Cate Egan Hennessy
C.J. Barnes (Episodes 40-76; special guest before that, 2004-05)
Rory Joseph Hennessy
Grandpa Jim Egan (Episodes 40-76; special guest before that, 2004-05)
TV announcer (v.o.)
At the beginning of the episode, Cate puts the microwave on 30 seconds, but in the 30 seconds, she mentally relives an entire day.
In this episode you see the gate entrance to the house for the first time.
Cate: I guess we'll never know what happened.
C.J.: My guess, he started eating as a small child and never stopped.
Rory: Come on C.J., just pass the ball around with me for five minutes!
C.J.: Are you kidding me? I don't have time for tomfoolery! (Walks out wearing a gas mask, pots and pans to deep fry the turkey)
Bridget: There's two problems with principal Gibb. One, he's our principal, and two, he's Gibb.
Kerry: That's all you can think of to be thankful for? Good hair?
Bridget: No, that's what I'm most thankful for.
Cate: I'm thankful for my family. Even though Mom couldn't be here.
Grandpa Jim: That's what I'm thankful for.
Ed Gibb: You have a very nice family, Cate. When they're not poisoning or punching me.
Cate: Look at that. Grandpa got along with principal Gibb.
Bridget: Yeah, maybe those zaps shocked the grumpy out of him.
Kerry: You were supposed to pick up vanilla.
C.J.: You can't get much more vanilla then Ed Gibb.
Bridget: It says 'stink.'
Kerry: It says a 'stick' of butter.
Bridget: Nope, pretty sure it says 'stink.'
Cate: What are you doing?
Ed Gibb: Oh, just watching the game.
Cate: You're watching a broken television set.
Ed Gibb: I'm a Lions fan. It's less painful this way.
Rory: Sure, stick up for your boyfriend.
Cate: He's not my boyfriend!
Rory: Fine, your man-toy.
Cate: I'm going to go relax in the living room.
C.J.: Not in the living room! That's where I'm deep frying the turkey!
Cate: In the living room?
Kerry: We need something at the store.
Bridget: Yeah we need.. va... is that a "G"?
Kerry: It's an "N"! Vanilla!
Bridget: I'm not even gonna tell you what i thought that was!
Jim: (tapping his cap) Come on, Lions! Come on, Lions!
CJ: Do you think you are really gonna help your team by fiddling your hat like that?
Jim: Tapping. I only fiddle my hat at half time!
CJ: Excuse me, this was left within my TFSP, Turkey Frier Safety Perimeter. Anything left inside must be either removed or DFed, Deep Fried, stay close people.
Jim: Oh thats suppose to be our best receiver, he couldn't even catch a disease in a horribly cold place!
Cate: Are you sure there's nothing I can do?
Kerry: No, the whole point was you taking Thanksgiving off.
Bridget: Your job is to relax and do nothing.
CJ: Which, by the way, is harder than it looks.
C.J.: If this falls over then it will explode so loud that even Grampa might hear it.
Bridget: Don't forget about my Ferrari. Total loss.
Cate: Damn. This Thanksgiving really does blow.
Rory: Great. I can't play football. I can't watch football. This Thanksgiving totally blows.
Cate: So sweet, so thoughtful. And really, really dumb.
Ed: You know, I am your boss.
Cate: (patronizingly) So sweet. So thoughtful.
Cate: Are you guys fighting?
Bridget: No, I'm just training her, Mom. Jump, Scruffy, jump!
Jim: Wouldn't it be safer to do it outside?
C.J.: What? Are you high? It's freezing out there! I said its freezing out there!
Adjuster: So, I understand you were deep-frying the turkey and the oil caught on fire?
C.J.: Sir, that is a lie! And I will not stand that kind of character assassination. I am a man of deep...
Cate: (cutting him off) C.J., I already told him that the turkey fryer exploded.
C.J.: Oh... Well, yeah.
7.09 million viewers.
Adam Arkin receives a Special Guest Star credit for his role as Ed Gibb.
Tape Date: November 4, 2004.
This episode was originally supposed to air on Friday, November 19, 2004 but ABC aired an episode of Hope & Faith instead.
: Cate: You're watching a broken TV.
Ed: I'm a Lions fan. It's less painful this way.
The Detroit Lions are a football team unfortunately known for a losing record.
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