It's the classic radio promotion gone wrong... the one all radio promotions are compared to.
If you don't remember, here's a snippet of Mr. Carlson's Thanksgiving turkey giveaway, as documented by Les Nessman.... followed by Johnny Fever's recollection.. and an in-depth behind-the-scenes on the "Turkeys Away" episode.
And yes, it was inspired by a real radio promotion. In Atlanta.
As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly....