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.The world is not just a strange place, it's stranger than we can possibly imagine.
People were laughing at us, not with us. But it became a legend.
Friday, November 27, 2015
The WKRP turkey incident was based on an actual event
In Atlanta, no less: