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The Best Thanksgiving TV Show Episodes of All Time

Stacker Logo By Jacob Osborn of Stacker | Slide 1 of 32: <p>While Thanksgiving is always a great time to gather with loved ones and eat to your heart’s content, it can also make for some truly unique television. The unwritten tradition for hit TV shows to feature a special Thanksgiving episode whenever the holiday comes around has resulted in countless classics on almost every series that’s made it into multiple seasons.</p><p>Being that the holiday season is itself a relaxed departure from the norm, Thanksgiving TV episodes sometimes represent a slight drop in quality (or a bit of a stretch), but every now and then an episode will come along that simply knocks it out of the park. To identify these winners, Stacker used IMDB data to rank the all-time top TV episodes centered around Thanksgiving. The criteria for each episode (aside from it needing to be about Thanksgiving) is that it was part of a running series, and had a minimum of 100 votes on IMDB. We went first by rating, and then by votes, meaning if there was a tie, the episode with more votes was ranked higher on the list. May you binge-watch them all this holiday season--just don’t forget about that turkey roasting in the oven.</p>

The Best Thanksgiving TV Show Episodes of All Time

While Thanksgiving is always a great time to gather with loved ones and eat to your heart’s content, it can also make for some truly unique television. The unwritten tradition for hit TV shows to feature a special Thanksgiving episode whenever the holiday comes around has resulted in countless classics on almost every series that’s made it into multiple seasons.

Being that the holiday season is itself a relaxed departure from the norm, Thanksgiving TV episodes sometimes represent a slight drop in quality (or a bit of a stretch), but every now and then an episode will come along that simply knocks it out of the park. To identify these winners, Stacker used IMDB data to rank the all-time top TV episodes centered around Thanksgiving. The criteria for each episode (aside from it needing to be about Thanksgiving) is that it was part of a running series, and had a minimum of 100 votes on IMDB. We went first by rating, and then by votes, meaning if there was a tie, the episode with more votes was ranked higher on the list. May you binge-watch them all this holiday season--just don’t forget about that turkey roasting in the oven.

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