Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful. That could be being thankful for your friends, family, a new job, a new relationship, graduating school, the birth of a new child, or personal growth from the year prior. It’s also a time to show off a bit. More often than not, you’re planning your flyest outfit to outdress all of your cousins in the living room. You might play football with your family in the yard (or leave it to the professionals on the television). Or you might want to play board games with your family while waiting for the food — and watch out for your uncle, who always cheats. Eventually, you’ll make your way to the dining room table with traditional food from your culture and catch up with family you haven’t seen in a while. You might find yourself dodging questions like “How’s school?” or “Are you dating anyone?” as you politely decline to disclose any personal information that your nosy aunt can’t seem to find out about you on Facebook.

While Thanksgiving shenanigans are bound to happen, the reality of the holiday can also be a solemn time for some. If you are grieving someone this year, do what you can to make the holiday as bearable as possible.

Thanksgiving On Television

As much as we want to enjoy our family and friends this Thanksgiving, we are thankful for television, too. Television has a funny way of reflecting on what happens in real life. First off, there is always some sort of drama. Whether that is someone coming in fashionably late, your cousin who thinks they can cook bringing their “special dish” that ends up in the trash at the end of the night, or you politely having to cut off that relative who continues to make their way to the alcohol. However, your Thanksgiving ends up being this year, your favorite characters have got your back.

Take a look at 7 Black sitcom Thanksgiving episodes that you need to watch this holiday below:

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