104 Thanksgiving Disasters That Make You Think ‘Thank God, It’s Not Me’


Buckle up, everyone, we’re about to have a Thanksgiving ride! The title speaks for itself. Call it a seasonal family comedy drama with action elements and a totally unpredictable ending.


Introverts may take it as a horror movie, thanks to the four walls without a possibility to exit and a bunch of people throwing ‘what are you doing with your life’-sorta questions at you. For those who are introducing their partners to the family, it may feel like a romantic movie until an uncle makes an inappropriate comment. But for the most part it’s a wild cooking show with special effects. Just think of how many charcoal turkeys, shattered ovens, dropped pumpkin pies, and whatnot there will be across the country. I'll just leave it here.


For those wondering how come we still love Thanksgiving so much, it’s basically the only thing that gets our families together. We may argue over politics, vaccines, housing prices, and whatnot, but hey, we love each other and that’s what matters. Plus, we stuff our bellies.


So just in time for Thanksgiving, we have a special treat for you—this dramatic list of funny Thanksgiving failures that’s basically a to-do list of “what not to do.” Enjoy!


#1 Cut A Lemon In Half And Place It Under Turkey Skin To Lighten The Mood This Thanksgiving


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#2 Traditions


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#3 I'm Not Sad I'm Working Thanksgiving, I'm Sad My Donut Shop Is Closed


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#4 Someone Asked Me What I Use To Marinate My Turkey, I Told Them I Use The Marinating Drawer In The Fridge... Why, What Do You Use?


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#5 Happy Thanksgiving From My Little Sisters First Ever Turkey


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#6 I Think The Neighbor's Turkey Is Done


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#7 Carving The Turkey


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#8 My 17 Year Old Cousin Made This For The Family Thanksgiving Party. Took Me A Good 30 Minutes To Notice


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#9 Thanksgiving Dinner Was Lit


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#10 Spent Thanksgiving Morning In ER Because I Had Sharp Pains In My Belly Area. Turns Out I Have An Ovarian Cyst. In The Spirit Of Giving Enjoy A Pic Of Me Doped Up On Morphine. Happy Thanksgiving


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#11 Yes, A Happy Thanksgiving To All


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#12 I Call This Performance Piece "Thanksgiving Eve"


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#13 My Friend Dropped His Thanksgiving Turkey


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#14 Merry Thanksgiving


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#15 The Turkeys Might Have Been Burned But The Laughter And The Company Were All That Mattered. Happy Thanksgiving


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#16 Thanksgiving Fail. Someone Order The Pizza


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#17 Really Looking Forward To Some Custard Pumpkin Pie For Thanksgiving


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#18 Last Year My Brother Had To Work On Thanksgiving. He Asked Me To Save Him A Little Bit Of Everything


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#19 A Thanksgiving Classic


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#20 The Turkey My Wife Bought For Thanksgiving


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#21 Our Thanksgiving Cake


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#22 Dog Pulled The Turkey Off The Counter And Shattered The Glass Dish It Was In


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#23 Happy Thanksgiving


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#24 Happy Thanksgiving


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#25 My Apartment Building Burned Down This Afternoon. Happy Thanksgiving I Guess


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#26 Thanksgiving 2019, Have I Hit Rock Bottom?


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#27 Just An Fyi - These Are My 2 1/2 Hour Baked Biscuits. Easy Baking Instructions - Put Biscuits In Oven Then Leave For 2 1/2 Hours Then Come Home To A Smokey House


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#28 Why, Of All Days, On Thanksgiving


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#29 Stayed Up Until 4 Am Baking My First Fully From Scratch Apple Pie For Thanksgiving. Stayed Up Until 4:30 Am Having A Breakdown Over Dropping It


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#30 The Fruit Tart My Wife Made From Scratch. Happy Thanksgiving


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#31 First Year Mom Trusted Me With The Turkey


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#32 Thanksgiving Is Cancelled


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#33 It's Not Truly Thanksgiving Until Heather Drops A Cheesecake In The Floor


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#34 I Tried


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#35 The Way My Roommate Ate This Pie I Bought For Thanksgiving


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#36 Everyone Complains About Their Family After Thanksgiving, But Mine Truly Are Monsters


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#37 I Think Someone Was Not Pleased With His Share Of The Thanksgiving Turkey


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#38 Got Snowed In So We Had To Work With What We Had. I Present Meatloaf “Turkey”, Complete With Little Smokie Stuffing. Happy Thanksgiving Y’all


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#39 Happy Thanksgiving Everyone


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#40 Found Out I Had Covid Right Before A Friendsgiving. Was Gonna Treat Myself To The Mac And Cheese I Had Made, But Put The Dish On A Burner I Didn't Know Was On


Apparently, pyrex explodes when exposed to direct heat.


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#41 Fell Down 3 Stairs On Thanksgiving Weekend, Had To Have Ankle Reconstruction Today


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#42 Thanksgiving Tacos


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#43 Happy Thanksgiving


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#44 Everything’s Okay. Everything’s Okay. Now We Know What Happens When Cranberry Sauce Boils Over A Lot


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#45 Jell-O Shot Casserole: Because I’m Too Lazy To Do Individual Shot Glasses. It’s The Perfect Thanksgiving Tradition


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#46 My Friend "Smoked" A Turkey


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#47 It’s A Good Sign You Ruined Thanksgiving When The Bird Comes Out Of The Oven Looking Like The Iceman Ötzi


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#48 My Cat Ruined Thanksgiving


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#49 Lesson Learned. Always Have A Backup Turkey. Texas Deep Fat Fried. We Left It In An Extra Three Minutes And Quickly Regretted It


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#50 These Are Dinner Rolls, Allegedly


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#51 Thanksgiving Fail


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#52 My “Family-Oriented” Company Provided Thanksgiving Dinner Since They Couldn’t Bother To Let Us Go Home


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#53 Refrigerator Decided To Call It Quits On The One Job It Had - Getting Cold! On The Day Before Thanksgiving


In the middle of a pandemic after I just stocked up for my state shutting down.


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#54 I Tried To Make A Pie For Thanksgiving


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#55 I And My Girlfriend Was Making Stuffing For Her Mom’s Early Thanksgiving


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#56 I Faced The Ultimate Pumpkin Pie This Thanksgiving


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#57 Line Oven With Tin Foil To Catch Thanksgiving Drippings


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#58 Thanksgiving Night. The Perfect Time For The Microwave Door To Shatter


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#59 My Cat Ate My Turkey While It Was Thawing In The Sink For Thanksgiving


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#60 I Hope Everyone Had A Happy And Safe Thanksgiving


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#61 Hopefully Everyone’s Thanksgiving Was Less Eventful Than Ours. I’m Pretty Sure I’ve Never Browned Marshmallows On The Top Of Our Sweet Potatoes Without Burning Them


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#62 Thanksgiving Fail. Hot Fudge Pie Recipe Didn’t Say What Size Pan. Apparently Needed Bigger Pie Dish


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#63 It Was Delicious


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#64 Turkey Crafted From Spam, Merry Thanksgiving


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#65 My Grocery Store Sells These Beauties


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#66 When There Are To Many Calories In Turkey But You Want A Good Thanksgiving


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#67 I Removed The Skin Before Carving My Turkey And Made A Thanksgiving Burrito


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#68 Thanksgiving Delight


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#69 Obligatory Thanksgiving Turkey


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#70 Someone From My Snapchat At Thanksgiving


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#71 Anyone Want A Slice Of The Turdkey Cake?


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#72 Perfect Start To Thanksgiving


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#73 Happy Thanksgiving


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#74 Dad Forgot The Turkey Was In The Oven


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#75 While Many Are Posting Their Beautiful Golden Turkeys And Perfectly Set Tables, I’m More For Keepin’ It Real. This Is My Green Bean Casserole. On The Ground. In My Driveway


I was looking forward to it quite frankly. Par for the course in 2020 I suppose.


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#76 These Were Supposed To Be Mini Pumpkin Pies, However, The Crust Crumbled On Every Single One When I Pulled Them Out Of The Pan


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#77 Shout Out To All Of You Who Get Stuck Doing All The Thanksgiving Dishes


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#78 Happy Thanksgiving My Fellow Friends


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#79 Spent 4 Hours In The Emergency Room On Thanksgiving Day. Today I Received The Post-Insurance Bill. Screw American Healthcare


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#80 My Thanksgiving Leftovers


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#81 Heard A Crash In The Middle Of The Night And Thought It Was A Cat Knocking Something Over But Couldn't Find Anything. Found This In The Morning. Happy Thanksgiving


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#82 Happy Thanksgiving


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#83 My Thanksgiving Monstrosity


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#84 Happy Thanksgiving Earthlings


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#85 So Ummm Yeah What Did Your Thanksgiving Turkey Look Like?


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#86 Thanksgiving Fail


This was 1 of our restaurant purchases “cooked” turkey breast. Thankfully our other purchased bird was actually cooked.


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#87 Bake Until Golden Brown


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#88 Sofia Made Chocolate Pie For Thanksgiving And Then Dropped It In The Floor


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#89 Sums Up 2020 When Your Hands Forget To Hold Tight


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#90 If 2020 Was A Pie Crust


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#91 We Tried Using Pilgrim And Indian Cookie Cutters To Make The Pie Top For Thanksgiving And It Came Out Looking A Little "Holocausty"


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#92 This Thanksgiving Cupcake Array My Friend Made


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#93 We're Also Here, Wishing Everyone A Happy Thanksgiving


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#94 So My Mom Set The Oven To 225°c And Not 225°f. Luckily We Had Another Turkey


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#95 Our Precooked Turkey


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#96 Turkey Fail


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#97 Yep. That’s About Right For 2020. Deep Fryer Fail


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#98 The Turkey Mascot Of 2020. Thankful It Still Tasted Ok


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#99 Someone In My House Decided To Heat Up Their Pizza (In My Pre-Heated Oven). They Cranked It Up To Broil And Never Turned It Back Down Or Told Me


2 minutes after my pies were in I smelled burning sugar and pulled them out, but the damage was done... Hopefully, they'll still taste decent if we can eat around the burnt bits.


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#100 It’s Not Black, It’s Off-Brown


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#101 This Hotdog Was The Thank You Meal For Working On Thanksgiving


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#102 Thanksgiving Has Begun


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#103 Thanksgiving Cookie Cake At Target


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#104 Flaming Hot Cheetos Thanksgiving Turkey


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#105 This Was 2020 But Here You Go


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