WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)
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An Explosive Affair: Part 1 

In the first of this two-part series, WKRP receives a terrorist bomb threat.

Director:

Linda Day

Writers:

Hugh Wilson (created by), Steve Marshall | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Gary Sandy ... Andy Travis
Gordon Jump ... Arthur Carlson
Loni Anderson ... Jennifer Marlowe
Richard Sanders ... Les Nessman
Frank Bonner ... Herb Tarlek
Jan Smithers ... Bailey Quarters
Tim Reid ... Venus Flytrap
Howard Hesseman ... Dr. Johnny Fever
Rosemary Forsyth ... Joyce Armor
Lou Richards ... Officer Mardigan
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Storyline

WKRP has received a bomb threat from a group calling itself Black Monday. Andy, who is the first to know, nonchalantly deals with it as he believes radio stations, especially the more popular ones, receive hoaxes like this threat all the time. But the other staffers are a bit more concerned when they learn about the threat. It isn't unless Les finds out and mentions that there was a threat and resulting actual explosion at a Dayton TV station last month by Black Monday that Andy takes it a little more seriously. As such, Andy gets the DJs to go out to the transmitter in the country to do their broadcast - which interrupts Johnny and Venus trying to connect with Johnny's Chinese bookie to make bets - while the rest of the staff evacuates the offices as the police's bomb squad sweeps the entire building. As the sweep concludes, Andy becomes more concerned about the threat and not because of what the police found or didn't find. This threat coincides with a visit to the station by Joyce ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MTM Enterprises See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Les expresses his hopes that the bomb threat story might get him on to Al Schottelkotte's six o'clock news. Al Schottelkotte was a real life newsman who anchored the evening news on Cincinnati TV station WCPO for 27 years. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Johnny Fever: [Andy has instructed Venus and Johnny to take some albums to the transmitter and go on the air from there] Well, go back in there and get the albums.
Venus Flytrap: Need I remind you that the police are gonna search every inch of this station, including your desk drawer?
Dr. Johnny Fever: [panicked, running to the bullpen] I'll get those albums!
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Connections

References On the Waterfront (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

WKRP In Cincinnati Main Theme
(uncredited)
Composed by Tom Wells
Lyrics by Hugh Wilson
Performed by Steve Carlisle
[Series main theme song played during the opening title card and credits]
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