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(Cincinnati Enquirer)   WKRP is on the air in Cincinnati - no, really   (news.cincinnati.com) divider line
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2008-11-28 9:29:05 AM  
Hmm. I wonder if Hollywood has a problem with this...
 
2008-11-28 9:38:58 AM  
Block has registered trademarks for "WKRP" and "WKRP Cincinnati,"

He's either full of sh*t or CBS really dropped the ball on that one.

/goes off to register a trademark for "The Simpsons" and "South Park."
 
2008-11-28 9:54:27 AM  
How about a big Fark user image for it being a television station and not a radio station?
 
2008-11-28 9:56:22 AM  
"I swear as god as my witness I thought I could register the trademark," he was heard saying.
 
2008-11-28 10:38:56 AM  
As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.
 
2008-11-28 11:12:16 AM  
booger
 
2008-11-28 11:12:19 AM  

lippert: As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.


They do, so you are correct.
 
2008-11-28 11:14:54 AM  
Let's just make this thread an excuse for pictures of the Loni Anderson of the past...
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/Please no pic's Loni of the present. I don't have that much eye bleach
 
2008-11-28 11:15:15 AM  
I'll be the first to admit I know very little about copyright/trademark law, but could CBS' copyright/trademark have expired or something?
 
2008-11-28 11:15:39 AM  
I'm just worried the Phone Cops are gonna show up.
 
2008-11-28 11:16:30 AM  
"IT'S THE PHONE COPS, MAN"
 
2008-11-28 11:16:38 AM  
Hold me closer, Tiny Dancer.
 
2008-11-28 11:16:55 AM  
"Citizens of Cincinnati, we are being attacked by the godless... tornadoes!"


Good times...good times...
 
2008-11-28 11:17:08 AM  
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2008-11-28 11:18:47 AM  
So, can we stop wondering waht ever became of them now?
 
2008-11-28 11:19:46 AM  
Demise

Hold me closer, Tiny Dancer Tony Danza.


You don't even know the right words.
 
2008-11-28 11:22:04 AM  
"Music has no colour, Andy."

"Of course not. Now, play something white, Venus."
 
2008-11-28 11:22:07 AM  
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2008-11-28 11:22:08 AM  
Sorry MinnesotaBoy...

The glove was thrown down.

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2008-11-28 11:22:14 AM  
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"All right fellow babies, that was the Doors, and this is sort of Johnny Fever, kind of doctor. And after... nine drinks, Venus Flytrap is catatonic, and I, myself, have personally just seen a giant pig. He is currently painting the walls of our lobby."
 
2008-11-28 11:23:09 AM  
 
2008-11-28 11:25:47 AM  
"Jennifer" was hot, but "Bailey" was more attractive IMHO. Sort of that "Ginger vs. Mary Ann" thing I guess ...
 
2008-11-28 11:26:03 AM  
Kaka

Sorry MinnesotaBoy...

The glove was thrown down.



Such is the way of all flesh. Sigh......


She was a goddess in her day.
 
2008-11-28 11:26:28 AM  
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But will they have award winning hog reports?
 
2008-11-28 11:27:21 AM  
and just one more thing:

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BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGGGEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
 
2008-11-28 11:27:59 AM  
FarkinHostile


I'm 44.

Enough said :(
 
2008-11-28 11:28:20 AM  

littlett's: So, can we stop wondering waht ever became of them now?


This isn't the Ohio State School of Journalism, this is the big time.
 
2008-11-28 11:29:50 AM  
If it ain't love, it's a vicious case of like.
 
2008-11-28 11:30:16 AM  

ScottMpls: "Jennifer" was hot, but "Bailey" was more attractive IMHO. Sort of that "Ginger vs. Mary Ann" thing I guess ...


This. I was a Bailey man as well.
 
2008-11-28 11:30:41 AM  
Bailey.
 
2008-11-28 11:31:14 AM  
I am more of a Jan Smithers guy
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Loni was a bit of a bimbo
 
2008-11-28 11:31:42 AM  
wow what a way to ruin a classic TV show. Thanks you TV channel that should have no business with coninciding with a name of a classic tv show.

SHAME ON YOU, I'LL SEND YOU TO THE PHONE COPS!!

CARLSON'S MOM SHOULD SUE YOUR ASS!
 
2008-11-28 11:31:45 AM  
You know, even just hearing the opening lines of the theme song "Baby, if you ever wondered...." brings me back to a place that was so different and wonderful. Makes me very nostalgic and somewhat sad, too. Ah, my lost innocence......

The opening bars to Taxi and Barney Miller do the same. I can almost feel what it was like to be a kid again.
 
2008-11-28 11:32:11 AM  
FarkinHostile: Demise

Hold me closer, Tiny Dancer Tony Danza.

You don't even know the right words.


I concede to your superior knowledge of pop culture references. You smelly cat, you.
 
2008-11-28 11:32:55 AM  
Should have had ........after the theme song, as I was quoting it and not naming it.
 
2008-11-28 11:35:28 AM  

LordJiro: I'll be the first to admit I know very little about copyright/trademark law, but could CBS' copyright/trademark have expired or something?


As a general rule, for works created after January 1, 1978, copyright protection lasts for the life of the author plus an additional 70 years.
 
2008-11-28 11:35:49 AM  

FarkinHostile: Should have had ........after the theme song, as I was quoting it and not naming it.


When Grammer nazis implode.

Film at 11
 
2008-11-28 11:36:04 AM  
This is no worse than a stupid modem company calling themselves U.S. Robotics.

While Isaac Asimov was still alive, even ;)
 
2008-11-28 11:36:41 AM  

FarkinHostile: I can almost feel what it was like to be a kid again.


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2008-11-28 11:39:28 AM  
FarkinHostile 2008-11-28 11:19:46 AM
Demise

Hold me closer, Tiny Dancer Tony Danza.


You don't even know the right words.


Dammit. You beat me to it.
 
2008-11-28 11:42:22 AM  

jaylectricity: LordJiro: I'll be the first to admit I know very little about copyright/trademark law, but could CBS' copyright/trademark have expired or something?

As a general rule, for works created after January 1, 1978, copyright protection lasts for the life of the author plus an additional 70 years.


I think all poteential call letters are owned by the FCC. The FCC can do as they see fit with call letters. Although CBS might sue the FCC over giving out the call letters "WKRP" and win, in the end if CBS pisses off the FCC then CBS will lose. I dont think that CBS will squawk over the FCC giving out WKRP.
 
2008-11-28 11:43:05 AM  

mikaloyd: I think all poteential call letters are owned by the FCC. The FCC can do as they see fit with call letters. Although CBS might sue the FCC over giving out the call letters "WKRP" and win, in the end if CBS pisses off the FCC then CBS will lose. I dont think that CBS will squawk over the FCC giving out WKRP.


Good point. And CBS is terrified of the FCC right now.
 
2008-11-28 11:43:48 AM  

Demise: Hold me closer, Tiny Dancer.

Tony Danza

//FTFY
 
2008-11-28 11:45:13 AM  

testaclese: "I swear as god as my witness I thought I could register the trademark," he was heard saying.


Last night I was hanging out with the family, and mentioned to my dad that the clip of the turkey drop was on YouTube. He hadn't seen it since it aired back in the 70's, and said it was the funniest thing he'd ever seen, so I showed it to him.

The old man doesn't laugh that much, but when he does he loses it.

;-)
 
2008-11-28 11:48:46 AM  
"And the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity..."
 
2008-11-28 11:49:28 AM  
Anyone got the number for the I'll Take Romance dating service?

My interests? Well, logging...
 
2008-11-28 11:50:08 AM  

LordJiro: I'll be the first to admit I know very little about copyright/trademark law, but could CBS' copyright/trademark have expired or something?


I always wondered how CBS could use Magritte's eye.
 
2008-11-28 11:50:18 AM  

minnesotaboy: Let's just make this thread an excuse for pictures of the Loni Anderson of the past...



Loni Anderson? Where do you get Loni Anderson?

/not obscure
 
2008-11-28 11:51:03 AM  

ScottMpls: "Jennifer" was hot, but "Bailey" was more attractive IMHO. Sort of that "Ginger vs. Mary Ann" thing I guess ...


I think it's the consensus around here that Bailey > Jennifer.
 
2008-11-28 11:52:44 AM  
This just in, from IMDB:

Hugh Wilson would do the warm-up during show tapings. Wilson said during a warm-up that the reason he chose call letters "WKRP" is that they were the only ones not being used by an actual station. He said he wanted to use "WSOS" or "WHLP" but they were taken. During the show's run, a small AM radio station in Georgia applied to the FCC for the call letters WKRP. The show's producers considered legal action, but were informed by the FCC that their trademark rights did not prevent a legitimate radio station from using the call letters, which were granted to the applicant.

It's on the internet so it has to be true...
 
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