#TBT: A Look Back at TV's Must-Watch Thanksgiving Promo Leftovers

Networks have aired some truly odd stuff over the years

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This week's look back to television treasures of yore goes beyond Throwback Thursday. It's Throwback Thanksgiving!

While we usually focus on unearthing memorable (for better and for worse) TV promos, an exception needed to be made for Throwback Thanksgiving. Because how could we not include this incredible Thanksgiving ad from 2001, featuring Robert De Niro dressed as a pilgrim and Billy Crystal as a turkey?

The Barry Levinson-directed ad was part of BBDO's pro-bono "New York Miracle" campaign to entice visitors back to New York City for the holidays, in the uncertain aftermath of 9/11.

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