What’s up, dudes? When people talk about the classics of Thanksgiving television, they always talk about the WKRP in Cincinatti’s “Turkeys Away” episode! My bud Vinnie Brezinsky from Huey and Bax joins me to gab–or is it gobble?–about this classic turkey drop!
The station is running so smoothly that Carlson is feeling useless and left out. He pries into everyone else’s projects, angering and annoying them in the process. Consequently, he decides to take matters into his own hands. He clandestinely plans a secret Thanksgiving Day publicity stunt. During disc jockey Johnny Fever’s segment, on-the-scene reporter Les Nessman gives live commentary of the spectacle. Actually, debacle is the correct term, because the stunt involved Carlson and Herb throwing live turkeys into the unsuspecting crowd from a helicopter. People run from the turkey bombs just as Johnny cuts the feed. Finally, Carlson, Herb, and Les return to the station and detail the horrific affair.
Based on a true story, this episode has comedy in spades! Drug references? Yep. Absurd ideas from incompetent bosses? Check. Turkeys hitting the pavement like sacks of wet cement? Definitely! So grab your microphone, hop in your chopper, and fly off into this episode about the classic WKRP Turkey Drop!
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Author: Gerry D / Vinnie Brezinsky
Title: WKRP in Cincinnati “Turkeys Away” (w/ Vinnie Brezinsky)