Wednesday, April 12, 2006

There's a joke in here somewhere...

...but somehow I feel guilty even thinking about it.

WKRC in Cincinnati reports that Colossus the gorilla has died. I will not think about helicopters and Thanksgiving. I will not think about helicopters and Thanksgiving. I will not think about helicopters and Thanksgiving....

[I am soooo going to Hell for this.]

5 comments:

reader_iam said...

"Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is."

I would buy the entire WKRP series on DVD in a heartbeat. Wait ... I haven't checked ... is that possible?

I'll let you know ...

(Not an original thought, but: best sitcom line, ever. Ever.)

Icepick said...

WKRP is not available on DVD, and probably never will be. The used actual honest-to-goodness music on the show, and the licensing rights make it prohibitively expensive to actually put the show out. And the music plays over so much of the show it would be very difficult to replace, and in some cases impossible.

(Example of a scene that would be impossible to reasonably alter:

[Mr. Carlsen walks into the booth, where Johnny is playing Pink Floyd's Animals. Johnny is looking more drugged out than usual. Carlsen stops and listens to the music. He looks at Johnny.]

Big Buy: Do... Do I hear dogs?
Johnny: I do.

[Carlsen leaves looking very confused.])

The Thanksgiving day episode is great, but my favorite is the two-parter where terrorists threaten to blow up the station. Johnny and Venus end up surviving solely because of Johnny's bad habits and paranoia. And then there's the one when Carlsen ends up with a bag of cocaine and thinks it's foot-powder. I could go on all night.

bill said...

"I've got a monkey on my foot."


also see music clearance nightmare

Icepick said...

Bill, thanks for the link to JaimeWeinman's piece. I was going to look for that and forgot.

bill said...

If WKRP is ever released on DVD, I figure the first place I'll read about it is on Jaime's site.