Friday, November 27, 2015

"As God is My Witness, I Thought Turkeys Could Fly!"

Collin's had to work on Thanksgiving the past few years, so our holiday observance has consisted of either a meal he brings home from work (he works at a restaurant) or a meal like the one we had yesterday--a three-pound turkey breast cooked in a crock pot, Stove Top stuffing, and sides made in the microwave. We're thankful...that he doesn't have to work the night shift!

One of our holiday traditions--one of the few we've been able to maintain--is watching WKRP in Cincinnati's Thanksgiving episode "Turkeys Away." It's one of the funniest sitcom episodes we've ever seen. If you've seen it, you know that already. If you haven't, take a look here....

 
Last night, we started talking about what might have happened if that episode had been made today, and how social media might have been an influence.... 


Multiple videos of the massacre might have been posted on You Tube, some of which would have been set to music.


There would have been a crowd on that Cincinnati mall parking lot, taking photos and videos with their smartphones....

Can't believe what I witnessed at the mall today. Shopping online from now on! 

I'll never eat turkey again.... 

Did William Kendall have anything to do with this? I heard he got suspended from Facebook again.

Oops! Disregard that last one.

And I can only imagine the Tweets....

Some idiot is dropping live turkeys out of a helicopter! #TurkeysCan'tFly

Is this maybe a new Syfy Channel Movie? #Turkeynado

I think I saw Ian Ziering with a chainsaw.... #Turkeynado 

We're running for our lives! The surviving turkeys are after us! #WhenTurkeysAttack

My kids thought we were going to see Santa. Off to the therapist. #WhenTurkeysAttack

 

 
Dr. Johnny Fever would have moved to Colorado, once pot became legal there!

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. Clearly, even with Collin having to work, we still had way too much time on our hands!

 

23 comments:

  1. I remember that episode!

    You're right Norma. If would be different today. For one thing, there'd be some PETA members in the mall wearing tofu bikinis to raise awareness about turkey abuse.

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    1. Animal rights groups would have picketed WKRP!

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  2. I am with you, I only watched this episode when the show was on but I remember it ! and think of it every Thanksgiving because it was so weirdly funny.
    Happy that you and Collin have a nice day work or not.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I loved the way it poked fun at some of the more outrageous marketing and promotional gimmicks done then and now!

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  3. So Apocalyptic--I'd rather see turkeys falling from the sky than locusts! Lol Glad you had a nice day.

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    1. I'm pretty sure the turkeys would have preferred locusts!

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  4. #WhenTurkeysAttack... of course that would trend!

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    1. I wonder if we could put that to the test....

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  5. I loved that show! It was such a disappointment when they took it off the air. Yes, it was hilarious and people today would have been bitchin' about the turkey treatment.

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    1. WKRP was one of the funniest shows ever! Since so many old shows have been rebooted, I'd like to see a WKRP reboot!

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  6. Turkeynado :) You're so right Norma, journalism or should I say the reporting of news has definitely taken a downward spiral over the last decade!

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    1. Nothing escapes social media these days!

      Turkeynado...I really hope no one from the Syfy channel sees this....

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    2. As crazy as it sounds I bet Aimee would be first in line, she loved Sharknado.. I'm hoping for the ridiculousness of it :)

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    3. I'll confess, I've watched the Sharknado movies....

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  7. That was a great show! And one of my favorite series!

    I can't help but wonder if they'd have been allowed to produce it in today's atmosphere. Or would animal rights activists been picketing?

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    1. They probably would have done it and just written the protests into the story!

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  8. I miss that show. I live in Cincinnati and you would be surprised how many people have asked me if I listen to WKRP

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    1. Hah! WKRP was one of the funniest shows ever. Antenna TV was running it for a while, earlier this year. Some episodes are available on Hulu.

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  9. OMGosh! I remember that episode but haven't seen it in decades! Too funny! I love how you've put the social media spin on it. I wonder if they could do an updated version of the show. Technology has changed, but Cincinnati hasn't;).

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    1. I really think they could! Collin and I came up with all kinds of ideas. Collin thinks Johnny Fever should still be at WKRP, for one thing--stoned out of his head and still trying to use vinyl!

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  10. Thanks for the clip. Absolutely hilarious! So much for turkey-a-la-king!

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