Favorite Thanksgiving Moments

With Thanksgiving only a week away, I did two things: 1., freaked out because I haven’t packed for our ski trip (we leave the day after Thanksgiving) and 2., thought about all of my favorite Thanksgiving memories. Most of them, in one way or another, involve some aspect of pop culture.

With that, I give you: My Favorite Pop Culture Thanksgiving Moments (I really should’ve spent more time on the title…)

1. Joey’s Thanksgiving Pants

In The One with the Rumor, Monica makes an entire turkey JUST for Joey. She tells him he absolutely must eat the entire turkey since he begged for one. And, of course, hilarity ensues.

(Btw, how yummy was Brad Pitt int hat episode? What am I saying, the guy is still yummy!)

2. The BC Clark Song

For those Oklahomans out there, you know the holidays are upon us when the BC Clark Jingle/commercial starts running on air. It just doesn’t feel like Thanksgiving/Christmas/Hanukah/Kwanzaa without it. And even though it has Santa in the ad, the commercial usually begins its campaign on Thanksgiving.

3. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

I still love watching the parade! It makes me feel like a kid again (you’d think the abundance of Legos and Doctor Who plush toys around this childless apartment would help in that area) and makes me think of simpler times. I love loafing around in my jammies, eating cinnamon rolls and watching people try to hold on to the ginormous balloons.

4. Black Friday

I. LOVE. BLACK. FRIDAY. Its basically a whole ‘nother holiday in my family. We make shirts, form teams, and really get into it. After we shop, we normally rendevouz at the local Waffle House to exchange war stories over fried eggs and coffee.

BF ’09. Left to right: Iceman, Hollywood, Charlie, Goose, Maverick, Jester, Viper, and Cougar.

BF ’10. “Paratrooping for Deals”. New recruit: Merlin.

BF ’11. “In brightest day, in blackest night, no deal shall escape our sight.”

5. Black Friday Parodies

Thanksgiving before last, my family was primed and ready for Black Friday. Even though I had bronchitis/strep (that I later passed to everyone in my family) we still went out for the shopping event of the year. We also laughed ourselves silly at Anne Hathaway’s hosting gig on SNL.

“That’s right, coked up rooster!”

What are you most looking forward to on Turkey Day?

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