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Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s The Best Thanksgiving Sitcom Episode Ever

WKRP Thanksgiving

I’ve posted this before, but there’s no reason not to share it again, especially since I’m not sure that you’ll be able to catch it on television as has been the case in recent years.

When it comes to sitcom holiday episodes, there’s not much that can beat, Turkey’s Away, perhaps the one episode of WKRP In Cincinnati that even people who were not alive when the show aired are familiar with.

For those of you who haven’t seen it, here’s the Hulu version. Unfortunately, thanks to copyright issues I believe that much of the music originally featured on this episode has been replaced, nonetheless it’s still worth watching:

Or, you can just skip to the most important parts:

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About Doug Mataconis
Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May, 2010 and also writes at Below The Beltway. Follow Doug on Twitter | Facebook


  1. Ron Beasley says:

    That is a classic! I bought all of the WKRP episodes on DVD a few months ago and play one or two when I need some cheering up.

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  2. John Peabody says:

    Doug, please! Us long-time OTB readers need to see President Bartlett call the Butterball hotline. Never mind, I did it myself, here it is: http://youtu.be/zQsvcs9IB8A

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  3. Pch101 says:

    This show also has the potential for its own Ginger-Mary Ann debate. And once again, I find myself leaning toward Mary Ann.

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  4. Moderate Mom says:

    My absolute all time favorite Thanksgiving episode of any TV show, followed closely by the Friends Thanksgiving episode where Rachel makes the beef trifle. Both of them make me laugh until I cry.

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