WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)
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The Airplane Show 

Les has long been jealous that WPIG has the only traffic news helicopter in Cincinnati, such a helicopter which Andy had promised Les when he first got hired, which has yet to materialize, ... See full summary »

Director:

Rod Daniel

Writers:

Hugh Wilson (created by), Richard Sanders | 4 more credits »

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Cast

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
Michael Fairman ... Buddy Barker
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Storyline

Les has long been jealous that WPIG has the only traffic news helicopter in Cincinnati, such a helicopter which Andy had promised Les when he first got hired, which has yet to materialize, and which Andy now admits won't. As such, Les hires penny-pinching crop duster Buddy Barker to fly him over the skies of Cincinnati in his biplane so that Les can report the traffic live. This act, which Les didn't clear with either Mr. Carlson or Andy, has him literally grounded and figuratively chained to his desk by Mr. Carlson, in the station not being able to handle the liability if something were to happen, but arguably more important such a stunt making the station look foolish. Les is still determined to make it into the skies the next day, Veterans Day (formerly known as Armistice Day) as he anticipates the traffic will be gridlock as Cincinnati residents make their way to the parades and other Veterans Day events. As Les hires Buddy for another fly over the city on the national holiday, ... Written by Huggo

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veteran's day | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1980 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The helicopter that WPIG flies is a Bell 47. See more »

Goofs

The mid-episode title card misspells Veterans Day (the title card spelling it Veteran's Day). See more »

Quotes

Les Nessman: Travis, the very first day you came to this station, you promised to get me a helicopter.
Andy Travis: I know I did Les, but that was a long time ago, and I was lying.
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Soundtracks

Space Truckin'
(uncredited)
Written by Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice, Jon Lord, Ian Gillan, and Roger Glover
Performed by Deep Purple
[The song playing when Johnny announces the one o'clock stunt on the air]
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