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The weight loss pills being advertised on WKRP seems to be for 'legalized speed' but the new client has an iron clad contract.

Episode Info


Episode number: 4x12
Production Number: 080
Airdate: Wednesday January 20th, 1982



Guest Stars
Max Wright (1)Max Wright (1)
As Frank Bartman
Recurring
Robert RidgelyRobert Ridgely
As Dave Wickerman
Main Cast
Gordon JumpGordon Jump
As Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson
Episode Quotes
Johnny: (to Herb) You know, your ... friend here is rather reptilian. But if you put him on the air, you are definitely a snake.

Mr Carlson: Where do they go, anyway, Travis?
Andy: What's that, sir?
Mr Carlson: The donuts. When I eat those suckers, they go straight for my beltline. When you eat them, apparently they turn into hair.

Herb: You wanna lose some weight?!
Andy: Maybe. Maybe 160 pounds of polyester.

Wickerman: What's this about not running the spots?
Mr Carlson: Well, funny thing... would you believe we're sold out?
Wickerman: WKRP? (laughs uproariously)

Lawyer: You don't pay my retainer, you know. Your mother does. So I'm gonna be reporting to her.
Mr Carlson: You will.
Lawyer: Uh huh. Your mother doesn't go to court. It's far too expensive, and it's messy. So if it's your intention to ignore my advice, I'm gonna tell on you.

Venus: Andy, real speed is gone because it killed everybody. Junkies don't even want it back!
Johnny: And once the Republicans got in, everyone just switched to downers!

Johnny: Whereas it is stricly the opinion of this announcer, and therefore by no means a proveable fact, the sponser you're about to hear from is, to wit, a real scumbucket.
(The commercial follows, played at various speeds)

Mr Carlson: All right ladies, let me tell you what I think we ought to do. Jennifer, would you please call my lawyer? Bailey, would you mind bringing me the heads of Johnny Fever and Venus Flytrap on a platter? Where's Travis?
Jennifer: Downstairs, donut shop.
Mr Carlson: Call down and tell him never to come in here again. And have Les beaten up for no particular reason.
Bailey: Oh, I'll handle that. What about Herb?
Mr Carlson: Herb is mine. Thank you, ladies. Gee! Pleasure doing business with women.

Lawyer: Well, I think the legal term for it would be "Your keister is in a sling."
Mr Carlson: Ooo boy.

Andy: All right, out of the way guys, Herbert's going on the air.
Johnny: You know, it's funny. You work here long enough, you start hallucinating.
Andy: Get out!
Johnny: Herb's going on the air?
Andy: Yeah.
Venus: Does this mean we'll have to go out and sell something?



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