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List of Thanksgiving TV Show Episodes

We have compiled a near complete list of all Thanksgiving TV show episodes and specials to ever air on television. The listings are ordered by theme or show (if several aired for a particular show). How many do you remember watching? What is your favorite?

Children's

  • Adventures from the Book of Virtues: Generosity (1997)
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: Alvin’s Thanksgiving Celebration (2008)
  • B.C.: The First Thanksgiving (1973)
  • Bozo, Gar and Ray: WGN TV Classics (2005)
  • The Care Bears: Grams Bear's Thanksgiving Surprise (1986)
  • Calvin and the Colonel: Thanksgiving Dinner (1961)
  • Garfield's Thanksgiving (1989)
  • Hey Arnold!: Arnold's Thanksgiving (1997)
  • The Mighty B! Thanksgiving Beeninactment (2008)
  • The Mouse on the Mayflower (1968)
  • Planet Sheen: Thanksgetting (2010)
  • Rugrats: The Turkey Who Came to Dinner (1997)
  • The Spectacular Spider-Man: Nature vs. Nurture (2008)
  • The Thanksgiving that Almost Wasn't (1972)
  • Thanksgiving in the Land of Oz (1980)
  • Looney Tunes/Warner Bros. Animation

  • Animaniacs: Turkey Jerky (1993)
  • Bugs Bunny's Thanksgiving Diet (1978)
  • Daffy Duck's Thanks-for-Giving Special (1980)
  • Peanuts (Charlie Brown)

  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)
  • This is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers (1988)
  • Winnie the Pooh

  • A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving (1998)
  • Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (1999)
  • Action/Adventure

  • The A-Team: Family Reunion (1986)
  • Alias: Color Blind (2001)
  • Daniel Boone: The Thanksgiving Story (1965)
  • MacGyver: The Outsiders (1988)
  • The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: Peking, March 1910 (1993)
  • American TV Drama

  • AfterMASH: Thanksgiving of '53 (1983)
  • Ally McBeal: Troubled Water (1999)
  • Boston Legal: Thanksgiving (2008)
  • Boston Public: Chapter Five (2000)
  • Brothers & Sisters: Just a Sliver (2008)
  • Chicago Hope: Tantric Turkey (1998)
  • Chuck: Chuck Versus the Nemesis (2007)
  • The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd: Here's a Quick and Easy Recipe for Leftovers (1990)
  • Dirty Sexy Money: The Facts (2009)
  • Dexter: Hungry Man (2009)
  • Doogie Howser, M.D.: Don't Let the Turkeys Get You Down (1990)
  • Eight Is Enough: All the Vice-President's Men (1978)
  • Friday Night Lights: Thanksgiving (2010)
  • Homicide: Life on the Street: Hate Crimes (1995)
  • House: Ignorance Is Bliss (2009)
  • I'll Fly Away: Coming Home (1991)
  • Jericho: Red Flag (2006)
  • Judging Amy: The Persistence of Tectonics (1999)
  • Life Goes On: A Thatcher Thanksgiving (1990)
  • Lipstick Jungle: Thanksgiving (2008)
  • Little House on the Prairie: The Little House Years (1979)
  • M*A*S*H: The Yalu Brick Road (1979)
  • Men in Trees: New York Fiction (2006)
  • My Own Worst Enemy: High Crimes and Turducken (2008)
  • NCIS: Child's Play (2009)
  • Northern Exposure: Thanksgiving (1992)
  • Parenthood: Happy Thanksgiving (2010)
  • Picket Fences: Thanksgiving (1992)
  • Reunion: 1992 (2005)
  • Sisters: Georgie Through the Looking Glass (1991)
  • Spenser: For Hire: Thanksgiving (1987)
  • Sports Night: Thespis (1998)
  • St. Elsewhere: A Wing and a Prayer (1983)
  • Thirtysomething: We Gather Together (1987)
  • Trapper John, M.D.: Thanks for Giving (1982)
  • Trauma: Thank You (2009)
  • Ugly Betty: Four Thanksgivings and a Funeral (2006)
  • The Wonder Years: The Ties That Bind (1990)
  • 7th Heaven

  • 7th Heaven: Last Call for Aunt Julie (1996)
  • 7th Heaven: Thanksgiving (2004)
  • 7th Heaven: Gratitude (2004)
  • 7th Heaven: Turkey (2005)
  • 7th Heaven: Thanks and Giving (2006)
  • American Dreams

  • American Dreams: The End of the Innocence (2002)
  • American Dreams: What Dreams May Come (2004)
  • Desperate Housewives

  • Desperate Housewives: Don't Walk on the Grass (2009)
  • Desperate Housewives: Sorry Grateful (2010)
  • Ed

  • Ed: Something Old, Something New (2000)
  • Ed: The New World (2001)
  • Ed: The Proposal (2003)
  • ER

  • ER: ER Confidential (1994)
  • ER: Great Expectations (1999)
  • ER: Freefall (2005)
  • ER: Scoop and Run (2006)
  • Everwood

  • Everwood: A Thanksgiving Tale (2002)
  • Everwood: Unhappy Holidays (2003)
  • Family

  • Family: A Tale Out of Season (1977)
  • Family: Generations (1978)
  • Family: Thanksgiving (1979)
  • Felicity

  • Felicity: Thanksgiving (1998)
  • Felicity: Family Affairs (1999)
  • Felicity: The Last Thanksgiving (2001)
  • Gilmore Girls

  • Gilmore Girls: A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving (2002)
  • Gilmore Girls: He's Slippin 'em Bread...Dig? (2005)
  • Grey's Anatomy

  • Grey's Anatomy: Thanks for the Memories (2005)
  • Grey's Anatomy: Holidaze (2009)
  • Mad Men

  • Mad Men: The Wheel (2007)
  • Mad Men: Public Relations (2010)
  • Melrose Place

  • Melrose Place: Cold Turkey (1993)
  • Melrose Place: The Days of Wine and Vodka (1994)
  • Once and Again

  • Once and Again: Thanksgiving (1999)
  • Once and Again: Feast or Famine (2000)
  • Once and Again: Chaos Theory (2001)
  • Promised Land

  • Promised Land: The Homecoming (1996)
  • Promised Land: To Everything a Season (1997)
  • Providence

  • Providence: Thank You, Providence (1999)
  • Providence: The Thanksgiving Story (2000)
  • Providence: Gobble, Gobble (2001)
  • Providence: Left-Overs (2002)
  • Touched by an Angel

  • Touched by an Angel: An Unexpected Snow (1994)
  • Touched by an Angel: Homecoming (1996)
  • Touched by an Angel: Heaven's Portal (2001)
  • The Waltons

  • The Waltons: The Thanksgiving Story (1973)
  • A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain (1982) - TV movie
  • A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion (1993) - TV movie
  • The West Wing

  • The West Wing: Shibboleth (2000)
  • The West Wing: The Indians in the Lobby (2001)
  • Teen Dramas

  • Dawson's Creek: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1999)
  • Jack & Bobby: Lost Boys (2004)
  • Life Unexpected: Thanks Ungiven (2010)
  • One Tree Hill: Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace (2010)
  • Beverly Hills, 90210

  • Beverly Hills, 90210: The Kindness of Strangers (1992)
  • Beverly Hills, 90210: Radar Love (1993)
  • Beverly Hills, 90210: Breast Side Up (1995)
  • Beverly Hills, 90210: If I Had a Hammer (1996)
  • Beverly Hills, 90210: You Say GoodBye, I Say Hello (1998)
  • Beverly Hills, 90210: What's in a Name (1999)
  • Gilmore Girls

  • Gilmore Girls: A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving (2002)
  • Gilmore Girls: He's Slippin' Em Bread Dig? (2005)
  • The O.C.

  • The O.C.: The Homecoming (2003)
  • The O.C.: The Secret (2003)
  • The O.C.: The Cold Turkey (2006)
  • Party of Five

  • Party of Five: Thanksgiving (1994)
  • Party of Five: Tender Age (1998)
  • Party of Five: We Gather Together (1999)
  • Time of Your Life: The Time They All Came Over for Thanksgiving (1999)
  • Gossip Girl

  • Gossip Girl: Blair Waldorf Must Pie (2007)
  • Gossip Girl: The Magnificent Archibalds (2008)
  • Gossip Girl: The Treasure of Serena Madre (2009)
  • Supernatural/Sci-Fi

  • Amazing Stories: Thanksgiving (1986)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Pangs (1999)
  • A Gifted Man: In Case of Missed Communication (2011)
  • Heroes: Thanksgiving (2009)
  • Quantum Leap: The Leap Home (Parts 1 and 2) (1990)
  • Roswell: Max In The City (2000)
  • Charmed

  • Charmed: The Truth Is Out There... And It Hurts (1998)
  • Charmed: There's Something About Leo (2004)
  • Smallville

  • Smallville: Rage (2006)
  • Smallville: Ambush (2010)
  • Sitcoms

  • 2 Broke Girls: And the Very Christmas Thanksgiving (2011)
  • 3rd Rock from the Sun: Gobble, Gobble, Dick, Dick (1996)
  • The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: The Day After Thanksgiving (1952)
  • ALF: Turkey in the Straw (Parts 1 and 2) (1988)
  • Alice: Alice's Turkey of a Thanksgiving (1982)
  • All in the Family: The Little Atheist (1975)
  • Almost Perfect: The Lost Weekend (1995)
  • Archie Bunker's Place: Thanksgiving Reunion (1979)
  • Barney Miller: Thanksgiving Story (1977)
  • Becker: Sister Spoils the Turkey (2003)
  • Better with You: Better with Thanksgiving (2010)
  • Bewitched: Samantha's Thanksgiving to Remember (1967)
  • The Big Bang Theory: The Pirate Solution (2009)
  • Bob: Mad Dog on 34th Street (1992)
  • The Bob Cummings Show: Thanksgiving at Grandpa's (1957)
  • The Brady Bunch: The Un-Underground Movie (1970)
  • Burns and Allen: Thanksgiving (1951)
  • Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Balloon (1995)
  • The Class: The Class Gives Thanks (2006)
  • Clueless: Never P.E.T.A. Squirrel (1998)
  • Coach: It Came from New York (1993)
  • Complete Savages: Thanksgiving with the Savages (2004)
  • Cybill: They Shoot Turkeys, Don't They? (1995)
  • Designing Women: Perky's Visit (1986)
  • A Different World: If You Like Pilgrim Coladas (1988)
  • The Drew Carey Show: Mimi's Day Parade (1996)
  • Ellen: Kiss My Bum (1996)
  • Empty Nest: Thanksgiving at the Westons' (1992)
  • Evening Shade: The Thanksgiving Show (1991)
  • Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Thanksgiving (2006)
  • Family Ties: No Nukes Is Good Nukes (1982)
  • Father Knows Best: Thanksgiving Day (1954)
  • Fired Up: Honey, I Shrunk the Turkey (1997)
  • Flo: A Castleberry Thanksgiving (1980)
  • Full House: The Miracle of Thanksgiving (1987)
  • Gary Unmarried: Gary Gives Thanks (2008)
  • George & Leo: The Thanksgiving Show (1997)
  • Girlfriends: Fried Turkey (2000)
  • Going Places: The Thanksgiving Show (1990)
  • Good Morning Miami: A Kiss Before Lying (2003)
  • Greek: The Wish-Pretzel (2009)
  • Happy Days: The First Thanksgiving (1978)
  • Happy Family: Not Thanksgiving (2003)
  • Head of the Class: Cold Turkey (1986)
  • Hello, Larry/Diff'rent Strokes crossover: Thanksgiving Crossover (1979)
  • It's All Relative: Thanks, But No Thanks (2003)
  • The Jeff Foxworthy Show: The Thanksgiving Episode (1996)
  • Jesse: The Cheese Ship (1998)
  • Joey: Joey and the Bachelor Thanksgiving (2005)
  • Just Shoot Me!: The First Thanksgiving (2000)
  • Kate & Allie: Thanksgiving (1985)
  • Kenan and Kel: Turkey Day (1997)
  • The League: Thanksgiving (2011)
  • Less than Perfect: Claude's Alternative Thanksgiving (2003)
  • Life's Work: Gobbledegook (1996)
  • Listen Up!: Thanksgiving (2004)
  • The Love Boat: The Best of Friends/Too Many Dads/Love Will Find a Way (1982)
  • Malcolm in the Middle: Thanksgiving (2003)
  • Mama's Family: An Ill Will (1986)
  • Married to the Kellys: The Apartment (2003)
  • Married... with Children: A Bundy Thanksgiving (1996)
  • The Middle: Thanksgiving (2009)
  • Mike & Molly: Mike Cheats (2011)
  • A Minute with Stan Hooper: An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (2003)
  • Mister Ed: Ed the Pilgrim (1962)
  • The Mommies: Thanks, But No Thanksgiving (1993)
  • Mr. Belvedere: The Letter (1985)
  • Mr. Peepers: Thanksgiving Show (1953)
  • The Munsters: Low-Cal Munster (1964)
  • Murphy Brown: Mission Control (1991)
  • My Three Sons: Chip's Harvest (1960)
  • My Two Dads: Thanks for the Memories (1989)
  • Ned & Stacey: Thanksgiving Day Massacre (1995)
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine: Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner? (2008)
  • New Girl: Thanksgiving (2011)
  • The New Leave It to Beaver: Thanksgiving Day (1984)
  • Newhart: Thanksgiving for the Memories (1986)
  • The Office: WUPHF.com (2010)
  • Our Miss Brooks: Thanksgiving Show (1953)
  • Out of Practice: Thanks (2005)
  • Outsourced: Temporary Monsanity (2010)
  • Perfect Strangers: Wild Turkey (1991)
  • Quintuplets: Thanksgiving Day Charade (2004)
  • Raising Hope: Meet the Grandparents (2010)
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Love Means Having to Say You're Sorry (1999)
  • Saved by the Bell: The College Years: A Thanksgiving Story (1993)
  • Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Thanks For Giving (1997)
  • Scrubs: My Day Off (2001)
  • Seinfeld: The Mom and Pop Store (1994)
  • Sister, Sister: Thanksgiving in Hawaii (Parts 1 and 2) (1995)
  • Something So Right: Something About Thanksgiving (1996)
  • Still Standing: Still Thankful (2002)
  • Suddenly Susan: Cold Turkey (1996)
  • That Girl: Thanksgiving Comes But Once a Year, Hopefully (1967)
  • Two and a Half Men: Merry Thanksgiving (2003)
  • Union Square: Jack Gets a Hot Tip (1997)
  • Veronica's Closet: Veronica's First Thanksgiving (1997)
  • Who's the Boss?: Thanksgiving at Mrs. Rossini's (1985)
  • WKRP in Cincinnati: Turkeys Away (1978)
  • Yes, Dear: Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner (2001)
  • 8 Simple Rules

  • 8 Simple Rules: Paul Meets His Match (2002)
  • 8 Simple Rules: The First Thanksgiving (2003)
  • 8 Simple Rules: Thanksgiving Guest (aka Thanksgiving) (2004)
  • According to Jim

  • According to Jim: The Turkey Bowl (2001)
  • According to Jim: Thanksgiving Confidential (2002)
  • According to Jim: The Empty Gesture (2003)
  • According to Jim: The Hunters (2004)
  • All of Us

  • All of Us: Parents Just Don't Understand (2004)
  • All of Us: My Two Dads (2006)
  • The Bernie Mac Show

  • The Bernie Mac Show: Tryptophan-tasy (2002)
  • The Bernie Mac Show: Thanksgiving (2004)
  • The Beverly Hillbillies

  • The Beverly Hillbillies: Turkey Day (1963)
  • The Beverly Hillbillies: The Thanksgiving Story (1968)
  • The Bob Newhart Show

  • The Bob Newhart Show: An American Family (1974)
  • The Bob Newhart Show: Over the River and Through the Woods (1975)
  • Brothers

  • Brothers: Gobba, Gobba (1985)
  • Brothers: Thanksgiving (1987)
  • Cheers

  • Cheers: Thanksgiving Orphans (1986)
  • Cheers: Ill-Gotten Gaines (1992)
  • Cougar Town

  • Cougar Town: Here Comes My Girl (2009)
  • Cougar Town: When the Time Comes (2010)
  • The Cosby Show

  • The Cosby Show: Bon Jour, Sondra (1984)
  • The Cosby Show: Cliff's Wet Adventure (1989)
  • Dharma & Greg

  • Dharma & Greg: The First Thanksgiving (1997)
  • Dharma & Greg: Thanksgiving Until It Hurts (1999)
  • Dharma & Greg: Wish We Weren't Here (2001)
  • Everybody Loves Raymond

  • Everybody Loves Raymond: Turkey or Fish (1996)
  • Everybody Loves Raymond: No Fat (1998)
  • Everybody Loves Raymond: No Thanks (1999)
  • Everybody Loves Raymond: Fighting In-Laws (2000)
  • Everybody Loves Raymond: Older Women (2001)
  • Everybody Loves Raymond: The Bird (2003)
  • Everybody Loves Raymond: Debra's Parents (2004)
  • Frasier

  • Frasier: A Lilith Thanksgiving (1996)
  • Frasier: The Apparent Trap (1999)
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Talking Turkey (1990)
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: There's the Rub (Part 1)/There's the Rub (Part 2) (1995)
  • Friends

  • Friends: The One Where Underdog Gets Away (1994)
  • Friends: The One with the List (1995)
  • Friends: The One with the Football (1996)
  • Friends: The One With Chandler In A Box (1997)
  • Friends: The One with All the Thanksgivings (1998)
  • Friends: The One Where Ross Got High (1999)
  • Friends: The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs (2000)
  • Friends: The One with the Rumor (2001)
  • Friends: The One with Rachel's Other Sister (2002)
  • Friends: The One with the Late Thanksgiving (2003)
  • George Lopez

  • George Lopez: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Honey (2002)
  • George Lopez: Would You Like a Drumstick or a Kidney? (2003)
  • Grace Under Fire

  • Grace Under Fire: Cold Turkey (1994)
  • Grace Under Fire: Thanks for Nothing (1995)
  • Half & Half

  • Half & Half: The Big Thanks for Forgiving Episode (2002)
  • Half & Half: The Big Thanks for Nothing Episode (2004)
  • Home Improvement

  • Home Improvement: A Frozen Moment (1993)
  • Home Improvement: My Dinner with Wilson (1994)
  • Home Improvement: The Wood, the Bad and the Hungry (1996)
  • Home Improvement: Thanksgiving (1997)
  • Home Improvement: Thanks, but No Thanks (1998)
  • How I Met Your Mother

  • How I Met Your Mother: Belly Full of Turkey (2005)
  • How I Met Your Mother: Slapsgiving (2007)
  • How I Met Your Mother: Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap (2009)
  • How I Met Your Mother: Blitzgiving (2010)
  • The King of Queens

  • The King of Queens: Supermarket Story (1998)
  • The King of Queens: Roamin' Holiday (1999)
  • The King of Queens: Dark Meet (2000)
  • The King of Queens: Loaner Car (2002)
  • The King of Queens: Thanks Man (2003)
  • Living Single

  • Living Single: Love Takes a Holiday (1993)
  • Living Single: Thanks for Giving (1994)
  • Mad About You

  • Mad About You: Riding Backwards (1992)
  • Mad About You: Gibblets for Murray (1994)
  • Martin

  • Martin: Thanks for Nothing (1993)
  • Martin: Feast or Famine (1994)
  • Moesha

  • Moesha: Road Trip (1996)
  • Moesha: Thanksgiving (1999)
  • Moesha: All This and Turkey, Too (2000)
  • Night Court

  • Night Court: Harry and the Madam (1984)
  • Night Court: The Last Temptation of Mac (1988)
  • The Parkers

  • The Parkers: It's a Family Affair (1999)
  • The Parkers: Turkey Day Blues (2000)
  • Reba

  • Reba: Thanksgiving (2004)
  • Reba: Invasion (2005)
  • Roseanne

  • Roseanne: We Gather Together (1989)
  • Roseanne: Thanksgiving '91 (1991)
  • Roseanne: Thanksgiving '93 (1993)
  • Roseanne: Thanksgiving '94 (1994)
  • Roseanne: The Last Thursday in November (1995)
  • Roseanne: Home Is Where the Afghan Is (1996)
  • The Single Guy

  • The Single Guy: Sister (1995)
  • The Single Guy: Davy Jones (1996)
  • Spin City

  • Spin City: The Competition (1996)
  • Spin City: Gobble the Wonder Turkey Saves the Day (1998)
  • Spin City: The Thanksgiving Show (1999)
  • Spin City: Balloons Over Broadway (2000)
  • That '70s Show

  • That 70's Show: Thanksgiving (1998)
  • That '70s Show: Thank You (2002)
  • That '70s Show: You Can't Always Get What You Want (2004)
  • Too Close for Comfort

  • Too Close for Comfort: Rafkin's Bum (1981)
  • Too Close for Comfort: A Thanksgiving Tale (1982)
  • Two Guys and a Girl

  • Two Guys and a Girl: Two Guys, a Girl and a Thanksgiving (1998)
  • Two Guys and a Girl: Talking Turkey (1999)
  • Webster

  • Webster: Thanksgiving Show (1984)
  • Webster: Thanksgiving with the Four Tops (1989)
  • What I Like About You

  • What I Like About You: Thanksgiving (2002)
  • What I Like About You: Ground-Turkey-Hog Day (2005)
  • Will & Grace

  • Will & Grace: Homo For The Holidays (1999)
  • Will & Grace: Lows in the Mid-Eighties (2000)
  • Will & Grace: Movable Feast (2001)
  • Will & Grace: Queens For A Day: Part 1/Queens For A Day: Part 2 (2004)
  • Animated Sitcoms

  • American Dad!: There Will Be Bad Blood (2010)
  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Dressing (2003)
  • Beavis and Butt-Head: Beavis and Butt-Head Do Thanksgiving (1997)
  • Family Guy: Thanksgiving (2011)
  • Father of the Pride: The Thanksgiving Episode (2004)
  • King of the Hill: Happy Hank's Giving (1999)
  • The Cleveland Show

  • The Cleveland Show: A Brown Thanksgiving (2009)
  • The Cleveland Show: Another Bad Thanksgiving (2010)
  • The Simpsons

  • The Simpsons: Bart vs. Thanksgiving (1990)
  • The Simpsons: Homer vs. Dignity (2000)
  • The Simpsons: Homer the Moe (2001)
  • The Simpsons: The Wettest Stories Ever Told (2006)
  • South Park

  • South Park: Starvin' Marvin (1997)
  • South Park: Helen Keller! The Musical (2000)
  • South Park: A History Channel Thanksgiving (2011)
  • Canadian Sitcoms

  • The Best Years: Destiny (2009)
  • How To Be Indie: How to Be Thankful (2010)
  • Other

  • Conan: The Turducken Kerfuffle (2010)
  • Glutton for Punishment: Pumpkin Regatta (2008)
  • King of Cars: Talkin' Turkey (2006)
  • The Lawrence Welk Show: Thanksgiving Special (1973)
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show: Oprah's Favorite Things (2002–2008, 2010)
  • NBC News: Matt Lauer specials: People of the Year (2009-10), Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 85th Anniversary Special (2011)
  • Remembering Bo (2006)
  • Rosie Live (2008)
  • The Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion incident took place the Sunday before Thanksgiving in 1987.