Our Favorite Turkey-Day TV

By Ilana Diamond

Nov 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving! In honor of the turkey-heavy holiday, we've rounded up a few Thanksgiving clips to watch between helpings...


"The Mom and Pop Store"

Elaine helps her boss win the chance to hold the strings of the Woody Woodpecker balloon during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (the actual parade scene starts at the 5:10 mark in the following clip). Other episode highlights: Jon Voigt, Seinfeld in boots on ice, and a Hey! It's That Guy! moment with Arvid from Head of the Class.

WKRP in Cincinatti

"Turkeys Away"

In this classic episode, Mr. Carlson decides to promote the station with some special winged guests.


"The One With the Football"

Monica and Ross can't fight their competitive feelings and revive their family's Thanksgiving tradition: the battle for the "Geller Cup."

Saturday Night Live

"Vincent Price's Thanksgiving Special"

In his 1958 Thanksgiving Day special, Vincent Price philosophizes on the origins of Thanksgiving with guests Clark Gable, Alfred Hitchcock, Judy Garland, Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball.

The Cosby Show

"Bonjour Sondra"

Theo becomes a man when Cosby teaches him to properly carve a turkey.

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  • NeonGlo Nov 28, 2009

    I know most of you guys are too young, but, "As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!" WKRP! There's also the Birdzilla episode of Cheers.

  • Teffie44 Nov 28, 2009

    what? no Slapsgiving?! COME ON!! How i met your mother!

  • Scooby_Gal Nov 28, 2009

    The West Wing's Donna and CJ minding the Turkey's in Shibboleth is too funny not to watch. Not to mention all the Friends eps.

  • KingofIPirates Nov 27, 2009

    Seinfeld Yay!

  • Dinoswe Nov 27, 2009

    my favorite is defently slapsgiving :D:D:D

  • grace87 Nov 27, 2009

    Friends' moment is the best!!!

  • nairhart01 Nov 27, 2009

    hey i just realized something. in friends, at 6:49, chandler's sleeve is down, but at 6:50 something, it's mysteriously up. lol. fail. but great episode.

  • Madelynn1984 Nov 27, 2009

    All of the Friends Thanksgiving episodes rock!! :)

  • augcast Nov 26, 2009

    would loved to have seen these clips if not for the "autoplay" on the CW's clip - made me want to just leave the page as soon as I got here :(

  • Blue_Guardian Nov 26, 2009

    My favorite Friends thanksgiving episode is the one with all the thanksgivings, the one with the rumor and the one mentioned by strrynight8765! I also love every friends episode and I agree that slapsgiving should be up there!

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