The series was about an animated turkey named Thurman T. Turkey (voiced by Jim Thurman), who traveled around the world filming television shows from other countries, then "bringin' it home to Hollywood and puttin' it on the air". The cast featured Les Lye, Christine McGlade, Kevin Kubusheskie, and Adam Reid, all of You Can't Do That on Television fame, as well as several newcomers from Toronto: Steven Aiken, T.J. Criscione, and Craig Warnock. McGlade was also credited as a producer and a director. The cast also included John Koensgen as "Ivan Telaly" the Russian news announcer. John also co-hosted at least one episode as himself. Some of the most notable skits include parodies of Dr. Joyce Brothers and a parody of Hands Across America in which meat-waving children sing "Hams Across America." Actor Tom Riis Farrell appeared in a frequent segment called "The Uncle Hogram Program", a parody of Mr Bill.
The turkey is a large bird in the genusMeleagris, which is native to the Americas. One species, Meleagris gallopavo (commonly known as the domestic turkey or wild turkey), is native to the forests of North America, mainly Mexico and the United States. The other living species is Meleagris ocellata or the ocellated turkey, native to the forests of the Yucatán Peninsula. Males of both turkey species have a distinctive fleshy wattle or protuberance that hangs from the top of the beak (called a snood). They are among the largest birds in their ranges. As in many galliformes, the male is larger and much more colorful than the female.
Turkeys are classed in the family of Phasianidae (pheasants, partridges, francolins, junglefowl, grouse and relatives) in the taxonomicorder of Galliformes. The genus Meleagris is the only genus in the subfamily Meleagridinae, formerly known as the family Meleagrididae, but now subsumed within the family Phasianidae.
History and naming
When Europeans first encountered turkeys in America, they incorrectly identified the birds as a type of guineafowl– i.e., as members of a group of birds which were thought to typically come from the country of Turkey. The name of the North American bird thus became "turkey fowl", which was then shortened to just "turkey". In 1550, the English navigator William Strickland, who had introduced the turkey into England, was granted a coat of arms including a "turkey-cock in his pride proper".
Ampelographers estimate that Turkey is home to between 600–1200 indigenous varieties of Vitis vinifera (the Europeangrapevine), though less than 60 of these are grown commercially. With over 1,500,000 acres (6,100km2) planted under vine, Turkey is the world's fourth-leading producer of grapes.
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Turkey's first president, established the country's first commercial winery in 1925. According to the OIV, the total wine production in 2005 was 287,000 hl. In the first half of 2009, wine consumption in Turkey reached 20,906,762 litres.
A series comprised entirely of short (several per episode) comedy sketches. Recurring bits included "Kentucky Boys," a pair of stereotypical hicks discussing life; "Ivan Tellalie," Soviet newscaster (and Hero of Soviet Union, 23rd Class) and animated sequences involving the turkey that created TV. The show also included clips from Monty Python and other classic comedy.
The nation of 84 million has been transfixed in horror as the most destructive wildfires in generations erase pristine forests and rich farmland across swaths of Turkey's Mediterranean and Aegean coasts ... Turkey's defence and interior ministers said they were mobilising their forces to help firefighters.
The fire is approaching the thermal power plant in Milas, Mugla, Turkey... Turkey's radio and television watchdog RTUK told broadcasters on Tuesday that negative coverage of the fires could encourage "an atmosphere of chaos", harming the public's and firefighters' morale ... Locals help dampen the flames in Milas, Turkey.
Why is Turkey on fire? Scientists say that humans are to blame ... Turkey's radio and television watchdog RTUK told broadcasters on Tuesday that negative coverage of the fires could encourage “an atmosphere of chaos”, harming the public's and firefighters' morale.
Khamenei gave his official approval to Raisi at a ceremony broadcast live on state television ...----. ISTANBUL -- Turkey's annual inflation jumped to 18.95 percent in July, the highest in the last 26 months, the Turkish Statistical Institute revealed on Tuesday ... (Turkey-Inflation). ---- ... ----.
Wildfires continued to rage on Sunday near Turkey’s holiday beach destinations of Antalya and Mugla as the discovery of more bodies caused the death toll to rise to eight ...Turkish television showed fires had reignited after being extinguished earlier, with blazes and smoke approaching a village.
More than 100 wildfires have been brought under control in Turkey, according to officials, as firefighters work to battle blazes that continue in popular seaside destinations ... Wildfires in Antalya, Turkey (AP) ... Wildfires in Antalya, Turkey (AP) ... A woman tries to stop an advancing wildfire in Turkey (AP).
Image. Some Alamo movies not worth ticket price. Body. Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo,” the third motion picture in a long series, opened at theaters across Texas on Aug ... The next Alamo epic was the climax of a television mini-series that aired in 1955 ... And don’t presume Tinkle had anything to do with the 1987 television turkey “The Alamo ... ....
Even before the suppression of Pride events, Turkey's LGBT community found itself in the spotlight of national politics and at the core of student activism. In February, PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdogan spoke of sexual minorities with contempt, claiming in a televised speech that, in a moral nation like Turkey, LGBT people do not exist.
rejected an attempt by the government of Turkey to dismiss a lawsuit by protesters who were violently attacked by Turkish security officers in May 2017 during a visit by — and within view of — Turkish PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdoğan in the nation's capital ... Plaintiffs in the lawsuit are seeking damages from Turkey.
Members of a group linked to the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad have been arrested in Iran, state TV in Iran said on Tuesday ... The television report did not elaborate or say how many “agents” were arrested or when they purportedly infiltrated Iran, which borders Turkey and Iraq to its west ... July 27th 2021, 11.22 AM. .
She underwent sex reassignment surgery in February, and just last month had gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey. And the Brazilian television personality, 37, told the MailOnline that she's 'desperate' to lose her virginity and become a mother by whatever means necessary following her sex change surgery.
Erdogan, speaking in a televised address on Tuesday from Northern Cyprus, acknowledged that the Taliban had reservations but said Turkey would nonetheless carry out the mission as long as the US, a NATO partner, meets three specific Turkish requirements.
NICOSIA ...The island has been divided since 1974, when Turkey seized the north, in response to a coup orchestrated by an Athens-backed junta seeking to annex the island to Greece ... "On this island, there are two states and two peoples," Erdogan said, in comments carried live on television in Turkey ... Start a Conversation. .
... putsch in every corner of Turkey and diplomatic missions abroad ... Speaking to journalist and representatives from television stations in İstanbul on April 3, 2017, Turkey’s main opposition CHP’s leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu stated that the 15 July coup attempt was a “controlled coup”.