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WKRP's Gordon Jump Dies

Tue Sep 23, 2003 9:50 pm

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!

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RE: WKRP's Gordon Jump Dies

Tue Sep 23, 2003 10:22 pm

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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RE: WKRP's Gordon Jump Dies

Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:10 pm

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.
 
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RE: WKRP's Gordon Jump Dies

Wed Sep 24, 2003 12:12 am

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.

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RE: WKRP's Gordon Jump Dies

Wed Sep 24, 2003 1:11 am

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

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RE: WKRP's Gordon Jump Dies

Wed Sep 24, 2003 1:27 am

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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RE: WKRP's Gordon Jump Dies

Wed Sep 24, 2003 1:46 am

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.

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RE: WKRP's Gordon Jump Dies

Wed Sep 24, 2003 3:22 am

R.I.P. Gordon Jump.

I really like that show back when I was a kid.
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RE: WKRP's Gordon Jump Dies

Wed Sep 24, 2003 3:54 am

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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RE: WKRP's Gordon Jump Dies

Wed Sep 24, 2003 3:56 am

Wasn't he on the NEW version of WKRP also? Who else was on that new version?
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RE: WKRP's Gordon Jump Dies

Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:08 am

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

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RE: WKRP's Gordon Jump Dies

Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:11 am

quick poll - who was hotter, Bailey or Jennifer? Bailey's got my vote.
 
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RE: WKRP's Gordon Jump Dies

Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:12 am

Bailey was also Mrs. Kotter, right?
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RE: WKRP's Gordon Jump Dies

Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:12 am

Definitely Bailey! Hiding behind those glasses!  Big thumbs up

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RE: WKRP's Gordon Jump Dies

Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:52 am

Bailey.

Sort of had a Betty Rubble quality about her.

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RE: WKRP's Gordon Jump Dies

Wed Sep 24, 2003 5:39 am

Mrs. Kotter was played by Marcia Strassman.

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RE: WKRP's Gordon Jump Dies

Wed Sep 24, 2003 7:14 pm

Definitely Bailey!  Big thumbs up

RIP Gordon Jump!  Crying

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RE: WKRP's Gordon Jump Dies

Sat Sep 27, 2003 1:04 pm

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

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RE: WKRP's Gordon Jump Dies

Sun Sep 28, 2003 2:25 am

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

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