Thursday, November 23, 2017

WKRP's Thanksgiving Classic

"When WKRP in Cincinnati aired its seventh episode on October 30, 1978, no one -- including creator Hugh Wilson -- had any idea the freshman series was about to become part of television holiday special history. And they didn't even have to use any actual turkeys to do it. "Turkeys Away," which was credited to the late writer Bill Dial, was a Thanksgiving-themed entry for the sitcom about an Ohio-based radio station and its eccentric staff. For a holiday tie-in, Wilson decided to use an anecdote he had heard from Atlanta radio executive Jerry Blum ... " -- Mental Floss

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As funny as the first time I watched it. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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That episode was a classic. I've got the whole episode tucked away on my DVR from when it was running in syndication a few years ago.

I still laugh when I watch it.

Thanks.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-22 05:40 PM

Makes me laugh every time....

I've only ever seen it in reruns though, I was 1 when it aired lol. Still make my dad laugh every time too...

Have a great thanksgiving Gracie.

#2 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-11-22 06:03 PM

"As God in my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!"

#3 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-11-22 07:20 PM

"I guess he thought he could save the day by turning the turkeys loose...it gets pretty strange after that."

Happy (strange) Thanksgiving everyone.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-11-22 07:35 PM

I just found out my parents have never seen this. How is that possible?

#5 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2017-11-23 08:43 AM

I loved me some Bailey Quarters back in the day.

#6 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-11-24 02:12 AM

Now Bailey is nuts. Probably a Trump voter.

#7 | Posted by zelkova at 2017-11-24 07:56 PM

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