As God Is My Witness

Thanksgiving doesn't have enough TV specials. Oh, sure, it's got Charlie Brown, but I covered how weak that is earlier. And there's the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, but aside from seeing how cold and wet the Broadway dancers are going to be doing their thing in Herald Square, it's basically just a big long commercial. And then there's the Dog Show with Mr. Peterman from Seinfeld that NBC is trying to push as a Thanksgiving tradition. And really, what says Thanksgiving more than dog modeling?

But there's another option, a Thanksgiving classic from 1978 that's still as funny today as it was then. Maybe more so. Of course, I'm talking about the "Turkey Drop" episode of WKRP in Cincinnati.

WKRP is one of the best sitcoms of all time (though due to complicated music rights, only the first season is available on DVD). And there's no reason why this TV classic shouldn't be a Thanksgiving Day tradition—if not on one of the networks, then on TVLand or NickatNite or something. It's a natural. But enough of my pitch—see for yourself in the transcript below.

(And Happy Thanksgiving.)

-- Teague Bohlen

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