Friday, November 27, 2015

The WKRP turkey incident was based on an actual event

In Atlanta, no less:
CLARKE BROWN: The turkey drop was actually a real incident.  It was at a shopping center in Atlanta; I think it was Broadview Plaza, which no longer exists.  It was a Thankgiving promotion.  We thought that we could throw these live turkeys out into the crowd for their Thanksgiving dinners.  All of us, naïve and uneducated, thought that turkeys could fly.  Of course, they went just f*****’ splat.

People were laughing at us, not with us.  But it became a legend.
The world is not just a strange place, it's stranger than we can possibly imagine.


tsquared said...

It was later called Lindbergh Plaza mall. I wasn't there but I had a cousin that used to tell the story of turkeys out of an airplane and damaged cars.

NotClauswitz said...

Turkeys around here nest up in trees, they fly with a great clattering noise, and glide like a F4 Phantom.