Well these are not your typical TV dinners.
While our favorite Thanksgiving episodes range from How I Met Your Mother to Master of None, not every show features what Thanksgiving is really all about: the food. Yes, this year we're most thankful for the delicious-looking vegetables, gravies, cranberry sauces and of course, pies. It's always all about the pies, obviously.
Who else but Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) from Bob's Burgers spends weeks finding the perfect turkey to stuff and serve on Thanksgiving? And what other family besides the Waldorfs in Gossip Girl would have white-glove servers during a family holiday?
We always get our hearts stuffed by watching the Pearsons re-connect over their favorite meal on This Is Us, with the next generation vying to wear the coveted Pilgrim Jack hat. But, we're equally as full watching Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) get invited to four Thanksgivings and pretend to be hungry at all of them.
Even The Sopranos did Thanksgiving in its own way: "He Is Risen" mostly features the angst around hosting Thanksgiving (and, you know, being a mob boss) while still showing off the seemingly perfect meal Carmella (Edie Falco) prepared.
And The Mindy Project served up not only drama but also plenty of pecan pie when a love triangle goes awry. Pass the gravy?
This Thanksgiving, we're leading with our bellies. Get ready to feast your eyes on these yummy on-screen Thanksgiving dinners for some menu inspiration, and dig in!