Turkey‘s Away!


What says Thanksgiving more than chucking live turkeys out of a helicopter? 

Well, that’s exactly what happened in the classic television episode of WKRP in Cincinnati called “Turkeys Away.” If you know the show, you know the famous punch-line. But did you ALSO know that the plot was loosely based on a REAL event? Listen in as Candy and Ashley discuss why “Turkeys Away” is still considered one of television’s all-time best Thanksgiving episodes, even after 40+ years.

Show Notes for Episode 9!

Richard Sanders as Les Nessman, reporting the Thanksgiving publicity event


WKRP theme song

“The 20 Best Thanksgiving TV Episodes, Ranked,” Wired, by Jennifer M. Wood, November 27, 2019

Youtube clip showing highlights of the episode

“Remembering WKRP’s ‘Turkeys Away,’” Mental Floss, by Jake Rossen, November 6, 2018

WKRP in Cincinnatis ‘Turkeys Away’ is Still the Best Thanksgiving Episode Ever,” Vulture, by Jen Chaney, November 27, 2019

“Oh, the Humanity! WKRP’s ‘Turkeys Away’ is Still the Best Thanksgiving Episode Ever,” Newsner, by Kevin McCarthy, November 27, 2019

“The True Story Behind the Famous WKRP ‘Turkey Drop,’” Spark News (blog), by Ken Mills, November 23, 2016

“Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson: The Bitter Divorce that Just Wouldn’t End, Los Angeles Times, by Christie D’Zurilla, September 6, 2018

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