WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)
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Andy wants a new transmitter for the station, and visits Mrs Carlson to ask for it. Andy ends up taking her out to discuss business, but she seems to want more than that.


Frank Bonner


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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
Carol Bruce ... Lillian Carlson
Ian Wolfe ... Hirsch
Colleen Camp ... Colleen Camp


Les knows that Andy has been secretly out on the town with Mother Carlson - the two on the first name basis of Lillian and Andrew - which means that it can't be long before everyone at the station knows about their liaisons. Andy is worried enough as it is about anyone knowing, but he doesn't want Mr. Carlson in particular to find out. Andy's ulterior motive is to get on Mother Carlson's good side in order for her to replace the transmission tower that was blown up by terrorists. But as the information of their liaisons slowly makes its way around the station short of Mr. Carlson's office, Andy begins to wonder, from comments that are made, if Mother Carlson truly does believe they are dating in the romantic sense, comments such as from Mr. Carlson who says he hasn't seen his mother this happy in a long time. Andy has to decide how far he is willing to go with Mother Carlson to get what he wants, namely the transmission tower. Written by Huggo

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6 January 1982 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The incongruous cameo by Colleen Camp as herself may be explained by the fact that Camp and Richard Sanders both appeared in the movie Valley Girl (1983) around the same time. See more »


When Mr. Carlson is gathering up the balls to rack them up on the pool table, there is a pool cue lying to his right on the table, and Mother Carlson is standing at the other end of the table with the cue ball on the pool table right in front of her. Just as Mr. Carlson finishes racking up the balls, the cue ball is now sitting next to the pool cue closer to him on the table. See more »


Dr. Johnny Fever: Hi. What's happening?
Venus Flytrap: Andy's dating Mrs. Carlson.
Andy Travis: Don't tell anybody.
Venus Flytrap: Andy's not dating Mrs. Carlson.
Dr. Johnny Fever: Which one, his wife or his mother?
Andy Travis: His mother. What kind of guy do you think I am?
Dr. Johnny Fever: [sarcastically] Gee Travis, I don't know.
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References The Love Boat (1977) See more »


WKRP in Cincinnati End Credits
Written by Jim Ellis
Performed by Jim Ellis
[Series end credits theme song]
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Poor Girl
20 October 2008 | by judgerayeSee all my reviews

i was surprised to see Colleen Camp on an Episode of this. and even more so when she mentioned the name of her new movie opening that Friday, one of my favorite movies "They All Laughed" I was curious to see when the episode aired in relation to the release of the movie in relation to when Stratten was killed. I thought it was cool to see a movie that was so widely avoided when released, promoted on a big TV show. Les Nesman Nor Colleen Camp mentioned the surrounding tragedy of the film, which led me to mistakenly believe that it hadn't happened yet. Stratten murdered August 14th, 1980 Movie release date August 14th, 1981 (probably in honor of her) WKRP episode aired January 6th, 1982 Where Ms Camp says "It opens in Cincinnatti on Friday..." the episode was probably filmed a month or so before, before the "Wide Release" of They All Laughed. I doubt it would have been in the best interest for Camp or the Character of Nesman to bring up the tragedy

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