(Episodes) Top 10 Thanksgiving (SEEN)

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1. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with the Rumor (2001)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Monica invites Will, an old school friend of her and Ross over for Thanksgiving dinner, unaware he isn't too fond of Rachel.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 5,182

10.0

2. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: Hungry Man (2009)

TV-MA | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Dexter uses Thanksgiving as an opportunity to get closer to his most dangerous adversary yet.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington

Votes: 4,274

10.0

3. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with All the Thanksgivings (1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

The gang remember and share with each other their worst Thanksgivings.

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 4,157

10.0

4. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Blitzgiving (2010)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

When Ted leaves the bar early to prepare a Thanksgiving feast for his friends, the gang winds up partying all night with The Blitz, an old friend from college who has bad luck. As a result, Ted is forced to spend Thanksgiving with Zoey.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 3,660

10.0

5. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with Chandler in a Box (1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Chandler tries to earn Joey's forgiveness by lying in a wooden box for six hours. Monica accidentally gets ice in her eye and her doctor turns out to be Richard's son and it's discovered Rachel exchanges the gifts she received in the past.

Director: Peter Bonerz | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 4,050

10.0

6. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with the Football (1996)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Old sibling rivalry between Monica and Ross resurfaces and postpones Thanksgiving dinner when the gang decide to play a game of "touch" football.

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 4,476

10.0

7. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One Where Ross Got High (1999)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Ross is forced to reveal the reason why Jack and Judy don't like Chandler. Rachel tries to make dessert for the gang. Joey and Ross try to get out of Thanksgiving when they are invited to hang out with Janine and her dancer friends.

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 4,083

10.0

8. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with the Late Thanksgiving (2003)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Joey, Ross, Rachel and Phoebe convince Monica and Chandler to host Thanksgiving, however the four of them end up arriving to dinner an hour late.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 3,232

9.0

9. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Slapsgiving (2007)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Marshall warns Barney that the third slap in their "slap bet" will be coming on Thanksgiving night. Meanwhile, Ted and Robin sleep together on the night before Thanksgiving.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 3,207

9.0

10. Modern Family (2009– )
Episode: Three Turkeys (2014)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Phil and Luke take over Thanksgiving duties but Claire readies an emergency plan. Jay and Gloria get their holiday plans interrupted and regret not telling anyone. Cameron has to think of a way to get Lily to wear a dress for dinner.

Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 1,305

9.0

11. The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005–2008)
Episode: Boston Tea Party (2006)

G | 22 min | Comedy, Family

Zack and Cody try to keep their favorite park from being turned into a parking lot by using the historic "Boston Tea Party" for inspiration.

Director: Rich Correll | Stars: Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song, Ashley Tisdale

Votes: 105

9.0

12. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with the Late Thanksgiving (2003)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Joey, Ross, Rachel and Phoebe convince Monica and Chandler to host Thanksgiving, however the four of them end up arriving to dinner an hour late.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 3,232

9.0

13. Smallville (2001–2011)
Episode: Ambush (2010)

TV-PG | 42 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Clark is far from impressed that Lois barely dares rebuke her kid sister's mean pranks on both of them, while squirming for each, even offensive, whim of Pa, full general Sam Lane, as their... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Petry | Stars: Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Cassidy Freeman, Justin Hartley

Votes: 663

9.0

14. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013– )
Episode: Thanksgiving (2013)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Crime

Amy hosts a Thanksgiving dinner at her apartment for everyone at the precinct, but it soon turns into a disaster.

Director: Jorma Taccone | Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero

Votes: 2,110

9.0

15. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra (2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

In an attempt to deliver a devastating final slap to Barney, Marshall explains how he mastered the Slap of A Million Exploding Suns.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Cristin Milioti

Votes: 4,419

9.0

16. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with Rachel's Other Sister (2002)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Rachel's middle sister shows up at Thanksgiving and causes arguments amongst the gang.

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 3,204

9.0

17. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013– )
Episode: Ava (2015)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Crime

Jake entertains Terry's pregnant wife, Sharon, until her water breaks sooner than expected and crisis ensues at the precinct.

Director: Tristram Shapeero | Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero

Votes: 1,588

9.0

18. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)
Episode: There's the Rub: Part 1 (1995)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

It's Thanksgiving time. Hilary's television show is filming at a homeless shelter; Hilary and Carlton go to the shelter to volunteer. Philip hurts his back; Will suggests they go to a massage parlor to help his pain.

Director: Shelley Jensen | Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Daphne Reid, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 263

8.0

19. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)
Episode: There's the Rub: Part 2 (1995)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

Philip and Will get arrested at the massage parlor because the girls try to give more than a massage. Hilary and Carlton continue to volunteer at the homeless shelter and realize how fortunate they are.

Director: Shelley Jensen | Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Daphne Reid, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 263

8.0

20. Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015)
Episode: Mom's in the House/Minor Monogram (2012)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Phineas and Ferb create a Perry that can go anywhere and do everything. / Phineas and Ferb invent a world full of giant leaf piles and gourds.

Directors: Jay Lender, Dan Povenmire | Stars: Vincent Martella, Ashley Tisdale, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Caroline Rhea

Votes: 82

8.0

21. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)
Episode: Talking Turkey (1990)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

Will's taskmaster mother visits for the holidays and puts the kids to work preparing a thanksgiving dinner, but preparations soon go awry.

Director: Jeff Melman | Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Janet Hubert, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 454

8.0

22. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap (2009)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Barney freaks out when Marshall bequeaths a "slap bet" slap to Ted and Robin. Meanwhile, Lily's estranged father shows up for Thanksgiving.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,454

8.0

23. The Sopranos (1999–2007)
Episode: The Telltale Moozadell (2001)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama

Tony continues seeing Gloria, another of Dr. Melfi's patients, while Meadow continues seeing Jackie Jr.

Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

Votes: 2,291

8.0

24. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs (2000)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Ross struggles to name all 50 states in a game. Joey compromises Rachel's chances with her crush, Tag, during Thanksgiving dinner. Phoebe sneaks a dog into the apartment, making Chandler extremely nervous.

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 2,701

8.0

25. Smallville (2001–2011)
Episode: Rage (2006)

TV-PG | 42 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Lois Lane is furious at lover Oliver Queen for leaving instead of waiting till she 'makes it worthwhile' but ignores he witnessed a thug attacking a couple and was badly wounded by the ... See full summary »

Director: Whitney Ransick | Stars: Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Erica Durance

Votes: 687

8.0

26. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One Where Underdog Gets Away (1994)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

The gang's plans for Thanksgiving go awry after they get locked out of Monica and Rachel's apartment.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 3,923

8.0

27. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations (2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

While Jeff and Britta spend Thanksgiving with Jeff's newly-discovered father and brother, the rest of the Study Group tries to escape from Shirley's dysfunctional family Thanksgiving celebration.

Director: Tristram Shapeero | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 1,595

8.0

28. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Belly Full of Turkey (2005)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Thanksgiving with Marshall's family is stressful when Lily thinks she might be pregnant. Robin, Barney, and Ted spend the holiday volunteering.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,965

8.0

29. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: The Gang Squashes Their Beefs (2013)

TV-MA | 20 min | Comedy

When some bad blood with old foes compromises their ideal Thanksgiving, the gang decides to make amends by breaking bread with those they've hurt.

Director: Todd Biermann | Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 1,357

8.0

30. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013– )
Episode: Mr. Santiago (2016)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Crime

Amy's father, a former cop, comes to Thanksgiving dinner and Jake tries to impress him, leaving Charles on turkey duty. In the meantime, Holt helps Pimento come to terms with the fact that he can no longer be a police officer.

Director: Alex Reid | Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero

Votes: 1,467

8.0

31. Good Luck Charlie (2010–2014)
Episode: It's a Charlie Duncan Thanksgiving (2011)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Amy finally gets to stay home and cook Thanksgiving dinner this year, but PJ has other plans. Meanwhile, Bob's father starts dating Mrs. Dabney, to Bob and Gabe's horror; Teddy and Ivy are buying cheap MyTabs, but they get some competition.

Director: Bob Koherr | Stars: Bridgit Mendler, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Mia Talerico, Bradley Steven Perry

Votes: 65

8.0

32. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013– )
Episode: Lockdown (2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Crime

The precinct goes into lockdown mode on Thanksgiving night, and Jake, who was left in charge, is confident in his ability to keep spirits high and avoid chaos. Amy is less confident, as things spiral out of control.

Director: Linda Mendoza | Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero

Votes: 1,771

8.0

33. Cougar Town (2009–2015)
Episode: Here Comes My Girl (2009)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

It's Thanksgiving Day, and Bobby and Grayson awkwardly discover that they share the same ideal mate--Jules, while Jules is busy accidentally sabotaging Travis' plans with his Thanksgiving date.

Director: Lee Shallat Chemel | Stars: Courteney Cox, Christa Miller, Busy Philipps, Dan Byrd

Votes: 239

8.0

34. Cougar Town (2009–2015)
Episode: When the Time Comes (2010)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Things become awkward at Thanksgiving when Grayson doesn't return Jules' "I love you," Ellie and Laurie conspire to kill Andy's optimism, and Bobby changes his speech pattern because nobody knows what he's saying.

Director: Bruce Leddy | Stars: Courteney Cox, Christa Miller, Busy Philipps, Dan Byrd

Votes: 172

8.0

35. Cougar Town (2009–2015)
Episode: It'll All Work Out (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

As the crew prepares to celebrate "Fake Thanksgiving," Ellie tries to butter up Jules so that Stan can be in the wedding, Jules tries to come up with her wedding vows, and Andy has to learn how to toss pizza dough.

Director: John Putch | Stars: Courteney Cox, Christa Miller, Busy Philipps, Dan Byrd

Votes: 125

8.0

36. Supergirl (2015– )
Episode: Livewire (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Kara's foster mother visits for Thanksgiving, while an accident transforms a volatile CatCo employee into Livewire.

Director: Kevin Tancharoen | Stars: Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan

Votes: 2,638

7.0

37. Max & Ruby (2002–2019)
Episode: Max's Thanksgiving/Max's Pretend Friend/Fireman Max (2004)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Family

Ruby and Max are at Grandma's to help with Thanksgiving dinner. Ruby is thrilled to help decorate, but Max just wants to sample Grandma's famous stuffing.

Star: Loretta Jafelice

7.0

38. The Suite Life on Deck (2008–2011)
Episode: Mulch Ado About Nothing (2009)

TV-G | 22 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When Bailey starts feeling homesick, Cody decides to recreate her hometown festival. However, thanks to London, Bailey's hometown boyfriend, Moose, shows up. He and Cody compete in corn ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Kallis | Stars: Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song, Debby Ryan

Votes: 71

7.0

39. Modern Family (2009– )
Episode: Punkin Chunkin (2011)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Phil is upset that Claire is stifling his creativity, Mitchell doesn't believe Cameron's "punkin chunkin" story, Gloria won't let Jay tell Manny that his Thanksgiving centerpiece is horrible, and Hayley and Alex get in an accident.

Director: Michael Spiller | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 1,317

7.0

40. The Cleveland Show (2009–2013)
Episode: A Brown Thanksgiving (2009)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Cleveland celebrates his first Thanksgiving with his new family, including his own parents Cookie and Freight Train as well as Donna's Auntie Momma who all make a surprise visit to shake ... See full summary »

Directors: Matt Engstrom, Chuck Klein, Albert Calleros, Anthony Lioi | Stars: Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Nia Long

Votes: 264

7.0

41. Family Guy (1999– )
Episode: Thanksgiving (2011)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Joe's son, who was reported missing in Iraq, suddenly and unexpectedly appears during Thanksgiving dinner, but the story of his disappearance doesn't add up.

Directors: Jerry Langford, James Purdum, Peter Shin | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 1,030

7.0

42. The Cleveland Show (2009–2013)
Episode: Another Bad Thanksgiving (2010)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Donna's sister Janet comes to town for Thanksgiving, hooks up with Holt, and then runs off to Las Vegas with him and leaves her two children behind in Stoolbend.

Directors: Mike L. Mayfield, Albert Calleros, Anthony Lioi | Stars: Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Reagan Gomez-Preston

Votes: 167

7.0

43. The Cleveland Show (2009–2013)
Episode: A General Thanksgiving Episode (2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Cleveland and the gang run into problems trying to start up a new Broken Stool at the Stoolbend airport, and Rallo reunites Holt with his estranged military father.

Directors: Justin Ridge, Albert Calleros, Anthony Lioi | Stars: Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Reagan Gomez-Preston

Votes: 125

7.0

44. The Cleveland Show (2009–2013)
Episode: Turkey Pot Die (2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Cleveland and Cleveland Jr. try to rescue Lester's Thanksgiving turkeys, and Donna and Rallo enter a float in the Stoolbend Thanksgiving parade.

Directors: Anthony Agrusa, Albert Calleros, Anthony Lioi | Stars: Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Reagan Gomez-Preston

Votes: 119

7.0

45. Family Guy (1999– )
Episode: Into Harmony's Way (2013)

TV-14 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy

Fame gets to Peter when he forms a song writing team with Quagmire.

Directors: Brian Iles, Dominic Bianchi, James Purdum | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 1,345

7.0

46. Family Guy (1999– )
Episode: Turkey Guys (2014)

TV-14 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy