Happy Thanksgiving, not from the Pinedale Shopping Mall in Cincinnati, Ohio but instead from Baltimore, Maryland, where I’ve been visiting my family since Monday.
Of course, it doesn’t matter what city you’re watching from, WKRP In Cincinnati is an American classic that transcends both time and geography. 41 years ago, WKRP defined Thanksgiving with the now-classic Turkeys Away episode.
Here’s that moment:
When I was a kid, I used to watch reruns of WKRP on a daily basis. Of course, I was a kid so I didn’t realize that the episodes were reruns and that I was just watching a canceled network show in syndication. All I knew is that I wanted to grow up and work at a radio station with a sexy receptionist, a clueless boss, a sleazy advertising director, and a bunch of stoned DJs. And I definitely wanted to win a Buckeye Newshawk Award!
Things may not have worked out like that but, on this day, I have much to be thankful for. Life is good, the future is bright, and, thanks to WKRP, I know that turkeys can’t fly.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!