Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Thanksgiving Classic



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Christmas may have the best songs, movies and best catch-phrases (from "God bless us, every one!" to "Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!"), may spring from the superior creation myth, may have the most commercially perfect central character as its front man, and may come with the highest probability of drunken office career suicide and/or sexual harassment lawsuits...

...but Thanksgiving will always have this heartwarming holiday classic about one visionary man, some turkeys, and the laws of physics.

6 comments:

Capt. Bat Guano said...

"You'll put your eye out kid!"

SadButTrue said...

Unforgettable moment when Les Nessman says, "OH, the humanity!"

And I know this is kind of off-topic but Loni Anderson was supposed to be such a sex bomb, but I always thought Jan Smithers (Bailey Quarters) was a lot hotter.

Montag said...

This is still one of my all-time favorites. It wasn't until many years after it aired that I read that the episode was a fabulation upon an actual event staged by a station in Florida, I think. Which, in a way, makes it all the funnier, art imitating life, etc.

Anonymous said...

Hey Driftglass, it is I, Jim Ellis the composer guy in Atlanta who wrote you about your voice and possible identity a while back. I think I told you before, but I wrote music for "WKRP..." to include arranging and sing bg on the open and writing and singing the jibberish rock song that is the closing theme. Here is the point. By sheer coincidence I just came from a memorial for a departed composer friend and who should stand up to sing but Steve Carlisle, the guy who song the opening theme. You have great taste in shows.
I'm off to listen to you and BG.
Nothin' but luv
jim ellis
www.jimellismusic.com

Anonymous said...

I never get tired of that clip. And I agree with SadButTrue, Bailey was much sexier. I've always gone in for the quiet, sultry types.

Selah.
CAGary

Anonymous said...

One of the all time funniest bits of TV ever!
WKRP was so great. And Less' character was hilarious.
"Now, more news and Less Nesman"

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