Thursday, November 24, 2022

Thursday Movie Picks:TV Edition-Foreign Language Shows


So, I got...nuttin'! This week is nadda for me but I will check out what Wandering Through The Shelves will have as well as the others. Since it's American Thanksgiving, I thought I would pick some memorable TV episodes about this holiday starting with the best...


To say I died laughing is an understatement. I was laughing so hard my sides hurt. To this day, saying, " They're dropping like pieces of wet cement." Makes most people from my time laugh. Apparently  this is based on a true story...only in America.


The gang are welcomed over at Carla's house where they must wait for the bird to be cooked. A food fight ensues in which the 3 Stooges would be proud. 


There are more than just one episode about this holiday but when Rachel screws up the trifle dessert, it made me laugh so much.


Debra finds out, from Ray, that her parents are splitting just when she is ready to deal with the turkey. OMG...I laughed and laughed. 


Family...Vicki Lawrence plays the mom to Eunice, played by Carol Burnett. Harvey Korman plays Eunice's husband. Dick Van Dyke was in the sketch and the great Tim Conway, who could keep in character and always make Korman laugh. Well, this time, he kept going making everyone laugh but for Mama..Mama brings it all home putting everyone on the floor. Again  I just was laughing, and laughing. 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Here is a pic of my hubby and I, all Cinderellad out, for the work Christmas party  and another of my sweet Harley.

He has a muzzle on vecauae he pucks up anything he can to eat it from plastic bags to rotted barnacles.


  1. "As God is my witness... I thought turkeys could fly."

    Hi, Birgit!

    Dear friend, may I assume that you couldn't find my comment on yesterday's post in your spam folder? If not, I can compose another one if you'd like. Please let me know. I hope today's comment doesn't vanish the way that one did.

    I like how you punted on this topic and elected to celebrate Thanksgiving with your friends in the U.S. by posting scenes from T-giving episodes of popular comedy shows. I watched all of these series first run, some more regularly than others.

    That WKRP sketch is a classic and clearly inspired by The Hindenburg disaster of 1937. "Oh, the humanity!" is a direct quote from that tragic event in which a radio news reporter frantically described the terror unfolding before his eyes as the doomed blimp crashed and burned.

    The Friends sketch about Rachel's dessert was nicely done and very funny.

    The "Angry Debra" turkey episode from Raymond is another classic. You can't rehearse a scene like that precisely, because I'm sure the slippery bird behaved differently in every take during rehearsal. The sequence captured here and used in the episode that aired was perfect, including the finish when Debra slams the turkey into the oven and marches off camera.

    I regularly watched The Carol Burnett Show. For me, most of the fun was watching the other players go limp as jellyfish as Tim Conway did his character portrayals. Whether scripted or spontaneous, Vicki Lawrence's line was the bomb that sealed the deal on that funny sketch.

    Look at you... all gussied up for the office Christmas party! You're mighty purty. I'm sure you were the belle of the ball, Birgit. And there's my good buddy Harley. Thanks for including a pic of my favorite smooch monster.

    Enjoy the rest of your week and weekend, dear friend BB!

    1. Yes! I saw the span message. I wonder why it went In there. I wonder if I can make it safe. I have to look into that. I'm glad you enjoyed all of these. They are so funny. That WKRP episode is an all time classic and it is done in homage to that reporter from The Hindenburg disaster. I bet the actress from Raymond may have fallen on other takes because the floor looks so slippery. I can watch that Carol Burnett episode over and funny.

    2. :) I'm relieved that you found and read my missing comment, BB. Thanks for checking into it, dear friend.

  2. I likewise have nothing for this theme but love the way you went! Those Carol Burnett and WKRP episodes are tremendous a matter of fact I watched the WKRP episode this morning.

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

    1. Id love to have the series on's such a funny show. I didn't think you had anything either.

  3. You two look great in your glad rags!

    1. Thanks! We looked great but we turned into pumpkins once we got back to the hotel room.

  4. That's a very nice picture of you and your husband. I can't remember ever seeing a full-length picture of you.

    All of these clips are hilarious. Tim Conway join Don Knotts as two of the funniest people God ever put on earth.

    1. Yeah...I lost over 50lbs and am glad I did. I agree qith you about Tim and Don and they are so funny when together

  5. One of my favorite series was the Belgian production of Professor T. I also liked the Italian series Thou Shalt not Kill.
    I don't think I ever saw those episodes you featured.

    1. I like the English version of Prof. T. I haven't seen your other pick. These episodes are great!

  6. I sat this one out too lol - Brittani

  7. Look at you and the hubs. Love the photo. What a handsome couple. Also great picks. Wasn't WKRP a hoot?

  8. Birgit,

    You went with some great memories from TV Land. They don't make shows like this anymore. The humor from these series still leave me clutching my side. :D You and your Sweetie are lookin' good! Thanks for making me smile, no it wasn't the picture of you two, but all of the great vintage skits from some of TV's best programs over the years. Have a boogietastic week, my dear!

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