Every family celebrates Thanksgiving differently. For some, it's a huge celebration that includes gifts and multiple days of cooking. For others, it involves searching for the nearest restaurant that is open during the day and willing to deliver.
Personally, Thanksgiving for my family is always about finding the perfect movie or television show to watch together while stuffing our faces with potatoes. It's difficult to find something that everyone will enjoy, especially since I have some picky siblings who don't necessarily have the same taste in cinema as I do.
Through years of trial and error, I have compiled a cohesive list of television shows with Thanksgiving-themed episodes that are sure to satisfy every family member, from your conservative uncle to your picky sister.
1. Friends: Season 1, Episode 9
This episode proves that Thanksgiving doesn't have to be about an huge, expensive meal. All that matters is the company, even if you end up just eating cheese sandwiches.
2. Bob's Burgers: Season 3, Episode 5
Although this one may not be entirely appropriate for all ages, it does feature an upbeat song by the famous Linda Belcher.
3. The Simpsons: Season 2, Episode 7
If you are spending Thanksgiving with a sibling that always gets on your nerves, this will be almost too relatable for you. When a big meal cannot reconcile your relationship with your bratty brother, bonding through a ridiculous episode of television might do the trick.
4. Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1, Episode 10
For those of you who won't be spending Thanksgiving with your biological family, this episode can remind you that your friends can be just as (or even more) supportive and fun.
5. How I Met Your Mother: Season 3, Episode 9
Who can forget the iconic holiday that is Slapsgiving?
6. Friends: Season 3, Episode 9
Yes, another Friends episode made it on the list because it's simply too good to miss. Even if you and your siblings bicker a lot, at least you're not fighting over a wooden troll.
7. That '70s Show: Season 1, Episode 9
Even though the entire episode is entertaining, the best part is the iconic outfits of the cast.
8. Seinfeld: Season 6, Episode 8
Although this lacks the traditional Thanksgiving setting, this is the perfect episode to jump into even if you have no background knowledge on the show.
9. New Girl: Season 1, Episode 9
For those of you who have experienced a dinner disaster on Thanksgiving, this episode might make you feel a little better about your inability to cook a turkey.
I don't know about you, but this Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for Netflix.
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