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Gobble Up Laughs: Thanksgiving Sitcoms to Spice Up Your Turkey Day

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Hey bestie, it’s your Internet BFF, Kaylannk here! Let’s talk classic Thanksgiving sitcoms. 

Ah, Thanksgiving. A time for family, feasting, and…a crowd around the TV? Why not gather your loved ones around the TV for a delicious dose of sitcom hilarity? From classic chaos to modern mayhem, these Thanksgiving episodes are guaranteed to leave you feeling more stuffed than your grandma’s sweet potato pie.



1. A Different World: “Faith, Hope, and Charity” (Season 6, Episode 9)

In this hilarious episode, Dwayne Wayne and Whitley Gilbert’s families come together for Thanksgiving, leading to a clash of cultures and traditions that results in a series of comical misunderstandings and awkward moments.

Watch the full episode on Amazon Prime here.

2. Everybody Hates Chris: “Everybody Hates Thanksgiving” (Season 2, Episode 8)

Chris’s Thanksgiving plans take a turn when his successful uncle visits the family. The tension and family dynamics between his dad and uncle makes for a memorable Thanksgiving.

Watch the full episode on Amazon Prime here or above on YouTube .

3. Family Matters: “Chick -a-Boom” (Season 8, Episode 11)

The Winslow’s Thanksgiving dinner goes up in flames when Myra mistakes mini fireworks for pepper. It is safe to say this episode gives thanks to firework shows.


Watch the full episode on Amazon Prime here.

4. Good Times: “Grandpas Visit” (Season 4, Episode 9)

Jame’s father and a loud talking lady joins the Evans family for Thanksgiving turning their norm upside down. In this episode, grandpa is not acting like himself making for a comical relief and conversational piece on the awkwardness and social pressure that holiday gatherings can bring.

Watch the full episode on Amazon Prime here.

5. Martin: “Thanks For Nothing” (Season 2, Episode 13)

Martin’s Thanksgiving celebration takes a turn for the worse when his wife’s parents, an undercooked turkey, and his family’s constant bickering cause a series of unfortunate events. As tensions rise and tempers flare, Martin learns the importance of patience and understanding.

Watch the full episode on Amazon Prime here.

6. Martin: “Feast or Famine” (Season 3, Episode 11)

On Thanksgiving, Gina and her friends challenge the guys to a Thanksgiving cook-off. If you have seen an episode of Martin before, it is no surprise how outrageously comical this episode is.

Watch the full episode on Amazon Prime here.

7. The Bernie Mac Show: “Thanksgiving” (Season 3, Episode 22)

Bernie’s Thanksgiving plans are thrown off course when one of Vanessa’s teachers invites the family over for Thanksgiving dinner. To his surprise, Vanessa’s teacher’s family is vegetarian.

Watch the full episode on Amazon Prime here.

8. The Neighborhood: “Welcome to Thanksgiving” (Season 1, Episode 8)

Dave and Gemma invite their neighbors, the Butlers over for dinner. At Thanksgiving dinner, Dave’s mother, who has no filter or judgement for political accuracy, meets the Butlers for the first time.

Watch the full episode on Amazon Prime here.

9. Black-ish: “Auntsgiving” (Season 3, Episode 7)

Pops’ older sister, Almaviligerais, arrives unexpectedly for Thanksgiving. Everyone is happy about Almaviligerais’ arrival but grandma Ruby. While the parents are away, the kids try to figure out why Ruby hates Almaviligerais.

Watch the full episode on Amazon Prime here.

10. Moesha: “Thanksgiving” (Season 5, Episode 10)

Since Dee is sick, Moesha offers to prepare the Thanksgiving feast. But she soon finds herself in cook off with Hakeem’s mother. Meanwhile, Dorian gets the wrong impression about his mother’s feelings for him when she comes to visit.

Watch the full episode on Amazon Prime here.

11. “Moesha: All This and Turkey, Too” (Season 6, Episode 10)

Q comes home for the Thanksgiving after being on tour for months. This Thanksgiving puts Moesha and Q’s relationship to the test.

Watch the full episode on Amazon Prime here.

Remember, Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, togetherness, and creating cherished memories that last a lifetime.

Written with lots of care, 


Your Internet BFF

P.S. Share your favorite Thanksgiving episodes in the comments below! 


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