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YouTube’s 8 most ridiculous Thanksgiving fails

Flaming turkeys, twisted toys, and parade balloons gone awry.


Mike Fenn

Internet Culture

Thanksgiving is a time for us to count our blessings—and our many failures.

Flaming turkeys, popped balloons, and horrible music are just some of the ingredients for disaster that greet us every Thanksgiving. Thanks to YouTube, many of these moments have been permanently memorialized for the amusement of the world.

It’s simple enough: no “Thanksgiving fail” list would be complete without Nicole Westbrook’s song “It’s Thanksgiving,” another ear-piercing travesty from Patrice Wilson, the producer who gave us Rebecca Black’s “Friday”.

And speaking of horrible Thanksgiving songs, in this video, a classroom full of students discover—in 30 seconds—that their teacher has no dignity, talent, or balance.

You purchase a fun, dancing turkey toy at your local supermarket. As soon as you get it home, your children press the button to activate it. The house is soon filled with the seasonal sounds of “Have you been naughty or nice? Santa’s coming for you, baby!”

Chowing down on Thanksgiving leftovers isn’t uncommon. However, if the remnants of your turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce are still in your fridge two days before the new year, you might want to consider grocery shopping.

What is Thanksgiving without a turkey? Well, this family is about to find out, as the main course of their meal has been replaced with a wall of fire.

Deep-frying your Thanksgiving turkey is a quick alternative to the more conventional oven method. However, it is certainly not foolproof—not even after the fire has started.

Why are crescent rolls packaged in that ridiculous tube? Two young girls helping with dinner preparations discover just how difficult that can is to open.

The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City is enjoyed by the many spectators in attendance as well as millions more tuning in on TV. But from frigid weather to crowd distraction, the possibility for disaster is always present. Watch as everyone’s favorite purple dinosaur experiences a painful demise.

This Thanksgiving, maybe we’d better give thanks that things didn’t go even worse.

Screengrab via Carmen Ciricillo/YouTube

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