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Merry Thanksgiving 

Thanksgiving winds up being the least thankful day of the year for Charlie, who has to bribe various members of his household to even come to a traditional turkey dinner. Not only are the ... See full summary »



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Thanksgiving winds up being the least thankful day of the year for Charlie, who has to bribe various members of his household to even come to a traditional turkey dinner. Not only are the usual feuds in evidence (leading to a turkey-carving right out of "Psycho") but Judith's parents are actually sympathetic to Alan and hostile to their own daughter for her "fling" with lesbianism. Written by Peter Harris

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24 November 2003 (USA)  »

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Charlie (Charlie Sheen) tells Alan that Lisa (Denise Richards) is the only person that he may marry. Charlie Sheen was married to Denise Richards as of this episode's release year. See more »


In Season 1 Judith's parents are called Sheldon and Lenore. However, in the seventh season Lenore refers to Judith's father as Fred. See more »

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Chuck Lorre Vanity Card at the end of every episode, this is this episodes vanity card: "When I was in the shower this morning, I thought; if we assume a Big Bang beginning of the universe then every molecule, every atom, every proton, every electron, every quark, every wavelength, every vibration, every multi-dimensonal string, every everything that makes up everything else shares an ineffable property of pre-Bang Oneness. Assuming that, then every everything is always moving in one or two directions; either away from the primordial state, or returning towards it. We feel these quantum movements. Moving away is experienced as lonliness, fear, anger and dispair. Returning is experienced as one or more of the infinite variations and gradations of what we call love. Now, while some might say that equating the miracle of human feelings as the meandering of sub-atomic bric-a-brac robs them of their mystery, the truth is quite the opposite. Connecting our fundamental experience of life to the great mystery of existence ties us to the eternal within our every waking moment. We are not separate. We are made of the same stuff that existed at the beginning and will exist at the end. Therefore, the question we must ask ourselves is simple; 'In what direction am I moving today - towards oneness or away from it?' When I was done reflecting on this, I stepped out of the shower, toweled off, and, while glancing at the mirror, pondered a new thought: 'I have a pretty nice ass for a guy my age." See more »


References Family Guy (1998) See more »


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The First Thanksgiving at Charlie's
3 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

Charlie wants to impress an old girlfriend (played by real life wife at the time, Denise Richards). He invites her to a family Thanksgiving with his newly separated brother, Alan; his nephew Jake; his former sister in law Judith; his mother; and Judith's parents. Evelyn is in rare form as she outs Judith to her shocked parents. Rose stops by and Berta is well paid to work on Thanksgiving when she can be with her relatives. All Charlie wants is to make a good impression on his ex girlfriend who wants to believe Charlie has changed. Everybody is in rare form around this family gathering holiday. At the time, Charlie and Denise were married in real life. It is a memorable holiday episode.

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