WKRP

From "A Commercial Break"

WKRP in Cincinnati is a sitcom produced by MTM Enterprises, centered around a rock-and-roll radio station, which ran from 1978 until 1982 and spawned the syndicated sequel The New WKRP in Cincinnati (1991-1993). The most famous episode involved a failed Thanksgiving promotional event when station manager Mr. Carlson learns that, despite his belief, turkeys can't fly.

Muppet Mentions

  • In the first season episode "A Commercial Break," Venus Flytrap and Herb Tarlek are auditioning jingle singers for an in-house commercial, and trying to coax shy Bailey Quarters into singing.
Venus: Come on, sing. Sing a song!
Herb: Yes, Bailey. Sing out loud! Sing out strong! Sing of good things...
  • In the third season episode "Venus and the Man," the closing scene has Venus putting on Della Reese's cover of "Bein' Green," from her 1973 album Let Me in Your Life.

Connections

  • Loni Anderson played Jennifer Marlowe
  • George Gaynes played Henri in the episode "Jennifer's Home for Christmas" (1979) and directed the last episode "Up and Down the Dial" (1982)
  • Will Mackenzie directed 16 episodes (1979-1982)
  • Peter Marshall played Phil Tarry in "Real Families" (1980)
  • Edie McClurg played Lucille Tarlek in three episodes (1979-1980)
  • Julie Payne played Buffy Denver in the two-part episode "For Love or Money" (1979)
  • Gary Sandy played Andy Travis
  • French Stewart played Razor Dee on The New WKRP in Cincinnati (1992-1993)
  • Max Tash wrote "Clean Up Radio Everywhere" (1981), was an associate/coordinating producer (1979-1982), and directed, wrote, and produced on The New WKRP in Cincinnati (1991-1992)
  • Dan Wilcox wrote the story for The New WKRP in Cincinnati episode "Father of the Groom" (1993)
  • William Woodson played the promo voice for Les Nessman's intros and announced show bumpers and recaps
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