5 TV Characters Who Should Be in the Thanksgiving Day Parade

by Aly Semigran November 25, 2013 7:00 am
5 TV Characters Who Should Be in the Thanksgiving Day Parade

A giant Snoopy float, every conceivable high school marching band in America and, of course, Santa Claus will all once again make their way down Sixth Avenue in New York City in the early morning hours of Thanksgiving Day for the annual Macy's parade. While the 2013 parade already has some pretty cool new additions (Finn and Jake from Adventure Time!) from the television world, we thought there were some glaring omissions in this year's lineup. Here are five TV characters that we think deserve to strut, float, or shuffle their stuff in the famous Thanksgiving parade.

The League: A Thanksgiving Episode for the Rest of Us

by Rachel Stein November 18, 2011 11:41 am
<i>The League</i>:  A Thanksgiving Episode for the Rest of Us

Whenever I watch The League, I expect to be slightly horrified, fairly disgusted and thoroughly amused. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect form "Thanksgiving," given all of the conventional tropes of a holiday sitcom that it promised, but by the end of the episode, I was choking on my own laughter (but thankfully, no one's beloved class pet). This highly underrated comedy managed to take every clich├ęd part of a Thanksgiving episode, flipped it over and nailed it from behind in front of its loved ones. Here are the banalities the writers used, and how they managed to cover them in the funniest filth I have ever seen.

<i>New Girl</i> Creator Liz Meriwether Talks Zooey Deschanel, Thanksgiving and Fighting for Kazoos

Fans of New Girl heroine Jess can't give Zooey Deschanel all the credit to bringing this character to life -- after all, Liz Meriwether wrote and created our unlikely protagonist, as well as the entire series. In anticipation of tonight's Thanksgiving episode (aptly titled "Thanksgiving"), which guest stars Justin Long, Meriwether took a media call to talk about the current states of New Girl affairs, and what it's like to write for someone so adorable... and polarizing. Below are the highlights.

Community: Things to Be Thankful For

by Ethan Alter March 8, 2013 10:44 am
<i>Community</i>: Things to Be Thankful For

In a reunion three seasons in the making, Jeff Winger finally met his pater familias Willie (played by James Brolin) in Community's Thanksgiving-themed outing "Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations." Due to the heavy nature of this encounter, it's perhaps no surprise that the episode erred on the side of serious rather than seriously funny (not that we've seen much of the latter this season anyway) and, to his credit, Joel McHale rose to the occasion, doing some really terrific work that made up for creative lapses like Jeff's obnoxiously self-esteem challenged step-brother, Willie Jr. (Adam DeVine, who had the misfortune of being saddled with such a poorly conceived character).

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