History YMMV / WKRPInCincinnati

29th Jan '18 8:50:31 PM HighCrate
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* DeaderThanDisco: A literal version. Though Johnny made several TakeThat comments against disco when it was still popular, "Dr. Fever and Mr. Tide," a full-length anti-disco episode, didn't appear until 1981, by which time disco was already dead.
24th Nov '17 8:15:09 PM finalsurvivor1
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** Jennifer quits her “Ask Arlene” advice show when a caller’s husband turns abusive after the caller asserts herself as Jennifer recommended. Jennifer blames herself for breaking up a happy marriage, and no one contradicts her. A reaction like this would be nearly unthinkable today.
*** She doesn't blame herself for breaking up a happy marriage, but rather for encouraging the caller to provoke her husband into violence, and she is promptly contradicted by the others, who assure her that she did no such thing, and that only the abuser is to blame for his actions.
6th Nov '17 7:07:38 AM twilicorn
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** George Gaynes directed the series finale, "Up and Down the Dial." Gaynes is best known for playing Henry Warnimont on ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' and Commandant Eric Lassard in ''Film/PoliceAcademy'', which was coincidentally directed by Hugh Wilson. Amusingly, Gaynes' real life wife, Allyn Ann [=McLerie=], had a recurring role on ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' as Carmen Carlson, Mr. Carlson's wife.
** Blake Hunter wrote 12 episodes. Hunter is best known as co-creator and co-executive producer of ''Series/WhosTheBoss''.

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** George Gaynes directed the series finale, "Up and Down the Dial." Gaynes is best known for playing Henry Warnimont on ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' and Commandant Eric Lassard in ''Film/PoliceAcademy'', the latter of which was coincidentally directed by Hugh Wilson. Amusingly, Gaynes' real life wife, Allyn Ann [=McLerie=], had a recurring role on ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' ''WKRP'' as Carmen Carlson, Mr. Carlson's wife.
** Blake Hunter Hunter, who wrote 12 episodes. Hunter is best known as episodes, was later the co-creator and co-executive producer of ''Series/WhosTheBoss''.



* VindicatedByHistory: a middling successful TV show during its run, ''WKRP'' now regarded as one of the best WorkCom shows ''ever''.
* ValuesDissonance: Herb's relentless pursuit of Jennifer (and management's seeming tolerance of it) would likely result in a sexual harassment lawsuit nowadays.

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* VindicatedByHistory: a A middling successful TV show during its run, ''WKRP'' now regarded as one of the best WorkCom shows ''ever''.
* ValuesDissonance: ValuesDissonance:
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Herb's relentless pursuit of Jennifer (and management's seeming tolerance of it) would likely result in a sexual harassment lawsuit nowadays.
25th Sep '17 11:15:41 PM TheGoodnight
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*** She doesn't blame herself for breaking up a happy marriage, but rather for encouraging the caller to provoke her husband into violence, and she is promptly contradicted by the others, who assure her that she did no such thing, and that only the abuser is to blame for his actions.
2nd Sep '17 10:05:48 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.
2nd Sep '17 10:00:48 PM glickmam
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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.

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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 reporter, who is actually white, asks Venus if he feels silly dressed like that, and says the hippest black guys at Black Life dress in suits.
30th Aug '17 1:41:19 AM HudsonHawk
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** Tim Reid (Gordon "Venus Flytrap" Sims) is also best known for playing Lt. Marcel "Downtown" Brown on ''Series/SimonAndSimon'', Mike Hanlon in the ''Literature/It'' miniseries, and Ray Campbell on ''Series/SisterSister''.

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** Tim Reid (Gordon "Venus Flytrap" Sims) is also best known for playing Lt. Marcel "Downtown" Brown on ''Series/SimonAndSimon'', Mike Hanlon in the ''Literature/It'' ''Literature/{{It}}'' miniseries, and Ray Campbell on ''Series/SisterSister''.
30th Aug '17 1:39:15 AM HudsonHawk
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** Tim Reid (Gordon "Venus Flytrap" Sims) is also best known for playing Lt. Marcel "Downtown" Brown on ''Series/SimonAndSimon'' and Ray Campbell on ''Series/SisterSister''.

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** Tim Reid (Gordon "Venus Flytrap" Sims) is also best known for playing Lt. Marcel "Downtown" Brown on ''Series/SimonAndSimon'' ''Series/SimonAndSimon'', Mike Hanlon in the ''Literature/It'' miniseries, and Ray Campbell on ''Series/SisterSister''.
26th Jul '17 4:35:05 PM glickmam
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** George Gaynes directed the series finale, "Up and Down the Dial." Gaynes is best known for playing Henry Warnimont on ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' and Commandant Eric Lassard in ''Film/PoliceAcademy'', which was coincidentally directed by Hugh Wilson. Amusingly, Gaynes' real life wife, Allyn Ann McLerie, had a recurring role on ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' as Carmen Carlson, Mr. Carlson's wife.

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** George Gaynes directed the series finale, "Up and Down the Dial." Gaynes is best known for playing Henry Warnimont on ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' and Commandant Eric Lassard in ''Film/PoliceAcademy'', which was coincidentally directed by Hugh Wilson. Amusingly, Gaynes' real life wife, Allyn Ann McLerie, [=McLerie=], had a recurring role on ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' as Carmen Carlson, Mr. Carlson's wife.
26th Jul '17 4:34:36 PM glickmam
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** George Gaynes directed the series finale, "Up and Down the Dial." Gaynes is best known for playing Henry Warnimont on ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' and Commandant Eric Lassard in ''Film/PoliceAcademy'', which was coincidentally directed by Hugh Wilson.

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** George Gaynes directed the series finale, "Up and Down the Dial." Gaynes is best known for playing Henry Warnimont on ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' and Commandant Eric Lassard in ''Film/PoliceAcademy'', which was coincidentally directed by Hugh Wilson. Amusingly, Gaynes' real life wife, Allyn Ann McLerie, had a recurring role on ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' as Carmen Carlson, Mr. Carlson's wife.
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