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Les Nessman and the WKRP "Turkey Drop"
WKRP in Cincinnati show | 11/26/03 | LS

Posted on 11/26/2003 10:46:07 AM PST by LS

On this Thanksgiving, let us not forget the wonderful episode on "WKRP in Cincinnati" in which the station concocted the idea of a "turkey drop" in which people from the station went up in a hot air balloon and dropped frozen turkeys.

Except Herb got it wrong, and dropped live turkeys, not knowing they couldn't fly.

Les Nessman, the newsman, reported live from the scene, "Oh, the horror, the horror. They are hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement!"


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Happy Thanksgiving!
1 posted on 11/26/2003 10:46:07 AM PST by LS
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To: LS
I think it was a helicopter. Still, one of the funniest TV moments in history.
2 posted on 11/26/2003 10:47:52 AM PST by ABG(anybody but Gore) (Ashley Wilkes to Dave Asman: "You cannot speak that way to General Clark!!")
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To: LS
The late Gordon Jump:

"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."

3 posted on 11/26/2003 10:48:12 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: LS
"There's no parachute yet"
4 posted on 11/26/2003 10:50:15 AM PST by big_Rob (www.aguynamedrob.com/indy1.htm)
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To: LS
Anybody have a link to a video clip from that episode? That makes me laugh just thinking about it.
5 posted on 11/26/2003 10:50:22 AM PST by Choose Ye This Day (Feet firmly planted in flyover country. And proud of it.)
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To: LS
Les Nessman...recipient of the Silver Sow award.

And now, on to my favorite character in that series...


6 posted on 11/26/2003 10:51:05 AM PST by Snardius
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To: LS
Live report from WKRP!
7 posted on 11/26/2003 10:51:13 AM PST by ZGuy
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To: LS
Who knew?
8 posted on 11/26/2003 10:51:20 AM PST by Wheee The People (Krispy Kreme "R" me!)
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To: Semper Paratus
Ranks up there with the Big Guy's other famous line:

"I've got a monkey on my foot! I've got a monkey on my foot!"
9 posted on 11/26/2003 10:51:24 AM PST by Choose Ye This Day (Feet firmly planted in flyover country. And proud of it.)
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To: Semper Paratus
It would be great if some station could just play this in a continual loop on Thanksgiving. The country could use a giant dose of humor now.
10 posted on 11/26/2003 10:51:27 AM PST by freeangel (freeangel)
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To: LS
I was thinking of this TV show and episode this AM because it was reported on a news show that a Radio Station had dropped a turkey (frozen/dead) about 300 ft on a picture. I didnt hear who's picture it was because I had to leave for work.
11 posted on 11/26/2003 10:52:00 AM PST by elephant
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To: Snardius
Nah, Bailey was hotter.
12 posted on 11/26/2003 10:52:03 AM PST by Choose Ye This Day (Feet firmly planted in flyover country. And proud of it.)
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To: Snardius
Bailey was always hotter than Jennifer. ;^)
13 posted on 11/26/2003 10:52:39 AM PST by ABG(anybody but Gore) (Ashley Wilkes to Dave Asman: "You cannot speak that way to General Clark!!")
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To: LS
I never seen that one.

OH MY THAT IS FUNNY!!!!
14 posted on 11/26/2003 10:53:24 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Snardius
Yes, that is my favorite TV moment of all time. When Mr Carlson said "as god is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly", I fell out of my chair laughing. WKRP was one of the funniest shows of all time. I was so surprised when it was cancelled at the height of it's ratings. If the networks would go back to more shows like that, they would stop the hemmorage of viewers.
15 posted on 11/26/2003 10:53:38 AM PST by gswilder
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To: LS
WKRP, More music and Les Nessman.
16 posted on 11/26/2003 10:53:53 AM PST by openotherend
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To: Snardius
Who was hotter?
Jan Smithers (Bailey) or Loni?
17 posted on 11/26/2003 10:54:20 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: MNLDS
Nah, Bailey was hotter.

Much.


18 posted on 11/26/2003 10:55:06 AM PST by Hank Rearden (Dick Gephardt. Before he dicks you.)
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To: LS
"WKRP in Cincinnati" in which the station concocted the idea of a "turkey drop" in which people from the station went up in a hot air balloon and dropped frozen turkeys."

Two corrections, it was a helicopter and "LIVE" turkeys!

19 posted on 11/26/2003 10:55:30 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (French: old Europe word meaning surrender)
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To: ZGuy
FOFL .. thanks for the link
20 posted on 11/26/2003 10:55:41 AM PST by Mo1
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To: ZGuy
Thanks! Unbelievable. Is there anything Freepers can't do?
21 posted on 11/26/2003 10:55:45 AM PST by LS
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To: freeangel
Wouldn't be surprised to see it on TVLand ... they usually run KRP on the weekends but they are good about "timely" programming.
22 posted on 11/26/2003 10:56:03 AM PST by Mr. Buzzcut
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To: Mad Dawgg
Doh. I meant "live" turkeys, but that they thought turkeys could fly. Sorry I screwed it up---but everyone here seems to know the story!!
23 posted on 11/26/2003 10:57:07 AM PST by LS
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To: LS

24 posted on 11/26/2003 10:57:14 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Semper Paratus
Who was hotter? Jan Smithers (Bailey) or Loni?

Loni...by far. I loved Bailey until I got to see her up close. Sadly for her, her complextion wasn't the best. But you decide...


25 posted on 11/26/2003 11:00:41 AM PST by Snardius
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To: Snardius
Loni, no comparison. But Bailey was cute!
26 posted on 11/26/2003 11:01:33 AM PST by LS
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To: Snardius
has a part in the new "Cat in the hat" movie.

Heard the same about Cameron Diaz. Her acne scars show up real well on digital plasma screens.

27 posted on 11/26/2003 11:03:13 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: LS
"Doh. I meant "live" turkeys, but that they thought turkeys could fly. Sorry I screwed it up---but everyone here seems to know the story!!"

I will never forget this episode. I was at home with my mom and dad and we had some friends over and WKRP was on so we all watched. by the end of the show most of us were on the floor.

My stomach hurt for two days, I laughed so hard!

28 posted on 11/26/2003 11:03:31 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (French: old Europe word meaning surrender)
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To: LS
But Bailey was cute!

Balderdash! Bailey was hotter than nuclear fusion.

29 posted on 11/26/2003 11:04:11 AM PST by Wheee The People (Krispy Kreme "R" me!)
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To: ZGuy
Thanks for posting the link. That is hilarious!
30 posted on 11/26/2003 11:04:13 AM PST by Choose Ye This Day ("The Pinedale Shopping Center has just been bombed by live turkeys!")
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To: Wheee The People
Bailey was hotter than nuclear fusion.

The thing about Bailey was she exuded an innocence but at the same time her personality hinted that she would not be so naive when it counted (if you get my drift). She was the kind of girl you'd take home to meet your mother (when mom and dad were gone for the weekend).

31 posted on 11/26/2003 11:13:49 AM PST by Snardius
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To: Wheee The People

Balderdash! Bailey was hotter than nuclear fusion.

Here Here!

32 posted on 11/26/2003 11:57:29 AM PST by Prof Engineer (My Labrador can lick your honor student anytime, and they'll both enjoy it.)
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To: ZGuy; All
Thanks for the link, Z!

Hey, wasn't Bailey married to James Brolin years ago?

33 posted on 11/26/2003 2:08:09 PM PST by uvular
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To: Snardius
The thing about Bailey was she exuded an innocence but at the same time her personality hinted that she would not be so naive when it counted

She took Dr Johnny Fever home to stay with her when Fever was ousted from his digs.

Back at work, she came in wearing Fever's sweatshirt. Herb immediately squawked. And innocent Bailey said,

"I grabbed the nearest thing to put on. I was naked, Herb."

Herb's jaw dropped to the floor.

And the rabid audience was left to decide, Did they, or didn't they?

34 posted on 11/27/2003 6:17:19 AM PST by Ole Okie (Go Oklahoma Sooners!)
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To: LS
A thanksgiving day bump to a classic!
35 posted on 11/27/2003 9:06:27 AM PST by Always Right
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To: LS

Tis the season to BUMP an old thread.


36 posted on 11/25/2004 9:08:52 PM PST by asgardshill (November 2004 - The Month That Just Kept On Giving)
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To: LS

O U C H !


37 posted on 11/25/2004 9:12:54 PM PST by timestax
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To: asgardshill

Hey! The audio link in #7 still works, too.


38 posted on 11/25/2004 9:21:05 PM PST by FourPeas (By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation. ~Edmund Burke)
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To: FourPeas

Yeah. Unfortunately, it links to a .ram file and you need Real Player to play it. RP is spyware and I won't let it anywhere near my system.


39 posted on 11/25/2004 9:27:00 PM PST by asgardshill (November 2004 - The Month That Just Kept On Giving)
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To: asgardshill

“As God as my witness” bump


40 posted on 11/16/2007 8:25:51 AM PST by wordsofearnest (Hunter-Thompson not Hunter S. Thompson)
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To: LS

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4o5L9jiIfbY

Excellent!


41 posted on 11/16/2007 8:30:14 AM PST by Hoodlum91 (I support global warming.)
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To: LS
Except Herb got it wrong, and dropped live turkeys, not knowing they couldn't fly.

Wild turkeys CAN fly.

42 posted on 11/16/2007 8:32:55 AM PST by Petronski (Willardcare abortions $50 each, $25 per twin. Ask for S&H Stamps!)
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To: Hoodlum91; LS

What a hoot! Thanks, LS, for reminding us. Thanks Hoodie for the link.


43 posted on 11/16/2007 8:33:37 AM PST by hoe_cake
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To: LS

That was one of the funniest shows in the history of TV. I’d love to have it on DVD!


44 posted on 11/16/2007 8:35:04 AM PST by SUSSA
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To: Petronski
Wild turkeys CAN fly.

After drinking Wild Turkey, I believe I can fly.

45 posted on 11/16/2007 8:36:57 AM PST by kevkrom ("Should government be doing this? And if so, then at what level of government?" - FDT)
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To: tuffydoodle

I figure you would want to comment.


46 posted on 11/16/2007 8:39:46 AM PST by LastBoyScout80
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bump


47 posted on 11/16/2007 8:41:29 AM PST by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: Petronski

Yep, wild turkeys can fly quite well.
Domestic turkeys are just big ole sacks of cement ;)

“But lots of turkeys don’t make it through Thanksgiving.”


48 posted on 11/16/2007 8:47:53 AM PST by najida (Just call me a chicken rancher :))
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To: LS
I was in tears when I watched that for the first time.


49 posted on 11/16/2007 8:53:39 AM PST by bmwcyle (BOMB, BOMB, BOMB,.......BOMB, BOMB IRAN)
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To: Hank Rearden

I second that!!


50 posted on 11/16/2007 8:54:21 AM PST by bmwcyle (BOMB, BOMB, BOMB,.......BOMB, BOMB IRAN)
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