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Trivia: WKRP in Cincinnati
  • Creator's Favorite: During season 3 the writers decided that Herb was their favorite character so there were suddenly many episodes focusing on him.
  • Dawson Casting: Arnold in "Venus and the Man" is supposed to be 16 years old, but the actor is clearly much older.
    • Handwaved by having his mother say that he's built like "a regular man" despite his youth.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Miss America Pageant host Bert Parks, as Herb's dad.
    • 3rd Rock from the Sun's French Stewart as a regular in the 90s revival series.
    • Also applies behind the scenes as well. Series writer and producer Blake Hunter later served as co-creator and co-executive producer of Whos The Boss, while fellow writer-producers Dan Guntzelman and Steve Marshall later served as creators and co-executive producers of Growing Pains spinoff Just the Ten of Us, which, coincidentally, featured Frank Bonner in a recurring role. In addition, George Gaynes, who directed the finale, is also known for playing Eric Lassard in Police Academy and Henry Warnimont on Punky Brewster.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: As mentioned above, the chances of the show getting a DVD release that isn't butchered beyond recognition due to music licensing snags are slim to none.
  • The Other Darrin: Mama Carlson was played by Sylvia Sidney in the pilot and Carol Bruce for the remainder of the series, including a reshot scene from the pilot in a Perspective Flip episode.
  • Screwed by the Network: CBS changed the show's time slot a dozen times in four years, leading to its early cancellation. Although the show was getting decent ratings on Monday nights at 9:30 PM following M*A*S*H, CBS moved it out of that slot as they wanted to free it up for House Calls, which starred former M*A*S*H regular Wayne Rogers, and they also felt that the rock n' roll music and the sex appeal of Loni Anderson were better-suited to an earlier slot, which at that time was thought of as mostly aimed at young people. During the third and fourth seasons, CBS continued to move the show around repeatedly, so much so that cast and crew members claimed that even they didn't know when the show aired. This time slot shuffling hurt the show's ratings and it was eventually canceled in 1982. It probably didn't help matters, however, that MTM co-founder and president Grant Tinker had left the company to become chairman and CEO of NBC the year before.

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