Just as good as Adele saving Thanksgiving: Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and the funniest holiday comedy ever

The late-night shows are off for the holidays. But you're traveling and need a laugh. Here you go


Sarah Burris
November 26, 2015 12:08AM (UTC)

Last weekend, "Saturday Night Live" crushed it with the way that Adele will save Thanksgiving, but the history of this great country is hung on a timeline of Thanksgiving comedy. There is nothing more patriotic than making fun of the family that you're thankful for on Thanksgiving.

So, while many of the late-night shows are taking this week off, here are some funny moments satisfy your fix:

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That time Jon Stewart had to break it to Stephen Colbert that he wouldn't be joining their family for Thanksgiving dinner.

Seth Meyers welcomes 30 Rock's Resident Grandma:

"Thanksgiving started in 400 AD when Jesus said, 'Don't you guys have somethin' to say to me?' And everybody went: 'Thank you, Jesus.'"

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David Letterman talks to kids about what Thanksgiving is:

Apparently the Indians came over here for dinner but they watched football first.

Johnny Carson and Doc Severinsen laugh themselves to tears about their Thanksgiving plans:

Gems include "It's such an ugly bird, it deserves to die" and "I don't know what you're on but can you give me some?.... No, but I can sell you some."

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The weird kissing family meets their son's (Jason Segel) new girlfriend (Vanessa Bayer).. with kisses. Lots of them.

Mwah!

Stephen Colbert plays the role of your drunk uncle:

"Carter! Madison! Stop clanking your silverware, Uncle Stephen is trying to drink!"

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Jimmy Fallon does #ThanksgivingFAIL:

Paul Simon sings on SNL while dressed as a very large turkey.

Paul Simon - Thanksgiving Skit, SNL 1976 from Simon and Garfunkel News on Vimeo.

MadTV: The most embarrassing parents ever have a Thanksgiving meal:

"Dad.....? You're in your underwear..."

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One year my grandma showed up with all of our Christmas presents and we just went with it.

Jon Stewart put a turkey on his hand and made it talk to us about the shortage of turkeys over 16 pounds in 2013.

"What's the point if I can't have a turkey over 16 pounds?! I may as well eat a hummingbird!"

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Debbie Downer ruined Thanksgiving:

"I'll tell ya what the Pilgrims did bring... smallpox..."

Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher circa 1998: A Very Brady Thanksgiving

"Ma! Cindy is a whore and a thief."

MadTV: Brittany and K-Fed celebrate Thanksgiving:

"Like, I got out an old video tape last night of our Thanksgivin' from last year and I got so upset y'all I couldn't chew my gum."

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