15 TV families to be thankful for this holiday season
Thanksgiving is all about friends and family, but sometimes even the most harmonious of holidays can still leave you wondering what it’d be like to celebrate with the cast of [insert favorite TV show] instead. According to Entertainment Weekly’s Thanksgiving Pop Culture Index, viewers would most like to spend Turkey Day with the following TV families and circles of friends. Click through and see if you agree with the results.
The Friends friends
Whether they’re playing a “friendly” game of football, getting locked out of the apartment or stuffing their heads in turkeys, a good time is always guaranteed at Monica, Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Phoebe, and Joey’s Thanksgiving celebration — just remember to pass on the traditional British “it tastes like feet” trifle.
Lorelei and Rory from Gilmore Girls
A Gilmore Girls gathering would probably only consist of a huge mug of coffee and takeout, but at least you know the banter would be fast-paced and quippy, and the backdrop quite quaint.
Sam and Dean from Supernatural
Spending quality time with these two hunky brothers and creatures from unknown realms…what’s not to be thankful for?
The Will & Grace gang
You can definitely count on Will to put out a sophisticated Thanksgiving spread, with Karen bringing buckets of booze, Jack providing plenty of entertainment, and Grace adding a dash of classic holiday neurosis. Makes sure you come armed with some one-liners!
The Pritchetts and Dunphys from Modern Family
They’ll make your modern family look perfectly traditional (and also really unfunny) by comparison.
The Big Bang Theory nerds
Hanging with Leonard, Sheldon, Raj, Howard, and the rest of this group might be insufferable at times, but you’re guaranteed to learn something about the science behind cooking a turkey to perfection.
The Stranger Things kids
Expect Will’s mom Joyce to decorate with her signature string lights, some Dungeons & Dragons play, and Eleven to bring plenty of Eggos.
The Starks from Game of Thrones
Well, since it’s Thanksgiving and not a wedding, the death toll won’t be quite as high. But it still won’t hurt you to keep an eye on the North while you eat — all men must dine, after all!
The Downton Abbey family and their staff
Problem is…if the staff is sitting down to eat with you, who’s preparing the Thanksgiving feast? We’re all for Mrs. Patmore taking a well-earned break, but we don’t think it’s wise leaving the potato dish up to the Ladies of the house.
The Johnsons from black-ish
For the quirkiest of Thanksgivings, there’s no better crew to roll with than Dre, Bow, and the rest of the Johnsons. Be sure to BYO on-point social and political commentary, if you want to keep up.
The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Scooby Gang
If you don’t mind having your big day plagued by disgruntled and deadly spirits, you’ll be just fine. Maybe keep a stake or two up your sleeve — literally! — and pick the seat next to Buffy, just to be on the safe side.
The Bluths from Arrested Development
Talk about dysfunctional families! If you’re brave enough to spend the holidays with this lot, we can’t imagine what your own friends and family members must be like.
The Grey’s Anatomy doctors
Hey, if anyone chokes on turkey, at least you’ll have a doctor on hand! Though, on second thought, judging by the survival rate of the Grey Sloan gang, maybe you’re better off swinging by for dessert.
The teens from Riverdale
This could be your most exciting Thanksgiving yet with plenty of drama and maybe even a rogue murderer terrorizing the town during the celebrations. You’ll definitely deserve a milkshake at Pop’s by the end of the day.
The Big Little Lies moms
If the kids aren’t invited and the Sauvignon Blanc is flowing, we don’t imagine a Big Little Lies Thanksgiving celebration could go horribly wrong…or could it?