WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)
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Nothing to Fear But... 

While Johnny does a night stint on the radio, the station is robbed. No one is hurt, but a lot of the expensive items are taken. Mr Carlton installs a security system and everyone starts being paranoid.


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Hugh Wilson (created by), Tim Reid (story) | 4 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
Kelly Greer Kelly Greer ... Stella
Linda Rand ... Helga
Robert O'Donnell Robert O'Donnell ... Intellectual


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. Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

28 March 1981 (USA) See more »

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MTM Enterprises See more »
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1.33 : 1
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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 »


Herb Tarlek: [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.
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Rock Me Baby
Written by B.B. King
Performed by Otis Redding
[The song Johnny calls Dominique by the Singing Nun]
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Anti-gun show
22 June 2018 | by jimdarlingSee all my reviews

This is a typical liberal Hollywood anti-gun show attempting to prove that guns are dangerous. All they really prove is that guns are dangerous in untrained liberal hands.

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