CTVA US Comedy - "WKRP in Cincinnati" (MTM/CBS) Season 3 (1980-81)

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Starring Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Loni Anderson, Frank Bonner, Howard Hesseman,
Tim Reid, Jan Smithers, Richard Sanders
 

Season 3 (CBS) (1980-81)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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references:
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CBS Saturdays 8:00-8:30pm Eastern / 22 episodes
prod nos 0001 to 0027
(prod. no. 0005 /0006 - no details/ not used)

Produced by Blake Hunter, Steven Kampmann, Peter Torokvei

3.1 [47] WKRP in Cincinnati: "THE AIRPLANE SHOW"
prod. no. 0010
01Nov80 CBS Sat
directed by Rod Daniel
Written by Richard Sanders (& Michael Fairman)
Guest Cast:
Michael Fairman (Buddy).
Synopsis:
To beat the competition, Les takes to the air in a World War I
biplane flown by a half-crazed stunt pilot, but he threatens to
kill them both unless a veterans day parade is organized.

3.2 [48] WKRP in Cincinnati: "JENNIFER MOVES"
prod. no. 0008
08Nov80 CBS Sat
directed by Linda Day
script by Hugh Wilson
Guest Cast:
Judith-Marie Bergan, Terry Wills (Ken Dahlquist), Ken Kimmins,
Dan Barrows, Milt Tarver (cop), Georgia Schmidt.
Synopsis:
Jennifer's new house is not just any house---everyone who enters
it winds up slightly demented.

3.3 [49] WKRP in Cincinnati: "REAL FAMILIES"
prod. no. 0003
15Nov80 CBS Sat
directed by Rod Daniel
Script by Peter Torokvei
Guest Cast:
Edie McClurg (Lucille Tarlek), Stacy Heather Tolkin (Heather Tarlek),
N.P. Shoch, Jim Hudson, Daphne Maxwell, Peter Marshall.
Synopsis:
Herb and his family are followed by two obnoxious hosts of a TV show called "Real Families".

3.5 [50] WKRP in Cincinnati: "THE BABY"
prod. no. 0004
22Nov80 CBS Sat
directed by Rod Daniel
Script by Blaker Hunter
Guest Cast:
Allyn Ann McLerie (Carmen Carlson), Andy Romano (doctor), Edward Marshall,
Jacque Lynn Colton, Dolores Albin, Darian Mathias.
Synopsis:
Carlson is nervous as he stands vigil over his wife's natural childbirth.

3.5 [51] WKRP in Cincinnati: "HOTEL OCEANVIEW"
prod. no. 0002
29Nov80 CBS Sat
directed by Rod Daniel
Script by Steven Kampmann
Guest Cast:
Linda Carlson (Nickey), Larry Hankin, Joyce Brothers (Vicky von Vickey).
Synopsis:
During a business trip to Dayton with Carlson and Andy, Herb is approached
by a high school classmate who has undergone a remarkable transformation.

3.6 [52] WKRP in Cincinnati: "A MILE IN MY SHOES"
prod. no. 0012
06Dec80 CBS Sat
directed by Rod Daniel
Written by Dan Guntzelman.
Guest Cast:
Noble Willingham, Walter Janowitz (old man), Jessica Nelson (juror),
Joseph Reale (juror).
Synopsis:
When Herb goes on jury duty, Andy takes over at sales, and Venus
becomes the acting program director.

[--] 13Dec80 CBS Sat - no details

3.7 [53] WKRP in Cincinnati: BAH, HUMBUG (Christmas Episode)
prod. no. 0007
20Dec80 CBS Sat
directed by Rod Daniel
Script by Lissa Levin
Guest Cast:
Parley Baer, Don Diamond, Merie Earle.
Synopsis:
A fantasy episode with station staffers portraying the ghosts of
Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", to Carlson's Scrooge-like persona on Christmas.

[--] 27Dec80 CBS Sat - no details

3.8 [54] WKRP in Cincinnati: "BABY, IT'S COLD INSIDE"
prod. no. 0018
03Jan81 CBS Sat
directed by Rod Daniel
Script by Blake Hunter
Guest Cast:
Carol Bruce (Mrs. Carlson).
Synopsis:
When the station's furnace goes off, Momma Carlson warms up with
a few drinks, and then warms up to the staff.

3.9 [55] WKRP in Cincinnati: "THE PAINTING"
prod. no. 0011
10Jan81 CBS Sat
directed by Rod Daniel
script by Steven Kampmann
Guest Cast: (no details)
Synopsis:
Herb purchases a painting from Carlson's charity auction, then
asks his co-workers to help him pay for it.

3.10 [56] WKRP in Cincinnati: "DAYDREAMS"
prod. no. 0021
17Jan81 CBS Sat
directed by Rod Daniel
script by Peter Torokvei.
Guest Cast: (no details)
Synopsis:
Carlson practices his convention speech on his staffers, who find
refuge from his boring bombast in daydreams.

3.11 [57] WKRP in Cincinnati: "FROG STORY"
prod. no. 0001
24Jan81 CBS Sat
directed by Rod Daniel
Script by Bob Dolman (aka Robert H. Dolman)
Guest Cast:
Kenneth Tigar (Dr. Hunsinett), Stacy Heather Tolkin (Bunny Tarlek).
Synopsis:
Herb accidentally spray-painted pink his daughter's frog (Greenpeace),
and it may very well croak, unless Les' podiatrist friend can help.

3.12 [58] WKRP in Cincinnati: "VENUS AND THE MAN"
prod. no. 0025
31Jan81 CBS Sat
directed by Rod Daniel
Script by Hugh Wilson.
Guest Cast:
Keny Long (Arnold), Veronica Redd (Cora).
Synopsis:
The station's cleaning woman asks Venus to help straighten out
her son, who plans to quit school.

3.13 [59] WKRP in Cincinnati: "DR. FEVER AND MR. TIDE (Part-1)"
prod. no. 0022A
07Feb81 CBS Sat
directed by Rod Daniel.
Script: Steve Marshall.
Guest Cast:
Mary Frann (Producer).
Synopsis:
Johnny adopts a loutish name and an obnoxious style when he
moonlights as a TV disco host.

3.14 [60] WKRP in Cincinnati: "DR. FEVER AND MR. TIDE (Part-2)"
prod. no. 0022B
07Feb81 CBS Sat
directed by Rod Daniel
Script by Steve Marshall.
Guest Cast:
Mary Frann (Producer).
Synopsis:
Conclusion. Johnny has mixed feelings about his successful TV disco-host persona.

3.15 [61] WKRP in Cincinnati: "ASK JENNIFER"
prod. no. 15
14Feb81 CBS Sat
directed by Linda Day
Script by Joyce Armor & Judie Neer.
Guest Cast:
Eileen Barnett (Arlene), Wayne Morton, Mickey Cherney, Feather Austen.
Synopsis:
Herb is charged with finding the ideal host for a phone-in advice show.

3.16 [62] WKRP in Cincinnati: "I AM WOMAN"
prod. no. 0014
21Feb81 CBS Sat
directed by Linda Day
script by Lissa Levin.
Guest Cast: (no details)
Synopsis:
Bailey stages a campaign to save the station's building from impending demolition.

3.17 [63] WKRP in Cincinnati: "SECRETS OF DAYTON HEIGHTS"
prod. no. 0009
28Feb81 CBS Sat
directed by Frank Bonner
Written by Jon Smet
Guest Cast:
Bill McLean (Harvey), Sam Anderson.
Synopsis:
Les is refused press credentials for a Presidential news conference.

[--] 07Mar81 CBS Sat - no details

3.18 [64] WKRP in Cincinnati: "OUT TO LUNCH"
prod. no. 0024
14Mar81 CBS Sat
directed by Dolores Ferraro
Teleplay: Peter Torokvei; story: Ben Eisco.
Guest Cast:
Craig T. Nelson, Michael Sherman, Alan Toy.
Synopsis:
Too many three-martini lunches begin to have an effect on Herb, as he
louses up several commercial deals and loses a $5000 lottery ticket.

3.19 [65] WKRP in Cincinnati: "A SIMPLE LITTLE WEDDING"
prod. no. 0027
21Mar81 CBS Sat
directed by Nicholas Stamos
Script by Blake Hunter
Guest Cast:
Carol Bruce (Mrs. Carlson), Allyn Ann McLerie (Carmen Carlson),
Ian Wolfe (Hirsch), Holly Smith, Mavis Neal Palmer, Mary Ann Gibson, Feather Austin.
Synopsis:
When the Carlsons plan to repeat their wedding vows on their
silver anniversary, Momma Carlson can't keep from meddling.

3.20 [66] WKRP in Cincinnati: "NOTHING TO FEAR BUT..."
prod. no. 0028
28Mar81 CBS Sat
directed by Asaad Kelada
Teleplay: Dan Guntzelman; story: Tim Reid.
Guest Cast:
Kelly Greer (Coatcheck Girl), Linda Rand, Robert O'Donnell.
Synopsis:
Robbers invade WKRP while Johnny is on the air.

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Moves to CBS Sundays ?
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3.21 [67] WKRP in Cincinnati: "TILL DEBT DO US PART"
prod. no. 0026
05Apr81 CBS Sun?
directed by Frank Bonner
Script by Howard Hesseman & Steven Kampmann.
Guest Cast:
Ruth Silveria, Naimi Serotoff, Hamilton Camp (Buddy Gravers).
Synopsis:
Johnny welcomes the chance to end his alimony payments---until
he meets his ex-wife's intended.

3.22 [68] WKRP in Cincinnati: "CLEAN UP RADIO EVERYWHERE"
prod. no. 0023
12Apr81 CBS Sun?
directed by Linda Day
Script by Hugh Wilson & Max Tash.
Guest Cast:
Richard Paul (Dr. Bob Salyers), Ralph Manza.
Synopsis:
A crazy religious group petitions Carlson to censor rock music.

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