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Brad Pitt guests on Friends, Jed Bartlet discovers the Butterball hotline and Bing Crosby sings to a turkey because he's lonely

Thanksgiving – that American holiday noted as much for clogging up highways with travelers as for clogging up arteries with candied yams – is upon us once again. It's the rare Us holiday that's largely free of commercialization, leaving many of us to do what families do best: eat too much food and watch television together.

Our collection of the best Thanksgiving moments from TV and film:


Friends did a Thanksgiving episode nearly every year, and it's a toss-up between Brad Pitt (at the time Mr Jenifer Aniston) and the one where Monica puts a turkey on her head as to which one is our favorite. You decide:

Does the turkey-on-the-head routine lose points because Mr Bean did it first?

The Cosby Show

Kenny sneaks into the family dinner, but »

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