WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)
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The Creation of Venus 

While Andy and Venus are playing jokes on each other at the radio station, Mama Carlson visits and then quizzes them. Venus lets it slip he used to be a teacher. Andy and Venus tell the story of how Venus went from school teacher to DJ.

Director:

Gordon Jump

Writers:

Hugh Wilson (created by), Blake Hunter | 1 more credit »

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Cast

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
Nora Boland Nora Boland ... Mrs. Murphy
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Storyline

Partaking in some hijinks believing they are alone at the station during Venus' shift early in the evening, Andy and Venus are caught off guard by what is to them a surprise visit by Mother Carlson, who has arrived to meet with who seems to be her absent son, he probably forgetting about their appointment. With time to kill and catching them in a potential mistruth, Mother Carlson asks to hear the story about about how Andy came to hire "Gordon Sims" and how he morphed into "Venus Flytrap", which may be different than what Andy and Venus had told her four years ago. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1982 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MTM Enterprises See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Andy quotes several lines from the WKRP theme song when he's telling Mother Carlson the reasons why he took the job at WKRP. See more »

Goofs

Andy slams his hand against the wall of the DJ booth, as though he's trying to hit the light switch. The lights do go off, but Andy clearly misses the light switch by a country mile. See more »

Quotes

Bailey Quarters: [about the station and Mother Carlson] Boy, we finally get a chance to turn this mortuary around. I don't know why everyone is so scared of a little, old lady. If she were my mother, I'd duke her out.
Lillian Carlson: [entering the room, and nodding toward the speaker playing the rock 'n' roll music] Turn that off!
Bailey Quarters: [sheepishly as she approaches the speaker to turn it off, then burying her head against the wall in shame as Mother Carlson leaves the room] Yes, ma'am.
Bailey Quarters: [...]
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Connections

References Masterpiece Classic (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Wavelength
(uncredited)
Written by Van Morrison
Performed by Van Morrison
[The song playing when Johnny is trashing records in the control booth]
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