Friday, June 20, 2008

WKRP Episode: "The Doctor's Daughter"

This episode, the only appearance of Johnny's daughter, gets a bit too soapy but has a lot of good moments, especially the B story about Andy trying to get Johnny to "play the playlist." Also, the basic story, about a '60s burnout trying to adjust to being an '80s parent, was somewhat fresh at the time, though of course it would soon become a TV staple (Family Ties). It was the first episode written by Lissa Levin, formerly Hugh Wilson's secretary, and the first episode directed by Frank Bonner.

Music: "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers; "Bo Diddley" by the late great Bo Diddley; "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and his Comets, and for one of the most famous music-related jokes in the series, "The Long Run" by The Eagles.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love the gag involving Les:

"Down the drain..."

"...with Les Nessman!"

Good stuff!