Gobble up 17 behind-the-scenes photos of classic TV shows celebrating Thanksgiving

Because it's not the holiday with Carol Brady and Mister Ed dressed as pilgrims.

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Turkey Day is here once again, so we've stuffed this page full of television stars celebrating Thanksgiving. What better way to get in the mood than flipping through the past, seeing the likes of Joanie Cunningham, Carol Brady and Carol Burnett dressed as pilgrims? 

Even the animals got into the act, with Lassie and Mister Ed posing for a holiday pic. The turkeys, of course, were less fortunate.

Stroll down memory lane as actors from classic TV shows give thanks.

The Brady Bunch

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Carol and Mike had that stoic Puritan look down pat for Greg's student documentary in the outstanding episode "The Un-Underground Movie."


Happy Days

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Erin Moran looks ready to join the Rockettes in the parade.


Newhart

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Darryl and Darryl join their brother Larry, hiding behind that scarecrow outfit.


The Addams Family

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Gomez pets the gobbler in this family holiday portrait.


Mister Ed

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There may have not had horses on the Mayflower, but there were certainly horses around for the first Thanksgiving. Whether or not they wore hats is up for debate.


The Danny Kaye Show

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Kaye was no stranger to holiday celebrations, having starred in White Christmas. He didn't even need a helping hand in carving the turkey. 


The Garry Moore Show

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Take a closer look at the pilgrim standing on the left side of the table — that's a young Carol Burnett in 1961!


Lassie

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Lassie wasn't getting any scraps or leftovers. That wonder dog probably got first dibs on the meat. 


The Waltons

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The cast strikes a pose for 1982's A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain.


The Frank Sinatra Show

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Ol' Blue Eyes carved the bird for his 1950 television series.


Archie Bunker's Place

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The Bunkers had more mouths to feed in this spin-off series.


The George Gobel Show

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Comedian George Gobel met a bird we'll call "George Gobble" for his 1954–60 series.


Hee Haw

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Grandpa Jones and Minnie Pearl brought plenty of corn pone to the table.


Too Close for Comfort

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Ted Knight sat at the head of the table when celebrating with his co-stars.


Roy Rogers

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The cowboy icon might have had his own chain of Roy Rogers Restaurants, but he was eating Thanksgiving with his family.


Faye Emerson

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Dubbed "The First Lady of Television," Emerson was a frequent guest on To Tell The Truth and I've Got a Secret. She was seemingly a poultry grader.


Anson Williams, Tony Randall and Bob Crane

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Thanksgiving brought together actors from Happy Days, The Odd Couple and Hogan's Heroes (along with E.J. Peaker) for a very 1970s special.

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Greg 9 months ago
Seeing Florence Henderson dressed like that makes me think of her in Weird Al video Amish Paradise. If you never seen it it's funny
Puppy 10 months ago
I think all paul henning holiday shows were great ! From oldest to later ones. Not the holiday spirit without seeing ALL these classic shows from childhood.
THANK YOU ME-TV !
Puppy 10 months ago
I know there are so many, i love beverly hilbillies holiday episodes and all paul henning holliday shows. Side splitting. Who agrees ?
maredawg 10 months ago
Where's the Bewitched episode where they travel back in time with the Pilgrims?
Warren maredawg 10 months ago
Montgomery was so hot. In any outfit.
daDoctah 10 months ago
We need the one from the Bob Newhart Show where the guys all get drunk, forget to defrost the turkey ("we'll just heat it to two thousand degrees!" "the dial only goes up to five hundred" "no problem, we'll use four ovens!"), and end up ordering Chinese food delivered to "Durr Robert Hartley...Durr!...dee arr period!"
wanderer2575 daDoctah 5 months ago
"More Moo-Goo to go!"

And, of course, when Emily shows up unexpectedly: "Hi, Emily, what's happening?"
SalIanni 10 months ago
You forgot the best one of all, the Beverly Hillbillies and friends:

MrsPhilHarris SalIanni 10 months ago
Poor Jethro. Always the clown.
harlow1313 MrsPhilHarris 10 months ago
Clown? Really? Need I remind you he was a double-naught spy and international playboy?
garykevinware harlow1313 10 months ago
And he had a sixth grade education!
Puppy harlow1313 10 months ago
Dont forget inventor, boy genius ! He done gradueeated clear up 6 th grade highest in his class.
Lol
MrsPhilHarris 10 months ago
I wonder if some of the old ones are available on-line.
DawnGraham 10 months ago
The Brady pilgrim movie is one of my favorite episodes
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