14 classic Thanksgiving TV episodes to binge on when the turkey is gone

Get pumped for pumpkin pie, psyched for sweet potatoes, and turnt up for turkey! Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away, and there’s no better way to get in the holiday spirit than by stuffing your queue with these classic episodes of television past.

1. Friends: “The One With All The Thanksgiving Flashbacks”

Season 5’s Thanksgiving episode will go down as the best of all 10 seasons because it’s the one with the flashbacks of each character’s worst Thanksgiving memories. Plus we get to see Phoebe’s previous lives, and Monica’s Butterball dance.

Full episode on Netflix

2. Bob’s Burgers: “Turkey in a Can”

Bob is determined to have the perfect Thanksgiving, but in an act of pure, unadulterated sabotage, someone keeps taking his perfectly seasoned turkey and putting it in the toilet. We also see Bob awkwardly trying to purchase replacement turkeys from a butcher who thinks he’s coming back just to flirt.

Full episode on Hulu

3. How I Met Your Mother: “Slapsgiving”

One of TV’s best running gags involves a bet where Marshall gets to slap Barney 5 times for any reason. He cashes in big time.

Full episode on Netflix

4. Everybody Loves Raymond: “No Fat” 

In a weird, almost Twilight Zone-esque scenario, Debra and Marie actually team up to cook a healthy Thanksgiving meal, complete with a Tofurky. As you can imagine, the rest of the family doesn’t quite hop on the bandwagon.

Full episode on Amazon Video

5. Gilmore Girls: “A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving”

Lorelei and Rory fit four Thanksgiving dinners into one day: one with Lane’s family and their Tofurkey, an awkward foursome with Luke and Jess, a deep fried feast with Sookie and Jackson, and of course the always-tense Gilmore family meal.

Full episode on Netflix

6. Modern Family“Three Turkeys”

Phil and Luke are in charge of the turkey. So naturally Claire makes a secret backup, because what could go wrong?

Full episode on Amazon Video

7. The Office: “WUPHF.com”

Dwight creates a hay festival in the Dunder Mufflin parking lot to capitalize on Thanksgiving.

Full episode on Netflix

8. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: “The Gang Squashes Their Beefs”

The gang invites the enemies they’ve made over the years for a friendly meal in the hopes of making amends.

Full episode on Netflix

9. Seinfeld: “The Mom and Pop Store” 

Elaine, George, and Kramer all get invitations to Tim Whatley’s annual Thanksgiving party, but Jerry doesn’t personally get invited, despite his attendance in years past.

Full episode on Hulu

10. That ‘70s Show: “Thanksgiving”

Eric’s sister comes home from college with a very attractive friend, and Donna is not here for it.

Full episode on Netflix

11. Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Thanksgiving”

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Amy hosts a disastrous Thanksgiving dinner for everyone in her apartment.

Full episode on Hulu

12. The Mindy Project:

the best thanksgiving episodes of your fave tv shows to binge on after the turkey is gone 1 14 classic Thanksgiving TV episodes to binge on when the turkey is gone

Mindy spends Thanksgiving at her BFF Gwen’s house, but her insecurities are tested when she tries to seduce her former blind date Dennis (played by Ed Helms) and ends up in a scuffle with his new girlfriend.

Full episode on Hulu

13. Friends: The One with the Rumor

No one did holiday episodes like Friends did, that’s why you get a bonus one! This episode is the one where Ross’s high school buddy (played by Brad Pitt) gets invited to the group’s dinner, only to find out his arch nemesis, Rachel Green, will also be in attendance. Cue sassy hair flip.

Full episode on Netflix

14. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Peppermint Patty invites herself over to Charlie’s house for Thanksgiving, and gets served up a dish of humble pie.

Available on Amazon Video

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