View Full Version : "Hoodlum Rock;" Missing Ending
07-02-2001, 11:49 AM
One of my favorite episodes was "Hoodlum Rock," which I saw in reruns, and later at the Museum of TV & Radio. The trouble is, I could've swore they had an ending where Howard Hessman & Tim Reid realize their criticism of punk rock is identical to their parents' criticism of rock 'n' roll entirely, and change their tune on it.
Or was that a different sitcom altogether?
07-02-2001, 12:39 PM
It couldn't have been a different sitcom because Tim Reid and Howard Hesseman didn't work together in another sitcom after WKRP. The ending of "Hoodlum Rock" is the beginning of a fight (which the audience never sees) and then Venus on stage introducing the band (with bandages on his face and hand) and then the band coming onstage with their clothes torn. The next scene is Mr. Carlson and Andy in the dressing room talking about concerts in "their day" and stuffing tissue in their ears. You may be thinking about that scene.
07-02-2001, 12:41 PM
I saw a tape from the original CBS broadcast, and there's nothing like that in there. The closest thing to it is the scene where Andy starts criticizing "these kids today," showing that changes in rock music can make even a young guy into an old fuddy-duddy ("What happened to bands like Crosby, Stills and Nash?"). This is a great scene because it establishes that the "hip" Andy and the "square" Mr. Carlson aren't all that different. But there's no scene like the one you described.
07-03-2001, 01:34 PM
It must've been a totally different sitcom, with two other actors then. There were a lot of punk-bashing episodes of both sitcoms and dramas at the time. Oh, well. Guess I'll ask on the General discussion board.
08-04-2001, 04:05 PM
If two full minutes are edited out of each episode in the new syndication package, it is possible that this happened.
08-04-2001, 04:55 PM
No, it didn't happen; I've seen a tape of the original CBS broadcast of this episode, and there's no such scene.
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