Donald’s Entertainment Blog: A Heaping Helping of Movie Turkeys

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Why are bad movies called “turkeys?” The turkey is a noble bird. In letter written to his daughter, Benjamin Franklin ruminated that in comparison to the eagle, the turkey “is much more respectable…and withal a true original Native of America…a bird of courage.”

People love turkeys; granted that’s more in regards to the way they taste, but still.

Maybe movies that are greeted by critics and the public with indifference or derision are called turkeys because, like the turkey, they could not fly and instead, plummeted to earth with a thud.

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