Since coming to WKRP, Andy has wanted the station to promote a rock concert for further exposure of the format change. Andy believes Mr. Carlson doesn't quite understand what he wants to do when he suggests talking to his old friend, Steve Pievy, a local concert promoter, who doesn't look like he would know a rock band if he was run over by one. Much to Andy's surprise, Pievy does have the rights to book one of the hottest new British rock bands who Andy would love to have as the WKRP promoted act: Scum of the Earth. In booking Scum, Andy lays out a plan which includes Venus interviewing the three members of the band - Blood, Dog and Nigel - on the air and emceeing the concert itself, while Andy would act as their official liaison to the station. Andy will find that the old adage about the best laid plans may come into play here as the band's suit-attired appearance, proper tea-sipping and outward polite demeanor belies their less than gentlemanly behavior in almost every other ...
Did You Know?
After Scum of the Earth throw the bellboy out of the window, they ask Johnny Fever what floor they are on. Johnny responds by saying "First". However, when the bellboy goes out the window, you can see a vertical building sign that says "Antiques" outside that is obviously extending down below their current floor level, so they obviously are not on the first floor. Those types of signs generally extend from the third to the fifth floors, so they threw the bellboy out from at least 25 or 30 feet up. This would have seriously injured him being thrown from this height. See more
Hey Big Guy, have you ever heard a Scum record?
This may amaze you, Herb, but, uh, no.
Yeah well, I wrote down the lyrics to one called "Love is Murder", you wanna hear it?
What choices do I have?
Yeah. "Love is murder, murder is love, I'm a rock 'n' roll hoodlum with a black leather glove. Knock me down, baby, step on my face, I'm a fool for ya baby, let's blow up this place." Kinda catchy, huh?
Got Enough Love
Written by Michael Des Barres
, Jon Hyde
, Tony Kaye
, Bobby Pickett and Michael Monarch
Performed by Detective
[Played onstage by Scum of the Earth] See more