Comedy Clicks USA

Comedy Clicks – USA Edition – WKRP in Cincinnati

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that was on air between 1978-1982 and was videotaped as it was cheaper to produce – WKRP in Cincinnati


About the Show

Summary of Plot

The misadventures of the staff of a struggling Top 40 rock radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio.-iMDB

Number of Seasons / Episodes

4 seasons

Characters:

Gary Sandy – Andy Travis
Gordon Jump – Arthur Carlson
Loni Anderson – Jennifer Marlowe
Howard Hesseman – Dr. Johnny Fever

Trivia

  • The show was videotaped instead of filmed because the rights to rock songs were cheaper for a taped show than for a filmed show.
  • Les wears a bandage on some part of his body in almost every episode. Eventually, he reveals that he has a very large dog at home. In real life, Richard Sanders was injured before taping the pilot episode, and had to wear a bandage on the air. He decided to make it Les’ trademark.
  • In some scenes, bulletin boards or wall spaces are plastered with bumper stickers for radio stations across the USA. They were sent by real-life radio DJs who were avid fans of the show.
  • Loni Anderson refused to play the “dumb blonde” on the show. Her character was not only smart, but was also a journalism major.

Clips

Theme song

Turkey Drop

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