Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Favorite 1970s TV Comedy

WKRP in Cincinnati still cracks me up. It had it all: a great cast, consistently funny writing, and classic Rock tunes. It also was responsible for IMHO the funniest TV episode of all time "Turkeys Away". Newsman Les Nesman (I suspect he is Fr. Thomas Dubay's long lost brother) describing the promotional bombing of a shopping center with live turkeys a la the Hindenberg disaster. Arthur 'Big Guy' Carlson's assertion, "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."

It only lasted four short seasons. CBS killed it by prempting it and changing its time slot more times than I care to remember.
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