WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)
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Turkeys Away 

Feeling left out by all the recent changes, Mr. Carlson decides to launch his own Thanksgiving promotion. With the aid of Herb and Les, the Big Guy turns a routine turkey give-away into a comic catastrophe.

Director:

Michael Zinberg

Writers:

Hugh Wilson (created by), Bill Dial | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Gary Sandy ... Andy Travis
Gordon Jump ... Arthur Carlson
Loni Anderson ... Jennifer Marlowe
Richard Sanders ... Les Nessman
Tim Reid ... Venus Flytrap
Frank Bonner ... Herb Tarlek
Jan Smithers ... Bailey Quarters
Howard Hesseman ... Dr. Johnny Fever
Michael Fairman ... Shoe Store Owner
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Storyline

This is the signature episode, the one that first comes to mind when one thinks of WKRP in Cincinatti. On air, Dr. Johnny Fever tells his fellow babies about Turkey Day doings. Out on the streets, "oh the humanity"... Mr. Carlson stages a top-secret holiday promotion and ends up ruffling a lot of feathers. Written by LA-Lawyer

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Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1978 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MTM Enterprises See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is based on a real event that occurred while series creator Hugh Wilson was working at radio station WQXI in Atlanta, Georgia. See more »

Goofs

Les is standing in front of a shoe store waiting for the big event. It's Thanksgiving. Back then no regular retail store was open on Thanksgiving. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Johnny Fever: [Mr. Carlson is inspecting Johnny in the DJ booth while Pink Floyd's "Dogs" is playing, specifically the section with the barking dogs] Gripping music, ain't it?
Arthur Carlson: Yeah, it's good. What is the name of this orchestra?
Dr. Johnny Fever: It's Pink Floyd.
Arthur Carlson: Oh. Is that Pink Floyd? Do I hear dogs barking on that thing?
Dr. Johnny Fever: I do.
Arthur Carlson: They're good, aren't they?
[Picks up the Animals album jacket]
Arthur Carlson: There's something on here that's called "Pigs On The Wing". What does that sound like?
Dr. Johnny Fever: I don't do requests.
Arthur Carlson: Well, keep up the good work.
[...]
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Alternate Versions

On the DVD release, Pink Floyd's "Dogs" is replaced. Most of the scene is cut. See more »

Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

WKRP In Cincinnati Main Theme
(uncredited)
Composed by Tom Wells
Lyrics by Hugh Wilson
Performed by Steve Carlisle
[Series main theme song played during the opening title card and credits]
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