Thanksgiving Orphans

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (7)

  • Sam: Christmas comes earlier every year, doesn't it? Woody: I think if you check Sam, it always comes on the 25th of December.

  • Frasier: Woody, would you care to taste the gravy skin?!

  • Diane: Isn't the game over yet? Woody: Not yet. Diane: Their uniforms are different colors. Cliff: They have to change them every time they score a touchdown.

  • Diane: Sam Malone...kiss your butt goodbye!

  • Norm: I think somethings wrong with your oven, Carla. Carla: My oven was fine until you stuffed Birdzilla in it.

  • Carla: We're sitting boy-girl, boy-girl, Clavin, you can sit anywhere.

  • Diane: What could be more enjoyable than opening your heart with holiday cheer? Carla: Opening yours with a can opener.

Notes (4)

  • Norm's wife, Vera Peterson, is played by George Wendt's actual wife, Bernadette Birkette.

  • That slipping by Sam Malone is not scripted. The floor was so covered with food, Ted Danson had no footing whatsoever - he was in danger of slipping and hurting himself in that food fight.

  • When some of the characters state at the table who they wish could be there for Thanksgiving dinner with them but they aren't, one of the people mentioned was Coach, by Sam.

  • Vera appears for the only time, however her face is covered with pie.