Thanksgiving is off to a cool start in Ottawa, giving us the perfect excuse to cozy up inside and track down our favourite Thanksgiving episodes!
Now, admittedly, these shows are all American. I couldn’t recall any Canadian Thanksgiving TV episodes, but if you remember one that wasn’t included, just leave it in the comments below!
Plus, we get to watch these episodes a month before they do. #Win.
Friends – The One With All the Thanksgivings
“Friends” had A LOT of Thanksgiving episodes, so it is hard to narrow it down. The gang finds themselves having a miserable Thanksgiving, reliving all their worst memories of the holiday. But it is forever memorable for this scene in particular:
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
I don’t think any major holiday is complete without everyone’s favourite blockhead. Although, I would argue that “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” is the far superior fall holiday (falliday?) show.
Gilmore Girls – A Deep Fried Korean Thanksgiving
Rory and Lorelai try and fit four Thanksgiving dinners into one, basically giving us four episodes in one. But the best part is still poor Sookie, losing her turkey to the deep fryer.
Friends – The One With the Rumor
AKA. “The One With the Rumour” Since this is Canadian Thanksgiving. Still, I know there are two Friends episodes on this list, but like I said, there are just so many and they are all so good!
Things get messy in this one, when Brad Pitt guest stars as someone Rachel bullied in high school. It is eventually revealed that he and Ross began the “I Hate Rachel Club” which spread a nasty rumour around. The entire episode is gold, but here are the highlights!
WKRP in Cincinnati – Turkeys Away
Alright, this one is my personal favourite. As soon as my parents found out I wanted to be in radio, they sat me down and got me to watch the ENTIRETY of WKRP, but this episode is simply a classic no matter how you look at it. If you’ve never had the joy of seeing it, I cannot recommend it enough for your viewing pleasure today!
Here is the FULL episode, but the “turkey drop” itself happens from 18:20 – 24:10.