h/t to Kate at SDA. Gotta hand it to her. Being a fan of WKRP in Cincinnati, her headline made me laugh out loud.
As God Is My Witness, I Thought Polar Bears Could Fly
This video however, isn’t so funny.
Don’t know what I’m talking about with WKRP in Cincinnati? Read on.
Being in radio and TV requires knowledge of the groundbreaking broadcast comedy: WKRP in Cincinnati
There’s a famous scene in a 1978 episode where Mr. Carlson, “the Big Guy” (the general Manager) sets up a helicopter promotion to give away live turkeys at a Cincinnati shopping mall parking lot. He launches them from the helicopter into the crowd below. The event is reported by newsman Les Nessman ala the Hindenburg disaster. It is one of the funniest moments in television ever. Here’s the ending.
You can watch the entire episode on Hulu.com, 24 minutes. Well worth your time to see broadcast comedy history.