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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The 100 Grooviest Thanksgiving TV Episodes #68 - 100



To celebrate Thanksgiving, I thought it would be fun to count down the 100 Grooviest Thanksgiving TV Episodes. Hopefully I've selected a few of your favorites.

100) My Three Sons - "Chip's Harvest"/November 17, 1960
Chip invites his Indian friend to Thanksgiving, and their turkey dinner is threatened when the electricity is short-circuited throughout the neighborhood.



99) Suddenly Susan - "Cold Turkey"/November 21, 1996
Susan tries to put together a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for her co-workers, but everything goes wrong, culminating in an oven that's colder than the frozen turkey.



98) Mike & Molly - "Molly Gets a Hat"/November 22, 2010
Molly feels obliged to invite Mike's mother, Peggy, to Thanksgiving after Peggy gives her a hat as a present of goodwill.

97) Webster - "Thanksgiving Show"/November 16, 1984
George's aggressive father and Katherine's snobby mother arrive for Thanksgiving dinner.

96) Sabrina the Teenage Witch - "Love Means Having to Say You're Sorry"/November 19, 1999
Sabrina and Harvey share a nice Thanksgiving dinner with Sabrina's aunts and the Pilgrims they conjured up to do the cooking.



95) Mister Ed - "Ed the Pilgrim"/November 22, 1962
Ed tells how a horse gets the real credit for the first Thanksgiving, in the hopes that Wilbur will include Ed in a family Thanksgiving.



94) Caroline in the City - "Caroline and the Balloon"/November 16, 1995
Caroline gets her own balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.



93) Fresh Off the Boat - "Huangsgiving"/November 17, 2015
Jessica is finally able to persuade her mother to let her host Thanksgiving, but she and Louis get overly ambitious with the planning and almost everything goes wrong.

92) The Love Boat - "The Best of Friends/Too Many Dads/Love Will Find a Way"/November 20, 1982
It is Thanksgiving, and the crew is bickering with each other. Guest stars include Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch and Dorothy McGuire.

91) It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Squashes Their Beefs"/November 6, 2013
The gang decides to invite their enemies to Thanksgiving dinner so they can forgive them for everything they've done to them.



90) Dharma & Greg - "The First Thanksgiving"/November 26, 1997
After Dharma, Larry and Abby give a farm-full of turkeys their freedom, Dharma volunteers to make Thanksgiving dinner for the whole family.



89) Flo - "A Castleberry Thanksgiving (Parts 1 and 2)"/November 24, 1980
Flo invites her father, who ran out on the family 30 years earlier, to spend Thanksgiving with them.

88) Good Times - "Grandpa's Visit"/November 24, 1976
The family is looking forward to Grandpa Evans visiting for Thanksgiving dinner, but he has a surprise for them: he has a woman! And to make matters worse, she is staying with Grandpa! When Florida discovers this, she hits the roof.

87) Melrose Place - "The Days of Wine and Vodka"/November 21, 1994
Billy and Susan confront Alison during Thanksgiving dinner. Kimberly invites Jo over for Thanksgiving and convinces her to fake a miscarriage. Matt and Jeffrey refuse to come to Thanksgiving dinner after Matt's parents ask them to hide the true nature of their relationship.



86) Family Guy - "Turkey Guys"/November 16, 2014
Peter gets drunk and devours the turkey the night before Thanksgiving, so he and Brian go out to find a new one in an unexpected place.



85) The Love Boat - "Man of the Cloth/Her Own Two Feet/Tony's Family"/November 18, 1978
Cruise line employee Larry Storch has his family stow away with him for Thanksgiving, while Peter Graves plays a minister with the hots for stripper Roz Kelly.

84) This Is Us - "Pilgrim Rick"/November 22, 2016
Kate takes a break from Toby before Thanksgiving, saying she needs to get a handle on her weight and her life. Kevin invites Olivia to come celebrate Thanksgiving at Randall's house, and he allows Miguel to participate in a Pearson Thanksgiving tradition.

83) The Middle - "Thanksgiving III"/November 23, 2011
Frankie's parents invite the Hecks to spend Thanksgiving at their house. The festivities begin to fall apart quickly when Frankie's sister Janet (Molly Shannon) and her family also show up.

82) Home Improvement - "Thanksgiving"/November 25, 1997
Tim and the family spend Thanksgiving watching the Detroit Lions play a Thanksgiving game from a luxury box. Tim manages to black out the entire Pontiac Silverdome, while Jill and the boys are thrilled when Rodney Dangerfield drops in.



81) Kate & Allie - "Thanksgiving"/November 25, 1985
Allie is frazzled while trying to prepare for Thanksgiving dinner, especially since Charles' new wife (Wendie Malick) will be meeting her for the first time.



80) Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - "My First Thanksgiving with Josh!"/November 16, 2015
Paula helps Rebecca to get invited to Thanksgiving with Josh's family and Valencia.



79) Ally McBeal - "Troubled Water"/November 22, 1999
Billy goes completely crazy on the day before Thanksgiving. Ally invites her friends and family to her place for a holiday dinner.



78) Happy Endings - "More Like Stanksgiving"/November 20, 2012
The gang celebrates Thanksgiving by watching a previously unaired episode of Real World they appeared in back in college. Meanwhile, Dave's attempt to give his friends an authentic "Navajo Thanksgiving" ends in disaster.



77) The Goldbergs - "A Goldberg Thanksgiving"/November 19, 2014
It's time for the Goldberg Thanksgiving, and Erica wins a bet with Beverly, leading her to opt out of the holiday and go to Lainey's house.

76) Full House - "The Miracle of Thanksgiving"/November 20, 1987
When his first Thanksgiving without his wife arrives, Danny is determined to make the day extra special for his daughters.



75) Who's the Boss? - "Thanksgiving at Mrs. Rossini's"/November 26, 1985
The family heads back to Brooklyn for Thanksgiving at Mrs. Rossini's. Here it is customary for the woman to wait on the man, which irritates Angela.



74) Ellen - "Kiss My Bum"/November 26, 1996
Ellen volunteers at a homeless shelter and invites a man she meets there to Thanksgiving dinner.



73) The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd - "Here's a quick and easy recipe for leftovers"/June 29, 1990
Molly invites Florence and Arthur over for Thanksgiving dinner and, at long last, to meet Nate. But what was supposed to be an intimate family dinner turns to chaos when several other unexpected guests arrive and Molly's oven chooses this night to malfunction.

72) St. Elsewhere - "A Wing and a Prayer"/November 23, 1983
The staff of St. Eligius plan their own Thanksgiving dinner, leading to Craig and Ehrlich in a competition for best turkey.

71) New Girl - "Thanksgiving IV"/November 25, 2014
For Thanksgiving, Schmidt demands that everyone bring a friend to sleep with another friend for "Bangsgiving".



70) The New Normal - "Pardon Me"/November 20, 2012
The family decides to have a girls and gays Thanksgiving, but after David is forced to invite his mother, Shania proposes that they invite everyone's family.

69) The Real O'Neals - "The Real Tradition"/November 15, 2016
Pat and Eileen invite Gloria and VP Murray as their dates to the O'Neals' Thanksgiving dinner.



68) Newhart - "Thanksgiving for the Memories"/November 24, 1986
The Loudon family and friends travel to Vanderkellen mansion for Thanksgiving but are forced to leave early because Stephanie's parents threw away her favorite toy.

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