Thursday, November 25, 2010

a late '70s turkey chuckle

wkrp ... remember Cincinnati WKRP back in the late '70s and early '80s? (more on imdb or wiki) and the infamous turkey thanksgiving give away promotion -- with characters big guy arthur carlson, les nessman, venus flytrap, herb tarlek, andy travis, dr fever johnny caravella, jennifer marlowe, bailey quarters? well, a f/b friend posted a shorter clip of the below fun - here's a little more to chew on ...

enjoy this turkey day ~ 7 minute break
during today's thanksgiving celebration- join the crowd (over here)
"now the crowd is .. the crowd is, uh, curious but well-behaved"
"oh, the humanity!"
"... It's a helicopter, and it's coming this way. It's flying something behind it, I can't quite make it out, it's a large banner and it says, uh - Happy... Thaaaaanksss... giving! ... From ... W ... K ... R ... P!! What a sight, ladies and gentlemen, what a sight. The ‘copter seems to be circling the parking area now, I guess it's looking for a place to land. No! Something just came out of the back of the helicopter! It's, uh, a dark object, uh, Perhaps a skydiver plummeting to the earth from only two thousand feet in the air. A second, a third! there's no parachutes yet. Those can't be skydivers... I can't tell just yet what they are, but - Oh my God, they're turkeys!! Johnny, can you get this? Oh, they're crashing to the earth right in front of our eyes! One just went through the windshield of a parked car! Oh, this is just terrible! The crowd is running around pushing each other! Oh, my goodness! Oh, the humanity! People are running about! The turkeys are hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement! Honestly, folks I don't know how much longer... the crowd is running for their lives."

(see the full episode ~ 24+ min on
over here on hulu)
"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!!!"
-- Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson, WKRP in Cincinnati

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