WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)
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Preacher 

Andy and Mr. Carlson must deal with an intimidating ex-wrestler now religious broadcaster whose merchandising during his show is getting out of hand.

Director:

Michael Zinberg

Writers:

Hugh Wilson (created by), Bill Dial | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Gary Sandy ... Andy Travis
Gordon Jump ... Arthur Carlson
Loni Anderson ... Jennifer Marlowe
Tim Reid ... Venus Flytrap
Jan Smithers ... Bailey Quarters
Howard Hesseman ... Dr. Johnny Fever
Michael Keenan ... Rev. Little Ed Pembrook
John Chappell John Chappell ... Rev. Drinkwater
Arthur Malet ... Father O'Riley
Jeremiah Morris Jeremiah Morris ... Rabbi Fishback
Suzanne Kent ... Merciful Sister of Melody #3
Mary Steelsmith ... Merciful Sister of Melody #1
Cynthia Szigeti Cynthia Szigeti ... Merciful Sister of Melody #2
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Storyline

The Reverend Little Ed Pembrook hosts a one hour show, "The Church of the Mighty Struggle", on WKRP at the 8AM Sunday time slot. Those few people at the station that have actually met the Reverend, including Mr. Carlson, are scared of him in his fire and brimstone demeanor, that he is a 300-pound ex-wrestler, and in believing he's crazy, one incident of note being when he stuck the head of a much larger wrestling competitor in a soda pop machine. The station has received many complaints about the unseemly nature of the Reverend's show, including from the Greater Cincinnati Inter-religious Council, those complaints asking for the Reverend's removal from the air. The complaints question the veracity of the Reverend actually being a man of religion, he selling religious-themed merchandise on his program being the biggest issue. Andy does believe it is grounds for the Reverend's dismissal. But Andy, who has never met the Reverend, may not be able to overcome the Reverend's bigger than ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 1979 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

The magazine Jennifer throws away on one Monday is still in the waste basket the following Monday. See more »

Quotes

Bailey Quarters: [giggling as she receives one of Jennifer's excess of kitchen appliances she got from her sales rep boyfriend] Jennifer, I don't know how to thank you.
Jennifer Marlowe: It's nothing. Do you think one will be enough?
Bailey Quarters: [giggling] I live alone, so one toaster ought to do it.
Jennifer Marlowe: Would you like a lawnmower?
Bailey Quarters: I live in an apartment.
Jennifer Marlowe: Well, so do I, but I have two riding mowers with the special bag attachment.
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Soundtracks

I'm Down
(uncredited)
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by The Beatles
[Played by Johnny after he talks about how he overmedicated the night before]
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