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Poll: Best Thanksgiving TV Episode

Which of these Thanksgiving TV episodes do you consider the best?

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    Elizabeth Montgomery, Marion Lorne, and Dick York in Bewitched (1964)

    Samantha's Thanksgiving to Remember (1967) - Sam and her family go back in time to the first Thanksgiving; Darren is put on trial as a witch
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    Susan Olsen, Mike Lookinland, and Maureen McCormick in The Brady Bunch (1969)

    The Un-Underground Movie (1970) - The family makes a film about the first Thanksgiving; hilarity ensues
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    Bill Daily and Bob Newhart in The Bob Newhart Show (1972)

    Over the River and Through the Woods (1975) - Emily's out of town, so Bob, Jerry, Howard and Elliot get drunk, then clumsily try to order Chinese food over the phone; "Moo goo goo goo?"
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    Marion Ross and Tom Bosley in Happy Days (1974)

    The First Thanksgiving (1978) - After the family eschews Thanksgiving dinner for football, Marion tells the story of the first Thanksgiving (with the family members playing the parts)
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    Richard Sanders in WKRP in Cincinnati (1978)

    Turkeys Away (1978) - "Oh, the humanity! The turkeys are hitting the ground like bags of wet cement!"
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    Cheers (1982)

    Thanksgiving Orphans (1986) - The gang heads to Carla's new place for a potluck meal which quickly deteriorates into an all-out food fight
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    Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter, and Michael Gross in Family Ties (1982)

    No Nukes Is Good Nukes (1982) - Thanksgiving may be cancelled after Steven and Elyse get arrested at a No Nukes rally
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    Bronson Pinchot and Mark Linn-Baker in Perfect Strangers (1986)

    Wild Turkey (1991) - Larry expects a Thanksgiving windfall when he buys 58 wild turkeys to resell; at the same time Jennifer's engagement ring disappears amongst the birds
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    Bob Saget, Lisa Savage, and Barbara Kielian in Full House (1987)

    The Miracle of Thanksgiving (1987) - The guys struggle to make a great meal for the girls on the first Thanksgiving since their mom died
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    Elsa Raven, Michael Richards, and Mike Robelo in Seinfeld (1989)

    The Mom and Pop Store (1994) - in a particularly convoluted episode, Jerry wonders if he's invited to a party, Kramer bankrupts a small business and George is bitten by Jon Voight
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    The Simpsons (1989)

    Bart vs. Thanksgiving (1990) - After trashing Lisa's centerpiece, Bart is sent to his room, runs away and has many adventures before realizing his life is pretty good and heads home to apologize to Lisa
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    Anthony Edwards in Northern Exposure (1990)

    Thanksgiving (1992) - Thanksgiving in Cicely means a Day of the Dead-style parade and Native Americans hitting happy whites with tomatoes because, in Elaine's words, "juice from tomatoes looks like blood but it doesn’t hurt"
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    William Russ and Ethan Suplee in Boy Meets World (1993)

    Turkey Day (1996) - After a class assignment on class differences, Shawn and Cory learn about haves and have-nots first-hand, when the Matthewses head to the trailer park for dinner with Frankie's family
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    Kelsey Grammer and Bebe Neuwirth in Frasier (1993)

    A Lilith Thanksgiving (1996) - Frasier and Lilith drive the headmaster of Frederick's potential school so crazy he promises to admit Frederick only if he never sees his parents ever again
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    Peter Boyle and Doris Roberts in Everybody Loves Raymond (1996)

    No Fat (1998) - Marie cooks a healthy dinner including a tofu turkey; the family's reaction is priceless
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    Veronica Cartwright and Sean Hayes in Will & Grace (1998)

    Homo for the Holidays (1999) - The gang is shocked to find that Jack's mother has no idea he is gay; they encourage him to come out to her, but she has a little secret of her own
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    Gary Farmer and Georgina Lightning in The West Wing (1999)

    The Indians in the Lobby (2001) - On Thanksgiving Eve the president's voice is recognized by the lady on the Butterball help-line and CJ spends the day with a pair of Stockbridge-Munsee Indians who won't leave the lobby until they get some movement on an application they submitted 15 years ago
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    Jackson Douglas in Gilmore Girls (2000)

    A Deep Fried Korean Thanksgiving (2002) - Rory and Lorelai try to attend four dinners, including a Korean Thanksgiving with the Kims and a deep-fried turkey at Jackson and Sookie's
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    Justin Berfield and Emy Coligado in Malcolm in the Middle (2000)

    Thanksgiving (2003) - Treating Hal and Dewey as his kitchen slaves, Reese cooks a Master Chef-style dinner, including a turkey cooked stuffed inside a monstrous monkfish; Malcolm gets drunk with friends and returns home just in time to puke into the finished monkfish
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    Bernie Mac and Camille Winbush in The Bernie Mac Show (2001)

    Thanksgiving (2004) - Bernie is unhappy about having Thanksgiving at the home of one of Vanessa's teachers, who is a vegetarian; meanwhile, Jordan manages to hook the man's young son on meat while also frightening Baby Girl with stories about "the kid's table"
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    Cheech Marin and George Lopez in George Lopez (2002)

    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Honey (2002) - George invites over Lalo, a man he suspects may be his father, but is dumbfounded when he arrives with his partner, Charles
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    Zachary Knighton, Jimmi Simpson, and Nate Mooney in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005)

    The Gang Squashes Their Beefs (2013) - The gang decides to throw a party with all the people they've wronged in the past, including Rickety Cricket, the Mcpoyle twins, Bill Ponderosa, Hwang and Gail the Snail
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    Casey Sander and Jim Parsons in The Big Bang Theory (2007)

    The Thanksgiving Decoupling (2013) - Sheldon and Bernadette's dad bond over football and beer, Raj has to cook dinner when Howard's mom is laid up with gout and Penny finds out that her "fake Vegas marriage" to Zack was real
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    Gossip Girl (2007)

    Blair Waldorf Must Pie! (2007) - The Van der Woodsens crash the Humphreys' dinner and Blair has trouble dealing with her father's absence
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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Zooey Deschanel, Max Greenfield, and Hannah Simone in New Girl (2011)

    Parents (2012) - When Jess's divorced mom and dad show up at the same time, she enlists Nick and Cece's help to "parent trap" them back together; meanwhile, a bored Winston convinces Schmidt and his marine cousin to commence in an all-out contest to decide which of them is manlier
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    Randall Park in Fresh Off the Boat (2015)

    Huangsgiving (2015) - After Jessica's mother finally agrees to let her host for the first time, the family bands together to attempt a perfect "Huangsgiving"