WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)

Circumstantial Evidence 

Venus' girlfriend gives him a diamond earring, and then excuses herself from the room and leaves. While he wonders where she went, the police visit the station and question Venus. The earring was stolen, and they think Venus is the thief.


Frank Bonner


Hugh Wilson (created by), Tim Reid | 2 more credits »


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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
Robert Hooks ... Prosecutor
Jack Kruschen ... Judge H.P. Newcomb
Max Wright ... Frank Bartman
Daphne Reid ... Jessica Langtree (as Daphne Maxwell)
Michael Pataki ... Detective Alcorn
John Witherspoon ... Detective Davies
Tony Lucas Tony Lucas ... Sheriff


Venus is arrested on suspicion that he is the mastermind behind a series of robberies of a jewelry wholesaler located in the same building as WKRP. The arrest stems from he being given up by Jessica Langtree, a woman Venus had sneaked into the building after hours so that the two could have a date in the bullpen during his shift. Despite Venus believing the date going well, Jessica ditched him he now assuming so that she could commit the actual robbery with whoever else her accomplices. Other evidence working against Venus: he had played a pre-recording for about an hour that evening so that he could devote his attention to Jessica; although Andy was at the station that evening, he can't vouch for Venus' whereabouts except for a few minutes during the time of that recording being played; Venus had on his possession a diamond earring, one of the stolen pieces from a robbery, that earring which in fact was a gift from Jessica; and the security guard at the wholesaler saw someone fitting... Written by Huggo

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English | Latin

Release Date:

24 February 1982 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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MTM Enterprises See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jessica Langtree says to Venus "you're not too perceptive, are you? I like that in a man." This is a takeoff on a line from Body Heat, a neo-noir that came out the year before: "You're not too smart, are you? I like that in a man." See more »


Jessica Langtree: [to Venus] You're not too perceptive. I like that in a man.
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References Circumstantial Evidence (1945) See more »


High Hopes
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
[Instrumental version of the song playing in the court elevator]
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