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T’Is the Season to give Thanks….and recall amazing Thanksgiving TV episodes

It’s the time of year to give thanks, and one thing we are all thankful for is Thanksgiving episodes of our favorite television shows, there are so many, it’s hard to just narrow it down to a few, but here I try:

1. Charlie Brown Thanksgiving: Who doesn’t love “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”? When Peppermint Patty invites herself over, Charlie, Linus, Snoopy and Woodstock throw together a Thanksgiving dinner. That Peppermint Patty. Always butting in!

2.Cheers: When Carla has everyone over for dinner, of course a food fight erupts. The episode featured a rare glimpse of Norm’s wife Vera (played by George Wendt’s real-life wife Bernadette Birkett) — she takes some mashed potatoes to the face on her way in.

3. Everybody Loves Raymond:Debra tries to make everyone eat tofurkey (tofu turkey) because it’s better for them. It goes over like gangbusters.

4. Friends: “Friends” was quite possibly the perennial pinnacle of Turkey Day episodes. Underdog gets away, Joey has VD, the football game, the Geller cup, Chandler’s in a box, Monica dates Richard’s son, Phoebe is an 1862 medic, Monica gets thin, Chandler loses a toe, Joey puts a turkey on his head, Rachel makes a trifle, Phoebe fantasizes about Jack, Ross has to name all the states, Brad Pitt guest stars, Monica puts a turkey on her head, Rachel’s sister shows up and Monica and Chandler get the news they can adopt a baby. It’s a big holiday for “Friends.”

5. The Simpsons: The Simpsons definitely had some classic Thanksgiving episodes, my personal favourite is when Bart goes on a rampage in ‘Bart vs. Thanksgiving’ …in the end Bart (surprisingly) apologizes and the family comes together for a nice meal!  I still love the Hallowe’en episode the best though!

Wishing you and yours the happiest Thanksgiving.  May your turkey and tummies be stuffed and your time with those most important to you be blessed!
Be safe and remember, park it if you plan to celebrate a little too much!!!!
-Janine

About Janine Wilson

I grew up in Calgary and moved to Terrace in 2002. I have an amazing husband and two equally amazing stepchildren.
I attended SAIT for Broadcasting from 2000-2002 and University of Washington in Seattle for Earth and Space Sciences, I graduated in 2009.
I love kayaking, camping, cross-stitching, random road trips and hiking; anything to do with the outdoors I’m usually there!

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