MeTV remembers Howard Hesseman with a WKRP in Cincinnati two-parter
Dr. Johnny Fever battles with an alter-ego in this special two-part episode.
Earlier this week, we lost WKRP in Cincinnati star Howard Hesseman at the age of 81. Pulling from his real-life experience as a radio DJ during the early days of freeform radio, the actor brought his booth antics to the role of Dr. Johnny Fever. WKRP creator Hugh Wilson even let Hesseman ad-lib his own intros to the songs while on the show.
MeTV will be remembering Howard Hesseman with a WKRP in Cincinnati two-part episode that celebrates the cynical, sometimes troublesome, Dr. Johnny Fever. It starts this Sunday, February 6, at 4P | 3C.
MeTV tribute - Sunday, February 6, starting at 4P | 3C
4P | 3C - "Dr. Fever and Mr. Tide: Part 1"
A new employee with eyes for Dr. Johnny Fever convinces him to take on hosting duties for a TV show with a fat paycheck. However, when Johnny realizes it's a disco show, he can't back out without a legal fight. He creates Rip Tide, a disco-loving alter-ego for the show, only to have trouble keeping Rip Tide off the WKRP airwaves.
4:30P | 3:30C - "Dr. Fever and Mr. Tide: Part 2"
Rip Tide starts to take over more and more of Johnny's personality and social life as he finds he enjoys the money and fame it brings. The studio is divided on if they want to keep Rip or get the old Johnny Fever back.