Thanksgiving is approaching and no one has anything to do except Diane, who is among a select few graduate students one of her professors has asked to spend Thanksgiving with his family, celebrating in the pilgrim's tradition. Diane suggests that the rest of the gang spend Thanksgiving together in Carla's new home. Carla agrees to a potluck dinner, with Norm in charge of the humongous turkey. Woody, Cliff and Frasier are solo for the day, but Sam is to bring his date Wendy and Norm is to bring his never seen wife Vera. They all vow to make this Thanksgiving the best ever. But some invited guests end up being no shows, and one uninvited guest makes an appearance. The guest list ends up being the smallest of the problems that ultimately befall this Thanksgiving. Regardless, this Thanksgiving does end up being a memorable one for all involved and in some ways the best ever. Written by
Did You Know?
Norm's wife, Vera Peterson, is played by George Wendt's actual wife, Bernadette Birkette. That slipping by Sam Malone is not scripted. The floor was so covered with food, Ted Danson had no footing whatsoever - he was in danger of slipping and hurting himself in that food fight. When some of the characters state at the table who they wish could be there for Thanksgiving dinner with them but they aren't, one of the people mentioned was Coach, by Sam. Vera appears for the only time, however her face is covered with pie. See more
Two comments are made about the gravy having a skin on it. However, the turkey is not yet out of the oven; gravy only forms a skin when it is made from animal fats. See more
This is Thanksgiving, and I still say this is going to be the greatest.
Dr. Frasier Crane
Oh, who the hell do we think we're kidding? We're all a bunch of pathetic dropouts. Scorned by our loved ones - as if anybody ever loved us at all.
Hey, will you lighten up, man? The only thing wrong here is, we're hungry. Now, who else wants to join me in these... ice cold potatoes?
It'll go great here with the Jell-o soup.
Dr. Frasier Crane
I'm dying to try some of the hair growing on the crudités!