When Johnny misreads a contest prize as $5,000 instead of $50, Andy & Venus try to make the contest unwinnable by splicing a series of impossibly short song clips together. To their horror, someone still wins. Herb convinces Carlson that it is the "dungaree" generation sabotaging the "suits" generation and pushes Carlson to the brink of firing Andy, Venus & Johnny. However, it is Johnny to the rescue when Les & Herb accidentally give the prize money to the wrong person. Written by
Did You Know?
Because music licensing deals had expiration dates, WKRP often changed the music to generic music or re-recorded songs with studio musicians for reruns or DVD releases. This is very clear, as the songs in the contest as shown in streaming video are different and much less known. Since the characters naming them are unseen, it is easy to do a voice-over with a sound-alike actor.
In the rebroadcast, the songs are: "Rolling" by No Big Fish, "Give in to Love" by Cinema 8, "Take Me Home" by Raquel Wood, "Leave" by Suzie, "The Life of the Party" by Eric Scott, and The National Anthem by Francis Scott Key (uncovered by copyright). See more
For the Love of Money
Written by Kenny Gamble
, Leon Huff
and Anthony Jackson
Performed by The O'Jays
Played by Johnny Fever after he announces the Mystery Music Contest. See more