This Friday on Comedy Bang! Bang!, Scott and Reggie are cooking up something special. It’s a Thanksgiving-tacular episode, so expect some turkey roastin’, some pumpkin pie bakin’ and a friendly, slightly terrifying visit from Fourvel.
In honor of the holiday, we thought we’d take a look at 10 legendarily awful cinematic family meals. So read on and remember how good you’ve got it.
9. Pineapple Express
The only thing worse than a family dinner is a dinner with someone else’s family, especially when you’re eating with your girlfriend’s parents… and you’re super high.
8. Edward Scissorhands
Minding your manners is important, even if you have giant blades where your fingers should be and you were raised in a creepy castle.
7. A Very Brady Sequel
When Alice unwittingly doses the Bradys with spaghetti sauce made with psychedelic mushrooms, things get very trippy indeed.
6. Drag Me to Hell
When a family meal ends with an eyeball popping out of a harvest cake, you know that things are getting awkward.
5. Scent of a Woman
Frank Slade shows up uninvited to his brother’s house for Thanksgiving dinner and all Hell breaks loose as Al Pacino puts the pedal to the overacting metal.
4. American Beauty
Pretty much every scene in American Beauty is awkward, but the family dinner after Lester quits his job is seething with humiliation and resentment.
This oddball Danish flick revolves around the elderly patriarch of a family getting his relations together around the dinner table, only for it to degenerate into chaos.
2. Funny People
The best Adam Sandler movie boasts a particularly hard-to-watch Thanksgiving dinner in which comedian George Simmons waxes morose about the dead.
1. Back to the Future
We can’t think of anything that’s more awkward than having your teenage mother try to put the moves on you during dinner.