Already downed all the turkey and stuffing and whatever other delights your family has cooked up? Then you’re probably sitting, mostly immobile, on a couch somewhere. Maybe you’re asleep! If you are, congratulations. If not, you’re going to have to join the fight over Thanksgiving entertainment!
Time was all of TV more or less gave up in deference to football, but it’s 2017 and the internet gives up to nothing. We’ve basically got unlimited access to the rich history of Thanksgiving episodes, and that means it’s marathon time. Here are our (mostly) geeky favorites!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer – ‘Pangs’
If we’re talking geeky Thanksgiving, this has to be on the list. ‘Pangs,’ like so much older TV, has become a little harder to watch with time. The depiction of the Chumash tribe that comes back from the dead for vengeance elicits some uncomfortable looks now, but hey, rare is the Thanksgiving episode that looks at the dark side of the holiday in the first place (Willow speaks truth to power, at least). Besides, it’s also got some hilarious moments, particularly one in which we learn that undoing a bear is easier said than done. Also, Friendsgiving!