Wednesday, June 11, 2008

By Request: The poll results and real answer is...



"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!" is from my all-time favorite episode of WKRP in Cinncinatti. Arthur Carlson (the dim witted station owner), decided it would be a great idea if the station did a Thanksgiving promotion at a local mall where they dropped live turkeys out of a helicopter and broadcast the entire event. Intrepid report Les Nessman gave a live account of the turkeys plummeting to their deaths. I believe one of Lessman's quotes was "Oh, the humanity, the humanity!"

Mr. Carlson said this famous line upon returning to the station after witnessing the mass turkey slaughter.

They just don't make television like that anymore!

5 comments:

Bridget said...

Hey, I got this one right! Now I hope you don't mind but I am tagging you in a blogger's game. Please come to my blog to see what it is a all about. Thanks, Bridget aka BLGeee on RMS!

jamie in rose cottage said...

Oh my gosh! I used to LOVE that show, and I totally remember that episode! Those were some great characters. I posted yesterday about Slim Goodbody - did you ever see him? I watched him as a kid and it's still the same guy nearly 30 years later!

SchmeckyGirl said...

No idea what the heck you are talking about.

Sounds like it could have been funny though!
Thanks for posting the results. I was wondering what the answer was.

Oh and wild turkeys can fly for any of you that care.

Four in Costa Rica said...

What a classic episode of a great show! I lived in Cincinnati for nine years (am on a two-year leave in Costa Rica now) and around the holidays I sometimes hear the "turkeys" show mentioned on the air.

Good old Mr. Carlson!

Christine

Bridget said...

Hi Kathy, Thank you for your sweet comment on my "hair." I read your comment on Justine's dream story and I have to say that I had never seen June bugs before I moved to Texas. They sure were all over the place in the month of June. The burrowing part is news to me!
Have a great weekend, Bridget