by: Tracking Board Staff
Every show in existence has had a Christmas special, it seems, but the Thanksgiving episode is too often overlooked. Any show with a really good ensemble can do a really good Thanksgiving episode; just gather the characters together, throw in a few turkey-related mishaps, and end on a high note. Some shows, though, really go the extra mile. Since we can’t be with you to enjoy the pumpkin pie, the holiday atmosphere, and Uncle Mike’s drunken rant, we thought we’d share clips from some of our favorite Thanksgiving TV episodes of all time. Forget the football game; this is what’s really important.
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – “Slapsgiving”
FRIENDS – “The One With the Rumor” & “The One With Chandler in a Box”
GILMORE GIRLS – “Deep Fried Korean Thanksgiving”
MAD ABOUT YOU – “Giblets for Murray”
THE WEST WING – “Shibboleth” & “The Indians in the Lobby”
COMMUNITY — “Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations”