11 Thanksgiving Episodes Of Old TV Shows To Help You Celebrate Turkey Day

Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays ever – I mean, what other day encourages you to eat so much delicious, wonderful food without the guilt?! But after stuffing your face with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and pies, it’s super easy to fall into a food coma. Meaning you don’t want to move or do basically anything.

So why not take a little trip down memory lane during your inevitable food coma? Or, you know, just watch these before Thanksgiving starts, to really get you in the mood to celebrate the holiday. We’ve put together a few Thanksgiving themed episodes from some of our favorite old TV shows. Watch them right here, and get ready to feel super nostalgic:


Full House

This might not be an entire Thanksgiving episode, but it’s a super cute clip that has everything I love about Full House in it. Bonus? There are a bunch of fun facts to read!


Boy Meets World

Learn a valuable lesson with Cory and his family during this cute T-Day episode. Remember when every TV show had some kind of morality lesson with it?



In the world of Friends, few things are better than the flashback episodes. Fat Monica and Rachel before her nose job, plus Ross and Chandler’s incredibly awkward days during Thanksgiving? Yes, please.


Sister Sister

Want to spend Thanksgiving in Hawaii? Just watch this old episode of Sister Sister, and you’re practically there.


Home Improvement

I might only watch old episodes of Home Improvement to see Jonathan Taylor Thomas. I mean, where did he go? What is he doing now? Is he still cute?


Sabrina The Teenage Witch

In part one of their Thanskgiving episode, Sabrina is dealing with regret about breaking up with Harvey. Holidays plus breakup regret? I think that’s something we can all relate to.



Okay, so this isn’t the best quality, but… discolored Rugrats are better than no Rugrats, am I right?!


Bugs Bunny

We’re going pretty old-school with Bugs Bunny, but who doesn’t want to watch this? Check out this compilation of great Bugs Bunny Thanksgiving moments.


That ’70s Show

My favorite thing about watching this old episode is seeing Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher when they were younger. Best line? “Stairs are not gonna stop a high school horndog.” Mila speaks the truth.


Hey Arnold!

Remember when we were kids and we used to perform Thanksgiving plays in school?!? Me neither. But I really do wish it happened to me.


The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

In 22 seconds, Uncle Phil somehow managed to sum up everything we love about Thanksgiving.


BONUS! A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Because what is any holiday without a Charlie Brown movie to go along with it?

Which of these is your favorite? What did I miss? How are you celebrating Thanksgiving this year? Tell me in the comments!


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