Imagine this. It’s Thanksgiving. Your family is prepping food in the kitchen. The smell is flowing through the house and your stomach is growling like a wild animal. The first football game just ended and you need something to do before the feast. How will you pass the time?!

Turkey day is right around the corner, so we put together a list of our favorite Thanksgiving-themed TV episodes. These classic episodes are sure to keep you busy while you’re waiting for the rest of your loved ones to show up for dinner. By the end, you’ll be thankful for your family, friends, and all the laughs that brought you to tears! Here’s our picks for the holiday:

Friends – “The One with All the Thanksgivings” – Season 5, Episode 8 (1998)

(Rated TV-PG) – Available on HBO Max, Vudu, and Prime Video


The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air – “Talking Turkey” – Season 1, Episode 12 (1990)

(Rated TV-PG) – Available on HBO Max, Vudu, and Prime Video


The Office – “WUPHF.com” – Season 7, Episode 9 (2010)

(Rated TV-PG) – Available on Peacock, Vudu, and Prime Video


Seinfeld – “The Mom & Pop Store” – Season 6, Episode 8 (1994)

(Rated TV-PG) – Available on Netlix, Vudu, and Prime Video


Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Thanksgiving” – Season 1, Episode 10 (2013)

(Rated TV-14) – Available on Peacock, Hulu, and Prime Video


The Simpsons – “Bart vs. Thanksgiving” – Season 2, Episode 7 (1990)

(Rated TV-PG) – Available on Disney+, FXNOW, Vudu, and Prime Video


It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – “The Gang Squashes Their Beefs” – Season 9, Episode 10 (2013)

(Rated TV-MA) – Available on Hulu, FXNOW, Vudu, and Prime Video


Cheers – “Thanksgiving Orphans” – Season 5, Episode 9 (1986)

(Rated TV-PG) – Available on Peacock, Hulu, Paramount+, and Prime Video


The Sopranos – “He Is Risen” – Season 3, Episode 8 (2001)

(Rated TV-MA) – Available on HBO Max and Prime Video

*BONUS*

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (TV Short 1973)

(Rated TV-G) – Available on AppleTV+ and Prime Video

Did we forget any of your favorite Thanksgiving TV episodes? Send an email to spencersblog@spencergifts.com and let us know! Make sure to check out our site for all of your holiday needs. Happy Thanksgiving!