10 Thanksgiving Episodes: Not a Turkey Among Them

Everything else is just gravy

Thanksgiving is a time for reflection, for gratitude, for football and for marathoning the James Bond movies. It's also a time when the braver TV writers try paying tribute to the spirit of the season. While not all Thanksgiving specials are created equal—I'm looking at you, This Is America, Charlie Brown—some manage to capture both the nature of the holiday and the effect it has on normal human beings, for whom togetherness is a double-edged sword.