What Do You Mean Turkeys Can’t Fly?


wkrp What Do You Mean Turkeys Cant Fly?

On this classic episode of WKRP in Cincinnati, “Turkeys Away,” the station drops live turkeys out of a helicopter over a shopping center as a Thanksgiving Day giveaway. The turkeys, which cannot fly, plunge to their deaths as shoppers run for their lives.

The entire event occurs entirely off-screen as the viewer only sees and hears Les Nessman describe the scene in words reminiscent of the reporting of the Hindenburg disaster. A shaken Arthur Carlson later remarks, “As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.” It was named by TV Guide as one of the greatest episodes in television history.

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