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
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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
When Kevin returns and tells the story of what happened to him back in Iraq, his pants briefly change colors right before the flashback. See more
References Diff'rent Strokes