WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)
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Who Is Gordon Sims? 

Venus is forced to confess his real name, and the fact that he is wanted for desertion from the Army.

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When Venus has an issue with his photo being used in a promotion, he reveals that his real name is Gordon Sims and that he is a Vietnam War deserter. An emotionally mixed Carlson helps Venus turn himself into the army, get his story out, and give restitution. Written by Jersey73

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2 April 1979 (USA)  »

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[losing patience with the major, as Venus's fate is discussed]
Arthur Carlson: No, no, no, none of this Army hurry-up-and-wait stuff.
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Flight Time
Written by Larry Mizell
Performed by Donald Byrd
Played by Venus as he begins his shift.
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Who IS Gordon Sims?
12 July 2009 | by (Topeka,Kansas,USA) – See all my reviews

Most probably the first real examination of the cooler-than-ice nighttime DJ Venus Flytrap,who reveals his aversion to public profiling lies in the fact that not only is he not the name he says he is(and many of these on-air personas aren't,really)but he's also quite possibly a Vietnam War deserter.

Arguably one of the most thoughtful,simple and non-lugubrious treatments of the War in South Central Asia,this episode came out when that War's memory was still pretty fresh(1979)and before many shows,TV or movies,wanted to deal with it. Funny,passionate,sober and solid performances by Tim Reid as Venus and Gordon Jump as Carlson,who ends up taking more of an interest in this case than he would've originally believed,this show was a strong balance to the first season's establishment of characters.


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