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Arthur Carlson (Character)
from "WKRP in Cincinnati" (1978)

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WKRP in Cincinnati: Season 1: Episode 22 -- When a former wrestler turned reverend uses his evangelical show to rip-off the public, Andy finds out the hard way that the 300 pound shyster is not one to be trifled with.

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Alternate Names:
Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson / Arthur 'Big Guy' Carlson

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  1. "The New WKRP in Cincinnati"
        - Chicago Story (1993) TV episode, Played by Gordon Jump (as Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson)
        - Treasure of Sierra Smith (1993) TV episode, Played by Gordon Jump (as Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson)
        - Johnny Goes Hollywood (1993) TV episode, Played by Gordon Jump (as Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson)
        - Fever in the Morning (1993) TV episode, Played by Gordon Jump (as Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson)
        - Murder by Les (1993) TV episode, Played by Gordon Jump (as Arthur 'Big Guy' Carlson)
          (18 more)

  2. "WKRP in Cincinnati"
        - Up and Down the Dial (1982) TV episode, Played by Gordon Jump (as Arthur 'Big Guy' Carlson)
        - To Err Is Human (1982) TV episode, Played by Gordon Jump (as Arthur 'Big Guy' Carlson)
        - The Impossible Dream (1982) TV episode, Played by Gordon Jump (as Arthur 'Big Guy' Carlson)
        - The Creation of Venus (1982) TV episode, Played by Gordon Jump (as Arthur 'Big Guy' Carlson)
        - Dear Liar (1982) TV episode, Played by Gordon Jump (as Arthur 'Big Guy' Carlson)
          (84 more)
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  1. "WKRP in Cincinnati"
        - Mama's Review (1979) TV episode, Played by Gordon Jump

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Quotes:
From "WKRP in Cincinnati: Pilot: Part 1 (#1.1)" (1978)
Andy Travis: Mrs. Carlson, rock and roll is where the money is.
Mama Carlson: How much money?
Andy Travis: Well, I think we can break even the first year, the second year I think...
Mama Carlson: Second year? I'm talking about now!
Andy Travis: Well, these things take time, ma'am. We break even the first year, the second year we clear maybe $800,000 after taxes...
Mama Carlson: Too little and too late!
Arthur 'Big Guy' Carlson: Too little? Mama, that $800,000 is *profits*, not losses!
Mama Carlson: I can sell the station for five times that amount right now! I want a faster turnaround!
Andy Travis: Ma'am, well, I hate to say it, but I... I personally cannot work that way. I guess I am fired.
Arthur 'Big Guy' Carlson: No, wait a minute! Mama look, you've been on my back for years to turn a profit here. Now when I'm finally getting started, you want to dump the station! Let me tell you something, if he goes, I go!
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