Les has long been jealous that WPIG has the only traffic news helicopter in Cincinnati, such a helicopter which Andy had promised Les when he first got hired, which has yet to materialize, and which Andy now admits won't. As such, Les hires penny-pinching crop duster Buddy Barker to fly him over the skies of Cincinnati in his biplane so that Les can report the traffic live. This act, which Les didn't clear with either Mr. Carlson or Andy, has him literally grounded and figuratively chained to his desk by Mr. Carlson, in the station not being able to handle the liability if something were to happen, but arguably more important such a stunt making the station look foolish. Les is still determined to make it into the skies the next day, Veterans Day (formerly known as Armistice Day) as he anticipates the traffic will be gridlock as Cincinnati residents make their way to the parades and other Veterans Day events. As Les hires Buddy for another fly over the city on the national holiday, ...
Did You Know?
The helicopter that WPIG flies is a Bell 47. See more
The mid-episode title card misspells Veterans Day (the title card spelling it Veteran's Day). See more
Travis, the very first day you came to this station, you promised to get me a helicopter.
I know I did Les, but that was a long time ago, and I was lying.
Written by Ritchie Blackmore
, Ian Paice
, Jon Lord
, Ian Gillan
, and Roger Glover
Performed by Deep Purple
[The song playing when Johnny announces the one o'clock stunt on the air] See more