Happy Thanksgiving 2011! Please Enjoy These Appropriately Themed TV Clips!

By Ilana Diamond

Nov 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving! (And to all of our international readers, happy Thursday!) We're honored you've tuned in to TV.com during your feasting halftime break... so to celebrate, let's all watch some thematically relevant television clips.

Will and Grace

May this opening sequence from an old episode of Will and Grace remind you that you are not alone: Coordinating Thanksgiving activities is hellish for everyone. Now you just need to go find your own Jack to make it all better.


Okay, if I had to choose one TV cast to have Thanksgiving dinner with, it would probably be Norm, Frasier, Carla, and the rest of the gang. These folks know how to party. And look, in this episode, they're not even in the bar!


Remember when the pre-Brangelina Brad Pitt appeared on Friends, back when he was still with Jennifer Aniston? Oh, simpler times! Here he is dissing on Rachel for being mean to him in high school. (The video wasn't embeddable, but clicking the photo will take you right to the YouTube page.)

Saturday Night Live

Here's Debbie doing her downer routine at the Thanksgiving table. The only thing more impressive than Rachel Dratch's facial expression is the sound effects guy. He totally nails that wah-wah trumpet every time.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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  • mermayd Nov 26, 2011

    Anyone remember Pacey and Jen attempting to get down and dirty in a Dawsons Thanksgiving episode. Now THAT is a teen show.

  • txgirl75 Nov 25, 2011

    friends and will and grace

  • IndianaMom Nov 25, 2011

    My favorites are the Cheers ep you mentioned, WKRP's Turkeys Away, The Bob Newhart Show's Over the River and Through the Woods (Chinese baby food).

  • Crazy-for-TV Nov 25, 2011

    Ha ha. Moo Goo Gai Pan, any one?

  • Meve76 Nov 25, 2011

    oh i used the "one with the rumor" to teach my studets about thanksgiving today! (because let's face it in france it means nothing^^)

  • estella87 Nov 25, 2011

    Slapsgiving ftw :D

  • maritimer00 Nov 25, 2011

    What..no clip from the legendary turkey giveaway from WKRP in Cincinnati? An all time classic comedy and holiday themed episode with the classic closing line "...I thought turkeys could fly."

  • KWatt89 Nov 25, 2011

    Where's the Dexter Thanksgiving clip? Unless this is for feel good clips because that was not a feel good one.

  • annasimoniaine Nov 25, 2011

    That Friends episode was one of the best of all ten seasons!