Shades of WKRP!

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  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Does anybody remember the famous episode of WKRP in Cincinnati where station manager Walter Carlson arranged a Thanksgiving publicity stunt...the dropping of live turkeys over the city from a helicopter? And the resultant, uh, horrible mess that followed? The capper was Carlson's stunned line: "As God is my witness...I thought turkeys could fly!"

    Well...

    :p
     
  2. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    I thought it was Les who said that.
     
  3. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Nope. I was wrong. At least according to the IMDB.
     
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    ahh WKRP coming to life, is there anything sweeter?
     
  5. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    Was that not one of the greatest sitcoms ever? That was a great episode.

    There are some local radio DJs here who do a "frozen turkey toss" contest every Thanksgiving, and it always brings that WKRP stunt to mind. ;)
     
  6. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    There were so many great one liners in that show. My favorite was Les Nessman doing sports a pronouncing Chi Chi Rodrigues Chiy-Chiy Rodwagwayz

    Great show...

    D
     
  7. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020

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    Watch your words my friend. Movie execs may be listening and eagerly waiting to ruin your lighthearted nostalgia with another crappy remake starring nothing but lightweight actors under 30...
     
  8. rdowns Suspended

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    The WKRP turkey episode and the Barney Miller pot brownie episodes are probably two of the funniest half hours ever on TV.
     
  9. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    Ugh, good advice. The same folks who decided that Jessica Simpson should play Daisy Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard" would likely assume that she's a logical choice to play Jennifer in WKRP: The Motion Picture. :eek:
     
  10. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Ahh, an old-timers thread. WKRP, Barney Miller...

    *sigh*

    I was jealous of Bailey Quarters. :eek:
     
  11. emw macrumors G4

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    She was my favorite :D

    And I'm certain you have no need to be jealous of her, BV
     
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    Ginger or Maryanne
    Bailey or Jennifer
    Chrissy or Janet
     
  13. emw macrumors G4

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    Debated :p
     
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    OT: The box where yout 'tar, screen name etc. is bigger than others? Is it because of your long location?
     

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  15. emw macrumors G4

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    Doesn't show that way for me, but I shortened it just in case. That help?
     
  16. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Wasn't there a Sitcom that threw frozen turkeys out of helicopter too?
     
  17. iSaint macrumors 603

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    ROFL!!!! I remember that clearly! It's one of those one-liners I quote to this day.
     

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