Turkeys Away


I’ve never been big on Thanksgiving, for a variety of reasons, but I have one tradition I refuse to break. Every Thanksgiving, whatever else is going on, whatever sort of mood I’m in or what sort of deadlines I’ve got looming, I watch the “Turkeys Away” episode of WKRP in Cincinnati.

You probably know what episode I’m talking about, because it’s the only episode of the series anyone really remembers – which is unfortunate, as WKRPiC is a comedy gem, and without it we possibly wouldn’t have had later workplace sitcoms, such as Newsradio, Wings, or even Parks & Rec. I highly recommend reading this oral history of the episode in question, over at The Classic TV History Blog.

All that aside, it’s well worth a watch if you’ve never seen it.

Just watch out for falling turkeys.