Monday, November 14, 2011


It's that time of year again.  Besides the usual thoughts of turkey and cranberry sauce (and, yes, candied sweet potatoes), November also conjures up images of beagles and pilgrim costumes and popcorn for dinner.

Since Grandma is still sick with bronchitis, we paid her a relatively short visit Sunday.  She didn't cook lunch and I brought along a couple Thanksgiving shows to keep The Inmates relatively quiet.  While there are a number of cute Thanksgiving shows out there, we have three that are not-to-be-missed.

1.  Garfield's Thanksgiving - Part of the amusement from this 1989 special comes from the resemblance of the big orange tabby to our own two cats.  Garfield's gluttony is mirrored in our own Milky Way (known around here as "the fat, fat pooty-tat") and his dog-abusing side makes him our Snickers' twin.  When you mix a cat on a diet, a female Thanksgiving guest, and a doofus who doesn't know how to cook, hilarity ensues.  You'll probably have to explain the Orson Welles joke to the kids, but otherwise it's likely to be a hit.

2.  The Rugrats Thanksgiving - While I've never been a fan of Angelica myself, in the context of general family holiday bickering, she fits right in with this episode.  You have your kitchen mayhem, football, and a live turkey, blended with talking babies.  It even inspired a little head wear designing and turkey crafting from Foghorn.

3.  A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving - What can one say?  The all-time classic.  Who can resist a chair-wrestling beagle, a girl who wants a drumstick and the neck, and a grandmother who's suddenly stuck with half a dozen extra Thanksgiving guests?  Plus you get a bird in a pilgrim hat.  It don't get no more entertaining than that.

So, what am I missing?  You have any other Thanksgiving shows that are tradition?  Please share in the comments.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We need more good non-animated Thanksgiving shows.