The Muppets want everyone to have a Happy Thanksgiving this year, whether you’re doing the cooking or you’re being cooked!
The gang sent out an e-card for the holiday which shows the Swedish Chef boiling up a pot of turkey, but will he be successful? It’s doubtful (just see the video below of one of his previous attempts).
It’s a tradition in the United States for the President to pardon a turkey on Thanksgiving. On an old episode of the NBC drama The West Wing, Martin Sheen’s President Bartlett does just that, but not without some complications leading up to it, thanks to new Press Secretary C.J. Cregg (played by Allison Janney), who has to actually choose which turkey will get the pardon and which will be sent to the slaughter.
Our friends over at The Mary Sue uncovered a video of the scenario from the Season 2 episode (titled “Shibboleth), which you can watch here below.
Every year, Geeks of Doom adopts a turkey for Thanksgiving and this year, our sponsored turkey is Elizabeth, who was rescued from severe neglect and from becoming dinner in 2010. The shy Elizabeth lives at Farm Sanctuary’s New York shelter where she enjoys eating kiwi and melon.
In honor of Thanksgiving, regardless of what you’re having for dinner, consider sponsoring a turkey like Elizabeth or one of her friends at the NY shelter or at the California shelter. You can help provide for an animal who was lucky enough to get a second chance in life.