WKRP in Cincinnati: Season 1, Episode 12

Tornado (5 Feb. 1979)

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A tornado is striking Cincinnati! Les' warning system didn't work cause Herb unplugged it...and Les' disaster file is "What to do if the Communists attack Cincinnati!" Meanwhile, a group of... See full summary »

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A tornado is striking Cincinnati! Les' warning system didn't work cause Herb unplugged it...and Les' disaster file is "What to do if the Communists attack Cincinnati!" Meanwhile, a group of Japanese radio executives arrive for a tour of WKRP, but a mix-up has them with a Spanish translator instead. Johnny gets drunk due to fear of tornadoes, Andy gets injured, and Mr. Carlson talks a scared child through the storm. Written by Jersey73

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As Jennifer prepares to give Andy mouth-to-mouth, she says, "I know all sorts of things." While she speaks, it appears two crew members are visible through the broken window behind her. See more »

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Jennifer Elizabeth Marlowe: [as the men carry a dazed Travis away from a window shattered by the tornado] You are NOT supposed to MOVE an INJURED person!
[they stop, look at each other, and carry Travis back]
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A truly unrated sleeper series. The cast was picked well. Johnny was the coolest character. Yet, Mr. Carlson brought the show to a high comedic level. The "Tornado" episode is one I truly most remember. The episode was creatively acted. and wisely played through. I remember when Mr. Carlson was calm and heartfelt talking to the young child. Doing his best to ease her from such a scary situation. Kudos to the actor and writers for a very entertaining sitcom.I was 9 when it aired.It actually scared me. It was thoughtfully written in such a cool way. His character being as misguided as he was then to pull a 180 and have the confidence in himself to do such an awesome thing.


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