History Series / WKRPInCincinnati

21st Dec '17 12:08:46 PM finalsurvivor1
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* MultipleEndings: Season One episode ''The Contest Nobody Could Win'' had two endings made, changing the last few scenes. The primary difference was whether or not Johnny shows up at the climax and stops the con artist. If he does, he returns the money and asks for his $7.50 back. If he doesn't, the last scene reveals that he was docked $5000 to pay Don Pesola and has made a commercial to try and raise money from listeners.
2nd Dec '17 9:51:48 PM whateveryousay21
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** Herb was initially a womanizer who flirted with Jennifer constantly despite being married, as well as a man who has "three martini" lunches on a frequent basis. Both of these attributes were eventually changed- when Jennifer finally agrees to go on a date with Herb(in the hopes he won't go through with it), he finds he absolutely can NOT sleep with her, after which he cuts down on the flirting and focuses more on his family. Herb's martini habit goes from being merely a character trait to alcoholism when he realizes that he is drinking excessively and affecting his life and work, and puts an end to it.
12th Nov '17 9:42:33 AM Shoebox
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Brilliantly written and acted, as adult as was possible on network television at the time, and able to shift from wacky to satirical to outright surreal without losing a step, it was in all respects way ahead of its era -- and was the first series on JumpTheShark.com to ever be voted "Never Jumped". The episode referenced by the page quote was, in fact, voted the single greatest episode of any show, in any genre, in the ''history of television'' by the readers of ''Magazine/TVGuide''.

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Brilliantly written and acted, as adult as was possible on network television at the time, and able to shift from wacky to satirical to outright surreal without losing a step, it was in all respects way ahead of its era -- and was the first series on JumpTheShark.com to ever be voted "Never Jumped". The episode referenced by the page quote was, in fact, once voted the single greatest episode of any show, in any genre, in the ''history of television'' by the readers of ''Magazine/TVGuide''.
5th Nov '17 2:48:02 AM DragonQuestZ
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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Les ends one broadcast this way.
-->"This has been Les Nesman, saying, this has been Les Nesman!"



* MassiveMultiplayerScam: "Ginger, I ''despise'' you. I always have, and I ''always will''."
** "Wolfgang does not speak for the entire cartel!"
** Also: "But this is minor alongside the ''racial unrest'' that exists between the disc jockeys!"

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* MassiveMultiplayerScam: "Ginger, After a photographer uses a legal loophole to obtain nude photos of Jennifer, the various ways to get them back fail until Baily and Johnny team up, to pretend to be buyers for the photos.
-->"Ginger,
I ''despise'' you. I always have, and I ''always will''."
** "Wolfgang -->"Wolfgang does not speak for the entire cartel!"
** Also: "But In another episode the whole station teams up to fool an auditor who wanted to standardize the station with other bland formats.
-->"But
this is minor alongside the ''racial unrest'' that exists between the disc jockeys!"



5th Nov '17 2:36:17 AM DragonQuestZ
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* 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: 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 [[PimpDuds Venus wears one when he first shows up at the station.station]].



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Andy is about to drunkenly say one to Mrs. Carlson, which could have gotten him fired. Fortunately, he was so plastered, he fainted before he could even start.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Andy is about to drunkenly say one to Mrs. Carlson, which could have gotten him fired. Fortunately, he was so plastered, [[SubvertedTrope he fainted before he could even start.start]].



-->''Arthur:''' "Andy..."

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-->''Arthur:''' -->'''Arthur:''' "Andy..."
5th Nov '17 2:32:45 AM DragonQuestZ
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A revival show aired in syndication from 1991 to 1993; it was aptly titled ''The New WKRP In Cincinnati''. Arthur, Herb and Les were still around, and Arthur Jr. (previously featured in the original series as a kid horribly twisted by military school) was now Herb's subordinate, with several other new characters joining up. Johnny Fever showed up from time to time as well (Venus and Jennifer appeared for one and two episodes each). Although it was turning a profit, the series wasn't successful enough to warrant a third season.

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A revival show aired in syndication from 1991 to 1993; it was aptly titled ''The New WKRP In Cincinnati''.''Series/TheNewWKRPInCincinnati''. Arthur, Herb and Les were still around, and Arthur Jr. (previously featured in the original series as a kid horribly twisted by military school) was now Herb's subordinate, with several other new characters joining up. Johnny Fever showed up from time to time as well (Venus and Jennifer appeared for one and two episodes each). Although it was turning a profit, the series wasn't successful enough to warrant a third season.


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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Andy is about to drunkenly say one to Mrs. Carlson, which could have gotten him fired. Fortunately, he was so plastered, he fainted before he could even start.
-->'''Andy:''' "I have just two things to say to you!"
-->''Arthur:''' "Andy..."
-->'''Andy:''' "Number two--" (falls unconscious)
22nd Oct '17 7:09:03 PM themisterfree
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** For the revival, Mimsie's mew is [[LogoJoke replaced with the voice of Les saying "Oooohhh!"]]

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** For the revival, [[LogoJoke Mimsie's mew is [[LogoJoke is]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPaz-vnosEo replaced with the voice of Les saying "Oooohhh!"]]
6th Jul '17 5:27:21 PM nombretomado
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** The show itself was also considered a SpiritualSuccessor to MTM's ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow''; Grant Tinker called it "a radio station cousin to Mary's show," and critic Tom Shales called Gary Sandy "Gary Tyler Moore". The Magazine/{{MAD}} parody ''WKRAP in Cincinati'' even ends with Mama Carlson firing all the station employees (including her son) and replacing them with the recently fired WJM staff.

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** The show itself was also considered a SpiritualSuccessor to MTM's ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow''; ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow''; Grant Tinker called it "a radio station cousin to Mary's show," and critic Tom Shales called Gary Sandy "Gary Tyler Moore". The Magazine/{{MAD}} parody ''WKRAP in Cincinati'' even ends with Mama Carlson firing all the station employees (including her son) and replacing them with the recently fired WJM staff.
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.
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