In an attempt to relate to the new rock audience, WKRP books an up and coming British hoodlum rock band called "Scum of the Earth" to play in Cincinnati. Things get crazy when the staff discovers the band members are out-of-control on and off the air and eventually threaten to not perform. Incidentally, the difference between hoodlum rock and punk rock??? Punk rockers dress deplorably and don't physically attack their audience. Written by
Did You Know?
The real-life rock group Detective
performed the music for the fictional band "Scum of the Earth". See more
After Scum of the Earth throw the bellboy out of the window, they ask Johnny Fever what floor they are on. Johnny responds by saying "First". However, when the bellboy goes out the window, you can see a vertical building sign that says "Antiques" outside that is obviously extending down below their current floor level, so they obviously are not on the first floor. Those types of signs generally extend from the third to the fifth floors, so they threw the bellboy out from at least 25 or 30 feet up. This would have seriously injured him being thrown from this height. See more
[the three members of Scum of the Earth have entered the dressing room, where Andy, Johnny and Venus are waiting for them
I suppose you've heard that the three of us have decided that we're not going on this evening.
[going toe to toe with the band
Right. The three of us have decided that the three of you ARE going on this evening.
[Everyone looks at Johnny
Johnny 'Dr. Fever' Caravella
Well... for Rock and Roll.
[joins Andy and Venus
Got Enough Love
Written by Michael Des Barres
, Jon Hyde
, Tony Kaye
, Bobby Pickett and Michael Monarch
Performed by Detective
Played onstage by Scum of the Earth. See more