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Thanksgiving 

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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Seth MacFarlane (created by), Seth MacFarlane (developed by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Seth MacFarlane ... Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Carter Pewterschmidt / Ida Quagmire / Tom Tucker / Cowardly Lion (voice)
Alex Borstein ... Lois Griffin / Babs Pewterschmidt (voice)
Seth Green ... Chris Griffin (voice)
Mila Kunis ... Meg Griffin (voice)
Mike Henry ... (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Desilets Mike Desilets ... Giant Crab
Kevin Durand
Scott Grimes ... Kevin Swanson (voice)
Julie Hagerty ... Carol Pewterschmidt (voice)
Jonathan Morgan Heit ... Grandchild #2, Great Grandchild
Christine Lakin ... Joyce Kinney (voice)
Danny Smith Danny Smith
Patrick Stewart ... Baby Susie Swanson (Inner Voice) (voice)
Jennifer Tilly ... Bonnie Swanson (voice)
John Viener ... Major General Captain / Pilgrim (voice)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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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References The Hurt Locker (2008) See more »

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