Photo by Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock

9 Hilarious Thanksgiving TV Episodes

One of the things we're thankful for every Thanksgiving is all of the awesome Turkey Day-themed episodes of our favorite TV shows, both past and present. Here's a collection of some of our favorites! 

 

The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Uncle Phil hurts his back so Will takes him to a massage parlor, but it’s actually a “massage parlor,” if you know what we mean. This scene of Uncle Phil and Will in jail is priceless. (“Tiny onions!”)

Uncle Phil and Will in jail

Season 6, Episode There's the rub Warner Bros. Entertainment.

 

Cheers

Nothing like a good old-fashioned food fight. Glad no one aimed any food at Ted Danson’s hair!

Cheers Thanksgiving Gathering

The funniest Thanksgiving moments on TV ever!

 

Friends

Since there was a Thanksgiving episode in every season of Friends, this was a difficult one to pick, but we went with the episode from the series’ fifth season. This episode is full of flashbacks, provides a lot of backstory and reveals the reason that led to Monica’s weight loss.

Friends - HD - Thanksgiving Flashback - Monica and Rachel

Thanksgiving flashback at the Geller house. Like and subscribe! © Warner Bros. Television 1994-2004. This audio-visual content is administered by: Warner Bros. Entertainment.

 

WKRP In Cincinnati

A Thanksgiving promotion where they drop live turkeys from a helicopter? What could go wrong?

WKRP Thanksgiving Turkey Drop

Les Nessman discovers that his station's Thanksgiving promotion just isn't going to fly. For more info, please visit www.shoutfactory.com or www.trunkworthy.com.

 

Bob’s Burgers

In time, this episode will surely become a Thanksgiving classic. Bob and Linda’s landlord asks the family to pose as his family to make an ex jealous. Surprise! Wackiness ensues! There are too many details to list, but fortunately, this episode’s on Hulu. Also, it gave birth to this Thanksgiving song!

Bobs Burgers Thanksgiving Song

Uploaded by Chris LaBombard on 2012-11-22.

 

Seinfeld

Okay…so it’s not a full-fledged Thanksgiving episode, but between Jerry trying to figure out if he was invited to Tim Whatley’s night before Thanksgiving party and the whole Jon Voight’s car fiasco with George, it’s hard to omit this one.

Why would Jerry bring something

Seinfeld - The Mom & Pop Store - Why would Jerry bring something?

 

Beavis & Butt-Head Do Thanksgiving

Serious music journalist Kurt Loder plays the straight-man to Beavis and Butt-Head who are supposed to be covering the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. It’s pretty brilliant.

Thanksgiving Parade Special-(Part 1)

I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)

 

 

The Brady Bunch

Greg is making a film about the first Thanksgiving for a school project, and the whole family is in it. But guess what? Directing your family is hard! Don’t fret; like with most Brady Bunch episodes, everything works out by the end of the episode.

The Brady Bunch - Family Effort

The family watches Greg's movie.

 

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

An absolute classic! Plus, we think buttered toast, pretzel sticks, popcorn and jellybeans is quite the spread.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving - Food

Charlie Brown, Linus and Snoopy prepare Thanksgiving dinner.

Erica Banas is a lover of classic television and wishes tap dancing would make a serious comeback.