WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)

You Can't Go Out of Town Again 

Arthur and Carmen attend his college reunion. He finds out their first date was because someone dared her to go out with him. Bailey wants to get a computer for billing. Venus tries to impress a new date.


Howard Hesseman


Hugh Wilson (created by), Dan Guntzelman | 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
Allyn Ann McLerie ... Carmen Carlson
Claude Earl Jones ... Hank Kremsky (as Claude E. Jones)
Joy Claussen Joy Claussen ... Fluffy Kremsky
Renée Jones ... Jackie Winston (as Renee Jones)
Alice Nunn ... Mrs. Hutchinson


The Carlsons are preparing to go away for the weekend to their twenty-five year college reunion, about which Mr. Carlson has mixed emotions. He is somewhat excited about it, but realizes that he was far from being big man on campus. In fact, Mother Carlson rented a house for him and some of his friends to use as an unofficial fraternity - the Omegas - upon not being accepted into a certified fraternity. His happiest memory of college is his first date with Carmen, when she invited him to a sorority dance, with them skipping the dance altogether and spending that evening at the diner at the Eat and Sleep Motel. As such, they decide to relive that memory by staying at the motel for the weekend. The Carlsons' weekend could be affected by a secret Carmen has been keeping about that night. Meanwhile at the station: Herb is testing what he calls his theory of reverse psychiatry; Bailey is irked at Andy for not taking stronger action to get her a computer to do her financial work; Les is ... Written by Huggo

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13 January 1982 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Aurthur Carlson goes back to Otterbein College for a reunion. Gordon Jump who plays Carlson was a graduate of Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio in real life. See more »


When Mrs. Hutchinson said, "Of all the gin joints in all the world, you had to walk into mine", her hands are crossed on top of the counter. When the camera angle changes, her right hand is on her hip. See more »


Herb Tarlek: [using reverse psychology on Les in Andy being mad at Les about his on-air commentary] Andy heard your commentary this morning.
Les Nessman: [angrily] I'm not going to apologize.
Herb Tarlek: [excitedly] Apologize? Hah! He thought you were brilliant. He was dumbfounded by your professionalism.
Les Nessman: Thank-you Andy.
Herb Tarlek: [under his breath as Herb and Andy walk away] You jerk.
Andy Travis: [aside to Herb about the failure of Herb's reverse psychology on Les] Don't worry about it. So it didn't work. You are still the best salesman this town has ever ...
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »


Carly's Song
Written by David Sanborn
Performed by David Sanborn
[The segue song in the opening scene, which is played again in Venus' second night with Jackie]
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