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(YouTube) Video Your annual Thanksgiving day tradition: Les Nessman reporting on WKRP's turkey drop. "As god is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly"   ( youtube.com) divider line
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2017-11-23 12:28:37 PM  
My second job in radio was at a small station where the incompetent General Manager lived in terror of his mother and the Assistant Sales Manager was a cheap-suit-wearing huckster named Herb.

Sadly, there was no equivalent to Bailey.
 
2017-11-23 01:17:19 PM  
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2017-11-23 01:36:48 PM  
The greatest comedy bit in Thanksgiving history.
 
2017-11-23 01:40:37 PM  
And for video goodness... someone uploaded the whole episode.
WKRP in Cincinnati - 'Turkeys Away'
Youtube 8Zuj3dwZl64
 
2017-11-23 01:43:43 PM  
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2017-11-23 02:10:54 PM  

real_headhoncho: And for video goodness... someone uploaded the whole episode.
[Youtube 8Zuj3dwZl64 image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/8Zuj3dwZ​l64]


I always loved the line in the opening news broadcast in the opening credits "The senator while not intoxicated could not explain his nudity".

Given the current state of politicians.  It seems really fitting.
 
2017-11-23 02:17:19 PM  

BizarreMan: real_headhoncho: And for video goodness... someone uploaded the whole episode.
[Youtube 8Zuj3dwZl64 image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/8Zuj3dwZ​l64]

I always loved the line in the opening news broadcast in the opening credits "The senator while not intoxicated could not explain his nudity".

Given the current state of politicians.  It seems really fitting.


Good ol' Teddy.
 
2017-11-23 03:01:06 PM  

real_headhoncho: BizarreMan: real_headhoncho: And for video goodness... someone uploaded the whole episode.
[Youtube 8Zuj3dwZl64 image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/8Zuj3dwZ​l64]

I always loved the line in the opening news broadcast in the opening credits "The senator while not intoxicated could not explain his nudity".

Given the current state of politicians.  It seems really fitting.

Good ol' Teddy.


There was alot of bizarre behavior involving politicians during the '70s.
 
DB
2017-11-23 03:06:02 PM  
The entire episode is up on Hulu
 
2017-11-23 03:13:06 PM  
What's radio?
 
2017-11-23 03:31:42 PM  
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2017-11-23 03:42:19 PM  
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2017-11-23 03:44:08 PM  

BizarreMan: real_headhoncho: And for video goodness... someone uploaded the whole episode.
[Youtube 8Zuj3dwZl64 image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/8Zuj3dwZ​l64]

I always loved the line in the opening news broadcast in the opening credits "The senator while not intoxicated could not explain his nudity".

Given the current state of politicians.  It seems really fitting.


Yup, that's rather timeless.
 
2017-11-23 03:48:08 PM  

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Wow, I live in a reality where I have to ask if that's real. I'm going to go hit the liquor cabinet.
 
2017-11-23 04:04:50 PM  
I heard he got post traumatic stress disorder from that
 
2017-11-23 04:31:56 PM  
Turkeys can fly.
 
2017-11-23 04:43:05 PM  
Hmm, clip was missing the classic line, so here it is...

WKRP 'As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly' Thanksgiving
Youtube lf3mgmEdfwg
 
2017-11-23 05:05:53 PM  
Jan Smithers...good God.
 
2017-11-23 05:23:01 PM  

real_headhoncho: And for video goodness... someone uploaded the whole episode.
[Youtube 8Zuj3dwZl64 image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/8Zuj3dwZ​l64]


Thank you for doing the Lord's work.  I haven't watched this episode in over 25 years.
 
2017-11-23 05:24:47 PM  

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That's gotta be fake...

On second thought, its probably real.
 
2017-11-23 05:35:12 PM  
 
2017-11-23 06:13:24 PM  
That NEVER gets old.
 
2017-11-23 06:21:40 PM  

willfullyobscure: Turkeys can fly.


Wild turkeys can.

The domesticated ones we raise and eat at thanksgiving can not.
 
2017-11-23 06:31:06 PM  

good_2_go: Two injured turkeys rescued from Arkansas' "Turkey Drop"
Published: November 22, 2017, 7:05 pm


Oh, the humanity..
 
2017-11-23 06:32:14 PM  

NASAM: willfullyobscure: Turkeys can fly.

Wild turkeys can.

The domesticated ones we raise and eat at thanksgiving can not.


Wifld turlys staggger tyo
 
2017-11-23 06:41:03 PM  

willfullyobscure: Turkeys can fly.


Ostensibly not in the downdraft of a helicopter though.
 
2017-11-23 07:01:21 PM  

NASAM: willfullyobscure: Turkeys can fly.

Wild turkeys can.

The domesticated ones we raise and eat at thanksgiving can not.


Shocking that this isn't common knowledge.
 
2017-11-23 07:26:12 PM  

willfullyobscure: Turkeys can fly.


Not very well, as the turkey drop in Arkansas demonstrates, they have turkeys that don't survive all of the time.
 
2017-11-23 07:27:43 PM  

NASAM: willfullyobscure: Turkeys can fly.

Wild turkeys can.

The domesticated ones we raise and eat at thanksgiving can not.


I can attest to the fact that there have been times where Wild Turkey made me think I could fly...
 
2017-11-23 08:35:13 PM  

BizarreMan: real_headhoncho: And for video goodness... someone uploaded the whole episode.
[Youtube 8Zuj3dwZl64 image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/8Zuj3dwZ​l64]

I always loved the line in the opening news broadcast in the opening credits "The senator while not intoxicated could not explain his nudity".

Given the current state of politicians.  It seems really fitting.


the senator insisted he was not intoxicated

/pedantry off
 
2017-11-23 08:41:52 PM  
I actually went out and bought the box set of WKRP.  A few years ago they managed to get the licenses approved for 95% of the music.  It's really hard to tell when they'reusing a sound a like.

So many episodes that I could juat pop in a disc at random and watch it and be entertained...

Johnny discovers his replacement taking payola
The gang having to fool efficiency expert so everyone flups their personalities for the day.
Venus comes out as Gordon Sims.
The gang plays softball.

/Only 40 so not even old enough to tell you to get off my lawn
 
2017-11-23 08:46:27 PM  

ReluctantPaladin: Johnny discovers his replacement taking payola


Define 'payola'.
 
2017-11-23 08:49:02 PM  
This is so much better than Alice's  Restaurant.
 
2017-11-23 09:23:23 PM  
The turkeys are hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement!
 
2017-11-23 09:35:43 PM  
Cheers Thanksgiving Gathering
Youtube fX6bQkiu8JI
 
2017-11-23 10:47:10 PM  

NASAM: willfullyobscure: Turkeys can fly.

Wild turkeys can.

The domesticated ones we raise and eat at thanksgiving can not.


We've bred them so damn big they can't even fark on their own, it's artificial insemination or nothing.

Imagine if we did that to people, on second thought, don't.
 
2017-11-23 11:04:26 PM  
I can almost see this starting life as a college radio skit. Some drama student has their report all scripted and calls it into the booth from a bad phone.
 
2017-11-23 11:39:16 PM  

Mister Buttons: NASAM: willfullyobscure: Turkeys can fly.

Wild turkeys can.

The domesticated ones we raise and eat at thanksgiving can not.

We've bred them so damn big they can't even fark on their own, it's artificial insemination or nothing.

Imagine if we did that to people, on second thought, don't.


Pretty sure that was the second half of Wall-E
 
2017-11-23 11:43:29 PM  

derpes_simplex: willfullyobscure: Turkeys can fly.

Ostensibly not in the downdraft of a helicopter though.


You would've thought the massacre of the 283rd Turkey Brigade in 'Nam would've taught us that lesson back in '68.
 
2017-11-24 01:04:55 AM  

willfullyobscure: Turkeys can fly.


Wild, feral turkeys
 
2017-11-24 01:12:53 AM  
Who want's ham?
All you have to do is go out into the woods
And bring back a 1200lb boar
Don't forget your galoshes
 
2017-11-24 02:11:39 AM  
"Do I hear dogs barking on that thing?"
"I do."
 
2017-11-24 07:27:08 AM  

ReluctantPaladin: I actually went out and bought the box set of WKRP.  A few years ago they managed to get the licenses approved for 95% of the music.  It's really hard to tell when they'reusing a sound a like.

So many episodes that I could juat pop in a disc at random and watch it and be entertained...

Johnny discovers his replacement taking payola
The gang having to fool efficiency expert so everyone flups their personalities for the day.
Venus comes out as Gordon Sims.
The gang plays softball.

/Only 40 so not even old enough to tell you to get off my lawn


I think one of the top five episodes is the one where the station was being targeted by some lunatic, so Any sends Johnny and Venus to broadcast from the remote transmitter.  Johnny loses his shiat and smashes the phone.  Shortly after that, he freaks out about "the phone cops" while Andy learns the lunatic put a bomb in the station's transmitter.  They call the police and, upon hearing the sirens, Johnny freaks and runs screaming with Venus in pursuit.  The closing of the program with Venus repeating "BOOM" with his eyes wide open, obviously freaked, is one for the ages.
 
2017-11-24 12:56:56 PM  
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2017-11-24 03:45:05 PM  

NASAM: willfullyobscure: Turkeys can fly.

Wild turkeys can.

The domesticated ones we raise and eat at thanksgiving can not.


There's also a massive difference between flying like the Wright Brothers first time and flying like a 737.  Some birds much closer to the former wouldn't do well in a plane drop either.
 
2017-11-24 05:51:21 PM  

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Oh my.   My preteen and young-teen crush.  Damn.  Bailey.  Just.........
 
2017-11-24 06:14:46 PM  

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Oh my.   My preteen and young-teen crush.  Damn.  Bailey.  Just.........


Can you imagine her AND Nancy Travis at the same time? DROOOOOOLLLLLL......
 
2017-11-24 06:36:45 PM  
i miss les nessman.
 
2017-11-24 07:46:14 PM  

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Oh my.   My preteen and young-teen crush.  Damn.  Bailey.  Just.........

Can you imagine her AND Nancy Travis at the same time? DROOOOOOLLLLLL......


OMG   you hit that one outta the park
 
2017-11-24 07:57:32 PM  

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Oh my.   My preteen and young-teen crush.  Damn.  Bailey.  Just.........

Can you imagine her AND Nancy Travis at the same time? DROOOOOOLLLLLL......

OMG   you hit that one outta the park


It was a batting practice pitch. I already had you  fav'd as 'Thinks Nancy Travis is HAWT' :)
 
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