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The aftermath.
The aftermath.
Screenshot: WKRP In Cincinnati (Hulu)
Last CallLast CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.

WKRP set the standard for Thanksgiving episodes

With the holiday tomorrow, you’ll likely have some downtime for some Thanksgiving-themed TV watching. My post-turkey binge always includes my favorite Thanksgiving episode of all time: WKRP In Cincinnati’s season-one highlight “Turkeys Away.” A promo for the radio station goes awry when a stunt involving releasing live turkeys from an airplane is felled by simple gravity, leading the birds to hit the ground “like sacks of wet cement.” The Hindenburg-esque commentary by newsman Les Nessman is stellar, and station owner Arthur Carlson is befuddled beyond recognition. I never miss it (especially now that it’s available on Hulu). Whatever you end up watching, hope you and yours have a wonderful (and safe) holiday, Takeout readers! [Gwen Ihnat]

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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

This year, I’ll be spending Thanksgiving with some small humans under the age of six, so family-friendly is the name of the game. Thankfully, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is good for kids but not insufferable for adults. Also, the special turns 45 (!!) this year—now that’s staying power. [Kate Bernot]

Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.

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For many years now my wife and I have celebrated Thanksgiving Eve by watching as many Thanksgiving episodes of TV show that we can stay awake for. WKRP always leads off, followed by The Bob Newhart show moo goo gai pan episode, then the Cheers food fight episode. Plenty of other good options out there though: there is another good Cheers one, a couple of King of the Hills, Seinfeld has a solid episode, Friends has a bunch even if that was never one of my favorites, same with How I Met Your Mother, The Middle has a bunch too, and Northern Exposure has a good one to mix things up a bit. It’s fun, you should try it!