Friday Fun: Happy Thanksgiving!

Things that inspire GRATITUDE
(Let’s laugh the whole thing off)

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
from the Friday Funnies Series

Quick Intro before we get to the Funnies

Let me begin by wishing a sincere (though belated) Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends who celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday of every October – no doubt because the harvest comes earlier “up there.”

I hope it was joyful —
and that you can all finally button your pants again.

Last year’s American Thanksgiving post started out sincerely and crept into funnies.  Although most of us somehow made it through the year since last November’s election here in the used-to-be-good ole’ USA, I think we need a lot more humor to lift our spirits as we limp toward the New Year holding our collective breath.

So even if you’re rushing around hoping to be able to celebrate Turkey-lurkey Day with a modicum of calm this coming Thursday, here’s a bit of humor to help you keep some perspective.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Are you hosting the upcoming feast, taking assorted dishes prepared in your own kitchen to somebody else’s table, or not cooking at all this year because you have been invited elsewhere or plan to dine on restaurant cousine?

Is anybody currently dieting in preparation for Thursday’s pig-out, or have we all already given up and given in to the 10 pound holiday creep?

Whatever! Let’s get the weekend started with a few chuckles.

Take a look at a few time-related funnies that I tripped across on Pinterest.

How many of the situations below make YOU nod your head?


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This Friday’s theme:
Happy TurkeyLurky Day

(images below found on Pinterest)

  What Thanksgiving means
to so many of us . . .


But seriously though . . .


A bit about the birds . . .




And the next day . . .



Perspective: NO explanation needed


Th-th-th-at’s all folks!

For MORE Thanksgiving giggles, click below to check out Molly’s post on
Talking points for lump free dialogue

Funnies post only occasionally

Reminding you of what I disclosed in the introduction to this series, Funnies about Perspective: unlike the ongoing Sunday Smiles and Monday Funnies you’ll find on Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog, my Friday Funnies will show up only occasionally, usually clustered around a theme.

If things seem to have gotten a tad serious in the world – or on – get ready for another hit of humor, most likely another Friday Funny.

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Award-winning ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching field co-founder; [life] Coaching pioneer -- Neurodiversity Advocate, Coach, Mentor & Poster Girl -- Multi-Certified -- 25 years working with EFD [Executive Functioning disorders] and struggles in hundreds of people from all walks of life. I developed and delivered the world's first ADD-specific coach training curriculum: multi-year, brain-based, and ICF Certification tracked. In addition to my expertise in ADD/EF Systems Development Coaching, I am known for training and mentoring globally well-informed ADD Coach LEADERS with the vision to innovate, many of the most visible, knowledgeable and successful ADD Coaches in the field today (several of whom now deliver highly visible ADD coach trainings themselves). For almost a decade, I personally sponsored and facilitated seven monthly, virtual and global, no-charge support and information groups The ADD Hours™ - including The ADD Expert Speakers Series, hosting well-known ADD Professionals who were generous with their information and expertise, joining me in my belief that "It takes a village to educate a world." I am committed to being a thorn in the side of ADD-ignorance in service of changing the way neurodiversity is thought about and treated - seeing "a world that works for everyone" in my lifetime. Get in touch when you're ready to have a life that works BECAUSE of who you are, building on strengths to step off that frustrating treadmill "when 'wanting to' just doesn't get it DONE!"

124 Responses to Friday Fun: Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Christy B says:

    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Madelyn. I wasn’t sure but I think that turkey chilling in the sink with a beer just said “cheers” to me haha 😉 These funnies are great!


  2. These are turkey-rific, Madelyn. The one with the aliens slayed me — and the mashed potatoes too. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Hugs!

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  3. Sharon says:

    Thanks so much for the Thanksgiving chuckles! And thank you for linking over to the DIY Twine Turkey on Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. tmezpoetry says:

    hehe Love the comics!

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  5. Shame we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK, that’s all I can say.

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  6. Jodie says:

    So many things to make fun of!!! It’s like a comedienne’s buffet!!

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  7. barbtaub says:

    These made my day! Thanks so much.


  8. Love the funnies! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. Ha! I have no idea where you find all these memes but I love ’em. Fortunately, I need only visit here for my fix.

    In the meantime… I’m going to follow the example of the turkey meme above and chill in the “sink” for a few hours 😉

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  10. Thank you for adding some chuckles to my weekend, Madelyn! Off to hunt for turkey…

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  11. mistermuse says:

    Great cartoons! 🙂 HappyThanksgiving! 🙂

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  12. Norah says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Madelyn. I wish you a joyful celebration.
    Thank you for the funnies. Although we don’t have Thanksgiving over here, the humour translates well.
    Enjoy! xx

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    • Thanks, Norah. Family tables are funny things in many countries – and most have holidays that include eating in a gathering. A RICH source of funnies!

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      • Norah says:

        When we were kids we used to get together to play. Now we are adults we get together to eat! I prefer the gatherings where humour prevails. A lot! 🙂


        • Very funny – and mostly true. Maybe we need to spend more time in comedy clubs and less in restaurants – lol. Food for thought?!


          • Norah says:

            Hmm. Interesting thought, and worth considering; or play board games more. They encourage discussion as well as fun and laughter so help to develop relationships. There’s really only one doing the talking in a comedy club – it might stimulate discussion later. Perhaps a little bit of each.

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            • I was mostly joking – but I love playing games (especially word games – and charades, of course!) LOT’s of laughs there.

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            • Norah says:

              One of my favourites is Balderdash. Have you played it? Players make up “plausible” definitions for “obscure” words, then vote on which they think is correct. Sometimes we can’t read the definitions for laughing, and sometimes the real definition is funnier than any made up.
              Another good one I’ve played on the internet recently is Drawful. It’s a bit like Balderdash but you have to draw pictures to illustrate words or phrases (so maybe a bit more like Pictionary). It is hilarious! Particularly for those of us who can’t draw. But it doesn’t matter. It’s fun anyway. 🙂
              I’ve never had much of ago at charades.

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            • Years ago my friend Robin and I played a “made up” game that sounds like Balderdash, but it wasn’t called that, nor was it bought at a store (like people have played Charades for years without paying a cent). I’ve played Pictionary with my friend Cindi and her friends and family, but don’t know Drawful.

              HOWEVER, my theatre friends and I seem to have always gravitated toward Charades. Funny, but my friends in other communities haven’t been too crazy about it (and don’t seem to be too great at it either), yet my friends who are actors/directors/stage techies ALL seem to have loved it — and those games were truly a hoot! Different types of creativity, I guess — and certainly more willingness to simply “play.”

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            • Norah says:

              We obviously share a love of games too, Madelyn. I can understand that those used to telling stories through acting would enjoy and be good at charades. Whatever the game, playing is always a great way of learning social skills and building relationships.

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            • Yes, it does make sense. Most of my non-actor buddies who are game players have kids, so they got hooked on games that way.

              I agree with your last statement totally, “Whatever the game, playing is always a great way of learning social skills and building relationships.” In fact, it’s a super way to integrate some of the the shyer members of the family (tho’ probably not Charades, lol).

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            • Norah says:

              I used games a lot in the classroom. There’s nothing better than learning with others and having fun at the same time. 🙂


            • I’m probably weird – certainly in the minority: I have the most fun whenever I am interested and learning – and frequently lack interest totally for activities where learning is not a component.


  13. John Fioravanti says:

    Wonderful, Madelyn – Despite the shadow hanging over us politically, I wish you a joyful Thanksgiving!

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  14. Jennie says:

    Hysterical funnies, Madelyn. I love the woman canoeing through mashed potatoes. Thank you for a great post to start my day!

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  15. I love Thanksgiving, Madelyn, and I love to laugh. So this post has given me a double dose of goodness as I read it this morning. My favorite was the woman kayaking on a sea of potatoes. Because I also love potatoes. I wrote a couple of funny posts about Thanksgiving – this one is my favorite.

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  16. Tina Frisco says:

    Thanks for starting the weekend off on a jocular footing, Madelyn 🙂 I especially like the ones under ‘Really?” Irrefutable truth can be humorous if presented well. Happy Thanksgiving, my friend! ❤️

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  17. dgkaye says:

    Loved this M, – both the serious and the humor. Millions of books can be written on the past year alone with what’s been going on. As a friend of mine said, ” At least 10 volumes will be written in the history books for year one alone. On a brighter note: The Black Friday memes were hilarious, especially the first one. And Uncle Mueller should have some lovely Christmas gifts. ❤ xx

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  18. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Time to wind down for the week and no better way than with some exceptional humour from Madelyn Griffith-Haynie. It’s all about the upcoming holidays. Thanksgiving is not a holiday we celebrate as such in the UK but we have our own ways of celebrating life, family and love. These are very funny. #recommended

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  19. Happy Thanksgiving, Madelyn! ❤

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  20. paulandruss says:

    Great selection Madelyn- laughing my head off. Have a great Thanksgiving (next Thursday?) Luv Px

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  21. Some lovely humour, Madelyn. Even though we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, I certainly enjoyed these.

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    • Thanks, Robbie. I like the idea of making SURE we set aside at least one meal a year to focus on what we are grateful for — and to remember that we are all one under the skin.

      It seems especially important here in American, given a lot of nonsense tweeted about immigration and walls during the last year – but I decided to do it with humor rather than ranting about it. 🙂

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  22. -Eugenia says:

    I love the joy and laughter you bring to the table, Madelyn. Happy Thanksgiving a bit early and may we give thanks not just one day but every day.

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  23. Happy Thanksgiving Madelyn. I love all the quotes especially Snoopy. X

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  24. Thanks for the laughs, Madelyn. And Happy Thanksgiving to you, too. 🙂

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  25. Bernadette says:

    Love the one about American feeding illegal aliens😏 I am going to remember that for dinner Thursday. Fortunately my family all leans left of center and will understand it.

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  26. GP Cox says:

    Funny thing is – they’re ALL true!

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  27. Lady Quixote says:

    Thank you, Madelyn, for the chuckles. 😀

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  28. mihrank says:

    “Thank you for everything that you’ve ever done, It’s way too much to count, May your blessings be countless also, Happy Thanksgiving with Love!

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  29. msw blog says:

    Thank you for adding my post on food banks it is my hope that more of us will give to those in need and betpyond this season…

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  30. lifepunchesback says:

    Loved the memes. Very funny

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  31. foodzesty says:

    What a great post! hehehe 🙂

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  32. Happy thanksgiving to you Madelyn and such amazing and breathtaking quotes with fun and laughter added to each and everyone. It is so nice to be thankful to each and everything in life. Awesome post, thanks dear for the lovely share.

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