Thoughts on Popular Culture and Unpopular Culture by Jaime J. Weinman (email me)
Friday, February 27, 2009
WKRP Episode: "Fire"
By request, another episode from the fourth season, combining two old-reliable sitcom staples: the "disaster" episode and the "stuck in an elevator" episode. In this case, Herb and Jennifer are stuck in an elevator while the building is on fire. WKRP had already done the disaster story in the first season with "Tornado," but this one is more low key and subdued; there's no live audience, and most of the episode takes place in real time.
Venus plays a song by Luther Vandross (I forget the name) and Johnny sings "Over the Rainbow."