Cheers: Season 5, Episode 9

Thanksgiving Orphans (27 Nov. 1986)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Drama
8.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.7/10 from 146 users  
Reviews: 1 user

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, ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (created by), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 785 titles
created 17 Feb 2013
 
a list of 10 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 7642 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 17 titles
created 2 months ago
 
list image
a list of 59 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Thanksgiving Orphans (27 Nov 1986)

Thanksgiving Orphans (27 Nov 1986) on IMDb 8.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Cheers.
« Previous Episode | 104 of 271 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

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 Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

turkey as food | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 November 1986 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Woody Boyd: 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.
Sam Malone: 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?
Cliff Clavin: 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!
See more »

Connections

References Godzilla (1954) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Thanksgiving Orphans (#5.9)
20 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It is Thanksgiving. Diane is invited to her professors house and is very excited about it. The rest of the gang all have their families away so they end up celebrating it in Carla's new home. Diane soon arrives as well since her professor invited her as a serving help. They have some bad times waiting for the turkey, but they still end up having lots of fun with food fighting.

A great Thanksgiving episode. A nice setting and every character is hilarious. Too bad we don't get a lot from Cliff, but Frasier with his grumpiness was awesome. Ad Norm with the turkey as well as Vera coming at the end were also a highlight.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Do you know how much action you can miss in a half an hour of football? bizerta
post-humous coach references scarlit
If Cheers Came out Today... WWFoverWWE
diane's wardrobe scarlit
Favorite Norm One-Liner wario986
Cheers, and other classic TV sitcoms: "transcend time" or "hopelessly da justinmarshall987
Discuss Thanksgiving Orphans (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page