These great television moms bring some comic relief to what can be a stressful holiday. These lines remind us that it doesn’t matter how badly burnt the turkey gets or how terrible the stuffing tastes as long as everyone we love is sitting around the table.
Have a wonderful holiday!
“Don’t you judge me. I have a family that won’t let me cook for Thanksgiving dinner, I have a father who is using me for my candied yams, and we are out of Merlot!” – Kirsten, mom to Seth and Ryan, on The O.C. (played by Kelly Rowan)
“If Thanksgiving were a concert, the turkey would be Cher.” – Reba on Reba (played by Reba McEntire)
“You know, I really think I can put together a great Thanksgiving dinner. This’ll be the second one that I’ve cooked, and believe me, the first one was not the disaster that my family said it was. Those kids had a pretty good time in that ambulance.” – Rebecca on Cheers (played by Kristie Alley)
“Thanksgiving, tomorrow, four o’clock. Guess who I invited? Do you remember that guy Will Cobert from high school? He was in Ross’ class marching band. He was kinda overweight… really overweight… I was his thin friend.” – Monica on Friends (played by Courteney Cox)
“Oh, Gregory, darling, every bride thinks she wants to cook a Thanksgiving dinner and it always ends up the same. Someone cries, someone is rushed to the emergency room and a perfectly lovely bird gets wasted. Which, if I don’t eat soon, will be me.” – Kitty, Greg’s mother, on Dharma and Greg
“Except that Jackie’s a transvestite. Getting a bit long in the tooth for it too, if you ask me. Last Thanksgiving he ate too much turkey and I had to cut him out of his pantyhose.” – Daphne on Frasier (played by Jane Leeves)