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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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Writer:
Hugh Wilson (created by)
Contact:
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
18 September 1978 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The staff of a struggling radio station have a chance at success after the new programming director changes the format to rock music Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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(53 articles)
User Reviews:
A breath of fresh air See more (48 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 30)

Gary Sandy ... Andy Travis (90 episodes, 1978-1982)

Gordon Jump ... Arthur 'Big Guy' Carlson / ... (90 episodes, 1978-1982)

Loni Anderson ... Jennifer Elizabeth Marlowe / ... (89 episodes, 1978-1982)

Howard Hesseman ... Dr. Johnny Fever (89 episodes, 1978-1982)

Richard Sanders ... Les Nessman / ... (88 episodes, 1978-1982)

Frank Bonner ... Herb Tarlek (88 episodes, 1978-1982)

Tim Reid ... Venus Flytrap (86 episodes, 1978-1982)

Jan Smithers ... Bailey Quarters (86 episodes, 1978-1982)
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Series Directed by
Rod Daniel (24 episodes, 1979-1981)
Will Mackenzie (16 episodes, 1979-1982)
Asaad Kelada (15 episodes, 1978-1982)
Linda Day (11 episodes, 1980-1982)
Frank Bonner (6 episodes, 1980-1982)
Michael Zinberg (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Nicholas Stamos (3 episodes, 1980-1982)
Dolores Ferraro (3 episodes, 1981)
Hugh Wilson (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Dan Guntzelman (2 episodes, 1981)
George Gaynes (1 episode, 1982)
Howard Hesseman (1 episode, 1982)
Gordon Jump (1 episode, 1982)
 
Series Writing credits
Hugh Wilson (90 episodes, 1978-1982)
Steve Marshall (14 episodes, 1979-1982)
Dan Guntzelman (13 episodes, 1979-1982)
Blake Hunter (12 episodes, 1979-1982)
Pj Torokvei (8 episodes, 1979-1982)
Steven Kampmann (7 episodes, 1979-1981)
Lissa Levin (7 episodes, 1980-1982)
Bill Dial (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Michael Fairman (5 episodes, 1979-1982)
Richard Sanders (5 episodes, 1979-1982)
Tom Chehak (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Tim Reid (3 episodes, 1980-1982)
Joyce Armor (2 episodes, 1978-1981)
Judie Neer (2 episodes, 1978-1981)
Paul Robinson Hunter (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Mary Maguire (2 episodes, 1979)

Series Produced by
Hugh Wilson .... producer / executive producer (27 episodes, 1978-1982)
Rod Daniel .... associate producer / producer / ... (19 episodes, 1978-1980)
Ted Kaye .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Max Tash .... associate producer / coordinating producer (5 episodes, 1980-1982)
Blake Hunter .... producer (4 episodes, 1980-1982)
Pj Torokvei .... producer (3 episodes, 1980-1982)
Steven Kampmann .... producer (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Bill Dial .... producer (1 episode, 1979-1980)
 
Series Original Music by
Tom Wells (90 episodes, 1978-1982)
 
Series Cinematography by
George La Fountaine Sr. (2 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Film Editing by
Chip Brooks (9 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ed Brennan (8 episodes, 1979)
Bob Best (7 episodes, 1978-1980)
Andy Ackerman (4 episodes, 1980-1982)
 
Series Casting by
Sharon Himes (23 episodes, 1978-1980)
Jacklynn Briskey (2 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ken Johnson (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jacqueline Webber (4 episodes, 1980-1982)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Jacque Webber (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Catherine Mann (3 episodes, 1980-1982)
 
Series Costume Design by
Warden Neil (9 episodes, 1978-1982)
 
Series Makeup Department
Janis Clark .... hair stylist (25 episodes, 1978-1982)
Ray Steele .... makeup artist (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ray Sebastian .... makeup artist (10 episodes, 1979)
Nancy Garen .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1980-1982)
Alan Friedman .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1982)

Bron Roylance .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Brett Crutcher .... unit manager (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Abby Singer .... production executive: MTM Productions, Inc. / executive in charge of production / ... (4 episodes, 1980-1982)
Carol Himes .... production manager (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Linda Day .... associate director (23 episodes, 1978-1980)
Ginger Grigg .... associate director (20 episodes, 1978-1982)
Buzz Sapien .... associate director (2 episodes, 1982)

Robert J. Smawley .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Edwin McCormick .... construction coordinator (43 episodes, 1980-1982)
Chris Circosta .... property master (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Eric A. Hulett .... set dresser (18 episodes, 1981-1982)
Dick Durant .... property master (4 episodes, 1980-1982)
 
Series Sound Department
Ken Becker .... audio (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Cam McCulloch .... audio (3 episodes, 1980-1982)
 
Series Stunts
Gregg Sawaya .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1981)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dick Browning .... video (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Harold Guy .... lighting director (15 episodes, 1978-1979)
Larry Boelens .... lighting consultant (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
George La Fountaine Sr. .... lighting consultant (12 episodes, 1979-1980)
Joel Siebert .... lighting director (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Steve Berry .... video operator / video (4 episodes, 1980-1982)
 
Series Casting Department
Brian Eckhardt .... casting assistant (1 episode, 1980)
Geri Windsor .... executive in charge of talent (1 episode, 1982)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Warden Neil .... wardrobe (17 episodes, 1978-1980)
Bucky Rous .... costumer: men (2 episodes, 1982)
Pat Welch .... costumer: women (2 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Editorial Department
Rod Daniel .... post production consultant / post-production consultant (4 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Music Department
Jim Ellis .... composer: closing theme (90 episodes, 1978-1982)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (3 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Other crew
Buzz Sapien .... stage manager (43 episodes, 1978-1980)
Marilynn Marko-Sanders .... assistant to the producer / production assistant / ... (26 episodes, 1978-1982)
Lissa Levin .... production secretary / story consultant / ... (24 episodes, 1978-1982)
Blake Hunter .... story editor / executive story consultant / ... (24 episodes, 1978-1980)
Meryl O'Loughlin .... executive in charge of talent / talent executive (24 episodes, 1978-1980)
Tim Womack .... production associate (23 episodes, 1978-1980)
Tom Chehak .... story editor / creative consultant (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bill Dial .... story editor / creative consultant (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Max Tash .... production associate / production assistant (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Mary Maguire .... production secretary (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Mike Maloof .... technical director (18 episodes, 1978-1979)
Lynne Folks .... production secretary (14 episodes, 1978-1979)
Emily Marshall .... story editor (9 episodes, 1979)
Ginger Grigg .... assistant to producer (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bob Jones .... technical director (4 episodes, 1980-1982)
Richard Sandoval .... stage manager / production associate (3 episodes, 1980-1982)
Dan Guntzelman .... story editor / story consultant (3 episodes, 1980)
Steve Marshall .... story editor / story consultant (3 episodes, 1980)
Ray Conners .... technical director (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Steven Kampmann .... story editor (2 episodes, 1979-1981)
Patricia Perillo .... assistant to producer / production secretary (2 episodes, 1980-1982)
Mary Korbett .... production secretary (2 episodes, 1980)
Pj Torokvei .... story editor (2 episodes, 1980)
Skip D'Amico .... production associate (2 episodes, 1982)
Ted Ray .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1982)
 

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30 min (90 episodes)
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In 1980 Hanna-Barbera planned to collaborate with Hugh Wilson to make an animated series of "WKRP", with all eight characters as dogs. The series never got off the ground.See more »
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Les Nessman:Oooo!
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29 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
A breath of fresh air, 30 May 2003
Author: frankfob from California

Amid the cookie-cutter, assembly-line sitcoms of the late '70s and early '80s, "WKRP in Cincinnati" stood out like a breath of fresh air. It had all the qualities necessary for a classic comedy: the show was character-driven, not dependent on a never-ending stream of glib and not-so-glib one-liners (and, thank God, no "cute" kids); the writing was sharp, clever, and at times absolutely brilliant; the ensemble cast worked together like a well-oiled machine, with each character having its own distinctive--and, unusual for television, three-dimensional--qualities, both good and not so good; and in addition to wringing laughs out of everyday situations, it wasn't afraid to tackle more serious subjects, either, such as parental responsibility, censorship, shady business practices in the industry, drug use and, of course, one of the most barbaric problems to have confronted America in this century: the practice of using live turkeys in promotional campaigns ("As God is my witness, I thought they could fly!").

Many episodes stand out, of course, the main one probably being the above-mentioned turkey extravaganza, but there were others that were equally as memorable: the staff's discomfort at being sponsored by a chain of funeral homes and having to come up with a catchy "slogan" for them; the inspired casting of Bert Parks as Herb Tarlek's charming, but even more obnoxious, father; Johnny Fever's "selling out" by hosting a cheesy TV dance show; Les Nessman's being barred from sports locker rooms because of a false rumor spread around that he was gay; a dark secret from Venus Flytrap's past finally catching up with him; and a host of other brilliant episodes dealing with serious and not-so-serious issues.

This is one of the class acts of sitcomdom, and ranks up there with "Taxi", "Mary Tyler Moore," "Cheers" and "Seinfeld" as among the finest sitcoms ever made. Unfortunately, unlike the aforementioned shows, "WKRP" never really got the respect it so richly deserved. But at least we can keep enjoying it on reruns. Thank God for small favors.

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