A Scene That I Love: Happy Thanksgiving from WKRP!


It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without sharing these scenes that I love from the classic sitcom, WKRP in Cincinnati.

Believe it or not, this episode was based on a true story!  It didn’t happen in Ohio.  Instead, it happened in Atlanta, Georgia and it was real promotion stunt for a local station, WQXI.  Years later, a young copywriter named Hugh Wilson heard the story while he was working WQXI.  Wilson later moved to California, started writing scripts, and eventually created WKRP In Cincinnati.

I always feel bad for the turkeys but I am glad that the survivors were able to launch a counter attack.

Happy Thanksgiving!

“As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly”: Thanksgiving Memories From WKRP in Cincinatti


“As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.”

With those words, the Turkeys Away episode of WKRP in Cincinnati takes it place as a holiday classic.  In this episode, Arthur Carlson — the station manager of the perpetually low-rated and eponymous radio station — attempts to pull off the greatest Thanksgiving promotion of all time.  However, after Mr. Carlson incorrectly assumes that turkeys can fly, things go terribly wrong.

Believe it or not, this episode is based on a true story.  A radio station in Atlanta tried a similar promotion, the main difference being that the station manager tossed the turkeys out of the back of a moving truck.

While enjoying the holiday, take a moment to remember this classic TV moment.  Happy Thanksgiving!