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Fitzovich Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2023 4:27 p.m. PST

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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2023 7:16 p.m. PST

I did 11 1/2 years in the Air National Guard, and a year and change in the 101st Abn. I've seen a lot of turkeys fly.

Deucey Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2023 6:50 a.m. PST

So did Les Nessman.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Dec 2023 11:19 a.m. PST

Love the reference!

One of the BEST comic moments in US Television history.

"OH, the Humanity!"


Disco Joe22 Dec 2023 12:07 p.m. PST

And here I thought you were referring to politicians.

Zeelow22 Dec 2023 12:59 p.m. PST

Only if they wear googles.

Perris070722 Dec 2023 8:16 p.m. PST

I actually think it was Herb and Carlson that thought the turkeys could fly. Les was the "on the scene" reporter.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2023 9:04 a.m. PST


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2023 4:46 p.m. PST

Just for the record, I did get the reference. The second-funniest episode, right behind Little Ed, their wrestler turned preacher, running commercials in his sermons.

"But I can't stop now! I've still got 50 units of the End of the World is Coming lawn furniture."

SpuriousMilius27 Dec 2023 10:39 a.m. PST

My grandparents lived on farms in East Texas & raised poultry,
which meant we had very fresh meat for holiday feasts. While turkeys & chickens can't really fly, when they jump off something or along the ground, they flap their wings & extend the length of their leap. My mother would throw a cloth over the ones she wanted to catch to pin them down.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP29 Dec 2023 5:16 a.m. PST

I got buzzed by a wild turkey while hiking in lowland woods here in the Midwest not sure how it got in the trees to start with, but a big bird like that zooming over ones head catches your attention quickly (I was dead nailed if it had intended to claw me).

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