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Amy finally gets to stay home and cook Thanksgiving dinner this year, but Bob suggests PJ should cook it instead (since that he is the best cook in the house), without Amy actually knowing. Meanwhile, Grandpa Duncan comes to visit for Thanksgiving, but ends up falling in love with Mrs. Dabney After she mentions, she had divorced Mr. Dabney's sorry butt while Gabe and Bob try to break them up. Also, Teddy and Ivy sneak out to get myTabs at the Gizmo Hut when they have an amazing sale.[1]

Episode Summary

Amy announces that she doesn't have to work this Thanksgiving, which the kids are overjoyed about. She also announces that she'll be cooking Thanksgiving dinner, which they are anything, but excited about. Bob and PJ formulate a plan to trick PJ into cooking instead of her. Meanwhile, at Gismomart, Teddy and Ivy are waiting in line for a Black Friday sale on MyTabs, which begins at midnight, and are greeted by Carl, the neighborhood jerk. Then back at the house, Amy lets PJ cook the side, but affirms that she's cooking the turkey. At that moment, Miss Dabney invites herself to thanksgiving dinner with the Duncans, after she divorced Mr. Dabney. At dinner, she falls head over heels for Grandpa Duncan. PJ formulates a plan. While Amy is out of the kitchen, PJ replaces the turkey with a smaller one, and convinces Amy that she shrunk it by "flash-roasting." PJ then says he has a spare turkey in the garage and he'll deep-fry it. Then, Teddy (who had came back from the line) says that she'll be sick in her room, when in Reality, she'll be sneaking out to go back to the sale and hold Ivy's spot so she can go to her Thanksgiving dinner. on the patio, after hearing that the turkey will take an hour and a half to fry, Amy turns up the heat to speed up the cooking time. Meanwhile, Bob and Gabe tries to break up Grandpa Duncan and Miss Dabney by telling her that Grandpa hates cats, but instead convince her to get rid of her cat, Kaboodle. Then they try telling her that Grandpa snores, which Miss Dabney is actually attracted to. Amy tells everyone that she turned up the heat to speed up the frying process, but PJ tells her that if the oil gets too hot, the turkey might explode. The turkey then flies up in the air, and hits Teddy in the head while she's sneaking back out. Then, we see the Duncans (minus Grandpa) at the hospital where Teddy is seen in bed, and everyone has to eat Turkey sandwiches from the vending machine like last, and the year before, etc. Amy is just thankful to be surrounded by her family, as is everyone else, except Gabe who ordered Ice Cream in Teddy's name. Later, at home, Teddy records a video diary saying that since they never got Thanksgiving dinner, PJ is gonna deep fry another turkey, then she puts on a helmet.

End credits

Teddy, Ivy, and Carl are seen coming out of the store and didn't get MyTabs, and horribly beat-up. It's revealed that Charlie thrashed them just to get her MyTab.

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Running Gags

Good Luck, Charlie

Charlie's Lines

Teddy: What'cha drawing, Charlie?

Charlie: A turkey.
Teddy: Are you sure?

Charlie: Yeah
Bob: Charlie, are you going to eat your sandwich?

Charlie: Yes.
Bob: Well, can I have just a bite?

Charlie: No Daddy.
Teddy: Hey, is it really worth treating people like this to get a stupid MyTab?

Charlie walks out of the store.
Charlie: Yes.

Charlie walks away from the store.

Memorable Quotes

Teddy: If you were planning on getting a mytab, you're number 11

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Carl: Not if I can outrun you. And when I get my mytab, I'm going on to the loser site where I post something on your loser page that says, "Hey Loser!!!!!!"

Teddy: Yep. A real long day!
Teddy: Hey, is it really worth treating people like this to get a stupid MyTab?

Charlie walks out of the store.
Charlie: Yes.

Charlie walks away from the store.

Background Information

  • This episode premiered in Canada on October 10, 2011, due to their Thanksgiving day on that day.
  • When Teddy was talking about the "true meaning of Thanksgiving" she's really describing Black Friday, the day AFTER Thanksgiving.

Production Information

Continuity

Allusions

  • The title refers to the animated TV special, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.
  • The quote "Honey I Shrunk The Turkey" is a possible pun on the movie title Honey I Shrunk The Kids which is also from Disney.
  • MyTab is a parody of iPad
  • The fact that Teddy, Ivy, and Karl were all beaten up while trying to get a MyTab is possibly a safety reference to how chaotic and aggressive Black Friday shopping can be.
  • The turkey blowing up may be a refference to the episode of Alf "Working My Way Back to You" when duck blows up the kitchen.
  • Carl has been in the past two holiday episodes.

Cast

Guest Stars

References

Previous:
"Story Time"
Episodes Next:
"Teddy on Ice"

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