25 Best Thanksgiving Quotes In TV And Movie History

Lost for conversation starters at the dinner table? Just bring up one of these iconic quotes.

The only thing that takes a close second (obviously behind food) on Thanksgiving is the flood of TV and movie specials that play all day long. Your favorite fall shows probably have a special episode dedicated to the holiday, guaranteed to make you cry sappy tears or burst into laughter. While the episode will end, the Thanksgiving quotes will live on forever. Celebrate the spirit of Turkey Day with these funny and sweet Thanksgiving sayings.

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Master Of None

“Never too early to plan ahead, especially when it comes to matters of the tum.” - Dev Shah

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Gossip Girl

"Better Thanksgiving than never." - Dan Humphrey

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This Is Us

"When a nice boy who adores you offers you pie, say ‘Thank you." - William

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Will & Grace

"You're gonna give someone a perfect Thanksgiving, you gotta cook a nice, moist turkey. And I did. Well, me and a little friend I like to call the aluminum foil tent." - Will

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The Middle

"But we have to stay home. Thanksgiving's not Thanksgiving without Frugal Hoosier canned corn, Safeway boxed stuffing, and CVS pumpkin pie." - Sue Heck

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Friends

"Oh, I should be thankful for the wonderful fall we've been having." - Joey Tribbiani

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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

"I can't cook a Thanksgiving dinner. All I can make is cold cereal and maybe toast." - Charlie Brown

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The O.C.

"Do you know what I dream about when I dream about Thanksgiving, which is often? I dream about eating so much deliciousness that all the blood rushes to my stomach and I pass out at the table. Please don't deny me that." - Seth Cohen

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Funny People

"I swear to you, this will be your most memorable Thanksgiving, the one that you'll want the rest of your life. The one that you say 'man, it was never as good as that night.' So let this night be great." - George Simmons

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Home For The Holidays

"Well, that was absurd, let's eat dead bird!" - Tommy Larson

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The House Of Yes

"Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go baste the turkey and hide the kitchen knives." - Mrs. Pascal

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Hannah And Her Sisters

"I used to always have Thanksgiving with Hannah, and I never thought that I could love anybody else. And here it is years later and I'm married to you and completely in love with you. The heart is a very, very resilient little muscle, it really is." - Mickey

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Roseanne

"Here I am, 5 o'clock in the morning, stuffing bread crumbs up a dead bird's butt." - Roseanne

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WKRP In Cincinnati

"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly." - Mr. Carlson

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The Big Bang Theory

Amy Farrah Fowler: "Are you honestly comparing going to Thanksgiving dinner at Mrs. Wolowitz's house to one of the worst tragedies in human history?"

Sheldon Cooper: "Yes."

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Bob's Burgers

"Every year I try and tell you guys that no one really sings Thanksgiving songs." - Bob Belcher

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All In The Family

Guest: "I'm gonna have a leg, anybody else want a leg?"

Archie Bunker: "No legs for me; you can never tell where a bird's been walkin'."

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Glee

"When you two are done using that turkey as a courtship device, can you put it in the oven?" - Kurt Hummel

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Full House

"Okay, who wants white meat? Scratch that, we have dark meat or really dark meat." - Danny Tanner

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The Blind Side

"Well, are you spending Thanksgiving with your family? We have a ramble turkey… Eat all you want." - Leigh Anne Tuohy

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Pieces Of April

"A thought about Thanksgiving Day: Once, there was this day. . . this one day when. . . everyone realized they needed each other." - April Burns

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New Girl

"Here's a tip: Don't cook Thanksgiving dinner for five people in 14 hours. Here's another tip: Don't ask a guy out for a first date on the least sexy holiday in America." - Schmidt

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You've Got Mail

"Happy Thanksgiving... it's your turn to say back." - Joe Fox

"Happy Thanksgiving back." - Rose, Zabars Cashier

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How I Met Your Mother

"The Thankstini: A fun and delicious new novelty drink I invented. Cranberry juice, potato vodka and a bouillon cube. Tastes just like a turkey dinner." - Barney Stinson

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Gilmore Girls

"It's not too much food. This is what we've been training for our whole lives. This is our destiny, this is our finest hour." - Lorelai Gilmore

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