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(That Eric Alper)   Baby, if you've ever wondered, wondered when WKRP In Cincinnati will be released on DVD, here you go   (thatericalper.com ) divider line
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2014-08-15 10:05:59 AM  

Lee451: [img.fark.net image 462x594]

So tragic......


Yeah, why couldn't she have died young?

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2014-08-15 10:07:01 AM  

Lee451: [img.fark.net image 462x594]

So tragic......


Yeah, she'd look sooo much better if she did like the rest of Hollywood and had facelifts and botox to the point that it makes her eyes crooked.
 
2014-08-15 10:07:08 AM  

Alphax: aggievet92: Some older shows hold up better than others.  I recently finished re-watching the first two seasons of Starsky & Hutch.  It took a few episodes to get over the overt sexism and lack of computers, cell phones, etc.  but the picture quality was great and Glaser and Soul's chemistry is beyond anything on television now.  I was amazed at how realistic and gritty the story lines were for being forty years old. They tackled drug addiction, rape, even homosexuality.  But the sincerity of the relationship between the two characters is what made the show!!

I loved WKRP, so I'm sure I'll buy the DVDs. Andy was my favorite!!  He was on a S&H episode as a very young and disturbed psychopath.  He was really good!!

I was very young when Starsky & Hutch was on the air.. I thought that being a 'Junkie' meant that you had a disease that left marks on your arms..


Tried to watch some of "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" and it's exactly the opposite.

The writers tried to throw in all the taboo stuff at once for shock value, but by today's standards most of it doesn't raise an eyebrow. There's one sequence where Mary talks to her husband about his impotence that probably wouldn't fly today.  The rest has been done to death in the last 30 years: affairs, serial killers, pervy family members, etc.

The acting is terrible.  At first it's kind of funny because Louise Lasser is visibly stoned in almost every scene, but eventually it just gets repetitive.
 
2014-08-15 10:08:39 AM  

AtlanticCoast63: Best ep:  the one where a State Trooper and Johnny do a practical experiment on how your reflexes change when you drink.


"Let's you and me trade hats!"
 
2014-08-15 10:09:04 AM  
doing our best to include every scene uncut and to license as much original music as possible.

That's kinda weasely. I'll wait until I hear some user reviews before I get excited.

Speaking of which, has anyone watch the release of China Beach with most of the original music restored? How does it hold up?
 
2014-08-15 10:09:06 AM  

Dog Welder: That whole cast was amazing.  Newsradio was such an underappreciated sitcom.


Good times, good times...

Dog Welder: /still hate Andy Dick, though


Yep.  And while he was tolerable in News Radio, he was only worthwhile as a foil to Bill.  Anything he did that wasn't related to Bill's character was mostly a miss.

Although I did enjoy the pratfalls before the network told the show to stop them.
 
2014-08-15 10:09:22 AM  
I really hope they get the music rights.  Some scenes just won't work at all.

*plinkety ragtime music*
JF: "Gripping music, ain't it?"
AC: "Yeah, it's good.  What's the name of this orchestra?"
JF: "It's Pink Floyd."
*plinkety ragtime music continues*
AC: "Oh, is that Pink Floyd?  Do I hear dogs barking on that thing?"
JF: "I do."
*plinkety plink*

I have old captured VHS recordings of the entire series with the original music, but it's kinda crappy quality.  I'd totally buy the set if they could get at least the large majority of it with the original music.
 
2014-08-15 10:11:05 AM  

TV's Vinnie: At first I was all like "who buys anything on DVD anymore?", and then I realized by that by today's tech standards, WKRP was made on equipment that's no better in resolution than standard 4:8 videotape anyway, so what's the point of a BR release?

Kind of ironic that a lot of shows may never get a release onto video not because of copyright issues, but the bigshots may think "Our copies are all in non HiDef, so why bother putting it out if all they'll sell in are the $1 bins at a Walmart? There's no profit there."


These are the same people who scream for a 24 MP APSC camera. That the resolution maxes out in the high teens is lost on them. Yaaaay! More blurrier pixels so I can pretend I have a higher resolution camera! Next up, people who want WKRP with black bars top and bottom so they can pretend it was shot in 16:9.
 
2014-08-15 10:11:17 AM  
Actually, don't buy it. Just wait for it to be $35 in the Amazon Goldbox deal after they remainder it. You know, because the number of people wanting to buy it at $250 can be counted on the fingers of one head.
 
2014-08-15 10:11:21 AM  

Lee451: [img.fark.net image 462x594]

So tragic......


And for comparison...

nosejobsurgerybeforeafter.com
 
2014-08-15 10:11:55 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: ChipNASA: I'll start....

[www.rankopedia.com image 400x500]

Bailey was hotter, prettier, better.

[pics.wikifeet.com image 850x683]


wikifeet?
 
2014-08-15 10:14:29 AM  

Zuzax: Lee451: [img.fark.net image 462x594]

So tragic......

Yeah, she'd look sooo much better if she did like the rest of Hollywood and had facelifts and botox to the point that it makes her eyes crooked.


Loni Anderson must be 85% plastic.
Maybe Burt Reynolds dumped her after developing a latex allergy?
 
2014-08-15 10:15:57 AM  

wildcardjack: Actually, don't buy it. Just wait for it to be $35 in the Amazon Goldbox deal after they remainder it. You know, because the number of people wanting to buy it at $250 can be counted on the fingers of one head.


ooooooooooooooh.
You've played knifey-spooney before, I see.
 
2014-08-15 10:16:33 AM  

oldfarthenry: Loni Anderson must be 85% plastic.
Maybe Burt Reynolds dumped her after developing a latex allergy?


nah, he just forgot to wash her bits out every day and got a hell of a rash.
 
2014-08-15 10:16:56 AM  

Zuzax: Lee451: [img.fark.net image 462x594]

So tragic......

Yeah, she'd look sooo much better if she did like the rest of Hollywood and had facelifts and botox to the point that it makes her eyes crooked.


fist bump
 
2014-08-15 10:19:19 AM  
MooseBayou: Maura Tierney was the prettiest thing to ever hit a sitcom, IMO

Actually, the standard by which all sitcom hotties are measured is

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-08-15 10:19:25 AM  

fireclown: Lee451: [img.fark.net image 462x594]

So tragic......

I'd hit it just for the story.


She's 65 years old...cut her some slack. If I was 66, I'd be all over that!
 
2014-08-15 10:21:00 AM  

LazyMedia: I bet that's going to cost dinero. Muy dinero.


Herb, in Spanish that means "very money."
 
2014-08-15 10:21:15 AM  

SirEattonHogg: ZAZ:  And then I'll buy it and be disappointed because the reality of watching old sitcoms does not live up to my memory of them.

This.  Every time I buy an 80's or 70's era sitcom, I'm usually disappointed.  Television tastes have changed too much and these shows usually look like crap nowadays (with a few exceptions).

I'd blame cocaine, but I was in middle school and junior high when these shows were on the air.


Yeah. The best place to keep memories is in the past, where they belong.
 
2014-08-15 10:23:03 AM  

Lee451: [img.fark.net image 462x594]

So tragic......


Oh grow up ffs. She's 65.
 
2014-08-15 10:23:19 AM  

zappaisfrank: fireclown: Lee451: [img.fark.net image 462x594]

So tragic......

I'd hit it just for the story.

She's 65 years old...cut her some slack. If I was 66, I'd be all over that!


Hell, I'm 48 and I'd be all over some of that
 
2014-08-15 10:23:44 AM  
And after all of thes years, "turkey's still don't fly!"
 
2014-08-15 10:24:47 AM  

AtlanticCoast63: Best ep:  the one where a State Trooper and Johnny do a practical experiment on how your reflexes change when you drink.


"On the air? I AM THE AIR!"
 
2014-08-15 10:26:28 AM  

GORDON: Kit Fister: Wake me when they release Night Court.

No one is going to wake you even if they do Kit Fister.


what'd I do?
 
2014-08-15 10:29:25 AM  
  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: Cheers>News Radio>Barney Miller>WKRP  DS9>FarScape>BSG>Space: Above and Beyond>Firefly>Babylon 5>Stargate(s)


But they all fall between 8 and 9.9 on a scale of 0-10


FTFM.
 
2014-08-15 10:37:28 AM  

Psychopusher: *plinkety ragtime music*
JF: "Gripping music, ain't it?"
AC: "Yeah, it's good. What's the name of this orchestra?"
JF: "It's Pink Floyd."
*plinkety ragtime music continues*
AC: "Oh, is that Pink Floyd? Do I hear dogs barking on that thing?"
JF: "I do."
*plinkety plink*


IIRC this scene wasn't released on the DVD release. Here's a youtube link of the scene though:

Link

Also the scene where Johnny changes the format of the station to rock is not the same without Ted Nugent's Queen Of The Forest playing after "Give it to me straight, Doctor, I can take it!"
 
2014-08-15 10:37:58 AM  
The first season of "WKRP" was actually issued on DVD several years ago by 20th Century Fox;
however, no additional seasons were issued after that - mainly, I think, because of music-clearance
disputes.  Whoever is now in charge of the series (I'm presuming it's Shout Factory, since they took
over the Bob Newhart DVDs from Fox) will probably now issue a "Complete Series" release -
although it'll probably be priced around $125.00 or so.
 
2014-08-15 10:38:18 AM  
Those guys are totally out of control.
Where are they now?
Drinking tea in the booth.
 
2014-08-15 10:39:28 AM  

Kit Fister: GORDON: Kit Fister: Wake me when they release Night Court.

No one is going to wake you even if they do Kit Fister.

what'd I do?


Night Court is on DVD - check with Warner Archive.
 
2014-08-15 10:40:02 AM  

someonelse: Lee451: [img.fark.net image 462x594]

So tragic......

Oh grow up ffs. She's 65.


That isn't that great of a 65. My mother-in-law looks much better and she is in her 70s. Compare her to Jane Fonda who is 77.
 
2014-08-15 10:40:57 AM  

Bat Guano: Zeb Hesselgresser: ChipNASA: I'll start....

[www.rankopedia.com image 400x500]

Bailey was hotter, prettier, better.

[pics.wikifeet.com image 850x683]

wikifeet?


Tarantino's FAVORITE website, bro.
 
2014-08-15 10:41:28 AM  

oldfarthenry: Loni Anderson must be 85% plastic.
Maybe Burt Reynolds dumped her after developing a latex allergy?


If he did, he's also allergic to his own face.
 
2014-08-15 10:44:13 AM  
Well, hold me closer, terrible dancer.

and/or

Man, I could go for a Fresca right now.
 
2014-08-15 10:44:28 AM  
I'll leave this right here.

i837.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-15 10:45:05 AM  

LonMead: MooseBayou: Maura Tierney was the prettiest thing to ever hit a sitcom, IMO

Actually, the standard by which all sitcom hotties are measured is

[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x1059]


OK, let me reconsider ...

I might consider a top three
jaydeanhcr.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-08-15 10:45:14 AM  

Infamy: oldfarthenry: Loni Anderson must be 85% plastic.
Maybe Burt Reynolds dumped her after developing a latex allergy?

If he did, he's also allergic to his own face.


She was a hawt little MILF in "The Mullets"

The perfect mom for those guys.
 
2014-08-15 10:46:41 AM  

2xcited: And after all of thes years, "turkey's still don't fly!"


But, but, ...
"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."

You mean they don't????
 
2014-08-15 10:47:51 AM  
www.shoutfactory.com
WKRP In Cincinnati: The Complete Series
Available in: US and Canada
Release Date: 10/28/2014

List Price: $139.99
SHOUT! PRICE: $119.99

http://www.shoutfactory.com/product/wkrp-cincinnati-complete-series

/for those of you that can't be bothered to look it up
//or filtered at work
///i know it's been posted already
 
2014-08-15 10:49:03 AM  
An Explosive Affair (2) [4.02]

Johnny: [after hearing the sirens] It's the phone cops. They know what I did here today.
Venus: What are you talking about?
Johnny: They're coming to get me, man!
Venus: That's paranoia, man!
Johnny: Wake up, sucker, this is the phone company we're talking about! They see everything, they know everything, they got their own covert police force! I'm probably wired for sound right now! I gotta get out of here!
Venus: Johnny!
Johnny: Don't use my name!!
 
2014-08-15 10:50:58 AM  

Clint_Torres: [www.shoutfactory.com image 388x546]
WKRP In Cincinnati: The Complete Series
Available in: US and Canada
Release Date: 10/28/2014

List Price: $139.99
SHOUT! PRICE: $119.99

http://www.shoutfactory.com/product/wkrp-cincinnati-complete-series

/for those of you that can't be bothered to look it up
//or filtered at work
///i know it's been posted already


$98 on Amazon.
 
2014-08-15 10:52:05 AM  

vudukungfu: wildcardjack: Actually, don't buy it. Just wait for it to be $35 in the Amazon Goldbox deal after they remainder it. You know, because the number of people wanting to buy it at $250 can be counted on the fingers of one head.

ooooooooooooooh.
You've played knifey-spooney before, I see.


You have no idea. I actually work in used/remaindered books and media, and I could gut check most executive decisions better than rooms full of MBA fakers at the media companies. They might actually break even if they made about 1500 sets at $1000 each. Keep it scarce, keep it high. I bet initial run's going to be 15,000+ because the internet has been buzzing like an ugly chick's nightstand.
 
2014-08-15 10:52:21 AM  
The series I would love to see again is Soap.  So damn funny.
 
2014-08-15 10:54:24 AM  

madgonad: someonelse: Lee451: [img.fark.net image 462x594]

So tragic......

Oh grow up ffs. She's 65.

That isn't that great of a 65. My mother-in-law looks much better and she is in her 70s. Compare her to Jane Fonda who is 77.


It's not "tragic," either. She looks like a healthy woman in her 60s with the exception that she probably spent a lot of time in the sun without sunblock. Whatever. She looks normal. This Fark thing of bemoaning the tragic fate of people who have aged normally is childish. WelcometoFark.jpg.
 
2014-08-15 10:56:09 AM  

BizarreMan: The series I would love to see again is Soap.  So damn funny.


It's weird. I remember "Soap" as being hilarious, but I can't remember any quotable lines from it.
 
2014-08-15 10:56:28 AM  
Oh, the who the fark cares?  When are they going to release The New WKRP in Cincinnati?

LN: Little Big Guy said they were going to get me walls.  Walls, Herb, walls!
HT: Are you sure he said *walls* Less?


/ok, it mostly sucked flying turkeys
 
2014-08-15 10:58:53 AM  
Wait a minute! Are you telling me that networks routinely cast beautiful women on shows in order to increase viewership? This has shaken my entire belief system.

I'm still wrapping my head around the fact that this girl from Yes, Dear!
www.sitcomsonline.com

was Rowena Morgan in Mr. Holland's Opus
jeanlouisakelly.com

AND Tia in Uncle Buck!
poral.eu
 
2014-08-15 10:59:26 AM  
 
2014-08-15 11:03:30 AM  

Psychopusher: I really hope they get the music rights.  Some scenes just won't work at all.

*plinkety ragtime music*
JF: "Gripping music, ain't it?"
AC: "Yeah, it's good.  What's the name of this orchestra?"
JF: "It's Pink Floyd."
*plinkety ragtime music continues*
AC: "Oh, is that Pink Floyd?  Do I hear dogs barking on that thing?"
JF: "I do."
*plinkety plink*

I have old captured VHS recordings of the entire series with the original music, but it's kinda crappy quality.  I'd totally buy the set if they could get at least the large majority of it with the original music.


The fact that an AM station would've been playing "Dogs" by Pink Floyd is a silly enough idea. It is a great scene. I saw an edited version without Floyd, and it made no farkin' sense. They cut the hell out of the scene. I have a crappy copy of the original and that will have to suffice, because it's farkin' Floyd!!

/who was dragged down by the stone
 
2014-08-15 11:05:07 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: As God is my witness, I thought DVDs could fly


leaving sastisfied......wait i forgot something.......i know what it is.....it's the phone company they know what i did here today!
 
2014-08-15 11:06:09 AM  
It was released on DVD once before (season by season) and they said that while they couldn't get the rights to most of the music they would replace the terrible rerun music with something more suitable. Not sure how that turned out.

I have heard that you can get WKRP with all original music intact on VHS. My research further indicates that there are (probably illegal) companies that will sell you DVD's of these VHS. Probably astoundingly bad quality..
 
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