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Old 04-09-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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Default Tim Reid should be embarassed at the character he played when he watches this show

I watched three eps so far and his role in the station is very small. He has walked in and acts like a stereotypical jive talking black man with a pimp suit on and was only seen in the beginning and end of the episode

Does his character remain this way all through the show? Does he continue to be this pimp suit jive talking black man every time is on the show?
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I watched three eps so far and his role in the station is very small. He has walked in and acts like a stereotypical jive talking black man with a pimp suit on and was only seen in the beginning and end of the episode

Does his character remain this way all through the show? Does he continue to be this pimp suit jive talking black man every time is on the show?
no - its all an ACT he does just to fool everyone at the station !!
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no - its all an ACT he does just to fool everyone at the station !!

Well why does he do that? And does his role remain the same? small?-lol
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Is Tim Reid the actor who played Tamara's father on Sister, Sister? If so, I liked him in THAT role.
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Yes that's him. On this show he was a embarassment
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Yes that's him. On this show he was a embarassment
OK, I've never seen him on WKRP in cincinnati. I've only seen a few episodes of the show and he was never on it when I saw it. On Sister, Sister, he was pretty good. His character was kind of uppity and a bit stuffy at times on Sister, Sister so it's hard for me to picture him as some smooth, jive talkin' dude on WKRP like you and the others say he was.
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Well why does he do that? And does his role remain the same? small?-lol

It's been probably 20 years since I watched a run of the series but I think he was a army deserter and was using an alias to evade the authorities and his role did increase.
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Well why does he do that? And does his role remain the same? small?-lol
i think he did it for a number of reasons, the deserter thing (which has an important backstory), but also to hide his inexperience as a deejay, and just to plain scare the crap out of everone at the station so no one will mess with him (which worked pretty well except for Johnny and Jennifer)

Venus is definitely one of the main characters throughout the show, and he is so much more than the jive-talking act he does when he first comes to the station, trust me you'll appreciate his character more as the series progresses (especially when he starts to realize how crazy everyone else at the station is and that him and Andy are pretty much the only normal ones there)
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Ok I will keep an eye on it on sundays
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Tim Reid reprised the role of Venus in The New WKRP in the early 90s. Venus was now a radio station executive and using his real name, Gordon Sims. He didn't really like rehashing his time as "Venus". But everyone here is right when they said that there is more to this character than meets the eye.
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his jive talking seemed unreal. it wasn't believable like Freddie Boom Boom

it really seemed like tim reid was acting
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his jive talking seemed unreal. it wasn't believable like Freddie Boom Boom

it really seemed like tim reid was acting
Is this your first time watching WKRP?
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Yes and i was so annoyed with his FAKE JIVE TALK LOL
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Yes and i was so annoyed with his FAKE JIVE TALK LOL
That was Venus shtick. Johnny Fever and Venus were my two favorites. Like someone else said, wait until you see the episode about him being a deserter. I think that episode is in the first season.
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