"As God As My Witness, I Thought Turkeys Could Fly" - WKRP in Cincinnati -
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science tech-centric jokes,
song parodies, anecdotes and assorted humor have been collected from friends and
websites across the Internet. I check back occasionally for new fodder, but it
seems all the old content is reappearing all over (like this is). The humor is light-hearted and
clean and sometimes slightly assaultive to the easily-offended, so you are forewarned. It is all workplace-safe.
Anyone who watched the WKRP in Cincinnati
sitcom back in the 1970s has to remember what was one of the funniest episodes ever.
Here is the 4 minutes that made Prime Time history. In this Thanksgiving episode,
station owner / manager Arthur Carlson decided he would surprise the community with good deed
- that doubled as a promotional stunt for his radio station - by dropping turkeys
from a helicopter for lucky folks at the local shopping mall. Watch the disaster
unfold as Les Nessman reports live, and then see Carlson's final comment that is
still used or alluded to in many comic routines. Posting this video is an RF Cafe
tradition. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Here is the video and audio clip of the
airship disaster in Lakehurst, New Jersey, as reported at the scene by Herb Morrison.
The "humanity" comment will sound familiar.
WKRP in Cincinnati - "As god as my witness....I thought turkeys
...and proving that with a big enough motor anything will fly
-- here's an R/C flying turkey
Posted November 24, 2021 (updated from original post on 11/23/2008)
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