Question: Is there a funnier holiday than Thanksgiving? What is it about the holiday that popular culture finds so appealing when it comes to dropping a punch line?
For example, this video, thanks to the Twitter, is making the rounds on the InterTubes today…
The West Wing episode fulfills all fantasies of the local online scribes — the elusive local connection. In this case: Fargo. Of course, we had to check to see if there’s such a place as 11454 Pruder Street in Fargo. There isn’t. But the fictitious Joe Bethersonton, the phony name President Barlet used when calling the butterball hotline, has a Facebook page.
Our pal, David Brauer, however recalls the beauty of Thanksgiving humor with this classic bit.
Then, there’s the kissing family Thanksgiving from Saturday Night Live:
The show, Roseanne, adequately captured the oddity of the season, in which people get up at 5 a.m. “to stuff bread crumbs up a dead bird’s butt.”
And the TV show, Friends, regularly made Thanksgiving an annual comedy festival. In one episode (not embeddable, but here), the characters walked around with turkeys on their head.
Let’s see President’s Day do that.