“I Thought Turkeys Could Fly”

WKRP in Cincinnati featured one of the great Thanksgiving specials of all time, “Turkeys Away,” which was the seventh episode of the series. The episode begins as a typical Thanksgiving episode with the radio station planning a Thanksgiving promotion of distributing free turkeys.

At the end, though, everything goes so terribly wrong. It features hilarious reporting by Les Nessman (Richard Sanders) and leads up the classic line by radio station manager Arthur Carlson (Gordon Jump), “With God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.”

For more on the story behind the episode, check out The Classic TV History Blog. Happy Thanksgiving.

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    1. I loved the show, and I remember the episode! I guess I watched it on reruns at some point in the mid-1980’s. As a city girl, of course, I thought turkeys could fly too!

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