YouTube does Thanksgiving

From Taiwan's Next Media Animation to FPS Russia, everyone is getting into the Thanksgiving spirit on YouTube. 


Fruzsina Eördögh


Posted on Nov 24, 2011   Updated on Jun 3, 2021, 12:59 am CDT

Need to escape the cooking hustle and bustle or heated family argument brewing in your house? Watch these videos instead.

Epic Meal Time, a cooking show featuring manly men eating unhealthy amounts of fat and bacon, filmed a Thanksgiving episode of equally manly proportions.The episode includes cameos by YouTube celebrities Harto (of the Drunk Kitchen cooking series) and Jenna Marbles.

Big Sean, the Fray, Karmin, J. Cole, Angels & Airwaves, Pia Toscano, Mary J. Blige, and Awolnation discussed their favorite and least favorite Thanksgiving dishes in a “VEVO news: Happy Thanksgiving” segment.

Comedian Dom Mazzetti goes off on why Thanksgiving is important, for primarily selfish reasons.

Safeway Inc released a viral ad campaign in the form of a mockumentary about catching unusually fast turkeys.

Next Media Animation TV, the Taiwanese company known for mock-reporting American news, uploaded a segment on its interpretation of the holiday and the perceived cost.

The official YouTube Trends blog put together three videos of Turkey attacks this year, including one of a little girl baiting a turkey.

The Action Figure Therapy channel, whose shtick is expletives yelled by an action figure, released a “Happy Thanksgiving” episode of things the character’s thankful for.

Wondershare took a more serious turn with their video of things to be thankful for, including scientists, explorers, historical figures, and Steve Jobs.

YouTube celebrity Ryan Higa uploaded a short sketch titled “Things That Ruin Thanksgiving.”

FPS Russia, primarily a gun-showcasing channel, even got into the Thanksgiving spirit with his video “The Thanksgiving Massacre!” He shoots turkey and deer dummies, saying in a mock Russian accent, “We’re putting  food on the table for our families.”

If the thought of Black Friday is too stressful (and you don’t own any guns), there’s a new holiday, called “Friends-giving.” Friends-giving takes place the day after Thanksgiving, and you gather with your friends and share leftovers.

Photo by Emily Walker

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*First Published: Nov 24, 2011, 3:28 pm CST