Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving and Chanukkah

It is rare that Thanksgiving and Chanukkah overlap.  I'm sure there will be one year where Thanksgiving, Chanukah, and the World Series all fall on the same night.

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  It kicks off the season. And by that I mean awards season.  Guild members receive screeners of some films and are invited to screenings of others.  I'm surprised a studio hasn't come out with "A CHARLIE BROWN FINAL BALLOT" holiday special.

But that's for tomorrow and next month.  Tonight we celebrate family, gluttony, and the Jews add latkas (just like the pilgrims used to eat).   Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a bountiful Chanukkah.

I bet this is the one day Ann Curry is happy not to be the co-host of THE TODAY SHOW because that means she doesn't have to freeze her ass off hosting the Macy's Day Parade.


Janet said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Thanks for the laughs.

Hamid said...

Looks like EW might be readers of yours, Ken! Look at what their website covered yesterday:

A brief history of 'Turkey Lurkey Time,' the best turkey-related Broadway song you don’t know

Jeffro said...

Happy Thanksgiving and "חנוכה שמחה", Ken.

According to THIS site, I guess (theoretically) your trifecta wish can't happen until at least 2070!

Another thing to be thankful for: J. Peterman doing the National Dog Show today. Watching it right now.

AAllen said...

Normally CBS broadcasts the parade from Times Square, but this year the parade is rerouted due to construction. Now CBS is broadcasting in front of the iconic, er, Hilton hotel.

George said...

Gobble tov

Kurt Russell Terrier said...

Gobble tov, George...and everyone!

ScottyB said...

This has nothing to do with today's Ken blog post, but it has everything to do with what Ken blogs about .... about how TV *could* be great again, if only people would let it:

The dinnertime 'MASH' rerun on Me-TV was an epic episode called 'The Interview'. I saw this one the first time around, when you actually had to watch TV.

It was, pure and simple, maybe the BEST 30 minutes of TV that ever came together (not counting 'The Carol Burnett Show') solely from writers writing their best and actors acting their best and improvising because they were *that* good ... and that amazing schmuck in the corner running the editing machine, putting it all together.

Great and rare occasions like this is what everyone lives for.

Adam said...

The dinnertime 'MASH' rerun on Me-TV was an epic episode called 'The Interview.'

Followed, at least on our local incarnation of Me-TV, by GILLIGAN'S ISLAND. That's certainly my idea of a logical programming.

Breadbaker said...

I'm afraid there will one day be a convergence of Chanukah, Thanksgiving, the World Series, and political ads for the election the following November.

SharoneRosen said...

because we had latkes and watched the kids have a Chanukah gift feeding frenzy, I feel like I missed out on actual Thanksgiving.. sigh.. but, on the other hand, I did make a great pumpkin noodle kugel

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Richard Y said...

Heard on the news tonight that the next convergence of Chanukah and Thanksgiving won't be for another 79,000years. Enjoy it now!!!!!!