It’s only 4 days away, so to prepare:
We start off with An Addam’s Family Thanksgiving
We proceed to the classic WKRP segment no Thanksgiving tribute would be complete without:
Since William S Burroughs is a famous local-boy with his own star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame, here’s a video of WSB himself reading his poem; “Thanksgiving Day, Nov 28, 1986” (Contains some language some might find obscene)
For something a little offbeat, and a little more family friendly:
“Aren’t You Glad You’re Not a Turkey?” (a performance by a music director of some synagogue somewhere. Wish it were my own. Or I’m glad it’s not my own. Haven’t decided yet.)
And for those who like instructional how-tos:
How to Butter Bake your Turkey (tv commercial circa 1959)
What a pleasant surprise, the Addam’s Familt thanksgiving special…
Here I was, just singing “Happy, Happy Turkey Day…” sotto voce all day, for some inexplicable reason, stuck on the brown syrupy goo of a yam like a raisonne in the sun.
It doesn’t seem possible for WKRP to be nearly 30 years old.
I saw the episode from which the two segments were extracted, on the air.
That marks my status in age and media consumption.
As for the other vids, thanks:
“Butter dead than read” Burroughs said, a seder Budweiser man who never was a turNkey.