When Johnny is alone at the station filling in on the overnight shift, the station is robbed. It isn't until the rest of the staff arrives in the morning that they as a collective realize what has happened. After the initial shock with each staffer having a slightly different reaction, they all settle into a slight paranoia as they know the robbers stole the personnel files with names, addresses, salaries and working hours. Mr. Carlson wants everyone to act as normally as possible in not giving the robbers the satisfaction of affecting their day to day lives, which for Mr. Carlson means that everyone is to attend a media function that Herb has arranged on Friday night. But their paranoia may get the better of them, which is affected by the fact that Herb has purchased a gun he has left loaded in his desk drawer.
Did You Know?
The title is from Franklin D. Roosevelt's first inaugural address in 1933. "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." See more
When Johnny enters the studio at night he tells Venus the door was unlocked and the alarm off, so there is no reason the alarm should have sounded later except that the writers needed something to indicate there was another unknown person in the offices. See more
[about Les' innuendo that Johnny or Venus may have robbed the office
Come on, Les. Johnny's no thief. He's a bum! Venus wouldn't do it because he'd be the first person we'd suspect.
Rock Me Baby
Written by B.B. King
Performed by Otis Redding
[The song Johnny calls Dominique by the Singing Nun] See more