WKRP "Turkeys Away" … In 10 Screencaps Or Less

Today: We’re recapping “Turkeys Away”, the beloved Thanksgiving Day episode of seventies sitcom WKRP In Cincinnati… in 10 Panels Or Less™.

Tomorrow: We’ll use this story recap as a springboard into this week’s topic: Micromanagement.

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Key plot points from this 30-year-old sitcom are pictured herein. You have been warned!
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Radio station WKRP has undergone a format change, and bumbling station manager Arthur Carlson feels left out.

Carlson brings his concerns to Andy, the new programming director, and the well-meaning Andy inadvertently triggers a bout of micromanagment mania in The Big Guy.

Soon, the entire radio station’s in turmoil, upset with Carlson’s new hands-on behavior.

Things take a weird turn when Carlson decides to stage his own Thanksgiving Day promotion, and enlists sales manager Herb Tarlek to gather 20 live turkeys and news reporter Les Nessman to prepare for a live broadcast. The mysterious Carlson refuses to provide any other details.

On Thanksgiving Day, Les reports live from the Pinedale Shopping Mall as dark objects start to fall from the WKRP helicopter hovering above…

“No parachutes yet. Can’t be skydivers. I can’t tell just yet what they are, but–Oh my God! They’re turkeys! Johnny, can you get this? Oh, they’re plunging to the earth right in front of our eyes! One just went through the windshield of a parked car! Oh, the humanity! The turkeys are hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement! Not since the Hindenburg tragedy has there been anything like this!”

Back at the station, DJ Dr. Johnny Fever reports that the Pinedale Shopping Mall has just been bombed by live turkeys.

Andy and the others field angry calls from city hall…

… while Carlson and Herb stumble back into the office…

… and Les recounts how the surviving turkeys mounted a counterattack on the ground.

The stunned Carlson can only mutter, “As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.”

THE END

Tomorrow: We’ll use this story recap as a springboard into this week’s topic: Micromanagement.

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