Episode 13-The Crash at Crush

Shakin Shaner and Psycho Bob the Cat explore failed marketing and publicity stunts while contemplating ways to promote "What's Shakin With Shaner".

 

Learn about the TV show WKRP in Cincinnati's turkeys away episode in 1978 and  McDonalds millions lost in the 1984 Olympics give away. Then it takes a sharp turn to the tragic with Pepsi's failed marketing campaign in the Philippines that lead to death threats, riots and death due to the firebombing a delivery truck. Then meet Mr. William Crush and his idea to crash two 35 ton steam engines in a head-on train collision!

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WKRP In Cincinnati 
The Turkeys Away episode aired in 1978

The most quintessential, uproarious Thanksgiving episode of a sitcom remains “Turkeys Away,” the WKRP in Cincinnati masterpiece of bird-dropping pandemonium that first aired in 1978. Four decades later, at least among those of a certain age or those possessing a certain amount of Thanksgiving pop-culture knowledge, it remains a touchstone. That’s partly because the jokes still hold up and partly because it ends with a perfectly quotable mic drop of a last line, spoken by the late Gordon Jump as clueless radio station manager Arthur Carlson: “As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.”