The time has come once again to remember what Thanksgiving is all about — pie.
Pie is one of life’s best gifts, whether it’s pecan or chocolate or turkey pot. But how do we fill the time before and after we fill our tummies with pie? I’m glad you asked, because I have a few suggestions of things to do over the Thanksgiving holiday.
1. Catch up on TV series.
So is Chuck, which features most excellent butt-kicker, Agent Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strahovski). Stop drooling on your computer, StuntDouble.
I also recommend Pushing Daisies, online at abc.com, as the perfect show to watch on this pie-centric holiday. Or if you want to feel better about your personal family drama, the sublime dysfunction of Gossip Girl is waiting at The CW.
2. Get ready for the final season of the L Word.
Questionable wardrobe selection aside, AfterEllen.com has been posting L Word promotional videos and season teasers galore. Now you can watch and read everything in one sitting.
Have you forgotten what happened in Season 5? No problem; we have recaps going back to the very first episode of Season 1, “Pilot.” Hey, I never noticed before that the title of Episode 1 doesn’t start with an l-word. Weird.
3. Catch up on AfterEllen.com.
4. Watch classic Thanksgiving episodes.
Fancast offers some rarely seen turkey day shows, including Father Knows Best, Jack & Bobby (Christine Lahti!), Doogie Howser, M.D. and Picket Fences. Metacafe provides clips from the original Japanese Iron Chef episode filmed specially for Americans: “Turkey Battle.”
Hulu has a special section of Thanksgiving cooking show clips, including how to make pie. Did I mention that I like pie?
To help get your TV watching started, here is the Number One Thanksgiving Television Show Of All Time, WKRP “Turkeys Away.”
“As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.”
5. Waste time online.
Let yourself be totally unproductive by checking out some sites expressly developed for that purpose. Guess the identity of celebrities by looking into their eyes at iPhoto Gallery.
Destroy your least favorite website. I find it deeply satisfying to nuke homophobe Fred Phelps’ site (which I refuse to link to).
6. Give thanks.
By the way, thank you for showing up day after day. Writing is much more fun when somebody reads it.