Let These Iconic Thanksgiving Dinners from TV Make You Hungry

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What bash you get erstwhile you harvester the magic of tv and Thanksgiving? A mouthwatering experience.

Traditionally, astir TV shows commemorate the United States' Turkey Day by whipping up precise peculiar episodes, which often see household precocious jinks, cooking chaos and, you guessed it, a beryllium down meal worthy of a Michelin star.

Take Friends, for example. The NBC comedy, which ran for 10 seasons betwixt 1994 and 2004, had a Thanksgiving occurrence each season. Meaning, viewers took successful 10 Thanksgiving meals perfectly curated by Friends' props department. Yet, 1 repast stood retired among the rest. (For that answer, you'll person to support reading.)

Gilmore Girls, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel as the titular mother-daughter duo, besides had its just stock of vacation episodes. In fact, 1 Thanksgiving occurrence from play 3 featured Lorelai and Rory attending not one, not two, not three, but four festive feasts. If that doesn't marque you hungry, we don't cognize what will.

Curious to larn much astir the champion Thanksgiving dinners TV has offered up implicit the years? Keep reading:


This Is Us

This Is Us always outdoes itself erstwhile it comes to Thanksgiving episodes, and portion not each of them look delicious (sorry Pilgrim Rick, but blistery dogs conscionable don't bash it for us), each vacation repast is definite to travel with a lukewarm broadside of heartfelt emotions. The astir scrumptious feast, though, nary uncertainty goes to play three's "Six Thanksgivings" episode, successful which we get not 1 but six Thanksgiving dinners with the full spread. 

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That 70's Show

The 70's whitethorn person had immoderate weird nutrient (see: Watergate salad?!) but That 70's Show kept the Thanksgiving paper accepted successful play 1 with a delicious-looking turkey and each the trimmings. 


Bob's Burgers

A ding, a ding, what's that sound? It's the gravy boat, comin' around! Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) is known for his adventurous paper planning, particularly connected Thanksgiving. But the delectable repast Bob prepared arsenic a ruse for his landlord Mr. Fischoeder (Kevin Kline) to woo backmost an ex-lover during "An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal" looked particularly scrumptious with a specially-seasoned, free-range turkey from an elite farm.


New Girl

When Jess (Zooey Deschanel) hosts her divorced parents, played by Rob Reiner and Jamie Lee Curtis, for Thanksgiving, she pulls retired each the stops successful the kitchen. It's nary wonderment that Jess' parents rekindle their romance implicit a precise sexy meal featuring cornbread stuffing and an oven-roasted turkey.  


How I Met Your Mother

What's Thanksgiving without a broadside of slaps? Yes, we're talking astir the infamous How I Met Your Mother "Slapsgiving," successful which the lone happening redder than Barney's (Neil Patrick Harris) look is the cranberry condiment connected the table. 


The Mindy Project

Is it getting blistery successful here, oregon is the oven inactive on? Mindy (Mindy Kaling) couldn't halt her humor from boiling implicit aft seeing her ex Dennis (Ed Helms) astatine a friend's Thanksgiving party...and she yet fights his caller girlfriend. Sure, there's plentifulness of drama, but we can't instrumentality our eyes disconnected their festive dessert buffet featuring pumpkin, pome and pecan pies.  



OK, truthful we mightiness person been feasting our eyes connected Friends guest star Brad Pitt but we inactive saved country for immoderate of those candied saccharine potatoes.  


Master of None

Lena Waithe won an Emmy for penning (and acting in!) a almighty Master of None Thanksgiving occurrence successful which her quality Denise comes retired to her family. As Denise opens up astir her sexuality and household authorities ensue, the honorable on-screen speech is held implicit what looks similar an award-winning Thanksgiving meal with casseroles and greens.

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Gossip Girl

Leave it to the O.G. Gossip Girl to spell all-out for Thanksgiving. We're decidedly thankful for the tongue-in-cheek (tongue-in-pie?) rubric of the precise archetypal Thanksgiving-themed occurrence "Blair Waldorf Must Pie" which includes a montage to Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" (iconic) and a precise posh presumption for what definite seems to beryllium a culinary perfection of a dinner. 

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Will & Grace

It surely was a "Moveable Feast" for Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) arsenic they joined their pals' respective families for a precise traditional—a.k.a. dysfunctional—dinner. We can't support our eyes disconnected of this juicy turkey though as Debbie Reynolds and Blythe Danner co-star.


Fresh Off the Boat

Fresh Off the Boat's "Huangsgiving" captures the frantic last-minute lead-up to Thanksgiving meal that each families experience. However, with specified hours to big the large holiday, Jessica (Constance Wu) puts unneurotic a picture-perfect feast for her household (with conscionable a fewer faux pas on the way). Can we drawback a plate?



Thanksgiving becomes a ngo to person a accepted household repast for the involvement of getting Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) and Lillith's (Bebe Neuwirth) lad into backstage school. It doesn't instrumentality a psychoanalyst to recognize that their household dysfunction during "A Lillith Thanksgiving" is relatable...but their Michelin-starred repast is not. #Goals! 


The Sopranos

Turkey with a broadside of gabagool? It's not a Sopranos family meal without immoderate ziti and immoderate zingers arsenic Tony (James Gandolfini) tries to get Carmela (Edie Falco) to cancel Thanksgiving successful "He Is Risen." What, similar we'd crook down Carmela's cooking? 



Not each twelvemonth has a "Happy Thanksgiving," but the Parenthood episode of the aforesaid sanction shows disconnected what the vacation is truly about: getting unneurotic with extended household and EATING. Just look astatine that banquet array afloat of broadside dishes! 


Everybody Loves Raymond

Turkey oregon fish, that is the question. As the Barone household struggles to make caller traditions portion inactive honoring the old, we can't get implicit the ingenious treble entrée idea. 

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Modern Family

There's thing similar "Three Turkeys" (the sanction of the iconic Modern Family episode and besides the taxable of our Thanksgiving daydreams) to whet an appetite. It's not a "backup" turkey; it's called the due mode to bash Turkey Day.

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Gilmore Girls

"A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving"? Sign america up! Ultimate cozy show Gilmore Girls served up a bid of fall-themed Thanksgiving episodes, but our favourite remains the 1 wherever Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) effort to person 4 Thanksgiving meals successful 1 day. We can't prime a favourite dish, but the belly-aching fullness of watching the mother-daughter duo chow down is aspirational.


The Nanny

The Sheffield household mightiness beryllium expanding, arsenic Fran (Fran Drescher) has her caput acceptable connected getting large successful "Oh Say Can You Ski." One happening is for certain, though: We would decidedly person a nutrient babe aft consuming the lavish assortment of Thanksgiving dishes that lone uptown wealthiness tin buy.

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