Greedy mean man finds a bottomless hole on his desert property. He concludes that some kind of beings who trade gold for things live down there. His stepdaughter realizes that "hole people" want food, not objects, but the man won't listen.



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Eighteen-year-old Dora is miserable living in an isolated desert town with her dour stepfather, but their discovery of mysterious "hole people" in a dried-up well changes each of their fates by Thanksgiving Day. Written by Anonymous

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24 November 1986 (USA)  »

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Performed by Kyra Sedgwick
Written by Willie Nelson
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Now THAT'S creative!
23 June 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Calvin (David Carradine) is a nasty guy living in the desert with his step-daughter (Kyra Sedgwick). He treats her rather poorly and berates her yet she seems blissfully happy despite this. One day, something really weird happens with the well Calvin is trying to dig. It turns out to be a much deeper hole and there is SOMETHING living down there. When he drops a flashlight down there, whoever or whatever is down there shows their gratitude by tying a small bundle to his rope. When he opens it, he finds it's full of gold!! Now the greedy Calvin is going to the store to buy LOTS of flashlights to send down into the hole! During his absence, the step-daughter sends down a dictionary and some ham. This time they include a note, in English, explaining that their scholars have deciphered their language and they are thanking them for the ham...and they want more food. They also include some very expensive jewelry. Next, she sends down some raw chickens. What's next?

"Thanksgiving" is unusual in that it's completely original, funny as well as creepy. Had the series had more shows like this one, no doubt it would have lasted much longer.

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