A Special #1LinerWeds For Thanksgiving

Uncle Jack emailed me a couple of weeks ago and suggested this as the one-liner for today. It’s classic TV at its funniest.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the TV show WKRP In Cincinnati, it ran here in the US from 1978 to 1982 and into perpetuity in reruns. The description from IMDb is “The staff of a struggling radio station have a chance at success after the new programming director changes the format to rock music.” In this particular episode, the general manager of the station (Arthur Carlson, played by Gordon Jump) decides that, as a Thanksgiving promotion, the station should drop turkeys from a helicopter into a parking lot, where people can grab them and take them home for dinner. Chaos ensues. Here’s the scene.


One-Liner Wednesday is brought to you each week by Linda Hill and this station. And now a word from Publix supermarkets. Publix: where shopping is a pleasure.

Happy Thanksgiving!

33 thoughts on “A Special #1LinerWeds For Thanksgiving

  1. I just read the on-line edition of USA Today. They chose this episode as one of the 20 best Thanksgiving TV Specials. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mary, John. Enjoy those ribs, mac and cheese, apples, etc.

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  2. Loni Anderson! Perfection. Loved the show and remember that episode vividly. Thanks for the stroll down memory lane. Happy Thanksgiving πŸπŸ½πŸ¦ƒ

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  3. Reblogged this on J-Dubs Grin and Bear It and commented:

    This is classic. β€œAs God as my witness, I thought turkeys πŸ¦ƒ could fly”
    WKRP was a regular viewing for us. I remember watching it with my brother Jimbo Pete. RIP πŸ’” and remembering all who have gone before today we give thanks πŸ™.

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