Today is Black Friday, and I suspect that many of you spent the wee hours waiting in line for stores to open. The Best Buy near my house opened today at 5 a.m.
Not me…there is nothing in the stores that I want that badly, even at a steep discount.
To close out Thanksgiving here at the blog, I present you with this Cincinnati favorite, the infamous “turkey drop” episode from WKRP in Cincinnati, a sitcom that aired on CBS from 1978 to 1982.
Cincinnati, Ohio has never gotten much attention from Hollywood, even though several movies (Rain Man, Fresh Horses) were filmed here in the late 1980s. So to have a primetime sitcom named after Cincinnati, and set in Cincinnati, was kind of a big deal. (Keep in mind: this was before the Internet or cable TV, and folks were more easily amused.)
The above ‘Thanksgiving turkey drop’ episode, which originally aired in 1978, has long been a cult favorite. This is one of those television memes that just never goes away.
Rewatching the pivotal scene above, I found it “mildly amusing”, worthy of a chuckle.
But worthy of four decades of persistence in the collective memory? I’m not so sure, my predilection for nostalgia notwithstanding.
I’ll let you be the judge, upon watching the video clip above.