Nearly every world culture enjoys some celebration, or holiday that is set aside for giving thanks. Gratitude is a wonderful thing. However, it’s only in the USA where we send gridiron warriors to work on the holiday, watch a parade sponsored by one of the world’s greatest department store retailers and get down on some serious TV episodes the week prior, prepping us all for the holiday. Thanksgiving is awesome, and the TV shows that honor the tradition and American culture are much appreciated. Here are 10 of the greatest Thanksgiving themed TV episodes.
10. The Brady Bunch, “The Underground Movie”
The Brandy Bunch Thanksgiving episode from the second season deserves a special place in history because it milked more out of the Thanksgiving comedy than had been done before. Sure, there had been television episodes featuring the holiday, and gathering around tables to break bread, but the Brady’s added a new element to the traditional storyline: a school project. The school project was that of Greg’s, and his idea was to make a home movie that featured his family as the early settling pilgrims after their journey across the pond. As often occurred in the Brady blended family, too many ideas needed sifting, and it came to a head when Greg offered an ultimatum. Regarding the situational comedy of the entire series, this was one of the better comedy of errors episodes, still holding up to this day.