Thanksgiving isn’t as sexy for most TV shows as Christmas, so there aren’t quite as many episodes out there. But when they hit, they hit RIGHT. Here’s a list of the best TV Thanksgiving shows to re-watch while enjoying your 2nd helping of pumpkin pie. Affiliate links are included in this post.
List Of The Best TV Thanksgiving Shows To Re-Watch With 2nd Pie
Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday over here. And here are some of the best TV Thanksgiving shows.
It’s about the food, the family, the meaning behind the day, and of course: the choice entertainment options on TV.
If you aren’t heading to the theater to see Black Panther: Wakanda Forever this year or have the time to watch a Thanksgiving movie, you might want to find something off this list.
Because we found the best TV Thanksgiving Episodes out there!
Here’s what you should watch with your 2nd dessert (or 3rd, hey, we don’t judge!).
See also: the best Disney Thanksgiving movies and episodes.
Best TV Thanksgiving: WKRP In Cincinnati- Turkeys Away
Where Can You Watch: Buy the DVDs on Amazon or find clips on YouTube
If you only have time for one TV Thanksgiving episode, it absolutely HAS to be this one.
OH, THE HUMANITY!
Bob’s Burgers Thanksgiving Episodes
There are so many to choose from: and you will not go wrong with any of these!
Where to watch: Amazon
- Dawn of the Peck
- The Quirk-ducers
- Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal
- Turkey in a Can
Mad About You- Giblets For Murray
When Jamie throws the turkey out the highrise window, we lose it.
This is a classic!
How I Met Your Mother Has Some Of The Best Thanksgiving TV Episodes
Where to watch: Hulu and Amazon Prime
Again, a series that took Thanksgiving and made it their own.
We haven’t gone back and watched the full series since that dreadful finale, but the Slapsgiving episodes are high on our re-watch list.
- Season 1, Episode 9, Belly Full of Turkey
- Season 3, Episode 9, Slapsgiving
- Season 5, Episode 9, Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap
- Season 6, Episode 10, Blitzgiving
- Season 7, Episode 11, The Rebound Girl
- Season 9, Episode 14, Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra
Brooklyn 99- A Thanksgiving TV Show (We Swear!)
If you slept on this series, you can watch it on Hulu. And it’s so worth it!
Brooklyn 99 also has some of the best TV Thanksgiving shows and episodes out there.
- Season 1, Thanksgiving
- Season 2, Lockdown
- Season 4, Mr. Santiago
- Season 5, Two Turkeys
Friends Thanksgiving Episodes
Where to watch: HBO Max
And, of course, who can forget any of the classic Friendsgiving episodes?
Joey pretty much steals every scene since this holiday is made for him.
But if you want the best Thanksgiving Shows on TV, this just might be the series for you.
- Season 1, Episode 9, The One Where Underdog Gets Away- Not the best, but it sets the tone for Thanksgivings to come!
- Season 3, Episode 9, The One With the Football -the competitive Gellars drag their friends into a boy v girl game of football.
- Season 4, Episode 8, The One With Chandler in a Box – a seriously funny gag where Chandler spends the whole time in a box after sleeping with Joey’s girlfriend. We mean- its what he deserves!
- Season 5, Episode 8, The One With All the Thanksgivings- who doesn’t love a flashback episode?
- Season 6, Episode 9, The One Where Ross Got High- THE TRIFLE. Enough said.
- Season 7, Episode 8, The One Where Chandler Doesn’t Like Dogs – Phoebe gets a spotlight on this one, with a cute furry friend!
- Season 8, Episode 9, The One With the Rumor – Where Brad Pitt comes to dinner.
- Season 9, Episode 8, The One With Rachel’s Other Sister – We do love a good Christina Applegate guest star!
- Season 10, Episode 8, The One With the Late Thanksgiving- weep!
Hands down, there’s something for everyone to call Friends one of the best TV Thanksgiving shows.
Honorable Mentions For Best TV Thanksgivings
There are many we could have listed, so here are a few more you may love as much as mom’s sweet potato casserole recipe.
- The Middle
- The Goldbergs
- The Office
- The Simpson’s
- The Wonder Years
And that’s our list of the best TV Thanksgiving shows and episodes. Have a great one!
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