The Best ‘SNL’ Thanksgiving Sketches That Never Get Old

Seriously, try NOT to laugh.

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Some of the best SNL clips come from the seasonal Thanksgiving episodes. Here are some of the more recent — and classic — clips that we can't stop laughing at.

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Thanksgiving Parade — 2016

Two families watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade from a high-rise apartment and are surprised by how close the balloons (Kristen Wiig, Bobby Moynihan, Mikey Day) get to the window.

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Surprise Lady
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Surprise Lady — 2016

Kristen Wiig is back as the excited Sue in this Thanksgiving edition of Surprise Lady. Sue can’t contain her excitement when she finds out Paul (Pete Davidson) is making a surprise appearance at this year's dinner.

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A Thanksgiving Miracle
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A Thanksgiving Miracle — 2015

This clip shows a family gathered around a Thanksgiving meal a year before the 2016 election, and it highlights political arguments and opinions that different family members have. Wait and see the one surprising thing that unites them all.

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SNL Thanksgiving Back Home Ballers
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Back Home Ballers — 2014

In "Back Home Ballers," a badass ensemble of Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, Sasheer Zamata, Vanessa Bayer, Leslie Jones, and Cameron Diaz show the glamorous side of returning home for Thanksgiving.

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A New Jack Thanksgiving SNL
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A New Jack Thanksgiving — 2011

Little Richard's "brother" Medium Richard leads an advertisement for a new Thanksgiving CD — think Now That's What I Call Music: Thanksgiving Rendition. Hits include "Drippin Gravy," "Upside-Down Thanksgiving," and "All Filled Up."

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Weekend Update: Garth and Kat Sing Thanksgiving Songs SNL
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Weekend Update: Garth and Kat Sing Thanksgiving Songs — 2011

Garth and Kat return to SNL to sing their original holiday songs. You'll really get a laugh out of their impromptu Thanksgiving-themed lyrics.

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Debbie Downer: Thanksgiving SNL
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Debbie Downer: Thanksgiving — 2004

Rachel Dratch's character "Debbie Downer" returns for Thanksgiving to bring negativity and awkwardness to her family dinner.

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Penelope Thanksgiving SNL
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Penelope: Thanksgiving — 2010

In her final appearance as Penelope, Kristen Wiig brings back this nervous and outrageous character to one-up volunteers at a Thanksgiving soup kitchen.

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Guy Fieri Weekend Update
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Weekend Update: Guy Fieri on Thanksgiving — 2010

Guest star "Guy Fieri" joins Seth Meyers for Weekend Update to offer viewers tips on making Thanksgiving "full throttle." Fieri guides you on making his Thanksgiving stuffing ("Don't knock it till you fry it!"), cranberry sauce, and turkey.

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Kissing Family: Thanksgiving — 2011

Jason Segal guest stars on this Thanksgiving clip as a guy who brings home his girlfriend for the holiday. She's surprised to learn how untraditionally affectionate the whole family is with one another.

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Weekend Update: Jay Pharoah on Thanksgiving Songs SNL
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Weekend Update: Jay Pharoah on Thanksgiving Songs — 2010

Jay Pharoah joins Seth Meyers on Weekend Update to discuss the lack of hip-hop Thanksgiving songs. Pharoah then raps a few to show what they could be like.

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The Californians: Thanksgiving — 2012

This sketch shows a group of Californians navigating different situations and then gathering around a mirror, dramatically looking at their reflections. On Thanksgiving, an unexpected guest returns with shocking news.

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Weekend Update: Justin Timberlake Does the Thanksgiving Show in Two Minutes — 2008

Because he had to cancel his appearance for the actual SNL Thanksgiving episode, Justin Timberlake gives a summary of what his show would be like in two minutes.

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SNL Thanksgiving Right Side of the Bed
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Right Side of the Bed — 2015

An extremely flamboyant Southern husband and wife host a television morning show with Matthew McConaughey as the guest chef to prep a turkey. There's also a memorable guest appearance from "Ed Sheeran."

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Thanksgiving Dinner SNL
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Thanksgiving Dinner — 1979

In this old-school SNL clip, Aunt Judy makes the "kids" of the family eat in the basement, year after year. We think many millennial "kids" can still relate to this decades-old sketch.

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Vincent Price's Thanksgiving Special
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Vincent Price's Thanksgiving Special — 2005

Thanksgiving goes noir with this Vincent Price Thanksgiving sketch. In Burbank, California, Vincent Price is joined by "Alfred Hitchcock" and "Judy Garland" for a Thanksgiving play.

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SNL Thanksgiving Your Hometown
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Your Hometown — 2012

In this sketch, parodying destination resort commercials, you're invited to visit "Your Hometown." Trip highlights include: the deepest TV ever sold, scratchy towels from 1994, and on-site activities such as cleaning out boxes and picking up sticks. Oh, and you can visit the old Kmart and the new one!

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SNL Thanksgiving Black Friday
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Black Friday — 2010

Department store MegaMart is having its annual Black Friday sale, touting discounted iPads and TVs, plus a secret Harry Potter novel with only seven books left. Anne Hathaway guest stars as a Four Loko-chugging sale-finder.

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Weekend Update: Adam Sandler — 1992

In this version of Weekend Update, a younger Adam Sandler sings The Thanksgiving Song while playing guitar. The intro lines are: "Love to eat turkey, cause it's good/Love to eat the turkey like a good boy should." Note that this song predates his famed "The Hanukkah Song," which was released in 1994.