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Looking for something Thanksgiving-themed to watch this time of the year? I’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of five fun TV episodes that are a perfect way to start your holiday season. From all of us at Her Campus, happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the show! 

‘Gilmore Girls’

Leave it to Rory and Lorelei Gilmore to give you all the cozy, family vibes you’ve been craving as it gets a little colder outside. It also helps that the dynamic duo live in Stars Hollow (an East Coast town that is perfectly autumnal)! Settle down on the couch with a cup of coffee and your favorite sweet treat for a heart-warming show about family, friends, and turkey. 


Season 3, Episode 9: ‘A Deep Fried Korean Thanksgiving’

Season 6, Episode 10: ‘He’s Slippin ‘Em Bread… Dig?’

‘New Girl’

Get ready for a lot of fun and food! Hang out with Jess and her quirky set of friends as they celebrate the yummiest holiday of the year. This quirky sitcom is just what you need if you’re looking for a lot of love and laughter.


Season 1, Episode 6: Thanksgiving

Season 2, Episode 8: Parents

Season 3, Episode 10: Thanksgiving III 

Season 4, Episode 9: Thanksgiving IV

Season 6, Episode 7: Last Thanksgiving

‘That 70s Show’

Want to celebrate Turkey Day with your favorite mischievous teens from 1970’s Wisconsin? Get groovy with the gang from That 70s Show at the Forman’s this Thanksgiving! No bell-bottoms, platform shoes, or ponchos required for this hilarious throwback. 


Season 1, Episode 9: ‘Thanksgiving’

Season 5, Episode 8: ‘Thank You’

‘This Is Us’

Here’s to the family memories that will last a lifetime. Join the Pearson family as they share traditions, family secrets, and conflict over cranberry sauce and stuffing. No matter what, the Big Three will do whatever it takes to make their Thanksgiving one for the books while honoring the memory of those not at the table. 


Season 1, Episode 8: ‘Pilgrim Rick’

Season 2, Episode 3: ‘Number Three’

Season 3, Episode 5: ‘Six Thanksgivings’

Season 4, Episode 4: ‘So Long, Marianne’

‘Gossip Girl’

Want your turkey served with an extra helping of drama? Gossip Girl will be your #1 source of entertainment. There’s a Thanksgiving-themed episode for (almost) every season of the show with enough fallouts, glamour, and secrets to carry you into the new year. What better way to get ready for the reboot in 2021? 


Season 1, Episode 9: ‘Blair Waldorf Must Pie!’

Season 2, Episode 11: ‘The Magnificent Archibalds’

Season 3, Episode 11: ‘The Treasure of Serena Madre’

Season 4, Episode 10: ‘Gaslit’

Seasons 6, Episode 8: ‘It’s Really Complicated’

Hello, my name is Maya Thomas and I'm an English major & Journalism minor from Bellevue, Washington. I love writing about fashion trends, travel, and classic literature!
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