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* RunningGag: "The Gentlemen!"

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* RunningGag: "The Gentlemen!"Gentleman!"


* WholePlotReference: To ''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''. Two people who can't stand each other are trying to celebrate Thanksgiving, and spend more time together than they'd like. Toward the end of the episode, Ted puts together a number of seemingly innocent things that Zoey had said to conclude that she was spending Thanksgiving alone because her stepdaughter wanted nothing to do with her, similar to the way Steve Martin figured out John Candy's secret in that movie.

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* WholePlotReference: To ''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''.''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''. Two people who can't stand each other are trying to celebrate Thanksgiving, and spend more time together than they'd like. Toward the end of the episode, Ted puts together a number of seemingly innocent things that Zoey had said to conclude that she was spending Thanksgiving alone because her stepdaughter wanted nothing to do with her, similar to the way Steve Martin figured out John Candy's secret in that movie.


* WholePlotReference: To ''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''. Two people who can't stand each other are trying to celebrate Thanksgiving, and spend more time together than they'd like. Toward the end of the episode, Ted puts together a number of seemingly innocent things that Zoey had said to conclude that [[spoiler:she was spending Thanksgiving alone because her stepdaughter wanted nothing to do with her,]] similar to the way Steve Martin figured out John Candy's secret in that movie.

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* WholePlotReference: To ''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''. Two people who can't stand each other are trying to celebrate Thanksgiving, and spend more time together than they'd like. Toward the end of the episode, Ted puts together a number of seemingly innocent things that Zoey had said to conclude that [[spoiler:she she was spending Thanksgiving alone because her stepdaughter wanted nothing to do with her,]] her, similar to the way Steve Martin figured out John Candy's secret in that movie.

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* HeadsTailsEdge: Steve wants to test a theory about the curse's range of influence, so when Barney leaves the room, he flips a coin. It lands on its edge, and falls over when Barney returns.


* SexyDiscretionShot: When Zoe was going topless, the camera zooms into Barney. Also the woman who gets her dress ripped inside the elevator at the end of the episode.

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* SexyDiscretionShot: SceneryCensor: When Zoe was going topless, the camera zooms into Barney. Also the woman who gets Zoey takes off her dress ripped inside the elevator at the end of the episode.top, she does so while walking behind a modern art sculpture and a model ship.


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* WholePlotReference: To ''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''. Two people who can't stand each other are trying to celebrate Thanksgiving, and spend more time together than they'd like. Toward the end of the episode, Ted puts together a number of seemingly innocent things that Zoey had said to conclude that [[spoiler:she was spending Thanksgiving alone because her stepdaughter wanted nothing to do with her,]] similar to the way Steve Martin figured out John Candy's secret in that movie.


* ActorAllusion: Creator/JorgeGarcia played a cameo role. At one point someone asks for random numbers and he immediately shouts "4,8,15,16,23,42!" the ArcNumbers from ''Series/{{LOST}}''. His character is also cursed with being unlucky (as was his Lost character), and compares said curse with being on an island for eternity.

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* ActorAllusion: Creator/JorgeGarcia played a cameo role. At one point someone asks for random numbers and he immediately shouts "4,8,15,16,23,42!" the ArcNumbers {{Arc Number}}s from ''Series/{{LOST}}''. His character is also cursed with being unlucky (as was his Lost character), and compares said curse with being on an island for eternity.eternity.
* BerserkButton: What made Zoey finally snap at Ted and throw the gang from her house was Ted calling her Cinderella's WickedStepmother.



* DefrostingIceQueen: Zoe.

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* DefrostingIceQueen: Zoe.Zoey.


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* RememberTheNewGuy: Steve "The Blitz" is the character of the week, but the gang treated him like he was often around since college.


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* TastesLikeFeet: Ted's "[=TuTurkeyKey=]", which was a turkey ''stuffed with a smaller turkey''.
-->'''Future!Ted''': It tasted ''wrong''.


* ActorAllusion: Jorge Garcia played a cameo role. At one point someone asks for random numbers and he immediately shouts "4,8,15,16,23,42!" the ArcNumbers from ''{{LOST}}''. His character is also cursed with being unlucky (as was his Lost character), and compares said curse with being on an island for eternity.

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* ActorAllusion: Jorge Garcia Creator/JorgeGarcia played a cameo role. At one point someone asks for random numbers and he immediately shouts "4,8,15,16,23,42!" the ArcNumbers from ''{{LOST}}''. ''Series/{{LOST}}''. His character is also cursed with being unlucky (as was his Lost character), and compares said curse with being on an island for eternity. eternity.
* ButtMonkey: The entire episode is dedicated to show how life sucks being The Blitz.
* CatchPhrase: "Oh man!"



* ThanksgivingEpisode: was the title a bit of a clue?

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* SexyDiscretionShot: When Zoe was going topless, the camera zooms into Barney. Also the woman who gets her dress ripped inside the elevator at the end of the episode.
* ThanksgivingEpisode: was Was the title a bit of a clue?
* YankTheDogsChain: The episode features Steve finally getting rid of "The Blitz" curse... only to regain it at the end of the episode.

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The gang celebrates Thanksgiving with an old college friend with a bad luck streak. However, Thanksgiving at all of their residences goes awry.

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* ActorAllusion: Jorge Garcia played a cameo role. At one point someone asks for random numbers and he immediately shouts "4,8,15,16,23,42!" the ArcNumbers from ''{{LOST}}''. His character is also cursed with being unlucky (as was his Lost character), and compares said curse with being on an island for eternity.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Zoe.
* NoodleIncident: Most of what happened the night before Thanksgiving.
* RunningGag: "The Gentlemen!"
* ThanksgivingEpisode: was the title a bit of a clue?

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