17 Great Thanksgiving TV moments
Another fun list over at The Onion, and as usual they miss the mark as often as they hit it. It's their selections for the 17 Memorable Thanksgiving Television Moments.
I love the fact that they remembered to include the Bob Newhart episode "Over The River and Through The Woods," where the gang gets drunk on Thanksgiving night and try to order Chinese food over the phone ("More moo goo!"), and the choice of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Bewitched are good choices. But I'll take exception to their choice of the Friends episode "The One Where Ross Got High." It's certainly a good episode, with the whole "Rachel makes a dessert" plot, but Friends was famous for its Turkey Day episodes, and "The One With All The Thanksgivings" is even better. It's the flashback episode where we see Ross and Chandler go to Ross' home for Thanksgiving and we meet fat Monica and then thin Monica a year later, when she accidentally cuts off part of Chandler's toe. That's hysterical.
And the choice of The West Wing's "Shibboleth?" It's a great episode, but another Thanksgiving ep, "The Indians In The Lobby," is not only the better Turkey Day ep, it's one of the best episodes of the series. The scene where Bartlett calls the Butterball hotline is an all-time classic.
Kinda stunned to see an episode of Amazing Stories on the list, but very happy to see it too. I don't really remember the Diff'rent Strokes/Hello Larry crossover.
Any episodes missing from this list?