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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Commentary with a Co-ed: Favorite Thanksgiving episodes

by Ashley Gouveia

If you’re like me and can’t bear to sit through The Annual Dog Show this Thanksgiving then I have something for you.

I have put together a list of my top favorite Thanksgiving episodes of TV shows, past and present. So before, during or after you all have eaten some turkey with cranberry, check out these episodes.

Friends, Season Eight. “The One with the Rumor”: Or as I like to call it, “The One with Brad Pitt.” I have lost count on how many times I’ve watched this episode. It never gets old to me. It’s still as funny as the first time I watched it. Ah, before Brangelina. It seems like a lifetime ago. Between Rachel’s “teeny-weenie” and Joey’s Thanksgiving pants, there are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments to burn off that extra piece of cheesecake.

The O.C, Season One. “The Homecoming”: Season one, The Golden Age of the series. This was the episode that showcased the hilarity of Seth Cohen at its best. His constant prevention of having his mother cook to his secret rendezvous sessions with both Summer and Anna are just some of the highlights. Then when the girls caught on to what was really going on…holy awkward! The Cohen house was definitely eventful that Thanksgiving. This one is not to be missed.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season Four. “Pangs”: Angel returned, Xander had syphilis, Spike was tied to a chair, and did I mention Angel returned? This was part of the greatly missed Buffy/Angel crossover events that The WB always liked to do. Oh, the good ol’ days. All Buffy wanted was a nice Thanksgiving dinner and she ended up having to battle a Chumash tribe all before their first slice of turkey. How hysterical was it when Xander, Anya and Willow had to come peddling to her rescue on bicycles? Season four wasn’t my favorite but this episode stood out among the pack.

Ugly Betty, Season One. “Four Thanksgivings and a Funeral”: How can anyone forget Marc and Amanda dressing up in designer duds and putting on a musical number in Wilhelmina’s office? Hysterical! Plus, we got to see how much Betty would do for Daniel. Let’s not forgot she crossed the parade route and almost got run over by the Queer Eye guys riding a giant turkey. That girl needs to ask for a raise. We got to see more of Santos in the Casa de Suarez, which was always a good thing. This was an episode that I couldn’t leave off the list.

I hope you all check out these Thanksgiving-themed episodes of some of my favorite shows. I’ve got my DVD sets ready! Also, do you have a favorite moment from the episodes above? If you have some other favorite Thanksgiving episodes let me know. Have some extra stuffing and enjoy! Happy Turkey Day!

Commentary with a Co-Ed is a weekly column at Tube Talk new every Thursday.


tube talk girl said...

Ashley, thanks for the walk down memory lane!

Those four episodes are among some of my favorite TV moments. The Brad Pitt episode was TV perfection, as was Buffy's Thanksgiving disaster. Spike tied to the chair still makes me giggle.

And Seth trying to juggle two women was too funny.

**Sniff,sniff...I miss these shows so much. :(

Micala said...

Oh I had forgotten about that Buffy episode. Now, I'm gonna have to dig out my DVDs and watch it. That was the best! Spike and the chair and Zander...and Angel..I miss this show.

ashley said...

jen, i actually just finished watching the Buffy episode. It was such a great show. I miss the Buffy/Angel crossover events so much!

micala, I'm glad I could remind you about a fantastic episode of one of my favorite shows EVER!
I still love the part when Spike is getting all the arrows stuck in him. Then the bear, "Undo it, Undo it!!". Lol.

Micala said...

Yes! Undo it. Undo it.

Sarah P said...

I'm one of your world-wide readers. Checking in from Windsor, Ontario.

ashley said...

Hi sarah p! Thanks for checking out the column and the site.:)

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