WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)

A Family Affair 

Andy's sister Carol is visiting and Andy sets her up on a blind date with Johnny. But when Carol visits the radio station, she meets Venus and they set up their own date. Andy does not approve, but then he has to prove his is not a racist.


Rod Daniel


Hugh Wilson (created by), Tim Reid | 5 more credits »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode complete credited cast:
Gary Sandy ... Andy Travis
Gordon Jump ... Arthur Carlson
Loni Anderson ... Jennifer Marlowe
Richard Sanders ... Les Nessman
Tim Reid ... Venus Flytrap
Frank Bonner ... Herb Tarlek
Jan Smithers ... Bailey Quarters
Howard Hesseman ... Dr. Johnny Fever
Allison Argo Allison Argo ... Carol Travis
Don Pulford Don Pulford ... Redneck


Andy's younger sister, Carol Travis, is in Cincinnati for a visit. As Carol has been stuck for four days hanging out solely with her big brother, Andy, putting some money into the deal, convinces Johnny to take her out. Carol's arrival at the station during a particularly confusing time in the morning (due to Mr. Carlson taking over Jennifer's receptionist duties as he has given her the day off to go shopping) leads to Venus, impromptu, taking Carol out for the day. That day between Venus and Carol leads into night, with that confusion, from miscommunication, forcing Andy at the last minute to take over Venus' on-air shift. When Andy and Venus eventually meet after that fiasco, there is a blow-up between the two. While Andy says that he is angry for having to do Venus' work, Venus believes Andy's anger is racially motivated. Is there any truth to Venus' accusation? Meanwhile, Bailey is trying to get someone at the station, anyone, to take the lead in her promotional campaign, which ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis









Release Date:

7 January 1980 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


The title is from the family sitcom Family Affair (1966) about a reconstituted family headed by a bachelor uncle. See more »


Carol says her brother loves Venus, that they've been friends for years. In fact, Andy didn't meet Venus until Venus first came to WKRP just over a year earlier. As Andy's sister Carol should have know that. See more »


Herb Tarlek: [in meeting Andy's younger sister] Little ol' Travisette, huh?
See more »


References Family Affair (1966) See more »


Coward of the County
Written by Roger Bowling and Billy Edd Wheeler
Performed by Kenny Rogers
[Played at the beginning of the bar scene]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed