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2013
Nov
27
 
 
’Twas the night ’fore Thanksgiving, and all through the house, people grabbed their remotes, searching for something to watch that might interest the entire family. Well, here’s an unusual but interesting choice: a prime-time showing of this 1939 cinematic blockbuster, starring Vivian Leigh, Clark Gable, and a sweeping Civil War saga that will look great on high-definition widescreen TV.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
27
 
 
The Toy Story trilogy concludes for now, with tonight’s prime-time Disney showing of this 2010 animated film. But only for now, because Toy Story 4 is in production at this very moment. But enjoy Toy Story 3, in the meantime, for the prominent role it gives to Barbie, whose voice is provided by Jodi Benson, who also gave voice to Disney’s Ariel in The Little Mermaid. As for Ken, his voice is provided by a much more veteran talent: Michael Keaton.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
27
 
 
Here’s a family movie for a family gathering night. The husband is charming but persistently driven, the wife is supportive beyond all logic, father figures abound – and the simple act of playing catch can turn into something that can draw tears. At least from the male members of the TV audience tuned in. Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones and Burt Lancaster star.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
27
 
 
This is one of three SNL holiday compilation specials to appear in as many months: Halloween in October, Christmas in December, and tonight, a cornucopia of Thanksgiving sketches, served up as a pre-turkey day treat. Personally, I’ll watch, and love, the special for one moment in particular: Paul Simon’s 1976 appearance in a ridiculous turkey suit, making fun of his image as “Mr. Alienation” by being enough of a good sport to wear, quite skeptically, an absurdly feathered
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
27
 
 
Paul Simon went against type for his 1976 Thanksgiving appearance on Saturday Night Live by walking out in a turkey suit to begin “Still Crazy After All These Years”...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
26
 
 
What if you turned on the TV and found a lip-synched version of "Like a Rolling Stone" on every channel? Like many of Dylan's ideas, you might feel like it's a bit of a game, or a mystery....
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
26
 
 
In this new episode, Ming-Na Wen, as May, may have the secret to neutralizing a new, mysterious force threatening the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. But it’s a secret from her past, which she’s anything but eager to reveal.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
26
 
 
Last night, Disney presented the original Toy Story. Tomorrow night, Disney presents Toy Story 3. And tonight? You guessed it: 1999’s Toy Story 2, continuing the adventures of Woody and Buzz, and introducing, via the voice of Joan Cusack, Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
26
 
 
Surprisingly, this sitcom has built up enough warmth among its characters that a Thanksgiving episode makes sense – even if some of the displays of affection are anything but typical.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
26
 
 
This series has been around long enough that tonight’s episode is titled “Thanksgiving III.” And this season, it’s a wild episode – as in Into the Wild, where the gang goes to test its survival skills. Or, in this case, its Survivor skills, because, in celebration of the holiday, Jess and company decide to head into the woods for some rustic food and adventure. And, being competitive as always, they decide to divide and conquer.