One of the most memorable TV episodes in the 1970s was WKRP’s “Turkeys Away!” Mr. Carlson wanted to have a Thanksgiving promotion, so the station dropped turkeys out of a helicopter.
Of course domestic turkeys cannot fly, so they fell to the earth like bombs or “bags of wet cement.” The scene ends memorably with Mr. Carlson proclaiming, “As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!”
The video below is still funny decades later. It’s easy to see why this is considered by many to be the best TV episode of all time!
I think of this every Thanksgiving. I remember my grandpa laughing harder than I had ever seen him as we watched this when it originally aired. What a great memory!
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