Thanksgiving Specials/ TV Episodes/ Movies

by adam_sandler_rox22 | created - 07 Jul 2017 | updated - 10 Jul 2017 | Public

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1. 2 Broke Girls (2011–2017)
Episode: And the Very Christmas Thanksgiving (2011)

Not Rated | 22 min | Comedy

Caroline and Max spend Caroline's first broke holiday season working at a department store's Santaland to earn extra money.

Director: Jean Sagal | Stars: Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris, Jonathan Kite

Votes: 729

2. 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996–2001)
Episode: Gobble, Gobble, Dick, Dick (1996)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

It's Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, the Solomons don't have a clue what Thanksgiving is. Mrs. Dubcek and her daughter Vicky help them.

Director: Robert Berlinger | Stars: John Lithgow, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Votes: 253

3. 7th Heaven (1996–2007)
Episode: Last Call for Aunt Julie (1996)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Matt, Mary, and Lucy make plans to get away from the family for Thanksgiving, but when Eric's sister Julie comes to spend the holidays with them, plans are changed. After the family finds ... See full summary »

Director: Joel J. Feigenbaum | Stars: Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Barry Watson, David Gallagher

Votes: 80

4. 7th Heaven (1996–2007)
Episode: Thanksgiving (2004)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama, Family, Romance

With Thanksgiving approaching, everyone seems to be planning something different. Lucy wants to host the big meal, Simon wants to stay at college, Mary is staying in Puerto Rico, and the others also have different plans. Annie is upset.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Barry Watson, David Gallagher

Votes: 37

5. 7th Heaven (1996–2007)
Episode: Gratitude (2004)

TV-PG | 42 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Shortly before Thanksgiving, the parents are still not home with the twins, who also are difficult now Eric has a cold and Annie somehow already blames him for ruining the family ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Einesman | Stars: Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Barry Watson, David Gallagher

Votes: 39

6. 7th Heaven (1996–2007)
Episode: Turkey (2005)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama, Family, Romance

As Thanksgiving nears, continuous pussyfooting about Sandy's pregnancy causes a further avalanche of lies, pretenses, and false assumptions, even that Martin got Ruthie pregnant; and ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Preece | Stars: Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, David Gallagher, Beverley Mitchell

Votes: 33

7. 7th Heaven (1996–2007)
Episode: Thanks and Giving (2006)

TV-G | 42 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Ruthie's run-in with airport security delays the family's return home. Angered that her one-way ticket triggered a search during a layover in New York, Ruthie sarcastically remarks, "I'm a ... See full summary »

Director: Keith Truesdell | Stars: Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Beverley Mitchell, Mackenzie Rosman

Votes: 35

8. 8 Simple Rules (2002–2005)
Episode: Paul Meets His Match (2002)

TV-PG | 20 min | Comedy, Drama

Paul wants to have a quiet Thanksgiving with just the family. Kerry comes downstairs with boyfriend Jason and irritates her father. Paul reinforces the rule about no boys upstairs when ... See full summary »

Director: James Widdoes | Stars: John Ritter, Katey Sagal, Kaley Cuoco, Amy Davidson

Votes: 84

9. 8 Simple Rules (2002–2005)
Episode: The First Thanksgiving (2003)

TV-PG | 20 min | Comedy, Drama

Cate's determined to have the traditional Thanksgiving with the family even without Paul. When the girls say they want to go to a party, she tells them to bring their dates to dinner ... See full summary »

Director: James Widdoes | Stars: Katey Sagal, Kaley Cuoco, Amy Davidson, Martin Spanjers

Votes: 67

10. 8 Simple Rules (2002–2005)
Episode: Thanksgiving Guest (2004)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

The Hennessys' garage has burnt on the Thanksgiving and the insurance company man is investigating the cause. C.J. had a turkey fryer in there, but is it absolutely sure that it started the fire?

Director: James Widdoes | Stars: Katey Sagal, Kaley Cuoco, Amy Davidson, Martin Spanjers

Votes: 63

11. According to Jim (2001–2009)
Episode: The Turkey Bowl (2001)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Cheryl is left alone to cook Thanksgiving dinner while Jim and Andy go bowling for a charity event. Worse, Jim invited friends to Thanksgiving dinner without telling Cheryl and while Jim is still bowling.

Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Jim Belushi, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Larry Joe Campbell

Votes: 90

12. According to Jim (2001–2009)
Episode: Thanksgiving Confidential (2002)

TV-PG | 20 min | Comedy, Romance

Cheryl and Jim are organizing the school's Thanksgiving Day play, and when they are alone on the set, they decide to get intimate. Andy and the PTA President walk in on them, and the story gets spread. Cheryl is dismissed from the play.

Director: Philip Charles MacKenzie | Stars: Jim Belushi, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Larry Joe Campbell

Votes: 73

13. According to Jim (2001–2009)
Episode: The Empty Gesture (2003)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

Cheryl climbs the roof to get the tablecloth Jim tied there for a Halloween. When she is stuck on the roof and no one notices she is missing, she realizes she is taken for granted. Jim says... See full summary »

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Jim Belushi, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Larry Joe Campbell

Votes: 75

14. According to Jim (2001–2009)
Episode: The Hunters (2004)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

Jim and Andy want to prove they have the manly hunt and kill instincts by going out to shoot their own turkey for Thanksgiving. Their plan backfires when Jim is chased and bitten by a 40-pound turkey.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Jim Belushi, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Larry Joe Campbell

Votes: 78

15. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973 TV Special)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner.

Directors: Bill Melendez, Phil Roman | Stars: Todd Barbee, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, Hilary Momberger-Powers

Votes: 7,858

16. Addams Family Values (1993)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy

62 Metascore

The Addams Family try to rescue their beloved uncle Fester from his gold-digging new love, a black widow named Debbie.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Cusack

Votes: 71,395 | Gross: $48.92M

17. ALF (1986–1990)
Episode: Turkey in the Straw: Part 1 (1988)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

ALF already ate the Thanksgiving turkey - raw. Willie fails to find a new one, so Raquel invites the Tanners over. A storm arrives as does the neighborhood bum ("a homeless person"), since ALF has been leaving food and clothes for him.

Director: Nick Havinga | Stars: Max Wright, Anne Schedeen, Andrea Elson, Benji Gregory

Votes: 146

18. ALF (1986–1990)
Episode: Turkey in the Straw: Part 2 (1988)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

Pete has called the Alien Task Force. He has been told to keep ALF occupied until Sergeant Fox and his men arrive to capture him. Dead or alive. Will Pete sell ALF out after he's talked with him for a while? Will he?

Director: Nick Havinga | Stars: Max Wright, Anne Schedeen, Andrea Elson, Benji Gregory

Votes: 146

19. Alice's Restaurant (1969)

GP | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A cinematic adaption of Arlo Guthrie's classic song story.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Arlo Guthrie, Patricia Quinn, James Broderick, Pete Seeger

Votes: 3,760 | Gross: $13.99M

20. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: The Little Atheist (1975)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

Archie and Mike argue over the religious upbringing of baby Joey during a Thanksgiving Day dinner.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 74

21. American Dad! (2005– )
Episode: There Will Be Bad Blood (2010)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Stan invites his half-Native American brother to his house every Thanksgiving to show off his wealth--until they visit him for Thanksgiving and discover that he's a multi-millionaire.

Directors: Joseph Daniello, Ron Hughart, Brent Woods | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane

Votes: 422

22. American Dad! (2005– )
Episode: Kung Pao Turkey (2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Stan feels like he's being run out of his own home when Francine's parents come to visit at Thanksgiving, and Francine's mother tries to setup Haley with an eligible Chinese bachelor.

Directors: Rodney Clouden, Ron Hughart, Brent Woods | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane

Votes: 445

23. American Housewife (2016– )
Episode: The Blow-Up (2016)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

Katie's mother shows up for Thanksgiving.

Director: Eyal Gordin | Stars: Katy Mixon, Diedrich Bader, Meg Donnelly, Daniel DiMaggio

Votes: 128

24. Animaniacs (1993–1998)
Episode: Turkey Jerky/Wild Blue Yonder (1993)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A Thanksgiving cartoon, "Turkey Jerky," features the Warner siblings in Plymouth, Massachusetts, protecting their pet turkey from hunter Miles Standish.

Directors: Alfred Gimeno, Gary Hartle | Stars: Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche

Votes: 95

25. A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving (1998 Video)

22 min | Animation, Short, Family

It's Thanksgiving time in the Hundred Acre Wood and Winnie the Pooh and all his friends bring food for the big dinner. Piglet brings acorns, Pooh brings honey, Owl brings biscuits, Gopher ... See full summary »

Director: Jun Falkenstein | Stars: Brady Bluhm, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings, John Fiedler

Votes: 130

26. Barney Miller (1975–1982)
Episode: Thanksgiving Story (1977)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama

The detectives clean up the mess after three mental patients have Thanksgiving dinner at an automat An automat was a type of cafeteria, popular in the 1950's. Where food and drink was obtained from vending machines.

Director: David Swift | Stars: Hal Linden, Max Gail, Ron Glass, Jack Soo

Votes: 47

27. Bewitched (1964–1972)
Episode: Samantha's Thanksgiving to Remember (1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Through the bumbling magic of Aunt Clara the Steven's family and Mrs. Kravetz spend Thanksgiving with the original pilgrims in 1620.

Director: Richard Kinon | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Agnes Moorehead, Erin Murphy

Votes: 179

28. Black-ish (2014– )
Episode: Auntsgiving (2016)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

Pops' older sister Almaviligerais unexpectedly arrives for Thanksgiving, much to everyone's delight except Ruby, who can't stand her ex-sister-in-law. While Bow and Dre go on their last ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner

Votes: 153

29. Blue's Clues (1996–2007)
Episode: Thankful (1999)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

We're having a big feast to celebrate the things we're thankful for, and we play Blue's Clues to figure out what Blue is thankful for.

Director: Marygrace O'Shea | Stars: Aleisha Allen, Kathryn Avery, Nick Balaban, Austin Brackenbury

Votes: 7

30. Bob's Burgers (2011– )
Episode: An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal (2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

In order to entice an old flame who is only attracted to married men, Mr. Fischoeder bribes Bob into letting him pass off Linda and the kids as his own family, but the situation ruins all of Bob's Thanksgiving traditions.

Director: Tyree Dillihay | Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts

Votes: 575

31. Bob's Burgers (2011– )
Episode: Turkey in a Can (2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Determined to have a perfect Thanksgiving, Bob meticulously prepares the family turkey. But, to his horror, he finds that someone then dumps the turkey in the toilet in an act of Thanksgiving sabotage.

Directors: Boo Hwan Lim, Kyoung Hee Lim, Bernard Derriman | Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Larry Murphy

Votes: 529

32. Bob's Burgers (2011– )
Episode: Dawn of the Peck (2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

While Bob is boycotting the holiday, Linda and the kids spend Thanksgiving at the First Annual Fischoeder Turk-tacular Turkey Town Festival. However, a wild bird attack leads to total mayhem.

Directors: Tyree Dillihay, Bernard Derriman | Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Larry Murphy

Votes: 483

33. Bob's Burgers (2011– )
Episode: Gayle Makin' Bob Sled (2015)

TV-PG | 21 min | Animation, Comedy

Bob goes to pick up Gayle so she does not miss the Thanksgiving celebration, but gets caught in a snowstorm coming back, leaving Linda to prepare the turkey.

Directors: Tyree Dillihay, Bernard Derriman | Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Larry Murphy

Votes: 403

34. Bob's Burgers (2011– )
Episode: The Quirk-ducers (2016)

TV-PG | 21 min | Animation, Comedy

The Belcher kids produce their own version of the annual Thanksgiving play and Linda finds a potato that resembles her late grandfather.

Directors: Mauricio Pardo, Bernard Derriman | Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Larry Murphy

Votes: 347

35. Boogeyman (2005)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

32 Metascore

A young man tries to deal with the childhood terror that has never stopped haunting him.

Director: Stephen Kay | Stars: Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel, Lucy Lawless, Skye McCole Bartusiak

Votes: 28,818 | Gross: $46.75M

36. Boston Legal (2004–2008)
Episode: Thanksgiving (2008)

TV-PG | 58 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Different topics abound at Shirley's house for Thanksgiving when then gang assembles for what was supposed to be a quiet intimate dinner for two between her and Carl.

Director: Mike Listo | Stars: James Spader, John Larroquette, Christian Clemenson, Tara Summers

Votes: 186

37. Boy Meets World (1993–2000)
Episode: Turkey Day (1996)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

After learning about prejudice among the tribes of Africa, Cory & Shawn want to have their families celebrate Thanksgiving together.

Director: Jeff McCracken | Stars: Ben Savage, William Daniels, Betsy Randle, Will Friedle

Votes: 121

38. Boy Meets World (1993–2000)
Episode: I Love You, Donna Karan: Part 1 (1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Shawn is forced to reconsider his own stubborn determination to keep relationships brief when he believes that he might have found a suitable match.

Director: David Kendall | Stars: Ben Savage, William Daniels, Betsy Randle, Will Friedle

Votes: 122

39. Boy Meets World (1993–2000)
Episode: Chasing Angela: Part 2 (1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Cory tells Shawn about the lost purse mix-up and Shawn realizes he might be in love with Angela. However, Angela might not feel the same way. Across town, Jack and Eric are nervous about ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Myerson | Stars: Ben Savage, William Daniels, Betsy Randle, Will Friedle

Votes: 117

40. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013– )
Episode: Thanksgiving (2013)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Crime

Amy hosts a Thanksgiving dinner at her apartment for everyone at the precinct, but it soon turns into a disaster.

Director: Jorma Taccone | Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero

Votes: 1,965

41. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013– )
Episode: Lockdown (2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Crime

The precinct goes into lockdown mode on Thanksgiving night, and Jake, who was left in charge, is confident in his ability to keep spirits high and avoid chaos. Amy is less confident, as things spiral out of control.

Director: Linda Mendoza | Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero

Votes: 1,642

42. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013– )
Episode: Ava (2015)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Crime

Jake entertains Terry's pregnant wife, Sharon, until her water breaks sooner than expected and crisis ensues at the precinct.

Director: Tristram Shapeero | Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero

Votes: 1,461

43. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013– )
Episode: Mr. Santiago (2016)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Crime

Amy's father, a former cop, comes to Thanksgiving dinner and Jake tries to impress him, leaving Charles on turkey duty. In the meantime, Holt helps Pimento come to terms with the fact that he can no longer be a police officer.

Director: Alex Reid | Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero

Votes: 1,331

44. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Pangs (1999)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

On Thanksgiving, Buffy encounters the spirit of a Native American warrior whose people were wiped out by settlers.

Director: Michael Lange | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, James Marsters

Votes: 2,442

46. CatDog (1998–2005)
Episode: Talking Turkey (1999)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Walt, the turkey from the Nearburg Thanksgiving parade, shows up at CatDog's house looking for refuge.

Director: Robert Porter | Stars: Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui, Billy West

Votes: 22

47. Charmed (1998–2006)
Episode: The Truth Is Out There... and It Hurts (1998)

PG | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Prue decides she must find out how Andy will react to her being a witch so she casts a truth spell. The 24-hour spell makes anyone around the sisters tell the truth. But is the truth what they really want to hear?

Director: James A. Contner | Stars: Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Ted King

Votes: 607