For publicity, the station has been having contest giveaways for free tickets to The Who's upcoming Cincinnati concert at Riverfront Coliseum. There is general encouragement to arrive at the venue early to get good seats as the concert, with the exception of a few reserved seats, is general admission aka festival seating. Most of those at the station are going to the concert, including Johnny, who is having problems trying to find not even a date but someone, anyone, with who to go, and a reluctant Mr. Carlson - his first ever rock concert - convinced by Carmen to take little Arthur. In his reluctance to go, Mr. Carlson is making himself sick in the process. The morning after the concert, those at the station are having a crisis of conscience upon learning that eleven kids were killed at the venue prior to the concert, the issue having been a stampede to enter the venue to get good seats. At the time, most at the concert, including the WKRP staff and the band, were unaware of the ...
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Originally the title card at the end which noted that Cincinnati had banned general-admission seating also noted that no other cities had done so. The CBS legal department objected that other cities would demand "equal time" and the reference was cut. See more
The seemingly ever-lonely Les Nessman's wedding ring is obvious in the scene where he hugs Bailey. See more
Dr. Johnny Fever
[philosophically to Les as Bailey has just turned Johnny down for a date
I don't know, Les. What do women want?
[after a long pause being confused by the question
In some versions, "The Wait" by the Pretenders has either been shortened or eliminated right before Johnny announces it. "Sympathy for the Devil", which also plays in the teaser, has been replaced in all versions since the 80's syndication package with generic music. Bailey's dialogue remains intact (and you can still hear some of Mick Jagger's voice of hers). The Bill Evans song which Venus plays at the end is still there. See more
References The Lone Ranger
Written by Chrissie Hynde
and Peter Farndon
Performed by The Pretenders
[Hohnny plays the song in the episode's opening scene] See more