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Our Favorite Thanksgiving Episodes You Need to Watch

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at CWU chapter.

Thanksgiving is always an entertaining holiday spent at home with family and friends. Between typical antics that you constantly get a kick out of and the delicious food bringing your dysfunctional family together, it’s always a reality check for how grateful you are for your family and friends, whether or not the event was scarring enough to not want to see them for another year again. To deal with the drama and food coma you’ll be enduring after the activity filled day, make sure to marathon all of your thanksgiving movie favorites and some of our favorite thanksgiving episodes.

Friends, “The One with All the Thanksgivings” Season 5 Episode 8 

You know, the one where Ross and Monica fight and reveal secrets the entire time to their parents, and let’s not forget Rachel’s famous “trifle”. If you haven’t seen it, it’s definitely one of those things you have to experience on your own.

Gossip Girl, “Blair Waldorf Must Pie!” Season 1 Episode 9

Amidst all the drama filled Thanksgiving specials the Waldorf and Van Der Woodsen families have gifted to us to make our own family antics at thanksgiving feel more normal than ever, it’s obvious their first thanksgiving was by far the most legendary.

Full House, “The Miracle of Thanksgiving” Season 1 Episode 9

When The Tanner’s very first Thanksgiving strikes without their mother Pam, Danny is determined to make it as normal as possible for his daughters with the help of his best friends, Joey and Jesse.

That 70’s Show, Thanksgiving Season 1 Episode 9

Laurie brings home a friend for thanksgiving dinner, which always leads to about 10 other problems usually involving her brother Eric, we love this episode.

Modern Family, Three Turkeys Season 6 Episode 8

With an emergency plan ready and no confidence in her husband and son, Claire prepares for the worst and her own secret backup turkey, while Phil and Luke take over Thanksgiving duties. Between Jay and Gloria’s big secret and Mitch tired of being the bad cop forcing Cameron to make sure Lily is thanksgiving ready, this episode is as hilariously drama filled as ever before.

Desperate Housewives, Sorry Grateful Season 7 Episode 8

Hosting a wonderful thanksgiving feast, the Solis’s find out some interesting new about the Sanchez’s on this supposedly grateful day. With family after family butting heads, this thanksgiving special might just be the most drama filled yet, so bring out the pumpkin pie and enjoy.