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  1. For some reason the top page is NOT showing the expected clip but the one here on the comments section is. I think my browser has some gunk in it.

  2. Okay, fixed it with a Ctrl-F5. And yes, I have seen turkeys fly as well. I got so excited about it my first thought was “Mr. Carlson was RIGHT!”

  3. I’ve never noticed before, but it looks like both Jan Smithers and Loni Anderson came close to losing it right at the end there.

  4. “hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement” is on the short list of funniest things I’ve ever heard.

  5. Some interesting background on this episode:

    The ENTIRE episode, for those who aren’t eating or watching some guys kick a ball around a field . . .

  6. Well, that’s weird . . . works fine, just not when it’s on CIDU. Sorry ’bout that, BUT if you copy and paste the URL, it’ll probably work. Maybe. I hope. Gobble gobble.

  7. “I’ve never noticed before, but it looks like both Jan Smithers and Loni Anderson came close to losing it right at the end there.”

    Well, wouldn’t you? The video I posted mentions that it was the most difficult episode to rehearse ’cause everyone kept breaking up, even tho they knew what was coming.

  8. I just watched it for the first time in years. It was as good as I remembered.

    I also noticed that Gary Sandy almost lost it when Mr. Carlson and Herb walked in for the last scene. And I’d forgotten that this also contains my favorite Carlson/Johnny interaction ever: “Do I hear dogs on that record?” “Well, I do.”

  9. I’ve been away from CIDU for a while, but I just saw this on TV and thought of you all. Happy Thanksgiving.

  10. A happy Usonion Thanksgiving to all CIDU’s Usonians. May it be better than your last and not as good as your next.

  11. @ Andrea – Why is the man in the red jacket speaking out of turn? In Whamond’s world, mansplaining is normally done by the squirrel.
    P.S. The word should be changed to “squirrelsplaining”, with infractions to be covered by the post-meltdown URL.

  12. The man in the red jacket’s speech bubble strikes me as a good second joke, rather than an “explanation.” The comic works OK without it, but I like it better with it.

  13. I think the comic was written around the red shirt guy’s comment, the famous quote from the WKRP gag.

  14. I was so happy to see you kept up the tradition of posting this scene. It will never, ever, not be funny.

  15. @ Susan – This is actually CIDU Bill’s original post (from 2018) which he then post-dated so that it would re-appear in 2019, and then after that he did again for this year. Nevertheless, I agree with the premise that we should encourage our new Editors to remember to re-redate this for 2021.

  16. What’s always tripped me up when I try to quote this is the odd wording. Even the versions in here can’t decide on “As God as my witness” or “As God IS my witness.” I always thought it was “WITH God AS my witness.” But that is clearly not what he said.

  17. “As God’s my witness” is a standard expression… just perhaps not in the whole anglosphere.

  18. Always figured that the line was borrowed from “Gone with the Wind” in which Scarlett says “As God is my witness I am never going to be hungry again.” As it was supposed to be that big a deal to him when he says it. So it would “is” not “as” in that case.

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