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WKRP in Cincinnati: Turkeys Away

Mr. Carlson proves that he is running things at WKRP by coming up with a promotion of his own, dropping live turkeys from an airplane for the people of Cincinnati for Thanksgiving.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x7
Production Number: 008
Airdate: Monday October 30th, 1978

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Guest Stars
Michael Fairman
As Shoe Store Owner
Main Cast
Gary Sandy
As Andy Travis
Gordon Jump
As Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson
Howard Hesseman
As Johnny "Fever" Caravella
Episode Notes
Hear Johnny report the turkey bombing at the mall.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Creedence ClearwaterIt Came Out of the Sky 
Pink FloydDogs 

Episode Quotes
Johnny: Gripping music, huh?
Mr Carlson: Yeah, that's good all right. What's the name of that orchestra?
Johnny: Pink Floyd.
Mr Carlson: Oooh, is that Pink Floyd? Do I hear dogs barking on that thing?
Johnny: I do.

Herb: When that farmer asked me what I wanted with twenty live turkeys, I had to do some pretty fast talking, let me tell you.
Les: What did you tell him?
Herb: I told him it was a secret.

Mr Carlson: At this particular point in time, I'd like to dictate a press release.
Jennifer: I don't take dictation.
Mr Carlson: What? All right, I guess I can do this thing myself. It's probably going to be a long meeting, so why don't you get coffee for all the guys here.
Jennifer: I don't get coffee, Mr Carlson, we agreed.
Mr Carlson: Oh, yeah.
Jennifer: You have to draw the line somewhere. Will there be anything else I can do?
Mr Carlson: No, I think that about does it.
Jennifer: Thank you.
Mr Carlson: Oh no, thank you.
Les: How does she get away with that?
Herb: Are you kidding?

Les: It's a helicopter, and it's coming this way. It's flying something behind it, I can't quite make it out, it's a large banner and it says, uh - Happy... Thaaaaanksss... giving! ... From... W.... ... K... ... R... ... P!!

Les: No parachutes yet. Can't be skydivers... I can't tell just yet what they are, but - Oh my God, Johnny, they're turkeys!! Johnny, can you get this? Oh, they're plunging to the earth right in front of our eyes! One just went through the windshield of a parked car! Oh, the humanity! The turkeys are hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement! Not since the Hindenberg tragedy has there been anything like this!

Johnny: Les? Are you there? Les isn't there. (composing himself) Thanks for that on-the-spot report, Les, and for those of you who just tuned in, the Pinedale Shopping Mall has just been bombed with live turkeys. Film at eleven.

Venus: Les! Are you okay?
Les: I don't know. A man and his two children tried to kill me. After the turkeys hit the pavement, the crowd kind of scattered, but some of them tried to attack me! I had to jam myself into a phone booth! Then Mr Carlson had the helicopter land in the middle of the parking lot. I guess he thought he could save the day by turning the rest of the turkeys loose. It gets pretty strange after that.
Andy: Les, c'mon now, tell us the rest.
Les: I really don't know how to describe it. It was like the turkeys mounted a counterattack! It was almost as if they were ...organized!!
Mr Carlson: As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

Warning: WKRP in Cincinnati season 1 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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