List of Thanksgiving television specials

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The following is a list of Thanksgiving television specials in the United States and Canada. Unless otherwise stated, these are episodes of established television series or one-off specials that are rerun annually.

Events not specifically made for television (e.g. parades, theatrical films, unscripted sporting events) are not included in this list; professional wrestling pay-per-view specials, because they are scripted and made primarily for television, are included in this list.

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Children's/family

Looney Tunes/Warner Bros. Animation




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Peanuts (Charlie Brown)

Winnie the Pooh

Action/adventure series

American drama series

7th Heaven

Ally McBeal

American Dreams

Chuck

  • Chuck: "Chuck Versus the Nemesis" (2007)
  • Chuck: "Chuck Versus the Gravitron" (2008)
  • Chuck: "Chuck Versus the Leftovers" (2010)

Desperate Housewives

Dirty Sexy Money

Doogie Howser, M.D.

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

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: "Rescue Me" (2000)
  • ER: "Freefall" (2003)
  • ER: "Scoop and Run" (2006)

Everwood

Family

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

Felicity

Gilmore Girls

  • Gilmore Girls: Season 3, Episode 9: "A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving" (2002)
  • Gilmore Girls: Season 6, Episode 10: "He's Slippin 'em Bread...Dig?" (2005)

Grey's Anatomy

Mad Men

Melrose Place

NCIS franchise

Once and Again

Promised Land

Providence

This Is Us

Touched by an Angel

The Waltons

  • The Waltons: "The Thanksgiving Story" (1973)
  • The Waltons: "The Waiting" (1979)
  • A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain (1982) - TV movie
  • A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion (1993) - TV movie

The West Wing

Teen dramas

Beverly Hills, 90210

Gilmore Girls

Gossip Girl

The O.C.

Party of Five

Comedy-drama

Supernatural/sci-fi series

Charmed

  • Charmed: "The Truth Is Out There... And It Hurts" (1998)

Smallville

Supergirl

Sitcoms

8 Simple Rules

According to Jim

Alice

  • Alice: "Who Ordered the Hot Turkey?" (1978)
  • Alice: "Alice's Turkey of a Thanksgiving" (1982)

All of Us

American Housewife

The Bernie Mac Show

The Beverly Hillbillies

The Big Bang Theory

  • Season 7, Episode 9: "The Thanksgiving Decoupling" (November 21, 2013)
  • Season 9, Episode 9: "The Platonic Permutation" (November 19, 2015)

The Bob Newhart Show

  • Season 3, Episode 11: "An American Family" (November 23, 1974)
  • Season 4, Episode 11: "Over the River and Through the Woods" (November 22, 1975)

Boy Meets World

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

  • Season 1, Episode 10: "Thanksgiving" (November 26, 2013)
  • Season 2, Episode 7: "Lockdown" (November 16, 2014)
  • Season 3, Episode 8: "Ava" (November 22, 2015)
  • Season 4, Episode 7: "Mr. Santiago" (November 22, 2016)
  • Season 5, Episode 7: "Two Turkeys" (November 21, 2017)

Brothers

Cheers

  • Season 5, Episode 9: "Thanksgiving Orphans" (November 27, 1986)
  • Season 11, Episode 8: "Ill-Gotten Gaines" (November 19, 1992)

The Cosby Show

  • Season 1, Episode 10: "Bon Jour, Sondra" (November 22, 1984)
  • Season 6, Episode 9: "Cliff's Wet Adventure" (November 16, 1989)

Cougar Town

Dharma & Greg

Dr. Ken

  • Dr. Ken: "Thanksgiving Culture Clash" (2015)
  • Dr. Ken: "Allison's Thanksgiving Meltdown" (2016)

Everybody Loves Raymond

Frasier

  • Season 4, Episode 7: "A Lilith Thanksgiving" (November 26, 1996)
  • Season 7, Episode 9: "The Apparent Trap" (November 18, 1999)

Fresh Off the Boat

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Friends

  • Season 1, Episode 9: "The One Where Underdog Gets Away" (November 17, 1994)
  • Season 2, Episode 8: "The One with the List" (November 16, 1995)
  • Season 3, Episode 9: "The One with the Football" (November 21, 1996)
  • Season 4, Episode 8: "The One with Chandler in a Box" (November 20, 1997)
  • Season 5, Episode 8: "The One with All the Thanksgivings" (November 19, 1998)
  • Season 6, Episode 9: "The One Where Ross Got High" (November 25, 1999)
  • Season 7, Episode 8: "The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs" (November 23, 2000)
  • Season 8, Episode 9: "The One with the Rumor" (November 22, 2001)
  • Season 9, Episode 8: "The One with Rachel's Other Sister" (November 21, 2002)
  • Season 10, Episode 8: "The One with the Late Thanksgiving" (November 20, 2003)

Gary Unmarried

George Lopez

The Goldbergs

  • Season 1, Episode 9: "Stop Arguing and Start Thanking" (November 19, 2013)
  • Season 2, Episode 7: "A Goldberg Thanksgiving" (November 19, 2014)
  • Season 3, Episode 8: "In Conclusion, Thanksgiving" (November 18, 2015)
  • Season 4, Episode 7: "Ho-ly K.I.T.T." (November 16, 2016)
  • Season 5, Episode 7: "A Wall Street Thanksgiving" (November 15, 2017)

Grace Under Fire

Half & Half

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

Hazel

  • Hazel: "Everybody's Thankful But Us Turkeys" (1961)
  • Hazel: "A Lesson in Diplomacy" (1964)

Home Improvement

Hope & Faith

How I Met Your Mother

The Hughleys

The Jamie Foxx Show

The King of Queens

Last Man Standing

Life in Pieces

Living Single

The Love Boat

  • Season 2, Episode 10: "Man of the Cloth/Her Own Two Feet/Tony's Family" (November 18, 1978)
  • Season 6, Episode 9: "The Best of Friends/Too Many Dads/Love Will Find a Way" (November 20, 1982)

Mad About You

  • Season 1, Episode 9: "Riding Backwards" (November 18, 1992)
  • Season 3, Episode 8: "Giblets for Murray" (November 17, 1994)
  • Season 5, Episode 7: "Outbreak" (November 19, 1996)
  • Season 7, Episode 7: "The Thanksgiving Show" (November 24, 1998)

Martin

  • Season 2, Episode 13: "Thanks for Nothing" (November 21, 1993)
  • Season 3, Episode 11: "Feast or Famine" (November 24, 1994)

The Middle

  • Season 1, Episode 8: "Thanksgiving" (November 25, 2009)
  • Season 2, Episode 9: "Thanksgiving II" (November 24, 2010)
  • Season 3, Episode 10: "Thanksgiving III" (November 23, 2011)
  • Season 4, Episode 8: "Thanksgiving IV" (November 14, 2012)
  • Season 5, Episode 7: "Thanksgiving V" (November 20, 2013)
  • Season 6, Episode 7: "Thanksgiving VI" (November 19, 2014)
  • Season 7, Episode 8: "Thanksgiving VII" (November 18, 2015)
  • Season 8, Episode 6: "Thanksgiving VIII" (November 22, 2016)
  • Season 9, Episode 7: "Thanksgiving IX" (November 14, 2017)

Mike & Molly

  • Season 1, Episode 10: "Molly Gets a Hat" (November 22, 2010)
  • Season 2, Episode 9: "Mike Cheats" (November 21, 2011)
  • Season 3, Episode 7: "Thanksgiving Is Cancelled" (November 19, 2012)
  • Season 4, Episode 4: "Careful What You Dig For" (November 25, 2013)

Modern Family

  • Season 3, Episode 9: "Punkin Chunkin" (November 23, 2011)
  • Season 6, Episode 8: "Three Turkeys" (November 19, 2014)
  • Season 7, Episode 7: "Phil's Sexy, Sexy House" (November 18, 2015)
  • Season 8, Episode 7: "Thanksgiving Jamboree" (November 16, 2016)
  • Season 9, Episode 7: "Winner Winner Turkey Dinner" (November 15, 2017)
  • Season 10, Episode 7: "Did the Chicken Cross the Road?" (November 14, 2018)

Moesha

  • Season 2, Episode 13: "Road Trip" (November 26, 1996)
  • Season 5, Episode 10: "Thanksgiving" (November 22, 1999)
  • Season 6, Episode 10: "All This and Turkey, Too" (November 20, 2000)

Murphy Brown

  • Season 4, Epsiode 11: "Mission Control" (November 25, 1991)
  • Season 11, Episode 9: "Thanksgiving and Taking" (November 22, 2018)

My Three Sons

  • Season 1, Episode 8: "Chip's Harvest" (November 17, 1960)
  • TV Movie: "A Thanksgiving Reunion with The Partridge Family and My Three Sons" (November 25, 1977)

The Neighbors

  • Season 1, Episode 8: "Thanksgiving Is for the Bird-Kersees" (November 14, 2012)
  • Season 2, Episode 9: "Thanksgiving Is No Schmuck Bait" (November 22, 2013)

New Girl

  • Season 1, Episode 6: "Thanksgiving" (November 15, 2011)
  • Season 2, Episode 8: "Parents" (November 20, 2012)
  • Season 3, Episode 10: "Thanksgiving III" (November 26, 2013)
  • Season 4, Episode 9: "Thanksgiving IV" (November 25, 2014)
  • Season 6, Episode 7: "Last Thanksgiving" (November 22, 2016)

Newhart

  • Season 2, Episode 6: "Don't Rain on My Parade" (November 21, 1983)
  • Season 5, Episode 8: "Thanksgiving for the Memories" (November 24, 1986)

Night Court

  • Season 2, Episode 8: "Harry and the Madam" (November 22, 1984)
  • Season 6, Episode 6: "The Last Temptation of Mac" (November 23, 1988)

One on One

  • Season 1, Episode 11: "Thanksgiving It to Me, Baby" (November 19, 2001)
  • Season 4, Episode 9: "Who Brought the Jive Turkey?" (November 22, 2004)

The Parkers

  • Season 1, Episode 11: "It's a Family Affair" (November 22, 1999)
  • Season 2, Episode 10: "Turkey Day Blues" (November 20, 2000)

Raising Hope

  • Season 1, Episode 9: "Meet the Grandparents" (November 23, 2010)
  • Season 2, Episode 7: "Burt's Parents" (November 15, 2011)
  • Season 3, Episode 7: "Candy Wars" (November 20, 2012)

Reba

  • Season 4, Episode 9: "Thanksgiving" (November 19, 2004)
  • Season 5, Episode 9: "Invasion" (November 18, 2005)

Roseanne

  • Season 2, Episode 9: "We Gather Together" (November 21, 1989)
  • Season 4, Episode 10: "Thanksgiving '91" (November 26, 1991)
  • Season 6, Episode 10: "Thanksgiving '93" (November 23, 1993)
  • Season 7, Episode 10: "Thanksgiving '94" (November 23, 1994)
  • Season 8, Episode 8: "The Last Thursday in November" (November 21, 1995)
  • Season 9, Episode 10: "Home Is Where the Afghan Is" (November 26, 1996)

The Single Guy

  • Season 1, Episode 8: "Sister" (November 16, 1995)
  • Season 2, Episode 9: "Davy Jones" (November 21, 1996)

Speechless

  • Season 1, Episode 7: "T-h-a-Thanksgiving" (November 16, 2016)
  • Season 2, Episode 7: "B-r-i-British I-n-v-Invasion" (November 15, 2017)
  • Season 3, Episode 6: "C-e-Celebrity S-u-Suite" (November 16, 2018)

Spin City

  • Season 1, Episode 10: "The Competition" (November 26, 1996)
  • Season 3, Episode 10: "Gobble the Wonder Turkey Saves the Day" (November 24, 1998)
  • Season 4, Episode 9: "The Thanksgiving Show" (November 24, 1999)
  • Season 5, Episode 6: "Balloons Over Broadway" (November 22, 2000)

Suburgatory

  • Season 1, Episode 8: "Thanksgiving" (November 23, 2011)
  • Season 2, Episode 5: "The Wishbone" (November 14, 2012)

That '70s Show

  • Season 1, Episode 9: "Thanksgiving" (November 22, 1998)
  • Season 5, Episode 8: "Thank You" (December 3, 2002)
  • Season 7, Episode 9: "You Can't Always Get What You Want" (November 24, 2004)

Too Close for Comfort

  • Season 2, Episode 6: "Rafkin's Bum" (November 24, 1981)
  • Season 3, Episode 9: "A Thanksgiving Tale" (November 25, 1982)

Two Guys and a Girl

  • Season 2, Episode 10: "Two Guys, a Girl and a Thanksgiving" (November 25, 1998)
  • Season 3, Episode 9: "Talking Turkey" (November 17, 1999)

Webster

  • Season 2, Episode 8: "Thanksgiving Show" (November 16, 1984)
  • Season 6, Episode 16: "Thanksgiving with the Four Tops" (January 6, 1989)

What I Like About You

  • Season 1, Episode 9: "Thanksgiving" (November 22, 2002)
  • Season 3, Episode 10: "The Wedding: Part 1) (November 19, 2004)
  • Season 4, Episode 9: "Ground-Turkey-Hog-Day" (November 18, 2005)

Will & Grace

  • Season 2, Episode 7: "Homo for the Holidays" (November 25, 1999)
  • Season 3, Episode 8-9: "Lows in the Mid-Eighties" (November 23, 2000)
  • Season 4, Episode 9-10: "Moveable Feast" (November 22, 2001)
  • Season 7, Episode 10-11: "Queens for a Day" (November 25, 2004)

Animated sitcoms

  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Season 2, Episode 21: "The Dressing" (December 14, 2003)
  • Beavis and Butt-Head: Season 7, Episode Non-Canon "Beavis and Butt-Head Do Thanksgiving" (November 27, 1997)
  • Dan Vs.: Season 2, Episode 1: "Dan VS The Family Thanksgiving" (November 19, 2011)
  • Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist: Season 5, Episode 18: "Thanksgiving" (November 23, 1998)
  • Father of the Pride: Season 1, Episode 9: "The Thanksgiving Episode" (December 28, 2004)
  • Regular Show: Season 5, Episode 12: "The Thanksgiving Special" (November 25, 2013)
  • Son of Zorn: Season 1, Episode 7: "The Battle of Thanksgiving" (November 13, 2016)

American Dad!

  • Season 6, Episode 6: "There Will Be Bad Blood" (November 28, 2010)
  • Season 9, Episode 5: "Kung Pao Turkey" (November 24, 2013)

Bob's Burgers

The Cleveland Show

  • Season 1, Episode 7: "A Brown Thanksgiving" (November 22, 2009)
  • Season 2, Episode 7: "Another Bad Thanksgiving" (November 28, 2010)
  • Season 4, Episode 3: "A General Thanksgiving Episode" (November 18, 2012)
  • Season 4, Episode 4: "Turkey Pot Die" (November 25, 2012)

Family Guy

King of the Hill

  • Season 3, Episode 7: "Nine Pretty Darn Angry Men" (November 17, 1998)
  • Season 4, Episode 7: "The Hank's Giving Episode" (November 21, 1999)
  • Season 5, Episode 4: "Spin the Choice" (November 19, 2000)
  • Season 7, Episode 4: "Goodbye Normal Jeans" (November 24, 2002)

The Simpsons

South Park

Professional wrestling

Canadian series

Other

See also

External links

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