A hip, young program director pumps new life into a failing AM radio station, WKRP of Cincinatti, by changing format from Big Band to Hard Rock/Punk and bringing in two hot disc jockeys, over the protest of the owner... and some of the employees.Written by
Sylvia Sidney played "Mama" Carlson in the pilot. Carol Bruce took over the role for the rest of the series run. Executive producer/creator Hugh Wilson said Sidney was not pleasant to work with, did not get along with the cast or producers and thought the show itself was ridiculous. See more »
[at a record store hosting a WKRP remote broadcast]
Del, goshdarnit I've got to go, but if you need anything, anything at all, I'll be in my car somewhere.
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The lyrics for the closing credits consist of gibberish words. See more »
MTM Productions' license to use some of the songs for this show expired in the mid-1990s. Syndicated and home video versions since then, including that on the Nick-at-Nite cable network, have replaced some of those songs with stock music. See more »
This is one of the great sitcoms in television history. The two things that made it great were the great writing and the ensemble cast. One episode that stands out in my mind is not the infamous "Turkey" episode, but the episode where Mr. Carlson runs for city council. When he starts out he is trying to be as honest as possible and looks like a sure loser. However, when he brings out the fact that his opponent is an alcoholic, he feels guilty about bringing the issue up and decides that its better to lose the election. The funniest scene in that episode is when Les gets on the phone and calls the press and tells them that Carlson likes to lounge around in a dress. Carlson then gets upset at Les and tells him to tell the press that he doesn't lounge around in a dress, but that he wears a halter top. Now that was a funny episode and it helped to make this show a classic.
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