Joe's son, who was reported missing in Iraq, suddenly and unexpectedly appears during Thanksgiving dinner, but the story of his disappearance doesn't add up.

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Chris Griffin (voice)
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Meg Griffin (voice)
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Kevin Swanson (voice)
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Joyce Kinney (voice)
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Joe Swanson (voice)
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Lois cooks a big Thanksgiving meal and invites the whole crew over for dinner, and Joe is shocked when his formerly M.I.A. son, Kevin Swanson, returns from Iraq. Written by Fox Publicity

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20 November 2011 (USA)  »

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Joe Swanson originally had a son named Kevin, who was eventually written out of the series. His disappearance was later explained in "Stew-Roids" (#7.13) as that he had died in Iraq. Kevin later appears at the Griffins door in "Thanksgiving" where it's revealed he may have deserted from military, As at the very end of the show a guy claiming to be the REAL Kevin Swanson appears at the door to which Peter replies "I don't think there's time for this guys". See more »

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When Kevin partially closes his vest after exposing his Ed Hardy t-shirt, the words clearly disappear. See more »

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[first lines]
Joyce Kinney: And we're back with our coverage of the Quahog Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Tom Tucker: Happy Turkey Day, Quahog. This is Tom Tucker and Joyce Kinney live at the parade. We've got some on-and-off drizzle here today and we're a little wet, as you can see, because apparently there are no awnings that exist anywhere. There's your top news story right there: mysterious awning shortage ravages the northeast. But miraculously has not affected Channels Two or Six!
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