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WKRP in Cincinnati: The Airplane Show

Jealous over WPIG's helicopter traffic reports, Les uses a crop dusting WWI bi-plane to broadcast his own reports.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x1
Production Number: 047
Airdate: Saturday November 01st, 1980

Guest Stars
Michael FairmanMichael Fairman
As Buddy Barker

Harold JohnsonHarold Johnson
As Stunt Pilot
Main Cast
Gordon JumpGordon Jump
As Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson
Episode Quotes
WPIG Announcer: This is your Pig's Eye in the Sky reporting, Cincinnati's only helicopter traffic report, saying (WHIIZZZZ!!) What the hell was that???
Les: This is Les Nessman, WKRP's Fish Eye in the Sky! Reporting that traffic's a snarled mess down there and that we're about to hit a bridge. Aahhhhhh!!!!!

Les: Buddy - Buddy, I'm afraid I'm going to have to fire you.
Buddy, the pilot: Okay. I'm a crop duster anyway. Showbiz ain't my game.
Les: But I won't!
Buddy: Won't what?
Les: Fire you!
Buddy: Doesn't matter!
Les: Okay, you're not fired. But from now on, I am in complete charge. Okay, you're in charge, but you better be careful because I'm watching you. Okay, I won't watch you.

Jennifer: Hi Les. Mr Carlson and Andy would like to see you immediately.
Les: What about?
Jennifer: Did you go flying this morning? (Les nods sheepishly)

Les: Everybody around here thinks I'm crazy! Fortunately, you know better than that. (Jennifer says nothing) Fortunately, you know better than that.

Mr Carlson: How long, oh Lord, must I suffer?

Les: Mr Carlson, what we've got here is a helicopter gap.

Les: Travis, the very first day you came to this station you promised to get me a helicopter.
Andy: I know I did, Les, but that was a long time ago and I was lying.

(Bailey picks up the wrong sheet of paper)
Bailey: Leading off with the news, two bananas, wheatgerm and sixteen vitamin C pills... more in a minute.

Johnny: (on the phone with Les) I thought Carlson grounded you. Oh he did, did he. Uh huh. You know, Lester, you're lying. No, it doesn't make any difference to me, I just wanted to make note of the fact, that's all.

Bailey: I bet all the other stations could help.
Herb: Why should they?
Bailey: Well, if you were in competition with us, would you want us to lose Les?

Les: Buddy, could you please turn the engine back on?
Buddy: I can't, Les. We're outa gas. Hey Les?
Les: Yes, Buddy?
Buddy: One heck of a Veteran's Day, huh Les? We'll have to do this again sometime!
Les: Yes, Buddy, we certainly should.

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