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Andy Travis takes over as program director at WKRP, a Cincinnati easy listening station, and his first act is to change the format to rock music.
Trivia: Sylvia Sidney played Mama Carlson, owner of the station, in this episode only. WKRP sponsors its first rock concert, by the British "hoodlum" group ("we're...
Herb dresses up as the WKRP mascot, a carp, and gets into a fight with the WPIG pig (played by Lee Bergere); meanwhile, Johnny and Venus take an on-air alcohol test with a police officer (Jerry Hardin), with Johnny's reflexes strangely improving with each drink.
Trivia: The script for this episode is credited to 'Raoul Plager,' who does not exist.
NOTE: The show was placed on hiatus for two months after this episode aired. Carlson recount to Mama Carlson what has been happening at the station since it switched to a rock format. He returns to WKRP, where the new morning man (Philip Charles Mackenzie) seems like a nice guy but turns out to have a dirty secret.
This episode was designed to reintroduce audiences to the show after the two-month hiatus. When Andy gets injured by a breaking window, Johnny Fever becomes too emotional, and Les' disaster readiness plan turns out to have more to do with communists than natural disasters, Mr. Johnny is offered a better-paying job in Los Angeles, and his co-workers at WKRP try to manipulate him into staying in Cincinnati. Trivia: Sam Anderson makes the first of four appearances on the series in this episode as Mason Nobel, a DJ applying for a job.
During a garbage strike, Johnny jokingly tells his listeners to dump their trash on the steps of City Hall.Jennifer pretends Johnny is her husband to ward off a childhood friend from West Virginia (Hoyt Axton) who shows up in Cincinnati expecting her to go through on their teenage agreement to get married.Trivia: Buzz Sapien, a stage manager and associate director on the series, appears in this episode as Man in Elevator.Meanwhile, Herb makes a bogus claim of another job offer, hoping for a raise, but it backfires.Venus negotiates a deal with Andy that settles all issues. This 11-minute episode (complete with opening and closing credits) was produced by the U. Treasury Department to promote the sale of savings bonds. To compete with WPIG's traffic helicopter, Les starts reporting the news from a World War I biplane piloted by a deranged veteran (Michael Fairman) on Veterans Day.
Trivia: In 1997 TV Guide ranked this episode at number 40 on its '100 Greatest Episodes of All Time' list.