WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)

An Explosive Affair: Part 2 

Conclusion of two-part series. WKRP receives a terrorist bomb threat.


Linda Day


Hugh Wilson (created by), Steve Marshall | 3 more credits »


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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
Rosemary Forsyth ... Joyce Armor
Lou Richards ... Officer Mardigan (credit only)


Taking into consideration his home life with Carmen always busy with the baby and his affection for Joyce, Mr. Carlson, adorned with Old Spice after shave, decides to meet Joyce at her hotel room. He isn't sure however what he will do when he gets there, namely in terms of succumbing to her "proposition". He may get his answer once he spends some more time with Joyce. Meanwhile, after the bomb squad sweep of the Flimm Building has come up with nothing, Andy has figured out that the group calling itself Black Monday has actually planted the bomb at the transmitter where he has sent Johnny and Venus to do the broadcast initially believing that the bomb threat was meant for the office. Andy is unable to communicate with them, with Johnny and Venus not answering the phone (unaware that Johnny has actually destroyed the phone in his frustration in not being able to place a bet with his bookie on a long shot that actually came through) and the on-air transmission between the control booth ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

14 October 1981 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The song that is playing on the air at the time of the explosion at the transmitter is "She's a Bad Mamma Jamma (She's built, she's stacked)" by Carl Carlton. See more »


When Johnny and Venus are broadcasting from the transmitter site, Venus starts playing "Slow Hand" by The Pointer Sisters. The song slows down and Venus gives the turntable a spin with this hand to bring it back up to speed. Actually, you can see the turntable is still spinning at its regular speed when Venus fakes spinning the turntable. See more »


Bailey Quarters: [on the phone with a listener] No, no, we are off the air. Now how can we announce we are off the air when we are off the air?
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »


Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)
Traditional Jamaican folk music
Lyrics by William A. Attaway and Irving Burgie
Performed by Howard Hesseman
[Johnny sings the song while using the toolbox as bongos]
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