WKRP In Cincinnati, Season 1Closed Captioning
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We're on the air! WKRP In Cincinnati, classic TV's wildest, funniest, rock 'n' roll sitcom is here at last. Join WKRP's hilarious staff — program director Andy Travis, DJs Dr. Johnny Fever and Venus Flytrap, neurotic newsman Les Nessman, sultry receptionist Jennifer Marlowe and the rest — both on and off the air, as they take their floundering station from hard times to hard rock. Starring Howard Hesseman and Loni Anderson, this is the one show that has it all. So, set that dial for WKRP In Cincinnati . . . and turn it up, man! PLEASE NOTE: We are using the raw, original broadcast material to deliver the most authentic experience we could provide. As a result, you may notice occasional glitches in video quality. Also: Some of the original music content has been edited for this release.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoPilot, Pt. 1||New program director Andy Travis shakes things up at WKRP when he changes the floundering radio station's format from "beautiful music" to hard-driving rock'n'roll.||24:53||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoPilot, Pt. 2||Andy is in dire straits when angry listeners and advertisers protest the station's new format.||25:10||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoLes On a Ledge||Timid news director Les Nessman goes out on a ledge after having his reputation as a newsman -- and his manhood -- questioned.||25:05||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoHoodlum Rock||Andy's career is jeopardized when he arranges for the station to sponsor a concert by British rock group Scum of the Earth, whose name says it all.||22:18||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoHold-Up||When an armed robbery disrupts a live broadcast from a stereo store, D.J. Dr. Johnny Fever is left to contend with the gunman on the air.||24:16||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoBailey's Show||An inexperienced Bailey faces the resentment of the staff when she's allowed to produce her own show, which draws the biggest crowd of freaks, weirdoes and losers the city has ever seen.||24:37||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoTurkeys Away||Station manager Arthur Carlson comes up with a big idea for a unique holiday promotion involving live turkeys and a helicopter.||24:18||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoLove Returns||An old flame is rekindled for Andy, while Johnny Fever and Venus Flytrap are offered as prizes in the station's "Win a Date with a D.J." contest.||24:46||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoMomma's Review||Mr. Carlson's tyrannical mother -- and WKRP's owner -- arrives to review the station's recent changes.||24:49||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoA Date With Jennifer||After winning the coveted Silver Sow Award for farm news reporting, Les asks Jennifer to be his date for the banquet...and she says yes!||21:03||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Contest Nobody Could Win||An on-air slip of the tongue could cost the station $5,000 and cost Johnny and Andy their jobs.||23:42||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|12||Closed CaptioningVideoTornado||A tornado unexpectedly hits Cincinnati, allowing Mr. Carlson to demonstrate his leadership abilities and allowing Jennifer to reveal a hidden talent.||24:47||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|13||Closed CaptioningVideoGoodbye, Johnny||A lucrative offer at another radio station has Johnny packing his bags for California.||23:53||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|14||Closed CaptioningVideoJohnny Comes Back||Johnny's return to Cincinnati is far from triumphant as he soon discovers that he has no job and no place to live.||24:50||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|15||Closed CaptioningVideoNever Leave Me, Lucille||Herb's separation from his wife, Lucille, has him anticipating a new, swinging lifestyle, but everyone else is bent on getting the couple back together.||23:53||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|16||Closed CaptioningVideoI Want to Keep My Baby||Johnny gets a chance to play daddy when a desperate young mother abandons her baby in a basket on the doorstep of WKRP.||23:58||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|17||Closed CaptioningVideoA Commerical Break||An advertising campaign for funeral packages clashes with the station's rock and roll aesthetic.||24:23||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|18||Closed CaptioningVideoWho Is Gordon Sims||Venus's past comes back to haunt him after he refuses to allow a photo of himself to be printed in the newspaper.||24:45||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|19||Closed CaptioningVideoI Do, I Do... for Now||When her childhood sweetheart arrives, determined to marry her, Jennifer makes matters worse by pretending that she's already married to Johnny.||24:49||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|20||Closed CaptioningVideoYoung Master Carlson||Arthur reluctantly agrees to let his eleven-year-old son hang around the station, but it soon turns out that the boy and Mama Carlson are cut from the same abrasive mold.||24:07||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|21||Closed CaptioningVideoFish Story||Andy's interview with a magazine writer goes horribly awry when Johnny and Venus conduct an on-air drinking experiment with disastrous -- and hilarious -- results.||23:22||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|22||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Preacher||When a former wrestler turned reverend uses his evangelical show to rip-off the public, Andy finds out the hard way that the 300 pound shyster is not one to be trifled with.||24:19||$1.99||View In iTunes|
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A sheep in wolf's clothing
Sadly iTunes claims this is the original TV show format. This is nothing of the sort. Oh sure the comedy is still great, as are the characters, but all the wonderful music that made this show great has been removed due to Fox not wanting to pay licensing fees for the song rights. This is false advertising. I downloaded the entire first season because I knew the DVDs had been changed, but the notation here led me to believe these were the true uncut versions. Taking out the music sours what was once a wonderful show. Do not download this series if you fondly remember the classic episodes.
Greatest show ever, but...
OK, having these on my iPod is great, and I also bought the DVD's last spring. Admittedly, this is my favorite show of all time. It appears that many others feel the same way based on the reviews here. But I take serious issue with the versions featured digitally, and think all of you who write "hey, it's not about the music" are missing a few key points. Many of the songs used originally were integral to scenes. ("Hot Blooded" in "A Date With Jennifer" comes to mind, and "Dogs" by Pink Floyd in "Turkeys Away" does too.) In some cases, entire scenes have been cut from this release where music can't be replaced! Even worse, some dialogue has been re-dubbed by different actors. This is a travesty of the highest order, and shows how little regard anyone at FOX has for the original show. Imagine "Goodfellas" with stock, schlocky music. It'd change the movie, wouldn't it? What if they re-dubbed "A Hard Days's Night" with non-Beatles music? What happens to future seasons? I recall music playing throughout the "Bomb Threat" 2-parter when Johnny & Venus are at the transmitter. Do they pay for that music, or cut the scenes? Or the episode where Carlson reads most of John Lennon's lyrics to "Imagine" for a censor-crazy Pastor? Can they use those? Look, I want to make this clear: I give the show 5 stars, more if I could. But what we're seeing here, with FOX cutting music, scenes, and re-dubbing lines, sets a dangerous example of how a company can somehow erase a show's history. For WKRP to live on and be recognized by future generations as brilliant, it needs to be the the original WKRP. Not these brutally sliced and diced versions. This is an insult to Hugh Wilson (who, allegedly approved these!), and the cast & creators of this great show. A travesty.
I'm glad the reviewers mentioned that the episodes are incomplete. I wouldn't dream of buying them now. Thanks for all you reviewers who mentioned it, and what are those who didn't mention it thinking?