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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Living on the air in Cincinnati

The three disc boxed set of the first season of WKRP in Cincinnati went on sale yesterday. It's billed as The Complete First Season. However it is far from complete in that the music has been yanked, as previously expected and noted in the Amazon review:

Purists may balk at the replaced songs, but the sharp writing and performances provide WKRP's real music.

Um, maybe. But, not really. The current price is only $26.99 for the three DVDs. I can't help but wonder what the cost would be to keep the music in.

For now, there's a lot of WKRP on YouTube. I particularly enjoyed music and dialogue that was cut from the official season 1 release. There's a lot more there, courtesy of one icecoldkatie. Interesting name (as in chilling effects). Those clips won't last long, so catch them while you can.

Posted by Marie at April 28, 2007 9:19 PM


What? They cut out the music? That was such a huge part of the show! It really upsets me when companies do this ...

Like when they released "Emmett Otter's Jugband Christmas," they edited out all references to Kermit the Frog ... which eliminated an adorable intro and a very cute ending. Then, when they released the Seseme Street Christmas, they edited out almost all of the songs ... which made no sense at all.

Sometimes in the drive to save money, companies totally miss the point ... I can't IMAGINE WKRP without the original music ...

Posted by: Thirty What at May 1, 2007 7:47 AM

I always enjoyed WKRP. One of my old favorites. Even though Jennifer Marlowe was the office sexpot, my heart always belonged to Bailey Quarters. I wonder what ever became of her? Can't imagine watching the show without the music though.

Posted by: Kem White Author Profile Page at May 1, 2007 1:25 PM