20 Pop Culture Quotes That’ll Hit The Spot For Your 2020 Thanksgiving ‘Gram

Celebrating Thanksgiving in a pandemic will be much different than celebrating anything, well, ever. Full stop. If you're doing your part and social distancing to stop the spread of COVID-19, this year's celebrations will be more low key, which means you are spending less time stressing out over your Thanksgiving menu and can devote more time working on your Instagram caption game. To help, here are 20 pop culture quotes that will fit every Thanksgiving mood in a year that is a mood all its own.

Whether your T-Day dinner is socially distanced and masked up, has you logging onto Zoom or is a table set for one, we have a feast of caption ideas that will make you hungry for whatever this out of the ordinary holiday brings. 

Some of these quotes will make you want another slice of pumpkin pie. Others will make you nostalgic for a normal holiday, while a few might make you thankful that you're seeing fewer aunts and uncles this year. The past nine months have been a doozy, so we also have a quote that will work for anyone who prefers to treat this Thanksgiving like it's any another Thursday. The best part is, this list should also help you put together your Thanksgiving playlist or your Black Friday watchlist. Safe to say, we’ll be eating good off these captions long after the turkey (or Tofurky) is gone.

Joey from Friends

For those who just want to shut up and eat:

“Don't you put words in people's mouths. You put turkey in people's mouths.” Photo: NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal/Getty Images.

Adam Sandler's “The Thanksgiving Song” 


This is perfect for anyone waiting for the tryptophan to hit:

“Turkey lurkey doo and
Turkey lurkey dap
I eat that turkey
Then I take a nap.”

Bob Belcher from Bob’s Burgers

For those who want no justice for Thanksgiving carols:

“Every year I try and tell you guys that no one really sings Thanksgiving songs.” Photo: Courtesy of Fox.

Lily from How I Met Your Mother



For those who willingly take the role of dinner table peacemaker:

“Thanksgiving is a day of peace, there will be no slaps today!” Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS/Getty Images.

Charlie Brown from A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving



For those first-time hosts looking to set clear expectations:

“I can’t cook a Thanksgiving dinner. All I can make is cold cereal and maybe toast.” Photo: Walt Disney Television/Getty Images.

Seth Cohen from


The O.C.


For anyone who has been looking forward to Thanksgiving for the last 364 days:

“Do you know what I dream about when I dream about Thanksgiving, which is often? I dream about eating so much deliciousness that all the blood rushes to my stomach and I pass out at the table. Please don’t deny me that."Photo: Warner Bros Tv/Kobal/Shutterstock.

Tommy from Home For The Holidays



For those who think Thanksgiving is a vibe:

“Well, that was absurd, let's eat dead bird!” Photo: Bob Marshak/Polygram/Egg/Kobal/Shutterstock.

April in Pieces Of April



For those looking to give the holiday toast:

“A thought about Thanksgiving Day: Once there was this day, this one day when everyone realized they needed each other.”
Photo: Moviestore/Shutterstock.

Kacey Musgraves' “Family Is Family”



For those whose families have become more divided in 2020:

“You might look just like 'em; that don't mean you're like 'em
But you love 'em”

Schmidt from New Girl



For those who can't get through to Butterball's Turkey Talk-Line:

“Here’s a tip: Don’t cook Thanksgiving dinner for five people in 14 hours. Here’s another tip: Don’t ask a guy out for a first date on the least sexy holiday in America.” Photo: FOX Image Collection/Getty Images.

Kelis' "Biscuits ’n’ Gravy”



For those who need an opening line for their outdoor holiday dinner invite:

“Plans change like the weather, to prepare, bring a sweater
Either way you’ll be cold if it snows.”

Lady Gaga's "Yoü and I”



For those who are just here for the leftovers:

“It's been a long time since I came around
Been a long time but I'm back in town
And this time I'm not leavin' without you”

Mitski's "Thursday Girl" 



For those who want to treat Thanksgiving as if it's just another Thursday:

“Glory, glory, glory to the night
It shows me what I am (Glory)
I'm not happy or sad, just up or down
And always bad”

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros' “Home”



For those who love a home-cooked meal when it’s cooked by someone else:

“Well, hot and heavy, pumpkin pie
Chocolate candy, Jesus Christ
Ain't nothing please me more than you.”

Little Eva's “Let’s Turkey Trot”



For those looking to soundtrack that viral holiday TikTok:

“People may say your some kind of a nut
When you're lifting your knees and you start to strut
But if your really want to get out of a rut
Do some turkey trottin' and all your cares will be forgotten”

Alanis Morissette's "Thank U”



For those looking for serenity now:

“How 'bout no longer being masochistic
How 'bout remembering your divinity
How 'bout unabashedly bawling your eyes out
How 'bout not equating death with stopping”

Mary J. Blige's “Family Affair” 



For those who just want to leave the dumpster fire of 2020 behind:

“Don't need no hateration, holleration
In this dancerie
Let's get it percolatin', while you're waiting
So just dance for me”

Kacy Hill's “Dinner” 



For those trying to sell the concept of a Zoom Thanksgiving:

“Sometimes I picture
My home against yours
'Til they meet up
And my home becomes yours.”

Danny Tanner from


Full House


For those who always see the holiday punch glass as half full:

“Okay, who wants white meat? Scratch that, we have dark meat or really dark meat.”
Photo: Walt Disney Television/Getty Images.

Green Day's "Macy's Day Parade" 



For those who see Thanksgiving as just another consumer driven holiday:

“Give me something that I need
Satisfaction guaranteed to you
What's the consolation prize?
Economy sized dreams of hope”

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