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
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After "Hoodlum Rock" boosted WKRP in its ratings, some members of the press came to meet some of the staff and production on the show and a few of them held out the banner that read "WELCOME SCUM" from the top floor. Rod Daniel recalled, "We thought it was funny; they did not have a sense of humor." See more
There are no sounds for most of the instruments seen on stage. See more
Johnny 'Dr. Fever' Caravella
Hey, ya oughta come out and see this, they're spraying the audience with a fire extinguisher!