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WKRP's Gordon Jump Dies  
User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2505 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 1042 times:

http://www.cnn.com/2003/SHOWBIZ/TV/09/22/obit.jump.ap/index.html

He was best known as "The Big Guy" Aurthur Carlson on WKRP in Cincinnati sitcom in the late 70s early 80s.

What a great and classic show!

Rgds,

Greg


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User currently offlineFDXmech From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3251 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 18 hours ago) and read 1039 times:

That's ashame. He had a good role in WKRP.

The episode that stands out was when they had a Thanksgiving Day publicity stunt of dropping live turkeys from a helicopter hovering over a parking lot.

Trouble was, turkey don't fly. The news reporter Les Nesman was reporting the carnage and it was hilarious.

Funny thing though, until that episode of WKRP, myself and probably most people had no idea turkeys didn't fly.



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User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 17 hours ago) and read 1030 times:

FDXmech - that episode ended with him saying a classic line..."As God is my witness, I thought turkey's could fly". I still laugh just thinking about it. That guy was perfect for that role.

User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 1027 times:

The episode I'll always remember was the one done right after the trampling deaths at the Who concert in Cincy. It was very poignant.

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2505 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 15 hours ago) and read 1026 times:

How about the one where Les is reporting on the tornados using a script for if the Russians attack. I believe his words were ......we are being attacked by those godless Tornados!

From the Thanksgiving episode.

Les Nessman: "I see something being dropped out of the helicopter......OH MY GOD, they're Turkeys!!!!!!"  Big thumbs up

Rgds,

Greg




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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 15 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

He was also the Maytag repairman guy.  Sad

Man I remember watching the Thanksgiving turkey episode on a re-run a few years back...is WKRP on anymore? TV Land maybe?



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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 15 hours ago) and read 1023 times:

WKRP is usually on TV land on Saturday and Sunday nights at 11:00 PM Central Time. It revolves with a couple of other shows. Last Saturday had the episode where Les Nessman threatens to jump off the building when people think he's gay.

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39906 posts, RR: 75
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 13 hours ago) and read 1002 times:

R.I.P. Gordon Jump.

I really like that show back when I was a kid.
Lot's of good music!  Smokin cool



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User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2505 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 1002 times:

Just for reminders......the other stars were by their "show" names.

Dr. Johnny Fever

Venus Flytrap

Bailey Quarters

Jennifer Marlow

Andy Travis

Les Nessman

Herb Tarlek

Remember that Les always had the tape around his desk where walls would one day stand!

I forgot that it was on TV Land, I will have to check it out!!!!!





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User currently online727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6497 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 998 times:

Wasn't he on the NEW version of WKRP also? Who else was on that new version?


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2505 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 991 times:

I believe he was in the new version. Don't remember what his character was or how long it lasted!

Rgds,

Greg



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User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 990 times:

quick poll - who was hotter, Bailey or Jennifer? Bailey's got my vote.

User currently online727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6497 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 987 times:

Bailey was also Mrs. Kotter, right?


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2505 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 990 times:

Definitely Bailey! Hiding behind those glasses!  Big thumbs up

Rgds,

Greg



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 986 times:

Bailey.

Sort of had a Betty Rubble quality about her.




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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 980 times:

Mrs. Kotter was played by Marcia Strassman.

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 963 times:

Definitely Bailey!  Big thumbs up

RIP Gordon Jump!  Crying

MxCtrlr  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.  Smokin cool



DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
User currently offlineIHadAPheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 953 times:

ah yes the famous thanksgiving episode, it's on TVLand right now, dang this was from 1979? I am old

Yours,
IHadAPheo



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User currently offlineSophiemaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 932 times:

what the hell is it with all these famous people dying lately?

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