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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 240
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2014-08-15 11:08:08 AM  
Every DJ on the planet has wanted to do this at one time or another.

As a college DJ I said something like this after playing Peter Frampton one time too many and got an angry call from the station manager who was listening.
 
2014-08-15 11:10:33 AM  
WKRP was , is , and always shall be , great television.

All the shows yall are comparing it too were great, but none of them increased the lexicon like seinfeld did except for wkrp .

Disco bondage headgear anyone?

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2014-08-15 11:14:07 AM  
Um...a DVD release?  Really?
 
2014-08-15 11:16:35 AM  

dittybopper: Not to steer the thread too far away from the subject at hand, but on the subject of 1970's hotties, I was re-watching "Orca" on Netflix for like the first time in a couple decades at least, and I forgot what a hottie Charlotte Rampling was:

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She even managed to out-hottie Bo Derek, who was in the same film, despite being 10 years older.

/GIS for Charlotte Rampling with safe search off brings up some interesting results.
//Where interesting = NSFW.


s28.postimg.org

Sorry to steer this further off track, but when Charlotte Rampling is mentioned, I think of her in The Night Porter.
 
2014-08-15 11:17:27 AM  
I'd like to hang out and quote WKRP all day, but I gotta go bowling. It's just one of those things I can't get out of. I can't get anything done around here!
 
2014-08-15 11:22:29 AM  

fireclown: dittybopper: /GIS for Charlotte Rampling with safe search off brings up some interesting results.

The chick from Zardoz?


Yes.
 
2014-08-15 11:23:19 AM  
Call me crazy Johnny! You're Crazy Del!
images.tvrage.com
 
2014-08-15 11:23:54 AM  
If you need me, I'll be driving around in my car.
 
2014-08-15 11:24:37 AM  

dionysusaur: MemeSlave: elvisaintdead: Also,
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good gravy, that woman could wear jeans.

She was the hot one.
/fap

I always thought Mama Carlson was some pretty fine prunetang.


OK, I just learned a new word, and I'm going to use it extensively.
 
2014-08-15 11:25:56 AM  

Musikslayer: fireclown: dittybopper: IamKaiserSoze!!!: Cheers>News Radio>Barney Miller>WKRP

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

But none of them live up to the quality TV standards of Quark.  It was the "Firefly" of it's day.

Weirdly, you might be right.

I can't believe that the show hadn't been out on DVD until now.  Some really great stuff.

/Team Bailey

It is already on DVD, at least the first 2 seasons as I own them. And the music is edited.

As for sweet Bailey, there is a Youtube vid of a recent reunion. Alas, she didn't age very well. Jenni-poo looks plastic but still good. Johnny looks like one would expect, Venus looks great. But Bailey shocked me. I was in High School when it was on TV, stay off my lawn.


Quark only ran for 8 episodes.
 
2014-08-15 11:28:37 AM  
I'm confused because I have WKRP on DVD sitting on  my shelf, where it has sat since I got it for Christmas like two or three years ago.
 
2014-08-15 11:29:42 AM  

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: dittybopper: fireclown: Weirdly, you might be right.

I'm funny that way.

Funny peculiar, or funny ha-ha?


Yes.
 
2014-08-15 11:30:48 AM  

JohnnyCanuck: One of my favorite moments in the show was the ep in which the team thought that sleazy guy had a video of Jennifer naked and was going to show it in a pron theater. Of course, they had to go and "investigate".

Anyway...when they were all in there the cops busted the place. As they stormed through the door Johnny immediately stood up and threw everything out of his pockets. It was subtle and not the main focus of the shot but very noticeable. I was a little too young to get it first time I saw that ep...but as time went on and I saw it again on some repeat channel I understood immediately why my dad found it funny all those years ago.


Sorry, can you explain it for my sleep deprivation?
 
2014-08-15 11:31:20 AM  
My God, I'm already buying the re-issues of Led Zep IV and Houses of the Holy on my 35th birthday.  Now I've got this to maybe buy.  Pink Floyd had better not release their new album on my birthday, because I don't want to be flat broke for my birthday!
 
2014-08-15 11:31:25 AM  

trappedspirit: Um...a DVD release?  Really?


Probably wouldn't sell as many copies if it was released on Blu-Ray.
 
2014-08-15 11:33:57 AM  

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

So tragic......


helluva lot better than the ones who are all plastic by now.  Jeebuz, it's been almost 40 years, you think she just stays the same?

Not at all tragic.  Human.  Which is more than most actresses from 20 years ago, let alone 40
 
2014-08-15 11:35:10 AM  

MooseBayou: Mad Scientist: Why not both?

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/Bailey, please.

There was always a Ginger v. Mary Ann thing going on with them.  I always liked Mary Ann and Bailey better.  More down to earth, and all that.

Plus, The helmet hair thing never did it for me.

Someone upstairs here mentioned Newsradio.

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

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I absolutely had a thing for her. Her entire presence was so captivating to me. It was definitely aided by the fact that they told you her turn-on and it was something accessible even to the likes of David Foley. Made me feel like I had a chance.
 
2014-08-15 11:40:00 AM  
When are we getting this on DVD?

www.williambrucewest.com
 
2014-08-15 11:42:48 AM  
My father took fashion advice from Herb. "Now THAT is a dandy lookin' fella! All dressed up!"
 
2014-08-15 11:44:05 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

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Mary is #2 with a Bullet but my number one will always be


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This one's not so bad either

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2014-08-15 11:46:09 AM  

Li'l Robbie: 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.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Court#DVD_releases
 
2014-08-15 11:46:11 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.


You're the first person I know of who attended both.

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


However cute she may, or may not, be really has nothing to do with her competence as a journalist.

/Jimmy James is the best sitcom character of all time


Agreed. The crazy billionaire has never been done remotely as well in all of history. Right from episode one, Stephen Root ate that character alive in spectacular fashion. I could never get enough. And his interactions with Joe are priceless. So much in that show.

I'm surprised my parents let me watch WKRP. I'm only 31, so back then I didn't get the jokes. By the time Night Court was in reruns, my parents knew I'd start getting the adult humor and they were right. I'll never forget the pervert with the tiny theatre sewn to the front of his pants, the female performer covered in baloons for popping, the box that vibrated so hard it moved, or the red handprints on two women's backsides.
 
2014-08-15 11:47:44 AM  
The city of Cincinnati has just been attacked by the godless... tornadoes!
 
2014-08-15 11:50:28 AM  
I'm 25.  Am I too young to appreciate that show?  Because it used to be on all the time on the Comedy Network when I was young, and while I didn't think it was an excellent show, it was certainly good enough to fall asleep to.
 
2014-08-15 11:50:57 AM  
Ian Wolfe, who played Hirsch, has a hell of a filmography. Had I been on set, I think I would have been following him around begging for stories. The guy had a 7-decade career in show business. He worked with Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Hitchcock, Errol Flynn, Spencer Tracy, Brando, Marlene Dietrich and on and on. He was in one of my favorite noirs, "They Live by Night." He appeared in "The Lone Ranger," "The Twilight Zone," "Night Gallery," "Bonanza," "Gunsmoke," "Perry Mason," "Star Trek," "Soap," "Barney Miller," basically every show ever. What a career.
 
2014-08-15 11:51:37 AM  

moeburn: I'm 25.  Am I too young to appreciate that show?


I dunno, do you have a sense of humor?
 
2014-08-15 11:59:19 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: elvisaintdead: Also,
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good gravy, that woman could wear jeans.

Even back in the day.....

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/and by the math, there should be a seat over there....


YES!!!!! I remember that picture. I brought that in one day to senior English class and it created a giant ruckus, as you could imagine at an all-boys Jesuit school. The teacher grabbed it, and rather than confiscating it as teachers often did with such material, took a long look at it and announced, "Extra credit for good taste in reading material" and handed it back to me.
 
2014-08-15 12:03:43 PM  

WelldeadLink: Li'l Robbie: 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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Court#DVD_releases



I scored Night Court season 1 on used DVD via amazon for 3 bucks. Still a great show. Holy hell it screams early 80s!
 
2014-08-15 12:10:31 PM  

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

So tragic......

Oh grow up ffs. She's 65.


Absolutely. She still looks great.
 
2014-08-15 12:14:37 PM  

someonelse: Ian Wolfe, who played Hirsch, has a hell of a filmography. Had I been on set, I think I would have been following him around begging for stories. The guy had a 7-decade career in show business. He worked with Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Hitchcock, Errol Flynn, Spencer Tracy, Brando, Marlene Dietrich and on and on. He was in one of my favorite noirs, "They Live by Night." He appeared in "The Lone Ranger," "The Twilight Zone," "Night Gallery," "Bonanza," "Gunsmoke," "Perry Mason," "Star Trek," "Soap," "Barney Miller," basically every show ever. What a career.


I have no proof of this, but I've always thought he was/is the model for Archer's Woodhouse.

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2014-08-15 12:19:01 PM  
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She's wearing a blond version of Darth Vader's helmet.
 
2014-08-15 12:23:36 PM  

WilderKWight: [img.fark.net image 420x600]

She's wearing a blond version of Darth Vader's helmet.


I am not sure I am following you,,
where?
just cant take my eyes off of
 
2014-08-15 12:25:32 PM  

skepticultist: I'm confused because I have WKRP on DVD sitting on  my shelf, where it has sat since I got it for Christmas like two or three years ago.


Yes it was released on DVD with altered (but better than syndicated) music a few years ago. That is likely what you have. Unless you have bootleg versions you do not have the original music. This new Shoutfactory release looks like it will be the closest we will likely ever get to the original broadcast, in a legal release.
 
2014-08-15 12:28:15 PM  

WilderKWight: [img.fark.net image 420x600]

She's wearing a blond version of Darth Vader's helmet.


When people find out that I worked in radio for a number of years, they often ask me if WKRP was an accurate depiction of life at a radio station. I say yes, with one exception...the Loni Anderson character.
 
2014-08-15 12:38:28 PM  
Many years ago I managed to acquire the full series with the original music, some of the quality wasn't the greatest but better it be slightly fuzzy & make sense (Hot Blooded, Tiny Dancer, Dogs, etc) than quite clear & random elevator music. Growing up my kids all loved that show & watched it at least 6-8 times all the way through.  Each of them has come home with a story about one of their teachers doing a double take when they in class quoted or made reference to 'KRP in context to whatever was going on at the time.  I was quite proud.

/team Bailey as well
//Mary Ann too for that matter
 
2014-08-15 12:50:45 PM  

Crewmannumber6: 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!
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was Rowena Morgan in Mr. Holland's Opus
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AND Tia in Uncle Buck!
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whoa.
 
2014-08-15 01:00:14 PM  

NeoCortex42: trappedspirit: Um...a DVD release?  Really?

Probably wouldn't sell as many copies if it was released on Blu-Ray.


As long as they advertise in the right places they will do fine
 
2014-08-15 01:04:19 PM  

dionysusaur: MemeSlave: elvisaintdead: Also,
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good gravy, that woman could wear jeans.

She was the hot one.
/fap

I always thought Mama Carlson was some pretty fine prunetang.


That sounds like a category on cliti.com (absolutely NSFW)
 
2014-08-15 01:07:01 PM  
pbs.twimg.com
Hey what's going on in here?
 
2014-08-15 01:09:35 PM  

BowtoMogul: I'm still wondering because this doesn't mention a date or even an idea of when this will be available.

/Next month?
//Next year?


FTFA 10/28/14 APPROX
 
2014-08-15 01:26:28 PM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: strangeluck: ChipNASA: [33.media.tumblr.com image 420x600]

The hair helmet is a turn off.

Big time.  World class rack...but God, that hair...ewww.


It was so popular at the time, even men would wear it:
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Since corrected:
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2014-08-15 01:27:06 PM  

Crudbucket: However cute she may, or may not, be really has nothing to do with her competence as a journalist.

/Jimmy James is the best sitcom character of all time


Jimmy James always cracked me up. The one time I absolutely lost it was when he was doing his hunt for a new wife...and Dave asks about that one actress from "Saved by the Bell" and Jimmy deadpans back "Oh no not her...she did a naughty movie!"
 
2014-08-15 01:32:27 PM  

Polartank13: Crudbucket: However cute she may, or may not, be really has nothing to do with her competence as a journalist.

/Jimmy James is the best sitcom character of all time

Jimmy James always cracked me up. The one time I absolutely lost it was when he was doing his hunt for a new wife...and Dave asks about that one actress from "Saved by the Bell" and Jimmy deadpans back "Oh no not her...she did a naughty movie!"


Jimmy James was a great character, but in the hands of a lesser actor it wouldn't have realized its potential. Stephen Root, as usual, crushed it.
 
2014-08-15 01:43:38 PM  
Got the Newsradio box set as a gift and I've darn near worn it out. Incredible ensemble cast and the Big McNeil/Matthew conflicts are comedy gold.

/gay biker
//motorcycle enthusiast
 
2014-08-15 01:45:26 PM  

wildcardjack: buzzing like an ugly chick's nightstand.


I am SO stealing that.
 
2014-08-15 01:51:03 PM  

callmeox: Got the Newsradio box set as a gift and I've darn near worn it out. Incredible ensemble cast and the Big McNeil/Matthew conflicts are comedy gold.

/gay biker
//motorcycle enthusiast


I never get tired of this bit:
uproxx.files.wordpress.com

I see the box set is only $35 on Amazon.  Seasons 1-4 together are even a bit cheaper than that.  Season 5 is pretty terrible overall.  The only great part of it was the first episode, where they did an awesome job doing a goodbye episode for Bill.
 
2014-08-15 02:07:36 PM  
Barnery Miller = WKRP
 
2014-08-15 02:10:09 PM  

zappaisfrank: WilderKWight: [img.fark.net image 420x600]

She's wearing a blond version of Darth Vader's helmet.

When people find out that I worked in radio for a number of years, they often ask me if WKRP was an accurate depiction of life at a radio station. I say yes, with one exception...the Loni Anderson character.


But then, her merely being there was her character's ongoing running gag. A salesman would walk in the door of yet another crappy little radio station and encounter HER.
 
2014-08-15 02:12:43 PM  

Polartank13: Crudbucket: However cute she may, or may not, be really has nothing to do with her competence as a journalist.

/Jimmy James is the best sitcom character of all time

Jimmy James always cracked me up. The one time I absolutely lost it was when he was doing his hunt for a new wife...and Dave asks about that one actress from "Saved by the Bell" and Jimmy deadpans back "Oh no not her...she did a naughty movie!"


He periodically plays a  rather eccentric judge on Justified.  A touch of the same wackiness.

And another note on WKRP.  If you're from this area, some of the jokes are even funnier.

Les flying home to see his mother in Dayton and the Vicki Von Vicki jeans episode come to mind off the top of my head.
 
2014-08-15 02:20:20 PM  

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: Barnery Miller = WKRP


upload.wikimedia.orgwww.greatamericanthings.net
 
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