WKRP in Cincinnati coming to MeTV

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by PaulKTF, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. jason88cubs

    jason88cubs Forum Resident

    I got season 1 at Wal Mart. Very funny show
  2. slovell

    slovell Retired Mudshark

    Chesnee, SC, USA
    Bailey and Les Nessman. :D
  3. Grunge Master

    Grunge Master 8 Bit Enthusiast

    I used to watch it all of the time on reruns when I was a kid. One of my favorite episodes is the one where they hold a contest, and they have a collage of music that's about 20 seconds long; it's made up of snippets of different songs, so it was like 10 songs within this 20 seconds. They didn't think anyone would win it, and (of course) somebody did. The only thing I can remember is that one of the songs in this collage was 'Tumblin' Dice' by the Stones.
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  4. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

  5. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident

    Jersey City, NJ
  6. Aftermath

    Aftermath Senior Member

    No one was cooler to me than Johnny Fever back when I was in school. Looking forward to this.

    Probably my all time favorite TV series.
  7. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    I thought they re-released with the original music intact?
  8. dmiller458

    dmiller458 Forum Resident

    Midland, Michigan
  9. John

    John Forum Resident

    rhode island
  10. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    And the last was, "Star Spangled Banner" by Francis Scott Key :)

    PS. See posts above re : The Contest Nobody Could Win.
  11. rockclassics

    rockclassics Forum Resident

    Arkansas, USA
    Anybody watch last night's episode....S1EP1.

    Lots of visual moments with Loni Anderson/Jennifer. She was a pretty big deal when this show originally aired.
  12. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    ^ I'm interested in hearing reports on the quality and if there were any cuts. Hopefully, very slim chance of course, they're using the original broadcast versions!
  13. Billion$Baby

    Billion$Baby RIAA AWARD COLLECTORS on Facebook

    Some of my WKRP Souvenirs...The Actual Gold Record of Blondie "parallel lines" that hung on the wall Seasons 2 - End of show. Got it from Skip who's name you will see in the closing credits. It was a gift to him after the show ended. Also below are the Shirt that Loni Anderson wore during the WKRP vs WPIG Softball game and her Satin Jacket. She sold all her stuff a few years back and I was lucky enough to get a bunch of it. ENJOY!!

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  14. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    I wouldn't mind having one of those. Have the shout factory but having both would be cool!
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  15. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    I do have copies but they aren't the best quality. Basically VHS rips. Still watchable of course but having something similar to the Shout! sets would be much better.
  16. Billion$Baby

    Billion$Baby RIAA AWARD COLLECTORS on Facebook

    Wonder if they will ever release "The NEW WKRP in Cincinnati" with Tawny Kitaen. Probably not enough interest. I have the entire series on Boot DVD-R.
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  17. Joey Kaspick

    Joey Kaspick Forum Resident

    Why were the call letters WKRP?
    The W is silent KPR=KRaP.
    The creators did this on purpose because the station was crap in the ratings.
    Just a little trivia for you.
  18. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    I always thought it had something to do with carp. I guess the fishing references with Mr. Carlson put that in my mind as a kid.
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  19. mr. steak

    mr. steak Forum Resident

    tempe az
    I don't know if any scenes were trimmed but the tunes played by Fever and Flytrap were not the original broadcast ones. They did do a good job of keeping what I think was the original dialogue going over these new but weirdly generic tracks. A previous airing I had seen years back was a complete new track AND voice.
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  20. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

    Seabrook, TX, USA
    Too Wild To Tame - the Boys
    Tumbling Dice - Rolling Stones,
    YMCA - Village People,
    Dankeschoene - Wayne Newton,
    Straight On by Heart
    National anthem by Francis Scott Key

    (You won $5000. you're kidding...cough, cough)
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  21. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

    The carp was the station mascot. Didn't he get into a fight with the WPIG pig at one point? I can't remember who wore the carp costume though. Probably Les.
  22. czeskleba

    czeskleba Senior Member

    It was Herb. Episode 21 of season one. IIRC, one of the jokes was that Herb and Mr. Carlson thought it was obvious that "KRP" suggested "carp" when of course it also suggests "crap."
  23. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    I just looked this up - it was Herb in the costume. Also Johnny & Venus did the drinking & response time test on air, which I remember thinking was hilarious (Johnny gets better the more he drinks).
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  24. Ignatius

    Ignatius Forum Resident

    I remember getting the old DVD set and being infuriated that the "contest" censored most of the contents. What happened to Fair Use, or is .05 of a second of Heart too much for The Corporation?
    [going to bathroom to take paranoia meds]
  25. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

    Woof - Bailey was yummy. Definitely the Mary Ann to Jennifer's Ginger.

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