Mr. Carlson is beginning to feel useless at the new formatted rock station so he decides to create a big Thanksgiving Day promotion. His idea? Get a helicopter, with a banner attached to it saying "Happy Thanksgiving From WKRP", and drop live turkeys from the helicopter. Written by
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Les Nessman's line, "Oh, the humanity!" that comes in the middle of his monologue describing the chaos as the turkeys fall to earth is taken from reporter Herbert Morrison's radio narration of the explosion and crash of the Hindenburg zeppelin in 1937. See more
While Johnny and Venus are discussing the blonde wig giveaway and the Guatemalan earthquake, the record label switches back and forth between a black label (probably Columbia) and a rainbow label. See more
[Les walks in, looking dazed
Les! Are you okay?
I don't know. A man and his two children tried to kill me. After the turkeys hit the pavement, the crowd kind of scattered but, some of them tried to attack *me*! I had to jam myself into a phone booth! Then Mr. Carlson had the helicopter land in the middle of the parking lot. I guess he thought he could save the day by turning the rest of the turkeys loose. It gets pretty strange after that.
*How* is it strange?
Yeah, right. Les, c'mon ...
References Gone with the Wind
Written by Allen Toussaint
Performed by Joe Cocker See more