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2012-11-22 12:56:02 PM  

rotsky: Ummm. I believe it's "as God AS my witness".

/Just sayin'


Hold on to that belief. Don't loose it.
 
2012-11-22 12:57:55 PM  
They're hitting the ground like... sacks of wet cement!

/no matter how many times I see it, I always forget that line is in there and it catches me off-guard
 
2012-11-22 01:00:34 PM  

Richard Saunders: I expect FARK's crowd to show up curious, but well behaved.


You're blocking my door. Move it, freak.
 
2012-11-22 01:05:51 PM  

I_Love_Cheesecake: I_C_Weener: I_Love_Cheesecake: Great moment, but that's not even the funniest episode of WKRP.

You are of course thinking of the dangers of alcohol episode where Dr. Johnny Fever's reflexes and reaction time improved with alcohol.

That's a great one, but my favourite is the one where they lost Most Improved Station and had that group talk in the bullpen. "Folks, there's a woman who could disarm Patton in a second."

I also love the bomb/phone police two-parter.

/and the one where Herb, dressed in the carp outfit, tussles with the WPIG guy in the bathroom


The best was the one where the preacher guy was censoring the song Imagine. I think it was the closing episode. Not funny but sooooo well done.
 
2012-11-22 01:08:08 PM  
Well they have wings, you know. But for some reason, they don't use them.
 
2012-11-22 01:15:40 PM  
Baily was hotter.
 
2012-11-22 01:27:22 PM  
Bailey>Jennifer
 
2012-11-22 01:31:20 PM  

pounddawg: Baily was hotter.


Mad Scientist: Bailey>Jennifer


Bailey wearing Johnny's 'Black Death' t-shirt? Giggity.

Sadly, GIS fails me.
 
2012-11-22 01:31:52 PM  
...and then it got ... strange
 
2012-11-22 01:42:18 PM  

I_Love_Cheesecake: Great moment, but that's not even the funniest episode of WKRP.

 

i53.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-22 01:50:47 PM  
s10.postimage.org
 
2012-11-22 01:51:33 PM  
Funny fact: It aired on October 30th so wouldn't it be a Halloween episode?
 
2012-11-22 01:53:10 PM  
Thread is useless without Jan Smithers pics

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-11-22 01:53:29 PM  
fark you, subby.

I don't care how much it sounds like "as," what he's saying is "is."

"As God is my witness."

That is what the farking idiom is. It's metaphorically putting you in a court case where you are swearing to God. God is your witness. "as God as my witness" makes no sense whatsoever.

Congrats. You are so bad at English you don't even understand the joke you just posted.
 
2012-11-22 02:01:21 PM  

gonegirl: fark you, subby.

I don't care how much it sounds like "as," what he's saying is "is."

"As God is my witness."

That is what the farking idiom is. It's metaphorically putting you in a court case where you are swearing to God. God is your witness. "as God as my witness" makes no sense whatsoever.

Congrats. You are so bad at English you don't even understand the joke you just posted.


Lighten up, Francis
 
2012-11-22 02:03:56 PM  

chewielouie: I_Love_Cheesecake: Great moment, but that's not even the funniest episode of WKRP. 

[i53.tinypic.com image 240x232]


Okay, for the record, that image is freaking me right the fark out.
 
2012-11-22 02:09:58 PM  
Enough with the Bailey vs. Jennifer crap. Can we have a serious discussion about Andy Travis' bulge, please!

Looks like he's got one of those turkey legs stuffed down there. I love watching these reruns. I'm a happy Farkette.
 
2012-11-22 02:10:22 PM  
I still think Real Families was the best episode.
 
2012-11-22 02:16:17 PM  
wft? Those are totally photoshoped. Doesnt anyone else see that?
 
2012-11-22 02:20:05 PM  

bluorangefyre: I really wish they'd release the entire series on DVD uncut, but like Cold Case, all that music isn't gonna make it possible.


I am surprised to read that about a show like cold case. I mean I get with a show like WKRP no one ever thought in a million years you would be able to own an entire season on a video disc, so when they wanted to use Tiny Dancer or something they would only pay for the rights to show it on TV and if they wanted to use it in another format after the fact they have to renegotiate. But Cold Case started in 2003 well after TV shows started showing up on DVD, so why the hell wouldn't they have negotiated the rights for both the broadcast and the dvd release at the same time? And if artists won't allow their songs to be used for a reasonable fee, find someone else.
 
2012-11-22 02:22:00 PM  

gonegirl: fark you, subby.

I don't care how much it sounds like "as," what he's saying is "is."

"As God is my witness."

That is what the farking idiom is. It's metaphorically putting you in a court case where you are swearing to God. God is your witness. "as God as my witness" makes no sense whatsoever.

Congrats. You are so bad at English you don't even understand the joke you just posted.


I bet dinner at your house is going to be a lot of fun.
 
2012-11-22 02:27:38 PM  

mechgreg: bluorangefyre: I really wish they'd release the entire series on DVD uncut, but like Cold Case, all that music isn't gonna make it possible.

I am surprised to read that about a show like cold case. I mean I get with a show like WKRP no one ever thought in a million years you would be able to own an entire season on a video disc, so when they wanted to use Tiny Dancer or something they would only pay for the rights to show it on TV and if they wanted to use it in another format after the fact they have to renegotiate. But Cold Case started in 2003 well after TV shows started showing up on DVD, so why the hell wouldn't they have negotiated the rights for both the broadcast and the dvd release at the same time? And if artists won't allow their songs to be used for a reasonable fee, find someone else.


In a lot of cases, music gets misappropriated for the episode, and paid for later; rights are not negotiated at all in those cases, because they figured it was better to ask forgiveness than permission, which doesn't translate well into the after-market releases :(

Yeah, Viacomm pulled that same shiat with "Mtv's The State", which had so much music in it that they couldn't get approval for, it set the original release date for the DVDs back for *years*, until they re-recorded multiple scenes with new, "similar sounding" sound tracks, which completely kills Barry and Levon's $240 worth of pudding,using cheap filler music instead of "Sexual Healing". That's crap, and I hate them for that! They should have paid to keep the original music in the most important scenes. See, this is just one of the many ways that the RIAA's greed is killing our culture! Copyright law needs a total revamp,
 
2012-11-22 02:27:53 PM  

nucal: Thread is useless without Jan Smithers pics

[upload.wikimedia.org image 268x358]


I appreciated Jan later in life, but when I was 13..... This.....

i291.photobucket.com

Made my turkeys drop....

/if you know what imean
//and i think you do
 
2012-11-22 02:38:43 PM  
Glenford:

I bet dinner at your house is going to be a lot of fun.

Drunk before noon and yelling about grammar at strangers on the Internet? You bet your sweet ass it is.
 
2012-11-22 02:46:10 PM  

Kaiser Bill's Batman: Mr. Coffee Nerves: It took about one week working at my first real radio station to realize that WKRP was pretty much a documentary.

And it only took about a week working for Steve Bellinger to realize it was a true story.


I did intern/volunteer work at WKRQ in cincy

It was... exactly what I expected
 
2012-11-22 03:24:28 PM  

thespindrifter: In a lot of cases, music gets misappropriated for the episode, and paid for later; rights are not negotiated at all in those cases, because they figured it was better to ask forgiveness than permission, which doesn't translate well into the after-market releases :(


I don't know what TV shows you've done music clearances for, but their business and legal affairs department and their E&O Insurers must be asleep at the switch.

Been in this biz for 15 years and I've never ever EVER heard anyone say "let's just infringe on the copyright and if/when they sue us we'll work out a deal". Doesn't happen. Can't happen. There's too many checks and balances along the way (E&O, cue sheet delivery, broadcaster's standards & practices dept) to allow that to happen.
 
2012-11-22 03:43:46 PM  

Freud's Cigar: Enough with the Bailey vs. Jennifer crap. Can we have a serious discussion about Andy Travis' bulge, please!

Looks like he's got one of those turkey legs stuffed down there. I love watching these reruns. I'm a happy Farkette.


This. This. THIS. I am glad I am not the only one who noticed this and had dirty thoughts.
 
2012-11-22 03:52:43 PM  
Thank you thank you thank you. 70s sitcoms were so much better than the crap we have today. Viva la WKRP!!!!!! And yes, Loni Anderson, dayuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum!
 
2012-11-22 04:11:08 PM  
I guess I'll be the guy to ruin things and point out turkeys can fly... just not very well or far. They roost in trees.. and they certainly don't climb up there.



Still, I laugh myself silly every time I see that episode.
 
2012-11-22 04:27:11 PM  
Turkeys CAN fly. Wild ones, anyway. They're strong and pretty smart.

Domestic turkeys, however, a dumb as rocks and pretty weak.
 
2012-11-22 04:40:31 PM  
While you guys were whacking to the girls I was whacking it to Gary Sandy.
 
2012-11-22 04:45:36 PM  

I_C_Weener: I_Love_Cheesecake: Great moment, but that's not even the funniest episode of WKRP.

You are of course thinking of the dangers of alcohol episode where Dr. Johnny Fever's reflexes and reaction time improved with alcohol.


or the phone police...or was that the same one?

so many memories...
 
2012-11-22 04:46:25 PM  

some_beer_drinker: I_C_Weener: I_Love_Cheesecake: Great moment, but that's not even the funniest episode of WKRP.

You are of course thinking of the dangers of alcohol episode where Dr. Johnny Fever's reflexes and reaction time improved with alcohol.

or the phone police...or was that the same one?

so many memories...


how about that one where arnold and his friend go the bike repair shop and meet the pedo mr carlson...
 
2012-11-22 04:46:42 PM  

Glenford: pounddawg: Baily was hotter.

Mad Scientist: Bailey>Jennifer

Bailey wearing Johnny's 'Black Death' t-shirt? Giggity.

Sadly, GIS fails me.


i264.photobucket.com 
"Why, Les, it was the first thing I put on when I got out of bed this morning..."
 
2012-11-22 04:48:05 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

Would like a word. 

Besides, you gotta love an air force whose insignia is just a big ol' bulls-eye painted right on the plane. COME AT ME, BRO!
 
2012-11-22 05:00:19 PM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: thespindrifter: In a lot of cases, music gets misappropriated for the episode, and paid for later; rights are not negotiated at all in those cases, because they figured it was better to ask forgiveness than permission, which doesn't translate well into the after-market releases :(

I don't know what TV shows you've done music clearances for, but their business and legal affairs department and their E&O Insurers must be asleep at the switch.

Been in this biz for 15 years and I've never ever EVER heard anyone say "let's just infringe on the copyright and if/when they sue us we'll work out a deal". Doesn't happen. Can't happen. There's too many checks and balances along the way (E&O, cue sheet delivery, broadcaster's standards & practices dept) to allow that to happen.


I think it is more of the case of music licensing being quite a bit different for broadcast TV back then. From my understanding, back then broadcasters could get blanket licenses similar to what radio station would have that allowed them to use whatever music they wanted for a flat fee. Since the television broadcast was going out via the airwaves, there were no licensing issues. Those licenses didn't apply to home video sales because the even video tapes were just getting started then, so we wound up with the current licensing issue.
 
2012-11-22 05:02:51 PM  

I_Love_Cheesecake: Glenford: pounddawg: Baily was hotter.

Mad Scientist: Bailey>Jennifer

Bailey wearing Johnny's 'Black Death' t-shirt? Giggity.

Sadly, GIS fails me.

[i264.photobucket.com image 407x470] 
"Why, Les, it was the first thing I put on when I got out of bed this morning..."


You are a scholar and a gentleman/woman.

/I'll be in my bunk
 
2012-11-22 05:26:52 PM  
Local station broadcast this episode back to back for 6 hours on one of their sub channels.
Love it. So glad I somehow obtained videotape rips of the entire series as originally broadcast. Came in handy AVI format.
 
2012-11-22 05:50:17 PM  

dustman81: gonegirl: fark you, subby.

I don't care how much it sounds like "as," what he's saying is "is."

"As God is my witness."

That is what the farking idiom is. It's metaphorically putting you in a court case where you are swearing to God. God is your witness. "as God as my witness" makes no sense whatsoever.

Congrats. You are so bad at English you don't even understand the joke you just posted.

Lighten up, Francis


That's Francine to you.
 
2012-11-22 06:11:30 PM  

Glenford: pounddawg: Baily was hotter.

Mad Scientist: Bailey>Jennifer

Bailey wearing Johnny's 'Black Death' t-shirt? Giggity.

Sadly, GIS fails me.


Pointy boobs, oh pointy, pointy,
Anoint our 'tubes, anointy-nointy.
 
2012-11-22 06:19:13 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: It took about one week working at my first real radio station to realize that WKRP was pretty much a documentary.


So much THIS...
 
2012-11-22 06:34:23 PM  
Beats a story about some guys picking up the garbage they threw in the snow
 
2012-11-22 07:15:14 PM  
Jan Smithers first TV crush for me.
 
2012-11-22 07:17:14 PM  
The music industry is stupid for not making perpetual rights to music used in TV shows cheaper. If the show sucks, it'll never be seen again and the license is effectively expired. If the show is a hit, it's basically an ad for the song. Do they think people would play their WKRP DVD and search for that scene every time they want to hear part of that song?
 
2012-11-22 08:13:48 PM  
Love that episode..But that whole series was just magic..Beside the drinking episode,
A couple of my favorites are;

"The Contest Nobody Could Win" where they make that crazy mix of snippets of songs
they think is impossible for anyone to get,and someone actually gets it!

"A Commercial Break" Where they make the commercial for the funeral home chain
and finally decide not to play it because it's..well..morbid and doesn't fit the station..
 
2012-11-22 09:15:36 PM  
The amazing thing as I read the comments:

"Turkeys Away"
"The Contest Nobody Could Win"
"A Commercial Break"
"Fish Story"/Johnny gets drunk on the air...

ALL first-season episodes. Are there any other sitcoms that cranked out this many classics in their first year?
 
2012-11-22 11:22:08 PM  
I do so love the classics.
 
2012-11-22 11:41:08 PM  
booger!
 
2012-11-23 01:19:39 AM  
Just wanted to add: as someone still in the radio business, yeah, the cart machines are gone, the albums, gone too, but the hair-brained managers, well, they survived. Go figure.
 
2012-11-23 03:26:50 AM  

I_Love_Cheesecake: Glenford: pounddawg: Baily was hotter.

Mad Scientist: Bailey>Jennifer

Bailey wearing Johnny's 'Black Death' t-shirt? Giggity.

Sadly, GIS fails me.

[i264.photobucket.com image 407x470] 
"Why, Les, it was the first thing I put on when I got out of bed this morning..."


Must not drool...
 
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