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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The 100 Grooviest Thanksgiving TV Episodes #35 - 67



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 (click here for Episodes 68-100).

67) Bob's Burgers - "An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal"/November 18, 2012
Bob's Thanksgiving traditions are interrupted when Mr. Fischoeder recruits the Belchers to pose as his family, hoping to impress an old flame.

66) Eight Is Enough - "All the Vice-President's Men"/November 22, 1978
Thanksgiving for the Bradford clan arrives in a storm of red tape when the nation's Vice-President accepts an invitation from Nicholas to visit their home for the holiday.



65) Melrose Place - "Cold Turkey"/November 24, 1993
Alison has to miss Thanksgiving dinner when Amanda sends her to San Francisco for a presentation. Jake skips Thanksgiving dinner to hang out on the stairs and talk with Jo. Jane offers Sydney a holiday truce.



64) Happy Days - "The First Thanksgiving"/November 21, 1978
Upset that the family is set on watching football on television at Thanksgiving instead of celebrating in a more traditional manner, Marion tells the story of the first Thanksgiving with the cast playing various historical characters.



63) The Drew Carey Show - "Mimi's Day Parade"/November 27, 1996
Drew is placed in charge of Winfred-Louder's Thanksgiving day parade but needs to let Mimi sit in the first float to save the show.



62) Frasier - "A Lilith Thanksgiving"/November 26, 1996
Niles' plans for a 'rustic' Thanksgiving retreat for the family are ruined when Lilith arranges a meeting for Thanksgiving morning with the headmaster of a very exclusive school.

61) Roseanne - "The Last Thursday in November"/November 21, 1995
DJ's class Thanksgiving pageant takes on a decidedly modern, Pulp Fiction twist that offends many of the parents, but not the Conners. Roseanne invites some new Native American friends over for their Thanksgiving celebration.



60) Alice - "Who Ordered the Hot Turkey?"/November 19, 1978
Mel discovers that the turkeys he bought for Thanksgiving dinner at an orphanage are stolen.

59) Too Close for Comfort - "Rafkin's Bum"/November 24, 1981
An older man dressed like a bum shows up at the Rushes' doorstep looking for the transvestite persona of Rafkin, their deceased former tenant, because they always got together for Thanksgiving dinner. The Rushes invite him to join their own disastrous get together.

58) Hazel - "Everybody's Thankful But Us Turkeys"/November 23, 1961
While cooking a big Thanksgiving meal, Hazel helps solve the marital problems of George's sister, cure his mother's loneliness and keep tabs on the Johnsons' dinner.



57) Malcolm in the Middle - "Thanksgiving"/November 23, 2003
Reese aspires to prepare the perfect Thanksgiving dinner with Hal and Dewey's help. Malcolm later arrives home drunk from a party and vomits into the turkey.

56) South Park - "A History Channel Thanksgiving"/November 9, 2011
The boys discover the true origins of Thanksgiving after watching a History Channel documentary alleging that aliens were present at the original harvest feast in 1621.

55) Ugly Betty - "Four Thanksgivings and a Funeral"/November 16, 2006
Amanda and Marc decide to create their own Thanksgiving gathering at MODE. Meanwhile, Wilhelmina hosts a Thanksgiving dinner, but her feast doesn't look as good as it does in the magazine pictures she envisions.

54) South Park - "Helen Keller! The Musical"/November 22, 2000
The boys have to put on a "Thanksgiving Extravaganza" at school.

53) Bob's Burgers - "Turkey in a Can"/November 24, 2013
Bob is shocked when the Thanksgiving turkey ends up in the toilet.

52) Married... with Children - "A Bundy Thanksgiving"/November 24, 1996
When Jefferson cannot find a turkey for Marcy to cook, Bud, Jefferson and Peg decide to kill Kelly's pet turkey and cook it for Thanksgiving.

51) Bob's Burgers - "Dawn of the Peck"/November 23, 2014
A wild bird attack causes chaos at the First Annual Fischoeder Turk-tacular Turkey Town Festival when Linda and the kids go there for Thanksgiving.

50) The Bob Newhart Show - "An American Family"/November 23, 1974
Bob and Emily's Thanksgiving plans are threatened when Bob's mother gets into an argument with Emily's father.

49) Cybill - "They Shoot Turkeys, Don't They?"/November 19, 1995
Cybill's an unhappy Pilgrim who's not making much progress realizing her dream of a family Thanksgiving: everyone goes elsewhere, and she has to work on the holiday.



48) thirtysomething - "We Gather Together"/November 17, 1987
The gang celebrates a Thanksgiving they'll never forget.

47) Glee - "Thanksgiving"/November 29, 2012
Rachel and Kurt celebrate Thanksgiving in New York, and Kurt starts to mend his relationship with Blaine.



46) The Simpsons - "Bart vs. Thanksgiving"/November 22, 1990
When he is blamed for ruining Thanksgiving, Bart runs away and finds a soup kitchen and some homeless men.

45) Picket Fences - "Thanksgiving"/November 13, 1992
Jill's father arrives in Rome with his new 26-year-old girlfriend, while Wambaugh finds his wife in bed with another man.

44) Northern Exposure - "Thanksgiving"/November 23, 1992
Cicelians prepare for the annual Day of the Dead parade and Thanksgiving Day feast. The town's Native Americans have a Thanksgiving tradition of throwing tomatoes at white people.



43) Family Ties - "No Nukes Is Good Nukes"/November 24, 1982
Steven and Elyse are arrested on Thanksgiving while protesting nuclear arms, leaving the kids in the hands of Elyse's parents (Dick Sargent and Priscilla Morrill).



42) Alice - "Alice's Turkey of a Thanksgiving"/November 10, 1982
Alice's meddlesome mother knocks the stuffing out of her daughter's Thanksgiving dinner.

41) The Goldbergs - "Ho-ly K.I.T.T."/November 16, 2016
Adam badly wants to go to the Gimbels Thanksgiving Day Parade after learning that K.I.T.T., the intelligent car from the TV series Knight Rider, will be appearing. Meanwhile, Beverly invites Bill and Lainey to Thanksgiving, and Bill shows up with his own turkey and a deep fryer.



40) Just Shoot Me! - "The First Thanksgiving"/November 23, 2000
Maya's perfect thanksgiving turns into a farce due a number of misunderstandings.



39) The Big Bang Theory - "The Thanksgiving Decoupling"/November 21, 2013
The gang spends Thanksgiving at Mrs. Wolowitz's house.

38) Bob - "Mad Dog on 34th Street"/November 20, 1992
Bob's hopes for a happy Thanksgiving are deflated when his 70-foot-tall "Mad-Dog" balloon takes flight the night before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

37) Roseanne - "Thanksgiving '93"/November 23, 1993
Nana Mary embarrasses a heavily pregnant Jackie, Bev reveals a secret about her marriage, and Becky prepares the feast.



36) Will & Grace - "Queens for a Day"/November 25, 2004
Will and Vince plan to bring together their respective "families" for Thanksgiving.



35) Friends - "The One with the Football"/November 21, 1996
Emotions become the feast of the day when the gang plays a game of touch football on Thanksgiving.

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