Friday, June 13, 2008

WKRP Episode: "Put Up Or Shut Up"

Written by Blake Hunter, Steve Marshall and Steve Kampmann, this episode wraps up most of the Herb/Jennifer stuff from the first two seasons. (They occasionally returned to that for throwaway gags in the final season, but it was never a focal story point again as it was in the first season.) It also features Johnny's acid flashbacks and Les's "Sneaky Snooper." And it introduces several Herb tics including his habit of hyperventilating.

This episode was made fairly early in the second season, but it was delayed until late in the season so they wouldn't air it before any episodes where Herb was hitting on Jennifer.

Music consists of three songs sung by Herb: "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy," "Our Day Will Come," and "Just the Way You Are."

Cold open and Act 1:

Act 2:

Tag scene and closing credits:


Anonymous said...

Just as a side note: Mark Evanier posted an item on Thursday noting the death of WKRP writer Bill Dial, who did the show's most famous episode from Season 1 (he linked to Hula's streaming video of the Thanksgiving episode, but I haven't checked it out to see if it was the real thing, or the musically- challenged versions Fox is now trying to peddle).

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting these original episodes.