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Couples we would and wouldn't invite to Thanksgiving dinnerBy Mekeisha Madden TobySpecial to MSN TVIt's much easier deciding what side dishes complement the turkey on Thanksgiving Day than figuring out who you should invite to dinner. Family members will most certainly infuriate you in one way or another, but if you're fortunate enough to have friends who can counterbalance Uncle Johnny's drunken political rants or Aunt Betty's intrusive questions about your reproductive plans, there is a way to save the holiday. And then there are those folks you care for but would never want to break bread with on Turkey day -- friendship or not. In the spirit of Thanksgiving and all things television, we've compiled a fun list of small-screen couples we would and wouldn't want over for the holidays. From Leslie and Ben of NBC's "Parks and Recreation," to whom we would love to pass the peas at our table, to Brody and Jessica of Showtime's "Homeland," who wouldn't get past the front door, we spotlight some of the medium's best and worst pairings for your dining pleasure. Enjoy, and happy holidays! We would invite: Leslie and Ben, "Parks and Recreation"Not only have Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott) overcome a forbidden workplace romance and small-town politics, but Leslie has met and endured Ben's wacky parents. And as they head for the altar, we just know these two crazy kids are going to be fine. Why they would be great dinner guests: Leslie is a passionate bureaucrat with a great sense of humor, and Ben is a sci-fi nerd with a heart of gold. Bing: 'Parks and Recreation' | Watch clips and moreWhat TV couple would you or wouldn't you want at your Thanksgiving? Tell us at MSN TV on Facebook and Twitter."Parks and Recreation" airs Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. (NBC)
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