Posted on November 24, 2011
Top Thanksgiving TV Shows on Netflix Streaming
Since I enjoyed putting together my Top Halloween TV Shows on Netflix Streaming post I felt like doing the same for Thanksgiving. Catch these episodes with your family.
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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015-2016)
1-6 My First Thanksgiving with Josh!
Rebecca gets invited to Josh’s for Thanksgiving, and his parents love her.Greg quits his job, but to a lot less drama than he had hoped.
Orange Is the New Black (2013)
Larry is supposed to visit for Thanksgiving. Piper dances with Alex, in front of everyone.
Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23 (2012)
2-4 It’s a Miracle
Chloe gets June to go to her parents for Thanksgiving. June doesn’t come off to well as Chloe has her pretend to be in a wheelchair to ostensibly make her mother feel more comfortable. There’s also the little matter of June having banged Chloe’s dad in the past.
Bob’s Burgers (2011-2016)
3-5 An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal
Bob’s landlord, Mr. Fischoeder, asks for quite a favor. He hires Bob’s family to pose as his to make a woman jealous. Bob plays his chef. This episode is appropriately ridiculous. Mr. Fischoeder, as always, is played by the amazing Kevin Kline. Linda sings The Thanksgiving Song, and Bob gets hammered on absinthe.
4-5 Turkey in a Can
Bob is super excited to try a new turkey recipe, but is disappointed when his turkeys keep mysteriously ending yp in the toilet. Who is the turkey burglar?
5-4 Dawn of the Peck
Bob’s family decides to do activities at the Wonder Wharf pier, instead of having a traditional Thanksgiving with him.
The Vampire Diaries (2009-2016)
6-8 Fade Into You
Caroline hosts a friendsgiving dinner. The episode has a lot of plot lines going on. Jodi Lyn O’Keefe guest stars.
How I Met Your Mother (2005-2012)
1-9 Belly Full of Turkey
Lily visits Marshall’s family and worries that she’s pregnant. Barney takes Ted and Robin to volunteer with him on Thanksgiving.
Lily tries to throw a nice Thanksgiving in the apartment while Marshall spends his time teasing Barney about slapping him.
5-9 Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap
More slapping fun ensues. Lily’s father visits.
This episode focuses on the curse of the Blitz.
7-11 The Rebound Girl
Robin is upset by Marshall and Lily’s move to Long Island. Ted and Barney consider adopting a child together.
The Cleveland Show (2008-2012)
1-7 A Brown Thanksgiving
Roberta & Federline want to celebrate on their own. Cleveland learns a huge secret about Auntie Momma.
2-7 Another Bad Thanksgiving
Donna’s bossy sister Janet and her kids visit. Janet and Holt run away to Las Vegas to elope leaving the Browns with her kids. So they follow them to Vegas.
Mad Men (2007-2012)
1-13 The Wheel
Don’s work interferes with his home life.
4-1 Public Relations
The mysterious Don Draper is targeted for an interview.
5-8 Dark Shadows
Betty angrily stirs up trouble between Sally and Megan. Don screws Ginsberg over on an account. Jane agrees to pretend to still be married to Roger to impress Manischewitz. Megan auditions for the show Dark Shadows.
6-13 In Care Of
Don tries to get Megan to agree to move to California with him. On Thanksgiving morning, the partners hold a meeting to force Don to take a leave of absence. Don reveals his real childhood to multiple people.
Gossip Girl (2007-2012)
1-9 Blair Waldorf Must Pie
Dan invites Serena and her family to spend Thanksgiving with his family.
2-11 The Magnificent Archibalds
Blair is upset when her traditions are ruined by her mother’s new boyfriend.
3-11 The Treasure of Serena Madre
Lily invites Maureen and Tripp to dinner.
American Dad 2005-2016
7-6 There Will Be Bad Blood
Stan’s brother is supposed to visit for Thanksgiving. Instead, the family visits him, and learns that he is wealthy. Haley and Jeff eloped, but they are forgiven when they help the family out of a bind.
10-5 Kung Pao Turkey
Francine has her parents over for Thanksgiving.
The Office (2005-2012)
Michael helps Ryan get people to invest in his start-up. Dwight makes a hay festival in the parking lot.
Grey’s Anatomy (2005-2012)
2-9 Thanks for the Memories
The interns and residents find the holiday hard to handle but are unable to admit it.
Miranda’s father visits and disapproves of her life.
10-10 Somebody That I Used to Know
Meredith plans to host Thanksgiving at her place. Bailey’s OCD is becoming worrisome. Richard is still recovering in the hostpital. Arizona and Callie try to deal with the aftermath of Arizona having got it on with Leah. Cristina and Shane want to use Meredith’s 3D printer.
1-9 My Day Off
J.D. has appendicitis. The gang gets drinks at the bar on Thanksgiving evening.
Gilmore Girls (2000-2007, 2016)
3-9 A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving
Lorelai and Rory have to attend four separate Thanksgiving dinners. At Emily and Richard’s dinner, Rory announces that she has applied to Yale.
6-10 He’s Slippin’ ‘Em Bread…Dig?
Luke needs to tell Lorelai about hsi daughter.
Family Guy (1999-2016)
Joe and Bonnie’s son makes a dramatic return during Thanksgiving dinner.
12-7 Into Harmony’s Way
Quagmire and Peter start a musical group, managed by Mort.
13-5 Turkey Guys
Peter and Brian have a series of scrapes while trying to obtain a last minute turkey.
14-6 Peter’s Sister
Peter’s sister, Karen, visits the family for Thanksgiving. She is a professional wrestler, who bullies Peter. This leads to a wrestling match involving Karen, Peter, and Meg.
1-8 The Truth Is Out There, and It Hurts
Prue casts a temporary truth spell to find out if Andy will still like her if he finds out that she’s a witch.
7-9 There’s Something About Leo
Piper learns that Leo is now an Avatar so Paige and Phoebe go to Kyle for help.
That ’70s Show (1998-2005)
Laurie’s friend hits on Eric.
5-8 Thank You
Eric plans to announce that he is engaged to Donna.
7-9 You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Hyde and Angie’s dad gives them the responsibility of furnishing, decorating and opening his record store.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2002)
Buffy meets the spirit of a Native American warrior who had their people wiped out by settlers.
2-9 Max in the City
Max and Tess go to New York City where he is confirmed as a true king.
Ally McBeal (1997-2001)
3-5 Troubled Water
Ally invites her coworkers and parents home for dinner and everyone erupts.
1-9 The One Where Underdog Gets Away
Monica hosts Thanksgiving. Joey accidentally models for V.D. awareness.
3-9 The One with the Football
Ross and Monica try to beat each other at touch football. Joey and Chandler both want the same girl.
4-8 The One with Chandler in a Box
Joey punishes Chandler by making him spend Thanksgiving in a crate. Monica meets Richard’s hot son (Michael Vartan), who is also an optometrist.
5-8 The One with the All the Thanksgivings
The gang remembers previous Thanksgivings, which are shown as hilarious flashbacks. This one has a keen focus on establishing a past between Monica and Chandler. Turkeys on heads, a fat suit, and bad wigs are just some of the reasons to check this episode out.
6-9 The One Where Ross Got High
Chandler finds out that Ross and Monica’s parents dislike him, because Ross blamed the smell of pot smoke on him, even though he didn’t do it. Rachel makes a half English trifle and half shepherd’s pie, which looks thoroughly disgusting. This is still what I think of any time someone mentions shepherd’s pie.
7-8 The One Where Chandler Doesn’t Like Dogs
Ross tries to name all 50 states. Rachel invites cute, young hottie Tag to Thanksgiving dinner.
8-9 The One with the Rumor
Monica states that she will not be cooking Thanksgiving this year, due to too many leftovers, Chandler’s hatred of Thanksgiving, and Rachel being nauseated due to her pregnancy. Brad Pitt guest stars, as he was with Jennifer Aniston at the time. This episode deals with high school rumors.
9-8 The One with Rachel’s Other Sister
Rachel’s sister Amy (Christina Applegate) comes to Thanksgiving dinner.
10-8 The One with the Late Thanksgiving
Monica and Chandler don’t want to host Thanksgiving, but are talked into it. When everyone is late due to shenanigans, Monica and Chandler lock them out.
Quantum Leap (1989-1992)
3-1 & 3-2 The Leap Home
Sam leaps into himself as a teenager and tries to lead his high school basketball team to a championship. The he leaps into a Navy Seal who’s serving with his brother.
3rd Rock from the Sun (1996-2000)
2-10 Gobble, Gobble, Dick, Dick
The Solomons celebrate their first Thanksgiving.
2-9 We Gather Together
Jackie and her mom argue at dinner.
4-10 Thanksgiving ’91
The holiday is shocking.
6-10 Thanksgiving ’93
A family secret comes out and Bev leaves.
7-10 Thanksgiving ’94
Everyone meets Nana Mary’s new husband.
8-8 The Last Thursday in November
DJ acts in his school’s Thanksgiving pageant which features violent Pulp Fiction style action.
9-10 Home Is Where the Afghan Is
Dan doesn’t attend Thanksgiving, which is catered.
*NOTE: Only these last two episodes of Roseanne are currently available on Netflix.
NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
Brothers and Sisters (2006-2010)
3-10 Just A Sliver
Basically every episode of this show ends with the family gathered around a table eating and talking. Often episodes even primarily revolve around the lead up to one of these meals. So a Thanksgiving episode was a natural fit for this series. This episode is about how they have difficulty getting their schedules in sync. Plus Elizabeth has a medical emergency.
Ugly Betty (2006-2009)
1-8 Four Thanksgivings and a Funeral
Wilhelmina tries to cook a turkey and Daniel attends his parents’ brunch.
Out of Practice (2005)
The family wants to avoid the disasters of Thanksgivings past.
1-7 Color Blind
Sydney gets important intel while trapped in an asylum in Romania. Will continues investigating Danny’s murder. Francine’s bf proposes on Thanksgiving.
Dawson’s Creek (1998-2002)
3-8 Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?
Jen’s mom shows up. Grams cooks dinner at the Leery’s.
Dirty Sexy Money (2007-2008)
2-10 The Facts
When the Darlings are away for Thanksgiving their chauffeur tells his version of their family rumors.
Married with Children (1987-1996) (Not Currently Available)
11-6 A Bundy Thanksgiving
A death threatens Al’s Thanksgiving tradition.
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