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Friday, November 13, 2015

Serving up some Thanksgiving pop culture potluck dinner

With all of the debates about a certain red holiday coffee cup going on these days(personally, I don't see what the problem is other than folks not liking minimalist design), once again Thanksgiving is being overlooked on the media circuit.

To try and revive the spirit of Turkey Day, I thought it would be nice to offer up a few pop culture reminders of just how fun and funny this festival of eating can be. Granted, these are oldies but they are quite the goodies to gobble up:


It's hard to pick just one of the many moments from A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving to savor but a choice tasty scene is definitely when Snoopy leads the culinary charge in the kitchen.

While's the food being prepared is far from the traditional holiday menu, you can't deny the flair that Snoopy brings to the stove top (with the aid of his trusty sous chef Woodstock) and his napkin folding skills would certainly please even the pickiest of etiquette followers:


Giving thanks is an important part of the holiday but most essential is the meal, something that mother-in-law Marie on Everybody Loves Raymond is proud to preside over.

One of the few times that her loved ones were reluctant to gather around her table was the Thanksgiving that she decided to make a "healthy" dinner that had tofu turkey as the centerpiece of the feast.

Being nutrition conscious for this time of year is a good idea but flavor goes a long way towards making that happen and let's face it, people; Thanksgiving is a meat lover's holiday, like it or not. As good a cook as Marie is, there are just some things that you can't make taste good and tofu is one of them:

   AFTER DINNER CONFESSION MINTS: I know everyone has their favorite Thanksgiving episode of Friends, complete with favorite scenes and lines, but I keep going back for seconds on the chain of confessionals started by feuding siblings Ross and Monica.

The timing of those truth tellings(and for Rachel, a moment of culinary clarity) is dead on perfect, with the reactions of the elder Gellers putting the comedic cherry on top of that silly sweet sundae,which would taste a whole lot better than Rachel's beef and jam trifle:


When it comes to major league eating, it's hard to top the Gilmore Girls for their incredible persistence and excellent taste but even that one year of attending four Thanksgiving dinners was a challenge even for them.

Luckily, Rory and Lorelai were able to stop at Luke's, where in addition to a delicious meal, they also had helpings of updates about Kirk's cat troubles( a very uncool cat, I do agree with Maury on that one) and reviews of Rory and Jess's attempt at PDA.  Have to admit, that smooch did need a pinch of passion there:

So, in the face of other holiday themed controversies, let us try to keep the Thanksgiving horse before the Christmas cart and take all of this in the proper stride. That doesn't mean you can't enjoy a giggle or two with your gravy, especially if it's served up with a smile,plus a side of wink and nod:

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