Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving TV

This week's How I Met Your Mother, Blitzgiving, was pretty good. Jorge Garcia guest-starred and there were many LOST references (he was cursed, for one thing). It was probably their best Thanksgiving episode. Traditionally, Thanksgiving episodes are my favorite, but I had been disappointed in every HIMYM Thanksgiving since the first Slapsgiving up until now. Here's the link, if you haven't seen it yet.

Watching this made me think about my favorite Thanksgiving Episodes. Most of them are episodes of Friends because, in my opinion, those are the best episodes of Friends, period. When searching for clips, I found that all the Thanksgiving Friends episodes are available for streaming right now at Great, right? Here are my top five favorites:

The One Where Ross Got High - I love when they all start confessing secrets.

Custard, good!
Jam, good!
Meat, goooood!

The One with Chandler in a Box

Hey, Mon, if everything works out between you and Richard's son, you will be able to tell your kids that you slept with their grandfather.

The One with the Football

I love Phoebe's That Girl shirt. Interesting, because Marlo Thomas ends up playing Rachel's mom.

The one with the Rumor (I like to call this 'The One with Brad Pitt')

My two greatest enemies: Rachel Green and complex carbohydrates.

...and my favorite....

The One with all the Thanksgivings (flashbacks, enough said)

Did the little rich boy have a problem with the butler? Yes, mine's worse!

Oh yes, Thanksgiving episodes of OTHER shows....

Surprisingly, one of my favorites is the episode from the first season of Gossip Girl, Blair Waldorf Must Pie. This promo is terrible, but it's a good episode of GG, possibly the best one ever, with flashbacks and startling revelations abound.

There's always Gilmore Girls, and I love the one where they go to four different Thanksgivings in one day, A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving. And look, it is streaming for free right now as well!!!

The O.C. episode from the first season was pretty good, with Seth trying to hide Summer and Anna from each other and Ryan and Marissa running off to Chino to help his brother. (also streaming for free... awesomeness)

And, last but not least (as these are in no particular order), the Thanksgiving episode from the fourth Season of Buffy, Pangs, is pretty entertaining. Too bad it's not streaming, but here's a clip for you:


I also noticed that the movie, Pieces of April, is up on Hulu right now. It's a decent little indie flick about a nontraditional girl making Thanksgiving dinner for her traditional (and estranged) family, starring Katie Holmes in a non-Katie-Holmes-like role. My cousin and I watched it a few years ago and it's pretty good if you're looking for a Thanksgiving movie.

Please share your favorites!


  1. Ok, you TOTALLY just inspired us to have a Friends Thanksgiving episode marathon!!

  2. Yay! We will most likely be doing the same :)


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