Thanksgiving is a time for reflection. It is a time to look back on the past year, talk about what makes us happiest, and to consider all of the good in our lives. Despite a year of ups and downs, when we finally sit down at that Thanksgiving table, we realize that having a good meal with the good people we are surrounded by is what it is all about. Well, in theory that happens.
While some of us live in a fantasy world where an elaborate feast and large quantities of family always result in a meal made of sunshine and rainbows, some of us know the real deal. We know that sometimes, turkeys burn and families fight. We know that someone is going to say something they shouldn’t have and that family traveling in will get delayed by hours at the airport. When these things happen, the best thing you can do is to stop and laugh. And laugh mostly because you aren’t the first family it has happened to. So much so, there is probably a TV skit about that very thing you and your family are experiencing.
We’ve probably all felt like Roseanne at her Thanksgiving — bewildered and up at 5 a.m. to stuff "bread crumbs up a dead bird’s butt" while panicking about the company on the way. We may have gotten into a heated debate like the Bunkers did when the subject of religion arose at the dinner table. And we may have even turned the holiday into a competition like the cast of Martin did when they pitted each other against their opposite sex in a Thanksgiving cook-off.
No matter what your quirky family does this holiday, we guarantee we’ve found a funny scene that represents it perfectly. Just click through our slideshow to read all about the Thanksgiving scenes that will make your family look normal!