WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)
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Hold Up 

Herb manages to ensnare a new client, Del's Stereo Shop, by promising a live remote broadcast with the doctor, himself. The remote turns into a disaster when Bucky, the Union and Bobby Boogie all intervene.


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Hugh Wilson (created by), Tom Chehak | 3 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Gary Sandy ... Andy Travis
Gordon Jump ... Arthur Carlson
Richard Sanders ... Les Nessman
Frank Bonner ... Herb Tarlek
Howard Hesseman ... Dr. Johnny Fever
Hamilton Camp ... Del Murdock
Garry Goodrow Garry Goodrow ... Bob Burnat
Bill Dial Bill Dial ... Buckey Dornster
Hugh Wilson ... Policeman #1


Going mano a mano with each other using their respective sales tactics, Herb is able to sell Del Murdock, owner/manager of Del's Stereo and Sound, for some advertising time on the station, the primary piece being for the station to hold a three-hour midday remote broadcast at the store to advertise a sale at the time, in return Herb personally "buying" some stereo equipment from Del, whose store is more often than not devoid of customers. Despite what Herb had negotiated which is for him to do the remote, Andy and Mr. Carlson decide that one of the on air personalities should do it, Johnny the most appropriate person. In the lead up to and during the remote, things go from bad to worse when Buckey, the union protected station engineer, who is setting up the remote, causes problems on more than one front, when the station remote does not bring the customers in as Del had hoped (seeing that it is WKRP, #16 in the 18 station market), and finally as the first customer in the store ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

16 October 1978 (USA) See more »

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Hold Up See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Both Hamilton Camp (Del Murdock) and Gary Goodrow (Bob Barnat/Bobby Boogie) were members of the comedy troupe The Committee alongside Howard Hesseman. See more »


After Bob "Bobby Boogie" Burnat fires the Colt .45 and shoots the speaker, he holds up the gun for Johnny Fever to take. When he does, you can see that the hammer is in the down (uncocked) position. When the Colt model 1911 is fired, the slide moves to the rear to eject the spent case and to load a new cartridge. This action leaves the hammer in the cocked position ready to fall on the freshly chambered round. The hammer being down indicates that the gun was never fired. See more »


Dr. Johnny Fever: You got some coffee here?
Del Murdock: [speed-talking] Coffee, we got it, yeah, not just for you either. Customers get the same treatment, you'll see, it's the kinda guy I am, just don't touch anything though this is very important, just don't touch the merchandise!
Dr. Johnny Fever: Uh-huh. Speed kills, Del.
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Alternate Versions

All songs replaced in 90's redistribution package and DVD release. Andy, Herb and "Bob Boogie" have some of their lines redubbed by voice actors. See more »


Spoofs Dragnet (1951) See more »


Like a Rolling Stone
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Bob Dylan
[Played by Bobby Boogie as the song seguing from Mercedes Benz]
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