Ah, the beloved Thanksgiving episode. Gone are the days when practically every sitcom and drama took a break from the traditional goings-on each November to position the cast around a turkey dinner and remind us of the importance of family. Here are a few of the greatest holiday classics to make you feel all warm and fuzzy.
Archie Bunker's Place - "Thanksgiving Reunion" (CBS, 1979)
What Thanksgiving would be complete without a cozy Turkey dinner with TV's best-known chauvinist pig, Archie Bunker (Carroll O'Connor)? This All in the Family spinoff was surprisingly successful, and the two-part Turkey Day episode brought back Mike (Rob Reiner) and Gloria (Sally Struthers) for the holidays. When Mike admits to losing his job, Archie gets into the spirit of giving and lends his son-in-law some cash to help him get back on his feet -- a true television milestone.