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WKRP in Cincinnati: The Impossible Dream

Les is off to New York City to bring th em a video clip in hopes of getting a job on network news. Unknown by the others who have created a surprise birthday party for him.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x20
Production Number: 088
Airdate: Wednesday April 07th, 1982

Guest Stars
Richard SandersRichard Sanders
As Mother Nessman
Richard SandersRichard Sanders
As Mother Nessman
Main Cast
Gordon JumpGordon Jump
As Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson
Gordon JumpGordon Jump
As Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson
Episode Quotes
(Johnny protests the surprise party for Les)
Bailey: Don't you like putting on a stupid-looking hat and hiding behind furniture, and generally stripping yourself of every shred of human dignity?
Johnny: Now that you mention it, I do like that.

Herb: You know, Jennifer was going to give me a party once - a big one. But then I decided not to quit, and it just kinda got called off.
Johnny: Tough luck for all of us.

Andy: You want ski talk? I'll give you ski talk. Mogul. Ski lift. Slalom. Girls. Drunk.
(Bailey is not impressed)

Les: Fever, in exactly twelve seconds, the air will be dead.
Johnny: I thought you were just going to murder the news!

Mr Carlson: (on the phone) Jennifer? Send Nessman in here immediately.
Les: (running in) Mr Carlson?
Mr Carlson: Tell Travis I'd like to see him too. (Andy runs in) Thanks, Jennifer.

Les: You know, this isn't easy for me. I don't usually 'spill my guts,' as they say.
Mr Carlson: (despairingly) Oh no.

Mr Carlson: You know, I had a dream once, Les, of one day becoming General Manager of WKRP. And I worked hard at that. Then one day mother gave me the job... boy, don't tell me dreams don't come true!

Jennifer: Whaddya say, guys - triple vodkas all the way around?

Jennifer: I like it when Les does the news. It's always so surreal.

(Mrs Nessman meets the gang)
Mr Carlson: I'd like to introduce you to Andy Travis.
Mrs Nessman: The selfish one.
Mr Carlson: Well, that's right. This is Doctor Johnny Fever.
Mrs Nessman: Oh yes, the beatnik. You're cute!
Johnny: I...I...I have to go back on the air now, or I'd stay and get better acquainted.
Mr Carlson: Oh, and this is our receptionist, Jennifer Marlowe.
Jennifer: Hello.
Mrs Nessman: Stay away from my son. He's told me everything.
Jennifer: I'll try.

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