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Video  Our Holiday Tradition: The WKRP in Cincinnati Thanksgiving turkey drop. "As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly"

22 Nov 2012 12:00 PM   |   9723 clicks   |   TaxProf
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SecretAgentWoman    [TotalFark]  
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22 Nov 2012 08:16 AM
Shadow Blasko     
You best your sweet ass I submitted this with a less trite headline.

22 Nov 2012 08:51 AM
Richard Saunders     
I expect FARK's crowd to show up curious, but well behaved. 


/i expect too much at times 

22 Nov 2012 09:02 AM
God Is My Co-Pirate     
That will never get old.

22 Nov 2012 09:04 AM
Glenford     
One of the best moments in television history.

22 Nov 2012 09:17 AM
oldfarthenry    [TotalFark]  

Glenford: One of the best moments in television history.


And yet my animal-rights sister was APPALLED by it. I was too busy rolling on the floor in laughter to retort.

22 Nov 2012 09:19 AM
PhiloeBedoe    [TotalFark]  
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22 Nov 2012 09:20 AM
I_Love_Cheesecake     
Great moment, but that's not even the funniest episode of WKRP.

22 Nov 2012 09:40 AM
Man On A Mission    [TotalFark]  

I_Love_Cheesecake: that's not even the funniest episode of WKRP.

 
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You lie!

22 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
Mugato    [TotalFark]  
The humanity! 

/and yes Bailey is hotter

22 Nov 2012 10:28 AM
Mr. Coffee Nerves    [TotalFark]  
It took about one week working at my first real radio station to realize that WKRP was pretty much a documentary.

22 Nov 2012 10:36 AM
I_C_Weener    [TotalFark]  
It was like...the turkeys mounted a counter-attack.

22 Nov 2012 10:48 AM
I_C_Weener    [TotalFark]  

I_Love_Cheesecake: Great moment, but that's not even the funniest episode of WKRP.


You are of course thinking of the dangers of alcohol episode where Dr. Johnny Fever's reflexes and reaction time improved with alcohol.

22 Nov 2012 10:49 AM
Ennuipoet    [TotalFark]  
It's was almost as if they were...organized.

22 Nov 2012 11:00 AM
elvisaintdead    [TotalFark]  

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For this, I give thanks. Also,


booger.

22 Nov 2012 11:14 AM
I_Love_Cheesecake     

I_C_Weener: I_Love_Cheesecake: Great moment, but that's not even the funniest episode of WKRP.

You are of course thinking of the dangers of alcohol episode where Dr. Johnny Fever's reflexes and reaction time improved with alcohol.


That's a great one, but my favourite is the one where they lost Most Improved Station and had that group talk in the bullpen. "Folks, there's a woman who could disarm Patton in a second."

I also love the bomb/phone police two-parter.

/and the one where Herb, dressed in the carp outfit, tussles with the WPIG guy in the bathroom

22 Nov 2012 11:17 AM
bluorangefyre    [TotalFark]  
I really wish they'd release the entire series on DVD uncut, but like Cold Case, all that music isn't gonna make it possible.

22 Nov 2012 11:21 AM
downstairs    [TotalFark]  
That episode never gets old.  Thanks, subby!

22 Nov 2012 11:23 AM
muck4doo     
Thank you

22 Nov 2012 11:38 AM
Shadow Blasko     

bluorangefyre: I really wish they'd release the entire series on DVD uncut, but like Cold Case, all that music isn't gonna make it possible.


You can watch the entire episode, with the original music (Yes, the Pink Floyd) Here.

Submitted it yesterday but it was redlit.

22 Nov 2012 11:41 AM
AlwaysRightBoy    [TotalFark]  
+++++++++++++1000
Is "Les" still alive?

That was such a good show.

/anyway, happy Thanksgiving day

22 Nov 2012 11:51 AM
whither_apophis     

Shadow Blasko: bluorangefyre: I really wish they'd release the entire series on DVD uncut, but like Cold Case, all that music isn't gonna make it possible.

You can watch the entire episode, with the original music (Yes, the Pink Floyd) Here.

Submitted it yesterday but it was redlit.


"Do I hear dogs barking?"

"I do"

22 Nov 2012 12:03 PM
Balchinian     

I_C_Weener: I_Love_Cheesecake: Great moment, but that's not even the funniest episode of WKRP.

You are of course thinking of the dangers of alcohol episode where Dr. Johnny Fever's reflexes and reaction time improved with alcohol.


That may not be the funniest episode, but it is my favorite.

22 Nov 2012 12:04 PM
SuperTramp    [TotalFark]  

22 Nov 2012 12:07 PM
oobiedoobie     
As a former powerful member of the TV media, THIS is what happens when management gets involved in what happens in the promotions department!

22 Nov 2012 12:11 PM
draa     
Thank you subby.

22 Nov 2012 12:14 PM
BravadoGT    [TotalFark]  
Even as a 10 year old, I remember thinking "Today, I think I'm more of a Bailey guy." But then next week-it was back to Jennifer! But then I was back to Bailey. Jennifer was hotter, sure--but she was intimidating. She didn't speak unless it was necessary, and then, with every syllable-she gently reminded you that not only was she beautiful--she was also the smartest person in the room.

22 Nov 2012 12:16 PM
Pappas     

22 Nov 2012 12:17 PM
rotsky    [TotalFark]  
Ummm. I believe it's "as God AS my witness".

/Just sayin'

22 Nov 2012 12:21 PM
Pappas     

oobiedoobie: As a former powerful member of the TV media, THIS is what happens when management gets involved in what happens in the promotions department!


As a member of a TV promotions department... QFT

22 Nov 2012 12:22 PM
whither_apophis     

BravadoGT: Even as a 10 year old, I remember thinking "Today, I think I'm more of a Bailey guy." But then next week-it was back to Jennifer! But then I was back to Bailey. Jennifer was hotter, sure--but she was intimidating. She didn't speak unless it was necessary, and then, with every syllable-she gently reminded you that not only was she beautiful--she was also the smartest person in the room.


Somewhere, in an old shoebox, buried in a footlocker, in a forgotten self-storage unit rented by Burt Reynolds, are hundreds of polaroid fotos of Loni.

22 Nov 2012 12:22 PM
Satanic_Hamster     

I_Love_Cheesecake: Great moment, but that's not even the funniest episode of WKRP.


You go to hell.

22 Nov 2012 12:23 PM
PaulieattheTap     
Very classic! I went to bed last night thinking of that.

Still like the Reaction time episode.

/ Bailey is hotter
// Kind of like the young intern librarian.
/// time for football

22 Nov 2012 12:23 PM
Psychopusher     
I must be the odd one because I never really thought mich of Jennifer. Too much of that beautiful-and-knows-it, Parton-esque sort. Baily was demure and cute and just so much hotter because of it.

That said, this was still one of the best shows on TV of its day and remains one of the best sitcoms of all time, and this episode is one of the best reasons why.

/Speed kills, Del.

22 Nov 2012 12:24 PM
NuttierThanEver    [TotalFark]  
Best line ever?
I've got a monkey on my foot Travis

22 Nov 2012 12:24 PM
Mad_Radhu     

22 Nov 2012 12:25 PM
Catsaregreen     

Man On A Mission: I_Love_Cheesecake: that's not even the funniest episode of WKRP.
 
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You lie!


The funniest episode of WKRP is "A Fish Tale" - where Dr. Johnny Fever's motor skills get BETTER the more he drinks during an anti-drunk-driving campaign. Could you imagine the outrage if something that like ran today?

22 Nov 2012 12:25 PM
Diana Fyer     
Speed kills, Del...

22 Nov 2012 12:26 PM
InfrasonicTom     

22 Nov 2012 12:27 PM
Notabunny    [TotalFark]  
"Those can't be skydivers..."

Perfect. Thanks, Subby!

22 Nov 2012 12:28 PM
SpinStopper     
I was on the air in the late 70's - early 80's. My fellow DJ's and I viewed this show as more of a docudrama than a sitcom ;)

22 Nov 2012 12:31 PM
ten foiled hats     
Grassy ass, subs.

22 Nov 2012 12:33 PM
JosephFinn     

Pappas: Thanks Subby.

This is mine: President Bartlet and the Butterball Hotline


"I do radio commercials for...products."

22 Nov 2012 12:34 PM
jimmyjackfunk     
read another article on a different site that listed 6 great Thanksgiving episodes and this wasn't listed. Of course the comments called the author out on it. The author in question wasn't even alive when this aired and like most of the youth today...sniff...didn't get the humor in it. Is all lost with America's future? Of course my wife is 2 years younger than me and I had to show it to her (she didn't remember it) and at first she didn't think it was that funny.

/but she can cook so I keep her.

22 Nov 2012 12:34 PM
moto-geek     

22 Nov 2012 12:34 PM
jimmyjackfunk     

moto-geek: Where are they now?


nice info there moto. Richard Sanders, hard to believe that he has kept out of the spotlight (according to that link)

but if they had checked out IMDB

they would have gotten a bit more information. Looks like he is still pretty active.

22 Nov 2012 12:43 PM
Dog Welder     

bluorangefyre: I really wish they'd release the entire series on DVD uncut, but like Cold Case, all that music isn't gonna make it possible.


I bought the first season just for the Thanksgiving episode (but there's other great stuff on there). Sadly, the rest of the series will likely never see the light of day.

22 Nov 2012 12:44 PM
Kaiser Bill's Batman     

Mr. Coffee Nerves: It took about one week working at my first real radio station to realize that WKRP was pretty much a documentary.


And it only took about a week working for Steve Bellinger to realize it was a true story.

22 Nov 2012 12:44 PM
jimmyjackfunk     

jimmyjackfunk: but if they had checked out IMDB


I stand corrected he was pretty active until 2006. can't find anything after that.

22 Nov 2012 12:46 PM
moto-geek     
yeah, I loved that show as a kid. Would be great to have a DVD set, or at least have them on Netflix...

22 Nov 2012 12:51 PM
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