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

It's true that domestic turkeys (such as the ones Carlson had dropped on the mall) cannot fly. Wild turkeys can fly, but only for short distances. See more »

Goofs

Les states that the helicopter is pulling a banner. Helicopters cannot pull banners behind them due to the tail rotor section of the helicopter. They actually use a tower system where the banner, normally square in shape, hangs directly below the helicopter, 150 feet below, with dead weight attached to the bottom of the banner to keep it from getting caught in an updraft. See more »

Quotes

Venus Flytrap: What do you suppose he's up to?
Dr. Johnny Fever: Carlson? I don't know. You should have been here for the big wig promotion.
Venus Flytrap: What happened?
Dr. Johnny Fever: Well, naturally, it didn't work, and we ended up with a warehouse full of wigs. Carlson, he couldn't figure out how to get rid of 'em until the Guatemalan earthquake.
Venus Flytrap: Say what?
Dr. Johnny Fever: Well, the Red Cross called out, you know, for blankets, clothes, anything. So Carlson, out of the goodness of his heart, shipped these destitute earthquake victims in Guatemala three thousand blonde ...
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Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Fun Time
(uncredited)
Written by Allen Toussaint
Performed by Joe Cocker
[The song Johnny is playing just before the broadcast turns over to Les at the shopping center]
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