History YMMV / WKRPInCincinnati

19th May '17 7:37:15 PM glickmam
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** Rene Enriquez appears in the season 1 episode, "Tornado", playing Jose Rodriguez, a Spanish translator who shows up to translate for a group of ''Japanese'' radio executives when they come for a tour of WKRP. Enriquez would, of course, later co-star as Lt. Ray Calletano on ''Series/HillStreetBlues'', which was also an MTM production.
** Mary Frann appears in the season 3 two-part episode, "Dr. Fever and Mr. Tide", playing Avis Dropkin, the producer of the disco-themed television show that Johnny hosts as Rip Tide. Frann would, of course, later co-star as Joanna Loudon on ''Series/{{Newhart}}'', another MTM production.
** George Gaynes directed the series finale, "Up and Down the Dial." Gaynes would later go on to play Henry Warnimont on ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' as well as Commandant Eric Lassard in ''Film/PoliceAcademy'', which was coincidentally directed by Hugh Wilson.
** Blake Hunter wrote 12 episodes. Hunter would go on to greater success as co-creator and co-executive producer of ''Series/WhosTheBoss''.

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** Rene Enriquez appears in the season 1 episode, "Tornado", Howard Hesseman (Dr. Johnny Fever) is also best known for playing Jose Rodriguez, a Spanish translator who shows up to translate for a group of ''Japanese'' radio executives when they come for a tour of WKRP. Enriquez would, of course, later co-star as Lt. Ray Calletano Charlie Moore on ''Series/HillStreetBlues'', which was ''Series/HeadOfTheClass''.
** Tim Reid (Gordon "Venus Flytrap" Sims) is
also an MTM production.
** Mary Frann appears in the season 3 two-part episode, "Dr. Fever and Mr. Tide",
best known for playing Avis Dropkin, the producer of the disco-themed television show that Johnny hosts as Rip Tide. Frann would, of course, later co-star as Joanna Loudon Lt. Marcel "Downtown" Brown on ''Series/{{Newhart}}'', another MTM production.
''Series/SimonAndSimon'' and Ray Campbell on ''Series/SisterSister''.
** George Gaynes directed the series finale, "Up and Down the Dial." Gaynes would later go on to play is best known for playing Henry Warnimont on ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' as well as and Commandant Eric Lassard in ''Film/PoliceAcademy'', which was coincidentally directed by Hugh Wilson.
** Blake Hunter wrote 12 episodes. Hunter would go on to greater success is best known as co-creator and co-executive producer of ''Series/WhosTheBoss''.
29th Dec '16 8:30:44 PM Shoebox
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* HilariousInHindsight: In "Baby, If You've Ever Wondered", Travis laments that the best he did was cause the station to rise two ratings points rather than go straight to number one, and says that what he should have done was get rid of Herb, Les and Mr. Carlson himself, as none of them are good at their jobs and are dragging the station down. Who are the only three employees still there during ''Series/TheNewWKRPInCincinnati''?

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* HilariousInHindsight: In HilariousInHindsight:
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"Baby, If You've Ever Wondered", Travis laments that the best he did was cause the station to rise two ratings points rather than go straight to number one, and says that what he should have done was get rid of Herb, Les and Mr. Carlson himself, as none of them are good at their jobs and are dragging the station down. Who are the only three employees still there during ''Series/TheNewWKRPInCincinnati''?''Series/TheNewWKRPInCincinnati''?
**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.



** Mary Frann appears in the season 3 two-part episode, "Dr. Fever and Mr. Tide", playing Avis Dropkin, the producer of the disco-themed television show which Johnny becomes host of under the stage name, Rip Tide. Frann would, of course, later co-star as Joanna Loudon on ''Series/{{Newhart}}'', another MTM production.

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** Mary Frann appears in the season 3 two-part episode, "Dr. Fever and Mr. Tide", playing Avis Dropkin, the producer of the disco-themed television show which that Johnny becomes host of under the stage name, hosts as Rip Tide. Frann would, of course, later co-star as Joanna Loudon on ''Series/{{Newhart}}'', another MTM production.
2nd Oct '16 10:33:54 AM twilicorn
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: original broadcasts would play honest-to-God rock and popular music. The show would use songs with meaningful lyrics to underscore the plots of each episode. Of course, [[ExecutiveMeddling unless sanity or divine intervention prevails]], any rebroadcast [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks won't have the same songs]]...
** In fact, Creator/AntennaTV is rerunning the episodes ''with the songs.'' Hand to God, this Troper just watched "Turkeys Away" with full Pink Floyd scene restored, and it was glorious.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: original broadcasts would play honest-to-God rock and popular music. The show would use songs with meaningful lyrics to underscore the plots of each episode. Of course, [[ExecutiveMeddling unless sanity most rebroadcasts or divine intervention prevails]], any rebroadcast home video releases]] [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks won't have the same songs]]...
** In fact,
songs]]... though as of 2016 Creator/AntennaTV is rerunning the episodes ''with the songs.'' Hand to God, this Troper just watched They showed "Turkeys Away" with full Pink Floyd scene restored, and it was glorious.



** Wait, they've gotten the music rights back?! (insert Hallelujah chorus here)
23rd Sep '16 11:33:26 PM glickmam
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** George Gaynes directed the series finale, "Up and Down the Dial." Gaynes would later go on to play Henry Warnimont on ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' as well as Commandant Eric Lassard in ''Film/PoliceAcademy'', which was coincidentally directed by Hugh Wilson.
** Blake Hunter wrote 12 episodes. Hunter would go on to greater success as co-creator and co-executive producer of ''Series/WhosTheBoss''.
1st Sep '16 4:53:49 PM glickmam
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* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Rene Enriquez appears in the season 1 episode, "Tornado", playing Jose Rodriguez, a Spanish translator who shows up to translate for a group of ''Japanese'' radio executives when they come for a tour of WKRP. Enriquez would, of course, later co-star as Lt. Ray Calletano on ''Series/HillStreetBlues'', which was also an MTM production.
** Mary Frann appears in the season 3 two-part episode, "Dr. Fever and Mr. Tide", playing Avis Dropkin, the producer of the disco-themed television show which Johnny becomes host of under the stage name, Rip Tide. Frann would, of course, later co-star as Joanna Loudon on ''Series/{{Newhart}}'', another MTM production.
6th Aug '16 4:45:35 PM starjammer05
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** On a related note, when Les is MistakenForGay it nearly destroys his professional reputation (such as it is) and drives him to the brink of suicide, which might be [[FairForItsDay expected for the time]]. However, instead of the tolerance {{Aesop}} that one would expect nowadays, the situation is resolved by the person responsible issuing an apology for making such a dire accusation against Les.
28th Aug '15 10:51:11 AM tmanokc
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** In fact, Antenna TV is rerunning the episodes ''with the songs.'' Hand to God, this Troper just watched "Turkeys Away" with full Pink Floyd scene restored, and it was glorious.

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** In fact, Antenna TV Creator/AntennaTV is rerunning the episodes ''with the songs.'' Hand to God, this Troper just watched "Turkeys Away" with full Pink Floyd scene restored, and it was glorious.
27th Aug '15 6:04:02 PM kyeo
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** Johnny's rant about the "phone cops" is a comedy classic, but the subtext--that "the phone company knows everything you do" is a lot less funny in light of the [[http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/07/nsa-phone-records-program-illegal-court NSA's mass phone surveillance]] scandal.
8th Jul '15 1:50:45 PM ElectricZ
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** Lampshaded later in the series. Venus has toned down his wardrobe until he finds out he's to be interviewed by "Black Life" magazine, and decides to go all-out to impress the reporter. The reporter asks Venus if he feels silly dressed like that, and says the hippest black guys at Black Life dress in suits.
8th Jul '15 1:44:46 PM ElectricZ
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** A result of the show being edited for syndication. In the uncut broadcast version, the origin of the bucket and the tiki toys is explained.
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