History Recap / FamilyGuyS10E6Thanksgiving

2nd Mar '16 4:49:08 PM nombretomado
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** ''AllInTheFamily'': A remarkably similar situation a draft dodger who was living in Canada, to escape prosecution for ignoring his notice to report for duty and fight in the Vietnam War - was shown on a Holiday Episode, that being that series' 1976 ChristmasEpisode "The Draft Dodger." Like ''Family Guy'''s "Thanksgiving," the guest character is able to keep hold of his secret but as another character begins asking questions the truth slowly is revealed, leading to anger, disgust and an emotional argument about the merits of said war and questioning its morality, before a counterpoint is made and peace is (somewhat) restored.

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** ''AllInTheFamily'': ''Series/AllInTheFamily'': A remarkably similar situation a draft dodger who was living in Canada, to escape prosecution for ignoring his notice to report for duty and fight in the Vietnam War - was shown on a Holiday Episode, that being that series' 1976 ChristmasEpisode "The Draft Dodger." Like ''Family Guy'''s "Thanksgiving," the guest character is able to keep hold of his secret but as another character begins asking questions the truth slowly is revealed, leading to anger, disgust and an emotional argument about the merits of said war and questioning its morality, before a counterpoint is made and peace is (somewhat) restored.
12th Mar '15 4:04:50 PM Wartzanall
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* {{Bowdlerization}} and CriticalResearchFailure: Brian's line after Ida tells him that Kevin was wrong to desert his post in Iraq is "Well, you're just a dumb tranny" in the DVD version. On TV, the line is "Well, you're a dumb drag queen." A drag queen and a tranny (transsexual) are not the same thing, even though they're both in the LGBT spectrum. A drag queen is a person who dresses in an exaggerated feminine manner. A transsexual (specifically a male-to-female one) gets surgery done to be a woman. However, this can be excused as social ignorance on Brian's part and the fact that the latter word has come to be used disparagingly against transsexuals and Fox may have requested a less harsh alternative to the original line, as they have before.

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* {{Bowdlerization}} and CriticalResearchFailure: Brian's line after Ida tells him that Kevin was wrong to desert his post in Iraq is "Well, you're just a dumb tranny" in the DVD version. On TV, the line is "Well, you're a dumb drag queen." A drag queen and a tranny (transsexual) are not the same thing, even though they're both in the LGBT spectrum. A drag queen is a person man (a homosexual one, hence the "queen" part[[note]]a heterosexual male who crossdresses is just called a crossdresser[[/note]]) who dresses in an exaggerated feminine manner. A transsexual (specifically a male-to-female one) gets surgery done to be a woman. However, this can be excused as social ignorance on Brian's part and the fact that the latter word has come to be used disparagingly against transsexuals and Fox may have requested a less harsh alternative to the original line, as they have before.
2nd Feb '15 6:15:30 AM Slamexo
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* {{Bowdlerization}} and CriticalResearchFailure: Brian's line after Ida tells him that Kevin was wrong to desert his post in Iraq is "Well, you're just a dumb tranny" in the DVD version. On TV, the line is "Well, you're a dumb drag queen." A drag queen and a tranny (transsexual) are not the same thing, even though they're both in the LGBT spectrum. A drag queen is a homosexual man who dresses like a woman. A transsexual (specifically a male-to-female one) gets surgery done to be a woman. However, this can be excused as social ignorance on Brian's part and the fact that the latter word has come to be used disparagingly against transsexuals and Fox may have requested a less harsh alternative to the original line, as they have before.

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* {{Bowdlerization}} and CriticalResearchFailure: Brian's line after Ida tells him that Kevin was wrong to desert his post in Iraq is "Well, you're just a dumb tranny" in the DVD version. On TV, the line is "Well, you're a dumb drag queen." A drag queen and a tranny (transsexual) are not the same thing, even though they're both in the LGBT spectrum. A drag queen is a homosexual man person who dresses like a woman.in an exaggerated feminine manner. A transsexual (specifically a male-to-female one) gets surgery done to be a woman. However, this can be excused as social ignorance on Brian's part and the fact that the latter word has come to be used disparagingly against transsexuals and Fox may have requested a less harsh alternative to the original line, as they have before.
25th Dec '14 10:00:37 AM Wartzanall
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* {{Bowdlerization}} and CriticalResearchFailure: Brian's line after Ida tells him that Kevin was wrong to desert his post in Iraq is "Well, you're just a dumb tranny" in the DVD version. On TV, the line is "Well, you're a dumb drag queen." A drag queen and a tranny (transsexual) are not the same thing, even though they're both in the LGBT spectrum. A drag queen dresses like a woman. A transsexual (specifically a male-to-female one) gets surgery done to be a woman.
** The latter is a slur. Fox may have requested a less harsh alternative to the original line, as they have before.

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* {{Bowdlerization}} and CriticalResearchFailure: Brian's line after Ida tells him that Kevin was wrong to desert his post in Iraq is "Well, you're just a dumb tranny" in the DVD version. On TV, the line is "Well, you're a dumb drag queen." A drag queen and a tranny (transsexual) are not the same thing, even though they're both in the LGBT spectrum. A drag queen is a homosexual man who dresses like a woman. A transsexual (specifically a male-to-female one) gets surgery done to be a woman.
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woman. However, this can be excused as social ignorance on Brian's part and the fact that the latter is a slur. word has come to be used disparagingly against transsexuals and Fox may have requested a less harsh alternative to the original line, as they have before.
8th Dec '14 9:03:07 AM tyrekecorrea
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8th Dec '14 9:02:23 AM tyrekecorrea
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** The latter is a slur. Fox may have requested a less harsh alternative to the original line, as they have before.
8th Sep '14 10:42:37 AM DanaRelLey
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*{{Bowdlerization}} and CriticalResearchFailure: Brian's line after Ida tells him that Kevin was wrong to desert his post in Iraq is "Well, you're just a dumb tranny" in the DVD version. On TV, the line is "Well, you're a dumb drag queen." A drag queen and a tranny (transsexual) are not the same thing, even though they're both in the LGBT spectrum. A drag queen dresses like a woman. A transsexual (specifically a male-to-female one) gets surgery done to be a woman.
10th Apr '14 6:28:58 PM RhoEpsilon
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The latest holiday to be satirized by Seth [=MacFarlane=] and the ''Family Guy'' universe is Thanksgiving, and the holiday and the anti-Iraq War sentiment provide the setting for the latest episode, "'''Thanksgiving'''."

It's late November and that means Thanksgiving, a time to give thanks for all God has given us. Well, not for the Swansons, as Joe and Bonnie know that their son, Kevin, had died on Thanksgiving day several years earlier. The two are very sad and having the gang over only adds to the stress. Peter, in his usual way (natch), tries to cheer up his friends but the attempts at "humor" only annoys them. The turkey is carved and everyone is enjoying dinner when there comes a knock on the door.

Egad who could that be? Imagine Joe's shock when he sees his son, Kevin!

Joe and Bonnie are shocked, and then overjoyed to see their son, standing there, the man they thought was dead. Everyone hugs Kevin as he gets a hero's welcome. Kevin sits down and is treated to the finest cuts of meat, the best potatoes and richest gravy, the best vegetables . Kevin explains that he actually had gone missing in action, and explains how he managed to escape Iraq and return to the United States. It's a wonderful story.

Outside, the gang plays football, and father and son begin to talk some more about the Iraqi experience. It is there when Kevin begins to fume about the military operation and its morality, prompting Joe being a police officer to begin asking questions. Kevin's story then becomes more and more inconsistent, until he finally admits he faked his death and went AWOL (absence without leave), declaring he was opposed to the United States-led coalition's actions in Iraq and that innocent people were being killed. In a few minutes, Kevin goes from being a hero to being a martyr, shunned and scorned by the residents who call him a traitor, a deserter and worse, although Brian takes Kevin's side immediately.

Joe is also really irate, and horrified at the thought his own son had abandoned duty, right or wrong. He decides that he needs to arrest him and report him to his unit and just as he begins to arrest his son, Kevin tells his father the story of the time he allowed a criminal go free. The story was that a burglar had broken into a house and that Joe, on his beat, witnessed the crime. As the burglar is being taken into custody, the suspect says he was down on his luck and was stealing to help his family from starving; Joe has a change of heart and, saying that the law was just words on paper, lets him go. Joe has to concede that his son remembered the experience and decides not to arrest him, and the rest of the neighbors agree with the decision. Kevin is once again welcomed into the fold.

As the gang finishes with the day-long gathering, another man resembling Kevin knocks on the door and says that the other Kevin is an imposter. Peter says "Guys, I don't think we have time for this," with the scene immediately cutting to black.

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The latest holiday to be satirized by Seth [=MacFarlane=] In this ThanksgivingEpisode, Lois cooks up a big dinner and invites friends, family, and neighbors -- but the ''Family Guy'' universe is Thanksgiving, and the holiday and the anti-Iraq War sentiment provide the setting for the latest episode, "'''Thanksgiving'''."

It's late November and that means Thanksgiving,
dinner turns into a time to give thanks for all God has given us. Well, not for the Swansons, as Joe and Bonnie know that their political discussion when Joe's estranged son, Kevin, had died on Thanksgiving day several years earlier. The two are very sad and having the gang over only adds to the stress. Peter, returns from fighting in his usual way (natch), tries to cheer up his friends but the attempts at "humor" only annoys them. The turkey is carved and everyone is enjoying dinner when there comes a knock on the door.

Egad who could that be? Imagine Joe's shock when he sees his son, Kevin!

Joe and Bonnie are shocked, and then overjoyed to see their son, standing there, the man they thought was dead. Everyone hugs Kevin as he gets a hero's welcome. Kevin sits down and is treated to the finest cuts of meat, the best potatoes and richest gravy, the best vegetables . Kevin explains
Iraq, revealing that he actually had gone missing in action, and explains how he managed to escape Iraq and return to the United States. It's a wonderful story.

Outside, the gang plays football, and father and son begin to talk some more about the Iraqi experience. It is there when Kevin begins to fume about the military operation and its morality, prompting Joe being a police officer to begin asking questions. Kevin's story then becomes more and more inconsistent, until he finally admits he faked
deserted his death and went AWOL (absence without leave), declaring he was opposed to the United States-led coalition's actions position in Iraq and that innocent people were being killed. In a few minutes, Kevin goes from being a hero to being a martyr, shunned and scorned by the residents who call him a traitor, a deserter and worse, although Brian takes Kevin's side immediately.

Joe is also really irate, and horrified at the thought his own son had abandoned duty, right or wrong. He decides that he needs to arrest him and report him to his unit and just as he begins to arrest his son, Kevin tells his father the story of the time he allowed a criminal go free. The story was that a burglar had broken into a house and that Joe, on his beat, witnessed the crime. As the burglar is being taken into custody, the suspect says he was down on his luck and was stealing to help his family from starving; Joe has a change of heart and, saying that the law was just words on paper, lets him go. Joe has to concede that his son remembered the experience and decides not to arrest him, and the rest of the neighbors agree with the decision. Kevin is once again welcomed into the fold.

As the gang finishes with the day-long gathering, another man resembling Kevin knocks on the door and says that the other Kevin is an imposter. Peter says "Guys, I don't think we have time for this," with the scene immediately cutting to black.
protest.



* FeedItABomb: A bomb is hidden inside a turkey served to Kevin's unit on Thanksgiving day several years earlier, killing everyone except for Kevin (although he, too, is initially thought to have been killed).
* NoEnding: Another man resembling Kevin enters and says that he's the real Kevin and that the other one is an impostor. Peter turns to the camera and says that they don't have time anymore and the show ends right there.
7th Apr '14 12:32:54 PM RhoEpsilon
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* HilarityEnsues: Assuming that the man who came to the Spooner Street Thanksgiving dinner is the real Kevin, he would likely arrested, tried by a military court (due to, by his own admission, deserting his troops in Iraq), dishonorably discharged and sentenced to military prison and his convincing his father (who wants to charge Kevin) that he should not be arrested because Joe (as a young cop) allowed a robber to go free for a purportedly just reason wouldn't fly in the least. Additionally, Joe would also be stripped of his badge and also land in deep trouble with the law for allowing military desertion to go unchecked. In the ''Family Guy'' universe, Kevin is allowed to remain free, and Joe successfully keeps mum.
30th Dec '13 9:09:08 AM Briguy52748
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** ''AllInTheFamily'': A remarkably similar situation a draft dodger who was living in Canada, to escape prosecution for ignoring his notice to report for duty and fight in the Vietnam War - was shown on a HolidayEpisode, that being that series' 1976 ChristmasEpisode "The Draft Dodger." Like ''Family Guy'''s "Thanksgiving," the guest character is able to keep hold of his secret but as another character begins asking questions the truth slowly is revealed, leading to anger, disgust and an emotional argument about the merits of said war and questioning its morality, before a counterpoint is made and peace is (somewhat) restored.

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** ''AllInTheFamily'': A remarkably similar situation a draft dodger who was living in Canada, to escape prosecution for ignoring his notice to report for duty and fight in the Vietnam War - was shown on a HolidayEpisode, Holiday Episode, that being that series' 1976 ChristmasEpisode "The Draft Dodger." Like ''Family Guy'''s "Thanksgiving," the guest character is able to keep hold of his secret but as another character begins asking questions the truth slowly is revealed, leading to anger, disgust and an emotional argument about the merits of said war and questioning its morality, before a counterpoint is made and peace is (somewhat) restored.
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