Honest and straightforward small-town Shirlee Kenyon chucks her boyfriend and heads for Chicago. Accidentally having to host a radio problem phone-in show, it is clear she is a natural and is hired on the spot. But the station insists she call herself Doctor, and as her popularity grows a local reporter starts digging for the truth. Problem is, the more he is around her the more he fancies her. Written by
Jeremy Perkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A Once Upon A Lifetime Comedy.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG for mild language and sex related dialogue, and momentary sensuality
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Did You Know?
A 1981 episode of the TV series WKRP entitled "Ask Jennifer" had almost the same storyline. WKRP's buxom blonde receptionist, Jennifer Marlowe, fills in unexpectedly for the station's newly hired call-in host. She's a natural and becomes a big hit. Against her wishes, she's talked into continuing until a replacement is found. All goes well until she gives a caller advice that has unintended consequences. See more
When Jack drops Shirlee off after their date, they pull up in front of her hotel. In the background we see a sign for a cafe that says Open 24 Hours. If you look closely, you can see that the interior of the cafe is completely dark, indicating that it is closed. See more
'Dr.' Shirlee Kenyon
Get down off the cross, honey. Somebody needs the wood.
References Captain Kangaroo
Written by Dolly Parton
and Bill Owens
Performed by Dolly Parton See more