WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)

A Mile in My Shoes 

Andy tells Herb to collect past due bills from sales clients. But Herb is called for jury duty so Andy takes over the sales department. Andy finds out just how hard it is to deal with the clients. Venus becomes acting Programming Director.


Rod Daniel


Hugh Wilson (created by), Dan Guntzelman


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Episode complete credited cast:
Gary Sandy ... Andy Travis
Gordon Jump ... Arthur Carlson
Loni Anderson ... Jennifer Marlowe
Richard Sanders ... Les Nessman
Frank Bonner ... Herb Tarlek
Jan Smithers ... Bailey Quarters
Tim Reid ... Venus Flytrap
Howard Hesseman ... Dr. Johnny Fever
Noble Willingham ... Smilin' Al Carpenter
Walter Janovitz ... Walter (as Walter Janowitz)
Jessica Nelson Jessica Nelson ... Young Female Juror
Joseph Reale Joseph Reale ... Young Male Juror


Despite trying to get out of it, Herb gets called to and selected for jury duty, in the process he elected jury foreman. In the deliberation, what he expects to be the immediate unanimous decision and a quick return to work at WKRP isn't the case. Herb uses his sales tactics to try and get the other jurors to see things his way, they who seemingly are more concerned with others things. Back at the station, Andy, who has done almost every job at a radio station over the course of his career, has no issue in being acting sales manager, he, during Herb's absence, embarking on the specific task he asked Herb to do just before Herb was called away: collect on all the overdue accounts. Andy believes that for every delinquent client who refuses to pay, he can easily replace with another more responsible client. Andy finds that his hardball tactics aren't yielding the results he wants or was expecting as he slowly morphs into another more familiar sales persona. While Andy is acting sales ... Written by Huggo

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6 December 1980 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The title comes from an old Cherokee saying "Don't judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes". See more »


Jennifer Marlowe: So there we are, standing at my front door, and he says, "Jennifer, some women would feel obligated after flying to New Orleans on a private jet, and a moonlight dinner on a Mississippi river boat. But I prefer a challenge..."
[Les is hanging on to her every word]
Jennifer Marlowe: "Someone... someone who is interested in me and not my money."
Bailey Quarters: What did you do?
Jennifer Marlowe: Well, I wished him luck, kissed him on his bald spot, and wheeled him to his car.
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Alternate Versions

In all versions since the 80's syndication package, "Get Off of My Cloud" by The Rolling Stones has been replaced by generic music, even though you can still see the Hot Rocks album jacket. See more »


WKRP In Cincinnati Main Theme
Composed by Tom Wells
Lyrics by Hugh Wilson
Performed by Steve Carlisle
[Series main theme song played during the opening title card and credits]
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