Calvin and the Colonel: Season 1, Episode 3

Thanksgiving Dinner (17 Oct. 1961)

TV Episode  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(awaiting 5 votes)
Reviews: write review

The Colonel has to find Thanksgiving food for his relatives he carelessly invited one year ago.


(creator) (as Freeman Gosden) , (creator) (as Charles Correll) , 2 more credits »
0Check in

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Calvin and the Colonel.
« Previous Episode | 3 of 26 Episodes | Next Episode »


Episode complete credited cast:
Freeman F. Gosden ...
Colonel Montgomery J. Klaxon (voice) (as Freeman Gosden)
Charles J. Correll ...
Calvin Burnside (voice) (as Charles Correll)
Beatrice Kay ...
Susan Culpepper (voice)
Paul Frees ...


Filled with conviviality, good cheer and perhaps one too many cups of clam juice, Montgomery J. Klaxon, aka The Colonel, invites all 36 of his relatives for a Thanksgiving Day feast at his apartment the following year. The Colonel's wife, Maggie Belle, and his sister, Susan Culpepper, are aghast, because they realize that Calvin doesn't have enough money to buy enough turkey and ham to feed all his relatives. The day before Thanksgiving the following year, The Colonel enlists his friend Calvin to help him find enough free food to feed his ravenous relatives. Written by David Bassler

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis



Release Date:

17 October 1961 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Did You Know?


Virginia Gregg's character's name, Maggie Belle, is misspelled in the closing credits as Maggi Belle. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Discuss Thanksgiving Dinner (1961) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page