When Frankie finds out her mother isn't coming for Thanksgiving, she encourages Mike to invite his emotionally distant father and brother. At dinner, Bob's new librarian girlfriend shows more interest in Brick's book collection than Bob.
Did You Know?
The opening sequence for this episode shows a brief glimpse of the Family Truckster from "National Lampoon's Vacation." See more
During a narration late in the episode, Frankie Heck claims that the Colts won 2 hours after Thanksgiving dinner but in 2010 (when it is set) the Colts did NOT play on Thanksgiving and further, when they did play that week on Sunday, they lost to the San Diego Chargers 36-14. See more
How'd this happen?
Eh, well, I was running the hot plate about four weeks ago and I noticed that one of the cords was frayed. I kept telling myself "Keep your eye on that", but, wouldn't you know it, I fell asleep face down with a cigarette in my mouth. I blame myself partially.