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.


  • 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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