Thursday, November 23, 2006

A WKRP Thanksgiving

I listened to Hugh Hewitt's radio show yesterday as I drove home from work, and I caught the third hour with special Wednesday guest, Emmett of the Unblinking Eye, doing his Friday movie review hour. The Top Ten List was movies about, or having something to do with, Thanksgiving.

In the course of the call-in debate over which movies should or should not have been on the List, Hugh and Emmett expressed surprise that nobody had called in to violate The Rule (thou shalt not mention TV movies or TV shows) by mentioning the classic WKRP Thanksgiving episode.

Hugh asked the interns at the show--Austin the Occasional Intern and Moses My (Hugh's) Servant--if they'd ever heard of the old sitcom, WKRP In Cincinnati. They hadn't. So Hugh and Emmett described the Hindenburg-like story line and declared that episode as the best moment in sitcom history. I have to agree with them.

This morning, I woke up earlier than I expected, so I checked the news and looked at some blogs to see if there were any good Thanksgiving messages. At Hugh's blog, he had this post:

The Joy of YouTube

Begin your T-Day with a little WKRP.

Click on the link, and enjoy the show. I'll show it to my kids later, when they're up.

Now, it's time to get started on the stuffing... Happy Thanksgiving!


Malott said...

Les Nessman.

"W... K..."


Anonymous said...

Mom.. this isn't for your blog, but you should read this: It was about our little talk last night. I got teary-eyed when I read this morning what I wrote last night. I love you.I wrote a blog.

SkyePuppy said...

Anonymous child of mine,

I'm so proud of who you're becoming, and I can't tell you how thrilled I am that your faith remains strong.

I thank the Lord our God for you in all my prayers.

I love you. Happy Thanksgiving.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Happy Thanksgiving, skyepuppy! I did watch the first part, earlier this morning, but was confused because pt1 seems to be in the middle of the ep. I guess I'll have to go back and watch the whole thing to see what makes it so funny, beyond what I watched.

SkyePuppy said...


This clip starts in the middle and continues to the end of the episode.

Did you watch the show way back when it was on? Maybe it's an acquired taste...

Malott said...

Anonymous daughter,

I read your post. I hope you realize what a special minority you are a part of... you who are so young, looking away from the fashionable distractions, and asking such important questions.

Be glad that it isn't your life any more to mess up. You're on the sea in a terrible storm, but you've already welcomed Jesus into your boat. Just keep your eyes on Him and He will get you to the shore.