17 rocking behind-the-scenes photos from 'WKRP in Cincinnati'

Baby, if you've ever wondered, wondered whatever became of me…

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With a wonderful cast and a crate of awesome records, WKRP in Cincinnati is the most rocking sitcom of all time. People tuned in to both see blonde bombshell Loni Anderson and perhaps catch a bit of the latest Blondie single.

Considering it was set in a raucous radio station, WKRP in Cincinnati was a blast for the actors. No wonder so many of them reunited for The New WKRP in Cincinnati in the early '90s.

Today, we're sticking with the classic. Let's take a peek behind the scenes of the side-splitting sitcom.

Play misty for me

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Loni Anderson tends to the plants. She even matches the filing cabinets.


Photo booth

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Howard Hesseman, Gary Sandy, Tim Reid and Gordon Jump goof around in the DJ booth set. Notice how you can see the studio lights above the walls.


A Quarters for your thoughts

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Jan Smithers played Bailey Quarters to perfection.


Carp diem

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Jump senses something fishy is going on with the "KRP Carp" costume from "Fish Story."


It takes a Village

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Anderson poses with the Village People. She appeared on an episode of The Love Boat with the disco band.


Casting desk

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The whole gang gathers around Jennifer Marlow's desk.


Put me in, coach

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Anderson is ready to play ball for "Baseball."


Les is more

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Richard Sanders (Les Nessman) points to a truly big Big Guy.


Arnold and Anderson

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Anderson and Schwarzenegger hit the town. The two starred together in a 1980 made-for-TV movie, The Jayne Mansfield Story, and a Diet 7UP commercial.


Black-and-white Smithers

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Smithers shows her serious side.


Scum of the Earth

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Michael Des Barres, center, the real-life rock singer who performed at Live Aid, fronted the fictional band Scum of the Earth in "Hoodlum Rock."


Performing swimmingly

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Anderson was a pin-up icon of the era to rival Farrah Fawcett.


Rainbow Fever

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Hesseman played one colorful character.


Oh, Sandy

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Sandy takes notes.


Plaid to meet you

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Frank Bonner shows off Herb Tarlek's one-of-a-kind style. The plaid even matches his Arkansas Razorbacks mug.

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Lorraine 18 days ago
One of the best TV cast ensembles ever. If any show deserved at least 2 more full seasons, it was WKRP. One of my favorite episodes--The Consultant--everyone pretending to be their exact opposites to outsmart Mother Carlson. To see Jennifer pretending to be a ditz--Loni Anderson had my stomach aching from laughing--she was brilliant in that episode.


Kid 24 days ago
Really miss thinking people comedy like “WKRP” Fun comedy, not the in your face political garbage, they call comedy today. Really miss this type of program.
Lucyneenah19701 1 month ago
Great pictures! I didn't like the scum of the earth episode. Nasty band. Awful music.
I like Herb's plaid suit.
My favorite WKRP episode is the one where Les wants a helicopter, and goes flying with Buddy. Hilarious!
harlow1313 1 month ago
I like the opening theme, and sometimes wish that I too, could say/sing, "I'm at WKRP in Cincinnati."
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