Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / News Blog / Buy TV Shows on DVD

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

WKRP in Cincinnati links and theme songs at Sitcoms Online / WKRP in Cincinnati Photo Gallery


WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete First Season

Buy WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete First Season on DVD
WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series

Buy WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series on DVD

Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > 1970s Sitcoms > WKRP in Cincinnati
User Name
Password


Welcome to the Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, search, view attachments, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

Week 13 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did
SitcomsOnline Digest: Charlie Sheen to Appear in The Goldbergs, and Possibly Two and a Half Men?; Becker Finished on DVD
ION Television Expands Hours in January 2015; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 22, 2014)
FXX to Launch New Late Night Animation Block; Brooklyn Nine-Nine Star to Host Fox Show
Bounce Acquires Sitcoms for January 2015, Roc, Different World, Parent 'Hood, Hughleys; ABC Family Picks Up New Drama Recovery Road
Nick at Nite Adds Everybody Loves Raymond January 1; George Lopez Hosts CW Dog Show
NBC Midseason 2015 Schedule with One Big Happy, Undateable, etc; FX Orders Donald Glover Pilot


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November/December)

WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series Sgt. Bilko - The Phil Silvers Show - The Complete Series Family Ties - The Complete Series Happy Days - The Sixth Season The Jeffersons - The Complete Series Mork & Mindy - The Complete Series

10/07 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Classic Christmas Episodes
10/07 - The Flying Nun - The Complete First and Second Seasons (Mill Creek)
10/07 - The Middle - The Complete Fifth Season (Warner Archive)
10/07 - The Office - The Complete Series
10/07 - The Wonder Years - Season One
10/10 - The Wonder Years - The Complete Series - Review / The Signature Edition / Seasons 1-3
10/14 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Third Season
10/14 - Two and a Half Men - The Complete Eleventh Season
10/21 - Married with Children - Seasons 5 and 6 (Mill Crek)
10/21 - The Soul Man - The Complete Second Season
10/21 - Square Pegs - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/28 - WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series / Review
11/04 - The Exes - Seasons 1 & 2
11/04 - Hot in Cleveland - Season Five
11/04 - Napoleon Dynamite - The Complete Animated Series
11/04 - Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show) - The Complete Series / Review
11/06 - Kenan & Kel - The Best of Seasons 3 & 4
11/11 - Dads - The Complete Series
11/11 - Dharma & Greg - The Complete Season 2
11/11 - Family Ties - The Complete Series
11/11 - My Favorite Martian - Best of Collection
11/11 - Taxi - The Complete Series
11/11 - Wings - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/18 - King of the Hill - The Complete Seventh Season / The Complete Eighth Season
11/25 - Better Off Ted - The Complete Second Season
12/02 - Broad City - Season 1
12/02 - Happy Days - The Sixth Season
12/02 - The Simpsons - The Seventeenth Season (Blu-ray)
12/09 - Barney Miller - The Complete Sixth Season
12/09 - Family Guy - Volume 13
12/09 - The Jeffersons - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mister Ed - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mork & Mindy - The Fourth Season / The Complete Series
12/16 - The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis - The Final (Fourth) Season
12/23 - My Favorite Martian - Season Two - Collector's Edition
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-21-2010, 10:28 AM   #1
Brian Damage
Moderator
Forum Legend
I'm Rich Bitch
 
Brian Damage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 03, 2002
Location: What Ain't No Country I Ever Heard Of...They Speak English in What?
Posts: 62,201
Send a message via AIM to Brian Damage
TV April 21st, 1982 - The final episode of "WKRP in Cincinnati" aired on CBS

Up and Down the Dial

Just as WKRP hits #6 in the ratings, Mama Carlson announces that she plans to switch the format of the station to 24 hours a day of news.
__________________
The Key to the Kingdom of Heaven: John 3:3

Money Doesn't Buy Happiness...But I'd Rather Cry in My Private Jet
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2010, 02:41 AM   #2
treky
Forum Veteran
star trek fan
 
treky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 25, 2002
Location: Conshohocken, pennsylvania
Posts: 10,691
Default

no, that wasn't it. In the first episode she said they'd try the rock-and-roll format "for now". But in the finale the deadline was up, and she decided to drop the format, but Johnny talked her into keeping it.
__________________
Granny (talking about Elly Mae): "Looky here! She done busted th' buttons offa' her shirt agin' !"
Jed: "Elly Mays proud...throws her shoulders back".
Granny: "It ain't her shoulders thet's bustin' them buttons"!

from CHEERS-
Coach: "Norm, how come you & Vera never had any kids?"
Norm: "I can't Coach."
Coach: "Oh gee, I'm sorry"
Norm: "I look at Vera and I just...can't."
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 02:46 PM   #3
MickeyMac
Moderator
Forum Veteran
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 18, 2008
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Posts: 18,600
Default

Thing is if CBS handnt blundered this by moving the show around, it probably could have gone on for another two seasons at least.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 03:48 PM   #4
catlover79
Moderator
Forum Legend
God Bless Val
 
catlover79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 29, 2006
Location: Bewitched in Ohio
Posts: 69,230
Nodsmiley

Quote:
Originally Posted by MickeyMac
Thing is if CBS handnt blundered this by moving the show around, it probably could have gone on for another two seasons at least.
__________________
"Jesus loves you and He approves this message."

"I'm alive. I'm feeling good. I'm trying to live every moment as much as I can." - Valerie Harper, March 2013
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 06:31 PM   #5
Dr. Thong
Senior Member
a/k/a "ACK!"
 
Dr. Thong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 10, 2001
Location: New Hampshire, USA
Posts: 4,408
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MickeyMac
Thing is if CBS handnt blundered this by moving the show around, it probably could have gone on for another two seasons at least.

That's true of so many networks and so many shows over the years.
__________________
"Sunday has been cancelled due to lack of interest. That is all."
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 06:39 PM   #6
catlover79
Moderator
Forum Legend
God Bless Val
 
catlover79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 29, 2006
Location: Bewitched in Ohio
Posts: 69,230
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Thong
That's true of so many networks and so many shows over the years.
Then again, it's probably a good thing WKRP ended when it did, because the going was still pretty good. It wasn't until the show went into syndication that it really became a MASSIVE hit!!! As a native Ohioan, I can understand the jokes and humor perfectly. Some things don't change after 30+ years.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 06:49 PM   #7
Dr. Thong
Senior Member
a/k/a "ACK!"
 
Dr. Thong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 10, 2001
Location: New Hampshire, USA
Posts: 4,408
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by catlover79
Then again, it's probably a good thing WKRP ended when it did, because the going was still pretty good. It wasn't until the show went into syndication that it really became a MASSIVE hit!!! As a native Ohioan, I can understand the jokes and humor perfectly. Some things don't change after 30+ years.

One major thing that's missing, though, is much of the original music. It was replaced once the show went into syndication because the producers only secured the rights for the network run.

When I watched WKRP on DVD, there were parts where I could tell that an original song from that era had been replaced or what was said being an obvious set up for a certain song.

It's too bad they couldn't have resolved the music issue. I guess it's better than no WKRP at all, but for someone who remembers watching it during the original network run, it's kind of sad.

So, Monika, do they really have the "Silver Sow Award" in Ohio?
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 06:53 PM   #8
catlover79
Moderator
Forum Legend
God Bless Val
 
catlover79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 29, 2006
Location: Bewitched in Ohio
Posts: 69,230
Default

No, we don't have a Silver Sow Award, at least not that I know of. Then again, I'm on the complete opposite of the state from Cincy, so maybe it's just a regional thing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 06:56 PM   #9
Dr. Thong
Senior Member
a/k/a "ACK!"
 
Dr. Thong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 10, 2001
Location: New Hampshire, USA
Posts: 4,408
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by catlover79
No, we don't have a Silver Sow Award, at least not that I know of. Then again, I'm on the complete opposite of the state from Cincy, so maybe it's just a regional thing.

And I'm sure your radio newscasters don't have a minute-long pretentious intro and beat their chests to simulate the sound of traffic copters, either.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 06:59 PM   #10
catlover79
Moderator
Forum Legend
God Bless Val
 
catlover79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 29, 2006
Location: Bewitched in Ohio
Posts: 69,230
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Thong
And I'm sure your radio newscasters don't have a minute-long pretentious intro and beat their chests to simulate the sound of traffic copters, either.
No, and we don't have "eyewitness weather", either. I love Les beating his chest and saying, "today's traffic is light to heavy..."
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 07:03 PM   #11
Dr. Thong
Senior Member
a/k/a "ACK!"
 
Dr. Thong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 10, 2001
Location: New Hampshire, USA
Posts: 4,408
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by catlover79
No, and we don't have "eyewitness weather", either. I love Les beating his chest and saying, "today's traffic is light to heavy..."

Today's newscasters are so boring. It's all this light-hearted "we're all friends" type of thing. And their banter is so scripted and smug.

I think an inept newscaster like Les Nessman (or Ted Baxter) would get me to watch the local news.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2010, 07:14 PM   #12
MickeyMac
Moderator
Forum Veteran
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 18, 2008
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Posts: 18,600
Default

Also Johnny Fever and Veuns Flytrap had style and they were audio characters. Thats the way radio used to be, and in some cases the DJ would be a local celebrity. Its not like that anymore. A lot of times some of these DJ's sound like they would rather be doing something else.
  Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:59 AM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.5.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.