when Johnny messed with, as per Johnny, who advises Les' groupie that if she values her life she won't touch them.



* CasanovaWannabe:
** Herb Tarlek is a borderline case. Compared to his more sleazy clients, he's normal.
** When Jennifer gives Herb a makeover, ditching his loud blazers for sharp power suits, and having him adopt a more straight forward, professional approach, he alienates his lowbrow clientele, and abruptly has to change back.

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* CasanovaWannabe:
**
CasanovaWannabe: Herb Tarlek is a borderline case. Compared to his more sleazy clients, he's normal.
** When
normal. Amusingly justified in an episode in which Jennifer gives Herb him a makeover, ditching his loud blazers for sharp power suits, and having him adopt a more straight forward, straightforward, professional approach, approach. Whereupon he totally alienates his lowbrow clientele, clientele and abruptly has to change back.



* ChildhoodMemoryDemolitionTeam:
** "I Am Woman" has Bailey trying to save WKRP's old building when it's about to be torn down, even though it will enable them to move to a better building, because she sees older buildings as symbolic of a pre-machine era when people mattered more.

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* ChildhoodMemoryDemolitionTeam:
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ChildhoodMemoryDemolitionTeam: "I Am Woman" has Bailey trying to save WKRP's old building when it's about to be torn down, even though it will enable them to move to a better building, because she sees older buildings as symbolic of a pre-machine era when people mattered more.



* CompressedVice: Herb's drinking problem in "Out To Lunch".
** Though the writers deliberately [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] this in an episode two weeks before, where Jennifer tells Herb that his "three-martini lunches" are causing him to forget things he said. And the drinking problem was [[CallBack referred to]] a couple of times afterward.

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* CompressedVice: Herb's drinking problem in "Out To Lunch".
**
Lunch". Though the writers did deliberately [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] this in an episode two weeks before, where Jennifer tells Herb that his "three-martini lunches" are causing him to forget things he said. And the drinking problem was [[CallBack referred to]] a couple of times afterward.



** An unusual number for a sitcom of the era. Example: in the pilot episode, Andy promises Les a news helicopter, and in the third season premiere, this becomes a plot point.

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** An unusual number for a sitcom of the era. Example: For instance, in the pilot episode, Andy promises Les a news helicopter, and in the third season premiere, this becomes a plot point.



** One episode involves Herb's realization that he's at least headed for alcoholism. Later episodes involving alcohol where Herb might have a drink show that he doesn't, including one where Herb is pouring for everyone but himself and Herb himself lampshades it.

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** One episode involves Herb's realization that he's at least headed for alcoholism. alcoholism, which as noted had been subtly indicated a few episodes prior. Later episodes involving alcohol where Herb might have a drink show that he doesn't, including one where Herb is Herb, pouring for everyone but himself and Herb himself himself, lampshades it.



* ADayInTheLimelight: In addition to serving as a BaseballEpisode, the softball game against WPIG serves as a CharacterDevelopment opportunity for Les Nesman, who is used for a lot more than PluckyComicRelief. Plus, he gets to save the day for once!

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* ADayInTheLimelight: In addition to serving as a BaseballEpisode, the softball game against WPIG serves as a CharacterDevelopment opportunity for Les Nesman, Nessman, who is used for a lot more than PluckyComicRelief. Plus, he He even gets to save the day for once!



* DeadPetSketch: "Frog Story," where Herb brings in his daughter's pet frog Greenpeace, who's dying as a result of Herb accidentally spray-painting him.

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* DeadPetSketch: "Frog Story," where Herb brings in his daughter's pet frog Greenpeace, who's dying as a result of Herb accidentally spray-painting him. Much dark HilarityEnsues. ("Looks more like Pinkpeace to me!")



* TheDitz: Jennifer is one of the most famous TV subversions, while Les often comes close to playing this straight. (Although, she does a [[HilarityEnsues brilliant job of playing the ditz]] when everyone is called upon to play their opposite selves in "The Consultant".

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* TheDitz: Jennifer is one of the most famous TV subversions, while Les often comes close to playing this straight.subversions. (Although, she does a [[HilarityEnsues brilliant job of playing the ditz]] when everyone is called upon to play their opposite selves in "The Consultant".



** Les once led off a newscast by saying the station was off the air.

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** Les Played much straighter with Les, who once led off a newscast by saying the station was off the air.



** There wasn't as much of this as on some network shows, but in early episodes, Jennifer is shown objecting to anything that feels like real work, such as answering three calls in one day, taking dictation and getting coffee. Later episodes showed her capable of handling just about anything, but one could write off the lack of dictation and coffee-fetching as feeling as if it's beneath her.

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** There wasn't as much of this as on some network shows, but in early episodes, Jennifer is shown objecting to anything that feels like real work, such as answering three calls in one day, taking dictation and getting coffee. Later episodes showed her capable of handling just about anything, but anything; one could write off the lack of her disinterest in dictation and coffee-fetching as feeling as if considering it's beneath her.



* EmbarrassingSlide: In one episode some of the staff make a pitch to land an important new advertising account. As part of this, Andy Travis fires up the slide show: "...I have no idea where that pornographic slide came from."

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* EmbarrassingSlide: In one episode some of the staff make a pitch to land an important new advertising account. As part of this, Andy Travis fires up the slide show: "...I have no idea where that pornographic slide came from."



* FanService:
** An equal opportunity version in "Filthy Pictures," where Jennifer appears in a bathing suit for the first and only time in the show, right alongside an embarrassed Andy in a skimpy bathing suit of his own.

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* FanService:
**
FanService: An equal opportunity version in "Filthy Pictures," where Jennifer appears in a bathing suit for the first and only time in the show, right alongside an embarrassed Andy in a skimpy bathing suit of his own.own. Played with in that the entire episode then becomes about the illicit snaps the photographer caught of Jennifer in the change room.



* GeekyAnalogy: Inverted, Venus teaches a gang leader about the structure of the atom using gang references.

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* GeekyAnalogy: Inverted, Venus teaches a gang leader streetwise teenager about the structure of the atom using gang references.



-->'''Carlson''': Why can't I wake up?? Scrooge got to wake up (between ghosts)!

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-->'''Carlson''': Why can't I wake up?? Scrooge got to wake up (between ghosts)![between ghosts]!



-->'''Venus''': Never listen again to a good lookin' woman.

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-->'''Venus''': Never gonna listen again to a good lookin' woman.



* HiddenDepths: Nearly every character, including the obnoxious Herb, has more to them than first impressions would make them. Even Mrs. Carlson, who can otherwise ship your entire existence to another hemisphere if you refuse to play her favorite song, has a compassionate side to her.
* HilariousInHindsight: When Johnny meets his estranged daughter's boyfriend, he has them stay at his place, where they notice a picture of Johnny with Mick Jagger. The boyfriend thinks this is "far out" and suggests that Johnny "speak to Mick" about an audition for the Rolling Stones, because "Keith Richards can't last forever, am I right?" That was in 1980. As of 2016, not only is Richards still very much alive, but still touring with the Stones, despite looking like a walking corpse.

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* HiddenDepths: Nearly every character, including the obnoxious Herb, has more to them than first impressions would make them.imply. Even Mrs. Carlson, who can otherwise will instantly ship your entire existence to another hemisphere if you refuse to play her favorite song, has a compassionate side to her.
* HilariousInHindsight: When Johnny meets his estranged daughter's boyfriend, he has them stay at his place, where they notice a picture of Johnny with Mick Jagger. The boyfriend thinks this is "far out" and suggests that Johnny "speak to Mick" about an audition for the Rolling Stones, because "Keith Richards can't last forever, am I right?" That was in 1980. As of 2016, not only is Richards still very much alive, but still touring with the Stones, despite looking like a walking corpse.
her.



* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: Mr. Carlson skips out on an event that his mother planned, but after Herb said he got Carlson a ridiculous tuxedo, his mother doesn't mind anymore.
** Pretty much every one of Herb's suits.

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* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: Mr. Carlson skips out on an event that his mother planned, but after Herb said he got Carlson a ridiculous tuxedo, his mother doesn't mind anymore.
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Pretty much every one of Herb's suits.suits. Actually gets Carlson off the hook when he skips out on an event of his mother's; after Herb explains that he'd got Carlson a ridiculous tuxedo, Mama C. suddenly doesn't mind anymore.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: After selling air time to a sports supplement store, Herb has a crisis of conscience when a high school student dies from using them, as the "supplements" may have been [[DrugsAreBad something much more illicit]]. Herb makes an on-air apology for the advertising.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: After selling air time to a sports supplement store, Herb has a crisis of conscience when a high school student dies from using them, as the "supplements" may have been [[DrugsAreBad something much more illicit]]. Herb illicit]], and he eventually makes an on-air apology for the advertising.apology.



-->"I beg your pardon... I mean, say what?"

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-->"I beg your pardon... I pardon--I mean, say what?"''what?''"



* JustEatGilligan: Justified. When Andy is upset the ratings are going up only slightly, he realizes he'd have to fire half the staff, including the station owner's son. Not exactly the most feasible option.
** He also realizes that the meager ratings boost was great for everyone's else morale, since they had never gone ''up'' in the ratings before.

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* JustEatGilligan: Justified. When Andy is upset the ratings are going up only slightly, he realizes he'd have to fire half the staff, including the station owner's son. Not exactly the most feasible option.
** He also realizes that the meager ratings boost was great for everyone's else morale, since they had never
option, especially while they're all utterly and obliviously jubilant at actually having gone ''up'' in the ratings before.for the first time.



* KitschyLocalCommercial: All of WKRP's commercials are like this:

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* KitschyLocalCommercial: All ''All'' of WKRP's commercials are like this:this, neatly explaining why Herb still has a job.



* LongLostUncleAesop: The station's cleaning woman, Cora, appears for the first and only time in "Venus and the Man" so Venus can talk her son out of dropping out of school.
* LoonyFan: Les gets one of these in Darlene, a caller who has sex with him and then moves into his apartment and takes over his life.

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* LongLostUncleAesop: The station's cleaning woman, Cora, appears for the first and only time in "Venus and the Man" so Venus can talk her son out of dropping out of school.
school. Fairly well justified in that the show takes place during the hours most of the employees are at the station, meaning the cleaning staff wouldn't usually show up in any case.
* LoonyFan: Les gets one of these in "Les' Groupie", ''aka'' Darlene, whom after a caller who has sex with him and then one-night stand promptly moves into his apartment and takes over his life.



* MeanCharacterNiceActor: In the commentary of the Season One DVD, Loni Anderson said that Carol Bruce (Mama Carlson) was actually very sweet and kind.
* {{Meganekko}}: Bailey

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: In the commentary of the Season One DVD, Loni Anderson said says that Carol Bruce (Mama Carlson) was actually very sweet and kind.
* {{Meganekko}}: BaileyBailey.



* MultipleChoicePast:
** Venus had one of these for much of the series, with several seemingly incompatible facts given about his past before he came to WKRP: He was said to be a successful New Orleans disc jockey, a Vietnam deserter on the run, ''and'' a former schoolteacher.
** "The Creation of Venus," one of the last episodes, was a writer's attempt to reconcile these different parts of Venus's backstory, although in doing so, he created a small new ContinuitySnarl by making it seem like Andy knew Venus's real name all along.
* MyBelovedSmother: Mama Carlson keeps Arthur under her thumb even though he's a married father in his fifties.

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* MultipleChoicePast:
**
MultipleChoicePast: Venus had one of these for much of the series, with several seemingly incompatible facts given about his past before he came to WKRP: He was said to be a successful New Orleans disc jockey, a Vietnam deserter on the run, ''and'' a former schoolteacher.
** "The **"The Creation of Venus," one of the last episodes, was a writer's attempt to reconcile these different parts of Venus's backstory, although in doing so, he created a small new ContinuitySnarl by making it seem like Andy knew Venus's real name all along.
* MyBelovedSmother: Mama Carlson keeps her Arthur under her thumb even though he's a middle-aged, married father in his fifties.father.



* NetworkDecay: Two InUniverse examples:
** Andy abruptly changes the station's format in the first episode.
** It comes back in the last episode when Mrs. Carlson wants WKRP to change to an all-news format, but it turns out to be a very different kind of network decay; Mrs. Carlson created WKRP as [[SpringtimeForHitler a tax write-off]], the real network decay happened when WKRP became profitable.

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* NetworkDecay: Two InUniverse examples:
**
Andy abruptly changes the station's format in the first episode.
** It comes back
episode. Leading to a CallBack in the last episode when Mrs. Carlson wants WKRP to change to an all-news format, but it which turns out to be a very different kind of network decay; Mrs. Carlson created WKRP as [[SpringtimeForHitler a tax write-off]], meaning the real network decay happened set in when WKRP became profitable.






* OhTheHumanity: As turkeys begin falling from the sky in the "Turkeys Away" episode, Les Nessman's horror during his on-the-spot coverage begins to echo the Hindenberg disaster, including the famous line.

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* OhTheHumanity: As turkeys begin falling from the sky in the "Turkeys Away" episode, Les Nessman's mounting horror during his on-the-spot coverage begins to echo the Hindenberg disaster, disaster more and more closely, eventually including the famous line.



* OnlySaneEmployee: Andy.

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* OnlySaneEmployee: Andy.Andy, oh so much.



* PointyHairedBoss: Mr. Carlson

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* PointyHairedBoss: Mr. CarlsonCarlson shows some shades of this.



* ThePrecariousLedge: When Les is MistakenForGay he decides to [[TalkingDownTheSuicide jump off the ledge of the building. Herb climbs out the window to talk him down,]] and when Les gets a call from the person who had mistaken him for gay apologizing Les now wants to live but is too petrified to move. They manage to bring him in, but Herb falls off and gets injured even though he falls into a FiremansSafetyNet (offscreen).

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* ThePrecariousLedge: When Les is MistakenForGay he decides to [[TalkingDownTheSuicide jump off the ledge of the building. Herb climbs out the window to talk him down,]] and when Les but meanwhile the station gets a an apology call from the person who had mistaken him for gay apologizing made the accusation. So Les now wants to live but is too petrified to move. They The rest of the gang manage to bring him in, but while Herb falls off and gets injured even though he falls into a FiremansSafetyNet (offscreen).



* PrettyInMink:
** Jennifer has quite a few furs given to her by rich men she befriends. No, she doesn't sleep with them. They just like her so much, they insist she take those gifts.
** Other furs are worn by Mama Carlson, some guest stars, and even Venus wears one when he first shows up at the station.

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* PrettyInMink:
**
PrettyInMink: Jennifer has quite a few furs given to her by rich men she befriends. No, she doesn't sleep with them. They just like her so much, they insist she take those gifts.
**
gifts. Other furs are worn by Mama Carlson, some guest stars, and even Venus wears one when he first shows up at the station.



* ReallyGetsAround: Andy. A lot of his throwaway jokes indicate that he spends a lot of weekends with a lot of beautiful women.

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* ReallyGetsAround: Andy. A Besides an entire episode revolving around his reunion with an old girlfriend, a lot of his throwaway jokes indicate that he spends a lot of weekends with a lot of beautiful women.



--> '''Herb:''' Don't tell this to anyone. And Les, don't tell them soon.

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--> '''Herb:''' Don't tell this to anyone. And Les, don't tell them soon.''soon''.



* RichBitch: Mrs. Carlson

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* RichBitch: Mrs. CarlsonCarlson.



* TheRival: WPIG, another radio station in both broadcasting and pretty much anything else.

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* TheRival: WPIG, another radio station another, larger local station, in both broadcasting and pretty much anything else.



** Jennifer also has several of these, including her doorbell that plays "Fly Me to the Moon" and her ability to sense Johnny coming in without turning around.

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** Jennifer also has several of these, including her a doorbell that plays "Fly Me to the Moon" and her ability to sense Johnny coming in without turning around.



* ShellShockedVeteran:
** Venus, whose Vietnam War experiences left him so shattered that he deserted shortly before the war ended.
** This was the focus of one episode. [[spoiler: It turned out he'd deserted right after being shipped back to the States, two weeks before he was to be discharged. The officer who discovered this decided to just have it smoothed over as a 'paperwork error' and get him his Honorable Discharge.]]

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* ShellShockedVeteran:
**
ShellShockedVeteran: Venus, whose as per an episode in which it's revealed his Vietnam War experiences left him so shattered that he deserted shortly before the war ended.
** This was the focus of one episode.
ended. [[spoiler: It turned out he'd deserted right after being shipped back to the States, two weeks before he was to be discharged. The officer who discovered this decided to just have it smoothed over as a 'paperwork error' and get him his Honorable Discharge.]]



** Andy's college T-shirts rotate among the local colleges.

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** Andy's college T-shirts T-shirt logos rotate among the local colleges.



* SigningOffCatchPhrase: Les Nessman eventually ended his news broadcasts with "This is Les Nessman, saying 'may the good news be yours'".

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* SigningOffCatchPhrase: Les Nessman eventually ended usually ends his news broadcasts with "This is Les Nessman, saying 'may the good news be yours'".



** It's not an ironic nickname either. His wife happens to be "Big" Ed.



* SmallNameBigEgo:
** Les is convinced that his meaningless local awards make him a newsman to equal Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather, and he's genuinely surprised when people he interviews haven't heard of him.

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* SmallNameBigEgo:
**
SmallNameBigEgo: Les is convinced that his meaningless local awards make him a newsman to equal Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather, and he's genuinely surprised when people he interviews haven't heard of him.



* SoapBoxSadie: Bailey is a crusader for various liberal causes including the Equal Rights Amendment, nuclear bans, and saving the whales. She's usually portrayed positively for this, though.
** In "Jennifer Moves" Bailey drags in a man with a petition and asks everyone to sign it, without bothering to find out what the petition is for.
* SpiritualSuccessor:
** ''Series/NewsRadio''

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* SoapBoxSadie: Bailey is a crusader for various liberal causes including the Equal Rights Amendment, nuclear bans, and saving the whales. She's usually portrayed positively for this, though.
** In
though. Albeit it gets mocked gently in "Jennifer Moves" Moves", when Bailey drags in a man with a petition and asks everyone to sign it, without bothering to find out what the petition is for.
* SpiritualSuccessor:
** ''Series/NewsRadio''
SpiritualSuccessor: ''Series/NewsRadio''.



* SurrealThemeTune: The end theme was a hard rock song composed and performed by Jim Ellis, and was meant to satirize rock music songs featuring heavy instrumentation and near-incomprehensible lyrics. It didn't matter much, of course: at the time, networks (including CBS) did "coming up"-type voiceovers over the closing credits, meaning all viewers would usually hear were the first half-second and last five to 10 seconds of the theme which, in this case, was the closing riffs or, if the voiceover ended just earlier, the last line of the singing.
* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic:
** Any time a character turns on WKRP, it's going to be playing a song whose title or content is related to what's happening in the episode.

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* SurrealThemeTune: The end theme was a hard rock song composed and performed by Jim Ellis, and was meant to satirize rock music songs featuring heavy instrumentation and near-incomprehensible lyrics. It didn't matter much, of course: at the time, networks (including CBS) did "coming up"-type voiceovers over the closing credits, meaning all viewers would usually hear were the first half-second and last five to 10 seconds of the theme which, theme. Which, in this case, was the closing riffs or, if the voiceover ended just earlier, the last line of the singing.
* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic:
**
SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: Any time a character turns on WKRP, the radio in-universe, it's going to be playing a song whose title or content is related to what's happening in the episode.



* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: More of a Suspiciously Specific Affirmation, when the ''Real Families'' crew interviews the staff. "Herb Tarlek is a hard worker, a loyal husband and an all-around fine person."

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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: More of a Suspiciously Specific Affirmation, when the ''Real Families'' crew interviews the staff. staff: "Herb Tarlek is a hard worker, a loyal husband and an all-around fine person."



** The [=DJs=] frequently insult bands the actors or writers didn't like, especially Disco groups.

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** The [=DJs=] frequently insult bands the actors or writers didn't like, especially Disco groups.disco groups (the show was produced at the height of a massive anti-disco backlash across the country).



--->'''Colonel Buchanan (the deceased):''' To my brother Cedrick, I leave... nothing. Because he's always been an all or nothing type of fellow and since he can't have it all, he gets nothing. Oh, I've paid his bills for the last forty years and that free ride on the Buchanan gravy train is OVER. Did you save anything, Cedrick?"

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--->'''Colonel Buchanan (the deceased):''' To my brother Cedrick, Cedric, I leave... nothing. Because he's always been an all or nothing type of fellow and since he can't have it all, he gets nothing. Oh, I've paid his bills for the last forty years and that free ride on the Buchanan gravy train is OVER. Did you save anything, Cedrick?"Cedric?"



--->'''Colonel Buchanan:''' "Nnno." No, I didn't think so.

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--->'''Colonel Buchanan:''' "Nnno.''(mockingly)'' "Nooooo." No, I didn't think so.



* ThoseTwoGuys: Johnny and Venus.
* TokenMinority:
** Venus Flytrap, but at least actor Tim Reid and the producers worked hard to give him unique elements as a real individual.

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* ThoseTwoGuys: Johnny and Venus.
Venus, by virtue of being both best buddies and the only two [=DJs=] shown on a regular basis.
* TokenMinority:
**
TokenMinority: Venus Flytrap, but at least actor Tim Reid and the producers worked hard to give him unique elements as a real individual.



* TwoFirstNames: Andy Travis.



** A more straight example is the episode in which Nes gives up on Andy getting him a helicopter and taking it upon himself to hire a two seater plane to do the job.

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** A more straight example is the episode in which Nes Les gives up on Andy getting him a helicopter and taking it upon himself to hire a two seater two-seater plane to do the job.



** Johnny and Venus.

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** Occasionally Johnny and Venus. Venus as well, usually when Johnny's in the grip of one of his odd obsessions.



** Imagine being a listener to the former "Beautiful Music" format, and suddenly hearing the DJ say "Boogerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
** And before that, when Les and the rest of us finally learn what Carlson's "turkey giveaway" is: "OH MY GOD, THEY'RE TURKEYS!"

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** Imagine being a listener to the former "Beautiful Music" format, and suddenly hearing the DJ say "Boogerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
** And before that, when Les and the rest of us finally learn what Carlson's "turkey giveaway" is: is... just as dozens of them are being dropped from a plane: "OH MY GOD, THEY'RE TURKEYS!"TURKEYS!"
** Imagine being a listener to the former "Beautiful Music" format, and suddenly hearing the DJ howl ''"Boogerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"''
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