With Johnny gone to his new DJ job in Los Angeles, Andy has to find a permanent replacement for the morning slot as much as the task pains him in the fact of losing Johnny. With some surprising help from Murray Gressler, the rep for Onslaught Records, he who has had a tumultuous relationship with the station, Andy, who is having a hard time finding anyone appropriate for the slot, ends up hiring Doug Winner, a former DJ getting back into the business after a stint at college. Five days after the hiring, an unemployed Johnny, fired from his LA job for saying another banned phrase on the air, returns to WKRP looking for his old job back. Unwilling to let Doug go without cause which Johnny understands, Andy can only give Johnny the dreaded overnight midnight to 6AM slot, which doesn't mesh with Johnny's high energy on air personality. Needing to reestablish himself somewhere, Johnny has no other option but to accept the offer. Doug's arrival at the station receives a mixed reception, ...
Did You Know?
In the pilot episode, it was explained that Johnny fell from grace as a DJ, after he used the word "booger" on-air. (Andy gave his blessing for Johnny to use the word, when he changed WKRP's format.) In this episode, Johnny returns to WKRP after being fired for using another word ("jive-ass") on-air. (Hesseman said "jive-ass" during the taping, but it was edited out for broadcast.) See more
[about being nice to the new DJ, Doug
Bailey, how about you?
You know how hard it is for me to talk to strangers.
Oh, come on, he's no stranger.
He's not Johnny either.
No, he's not Johnny, he is Doug. Come on, you two ought to give him a break. Look, Johnny is gone and there's not a darn thing we can do about that.
All music replaced on the 2007 DVD release, but restored on the 2014 DVD. See more