Dear Workout World,

Please allow this letter to serve as a request to bring back the "Don't You Be A Turkey" radio commercials that normally run the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving.

There are some things that just represent the official kickoff of the holiday season: the holly leaves on the Dunkin' coffee cups, Santa Claus' arrival at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the Workout World commercial featuring the turkeys.

There's a special warmth, a magical glow, that grows within my belly when I hear the commercial airing on the radio for the very first time each season. It's the same kind of magical feeling as when you were a child waiting in line to see Santa Claus at the mall, or when the CBS Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer special was going to air. You can't put your finger on it, or quite verbalize it, but you know it's there.

Those turkeys are everything to me during the Thanksgiving season. When I hear them cackle (is that what turkey's do? I'm not sure), and sing "Ten dollars down, ten bucks a month, don't you be a turkeeeeeeey, ten dollars down, ten bucks a month, don't you be a turkeeeeey" - I don't know - it just speaks to me.

I know I'm not alone. I know there are many SouthCoast residents that feel the same way.

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