The Ultimate Thanksgiving TV Watch List

Need something to watch while the turkey digests? We've gotchu.
by ScreenCraft on November 15, 2023

Thanksgiving is upon us, and since time to process your meal is as essential as the holiday feast itself, there's no better way to celebrate than loafing on the couch and watching the best Thanksgiving episodes of your favorite TV shows.

At ScreenCraft, we asked some staff to help us build "The Ultimate Thanksgiving Television Watch List" for you to watch after your meal, as you're cleaning the dishes, or as you relax after a social gathering. Enjoy!

The Ultimate Thanksgiving TV Watch List

  • Friends, "The One With All The Thanksgivings" (season 5, episode 8)
  • Friends, "The One With The Football" (season 3, episode 9)
  • Friends, "The One Where Ross Got High" (season 6, episode 9)
  • Friends, "The One With The Rumor" (season 8, episode 9)

— Amy B.

  • The Mindy Project, "Thanksgiving" (season 1, episode 6)
  • The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, "Talking Turkey" (season 1, episode 12)
  • Living Single, "Thanks For Giving" (season 2, episode 12)
  • Modern Family, "Punkin Chunkin" (season 3, episode 9)

— Erin E.

  • Bob's Burgers: "Gayle Makin' Bob Sled" (season 6, episode 4)
  • Bob's Burgers: "Turkey In A Can" (season 4, episode 5)
  • Parks and Recreation, "Harvest Festival" (season 3, episode 7)
  • Fresh Off The Boat, "Haungsgiving" (season 2, episode 8)

— Jen R.

  • New Girl, "Thanksgiving" (season 1, episode 6)
  • New Girl, "Parents" (season 2, episode 8)
  • Cheers, "Thanksgiving Orphans" (season 5, episode 9)
  • The Sopranos, "He Is Risen" (season 3, episode 8)

— Pear B.

  • The Golden Girls, "Henny Penny - Straight, No Chaser" (season 6, episode 26)
  • Master Of None, "Thanksgiving" (season 2, episode 8)
  • Insecure, "Lowkey Thankful" (season 4, episode 3)
  • Bob's Burgers, “The Quirk-ducers” (season 7, episode 6)

— V R.

The Ultimate Thanksgiving TV Watch List

We hope this list gives you enough to digest. Not only that — maybe it'll inspire your future Thanksgiving-themed script! Happy Thanksgiving, ScreenCraft Community! 

Read More: 10 of the Best Family Dinner Scenes to Watch This Thanksgiving


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