WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)
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The Patter of Little Feet 

Arthur's wife Carmen believes that she may be pregnant, causing Carlson (Gordon Jump) to consider whether or not he is ready for another child at his age.

Director:

Will Mackenzie

Writers:

Hugh Wilson (created by), Blake Hunter | 5 more credits »

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Cast

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
Carol Bruce ... Lillian Carlson
Allyn Ann McLerie ... Carmen Carlson
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Storyline

Mr. and Mrs. Carlson each have some news which will affect their imminent Bermuda fishing trip, Mrs. Carlson's news which has just a little more gravitas and not only with respect to the trip: she's pregnant. Learning about the unexpected pregnancy at this rather late stage of their life, Mother Carlson has a very definite thought about what they should do about it. Even after getting over the shock, Mr. and Mrs. Carlson, who have to factor in Mother Carlson's wishes on the matter, may not get to a point of being truthful with each other about what each wants to do in they always looking after the wants and needs of the other before him or herself. Meanwhile, the day staff - Andy, Johnny, Jennifer, Herb, Les and Bailey - upon learning the news, discuss the situation amongst themselves, the discussion largely focusing on the topic of marital sex in middle age, especially in the Carlsons' case where they have long been married and with Mr. Carlson being their boss. Venus, who knows ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1979 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MTM Enterprises See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the original airing, the song that Mr. and Mrs. Carlson dance to near the end is from the Gigi soundtrack. However, from the 80's syndication package on, the song has been replaced by "We've Only Just Begun" by the Carpenters, and the dialogue has been redubbed. Venus can still be seen holding the Gigi jacket. See more »

Goofs

At the end, as Venus sits while the record is playing, it is clearly turning clockwise. Records turn counterclockwise. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer Marlowe: I bet you're just so excited about your trip.
Carmen Carlson: [sincerely] Bone fishing. Oh well, Arthur enjoys it so.
Arthur Carlson: Well, you do too.
Carmen Carlson: [quickly to show that she does] Oh, I do!
Arthur Carlson: You sure?
Carmen Carlson: Sure, I'm sure.
Arthur Carlson: Sure?
Carmen Carlson: Sure!
Arthur Carlson: [satisfied] Ahh.
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Connections

References Superman (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

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(uncredited)
Written by Lionel Richie
Performed by The Commodores
[Played by Venus when Carlson visits him in the booth]
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