29 Hilarious, Dramatic or Bizarre Thanksgiving Incidents

Grandma accidentally used dish soap on the turkey instead of oil
29 Hilarious, Dramatic or Bizarre Thanksgiving Incidents

For some people, Thanksgiving is a day to debate turkey’s relevance as a main dish or get absolutely hammered while watching football. But for the truly elite, Thanksgiving sets the scene for a third entertainment option: experiencing a new bout of family trauma

Plenty of us are having flashbacks at the thought of getting together with our families later this month, but there is solace in knowing we aren’t alone in the insanity we’re going to experience. Maybe your mom is a little overbearing, but that’s nothing compared to the Redditor’s mother who interrupted dinner to explain why everyone should be drinking their pee

Meanwhile, these other Redditors were like, hold my beer (mom’s pee?), and upped the ante with this veritable potluck of crazy Thanksgiving stories — some of which might actually make you grateful for the family you have. 

DrunkOffMyAsh 4y My grandmother ran over herself with her SUV. I was on my way to the festivities when it happened, so I don't know the exact details, but she was getting out food from the back of her SUV, put it in neutral instead of park, and it slowly ran her over. The craziest part is that my family (all inside) didn't notice until they heard a bump against the house. The SUV made three loops before hitting the house. She ended up being fine but now isn't allowed to go outside alone anymore on holidays. This story is
Buttxtouch . . 4y My aunt not being able to come because she was in jail for trying to shoplift a turkey from the grocery ... 23.5k
Sp4cehOrse 4y My grandparents had a new oven, and my grandmother had never made a turkey in it before. The turkey drippings somehow caught fire and the kitchen filled up with smoke. We called 911 but by the time the fire department arrived, my dad and grandfather had put out the fire. So, when the firemen arrived, there was no more fire. They were really nice and understanding. My grandmother was mortified. My drunk aunt tried hitting on all of the firemen even though she had a good 25-30 years on them. My cousin and I just stood in the
dalgeek 4y My mother and grandmother had plans to go to a restaurant last year, my sister convinces them to go somewhere else at last minute. Of course this means no reservations but sister is convinced that it'll be fine and they might just have to wait a few minutes for a table. I live in another state so I get to experience all of this from a distance. They end up sitting at the bar while waiting for a table, having a few drinks and appetizers. After the 2nd round of martinis my mother looks over and my grandmother
Putzly . 4y My dad broke my grandparents toilet with the power of his bowels. Не ended up having to buy them a new toilet (which he broke a year later at christmas with the same method). If you can tell my family fears my dad's bowels and we have many more stories about him and toilets. ... 1.5k
MeridianOne . 4y I heard some screaming from outside my apartment. I opened the door and saw this lady running to the dumpster with a turkey still in the pan on fire. She threw it into the dumpster which then caught fire. I called 911 so the fire department could put it out. ... 24.6k
MyElectricCity 4y Oh shit. My mom dominated the conversation about how everyone should be drinking their pee. For a solid 45 minutes. She read in some yoga book about how it cures some infection called Bali belly that you get in places like, you guessed it, Bali. But also that it's actually just really helpful for all sorts of shit. Went way into detail about how you have to catch it mid stream of the first pee of the morning blah blah blah. By the end she was defending it so thoroughly she said she was going to start tomorrow
Gjlynch22 . 4 4y My grandma accidentally poured dish soap on the turkey instead of oil... might have been one of the funniest but most upsetting things I've ever seen.
shhh_its_sneakos . 4y I thought it would be a funny prank to put a rubber chicken in the oven on Thanksgiving. My mom would laugh and laugh. Но ho ho, there's a rubber chicken in the oven, what a gag. 13 year old me didn't realize that normal adults usually preheat the oven before putting the turkey in. ... 16.1k
CecilWeasle . 4y My cousin tried showing us the boot trick. It was a way to get the cork out of a bottle of wine without a cork screw. You put the bottom of the bottle in your shoe and hit it against the wall and it's suppose to get the cork out. Не gathers us all outside to show us how it works. We're all standing in my aunt's driveway to see the trick. Upon hitting the wall the entire bottle shatters and his shoe is soaked in red wine. I guess that's pretty mild. My family gets along
MiNiX97 0 4y My 4-year old sister was sitting at the dinner table next to Grandma. After taking a bite of something she said my tongue hurts to which Grandma replied , well come here and let me kiss it to make it feel better. The moment their lips touched, my sister vomited directly into Grandma's mouth. My dad bursts into laughter and Grandma passes off my sister while she gets up to go clean up in the bathroom. Not more than 5 seconds after she left, a 2 square foot chunk of the ceiling caved in and fell directly onto
life_inabox 4y My cousin stole a four wheeler from a police dispatcher and left it in our yard. Told us he and a buddy would come back later to get it cos it was out of gas. Mom sent me to Kroger that morning hoping they had pie shells and called me when I was driving back warning me not to speed cos police were all over our road. (We lived on farm a mile long country road. We were the only house on it.) The police took our statements, retrieved the ATV, and we didn't have chocolate pie because
LibrarianSerrah . 4y Mom bought a new stove and had me, my brother, his very pregnant girlfriend, and a few others over for Thanksgiving. About a half hour to an hour before the turkey was supposed to be done, Mom checked on it. It was still raw. She had hit the wrong button when programming the new stove and accidentally shut it off. Luckily we learned you can in fact microwave a turkey because, judging from the look my brother's pregnant GF gave, she was ready to eat my mom. (Not surprising the turkey was a bit dry but otherwise
HarryAndLana . . 4y My uncle broke one of my grandmother's antique chairs during an aggressive game of spoons. It was too funny for anyone to be mad. ... 7.3k
AtlantisLuna . 4y Aunt opened the pressure cooker without releasing the pressure first. Went about as well as you can imagine.
SexySolemates . 4y My oldest sister called another sister a fat bitch over some stupid fight they've been having for years, who then in turn picked up the bowl of green bean casserole and threw it at her. She missed (it wasn't that far, but I guess she was really angry and that messed up her aim), and it ended up hitting my mother's favorite painting. It wasn't salvageable. We all stopped having Thanksgiving with the entire family after that. ... 17k
LOTR4eva1 e 4y I was probably six or seven at the time. My mom's candles caught the kitchen curtains and some decorative greenery on fire. My sister and my cousins and I were at the kid's table in the kitchen while the adults were in the dining room, so no one of significance noticed anything except me. My mom threatened us with pain of death if we annoyed the adults during dinner, so I quietly walked to the dining room and stood silently for a minute or two, until someone noticed me, and only then did I politely say, Sorry,
Holyitzpapalotl 4y My great grandmother died at the table right as we were bowing our heads to pray on Thanksgiving. She had been slowly dwindling in health so the whole family gathered together figuring it was her last Thanksgiving, little did we know how right we were. Her kids, their kids and their kids kids, family she hasn't seen in years, about 20 people all gathered around with her pushed up in her recliner. Food is stuffed on the table and we bow our heads to pray (she was devoutly religious) before we dig in. As we raise our heads
mpaug 4y When I was a little kid, I asked to say the prayer. It was a big honor to get to say it. My family was notorious for fighting so I said my little prayer all nice and cute then ended with a smartass God please let my family act normal today and not fight. Before I could blink my German grandmother slapped me across the face really hard which pissed my mother off. Lots of yelling and we left. ... 21.5k
brooklynlopez11 . . 1y Met my cousin's fiancée for the first time. She is clearly mentally unwell. She dominated all conversation with her nonstop ramblings, which included a story about the first time she masturbated and asked that we buy a baby xylophone for her chickens as a wedding gift (for the human couple).
Suspicious_Station83 . . 1y my 12 year old cousin wouldn't eat any of the food that my 80 year old grandma spent the whole day making because it wasn't Brazilian. his parents are 100% italian and we do not have any Brazilian relatives. his parents are brain surgeons so they're loaded, and their excuse was that he doesn't eat homemade stuff. only high end ??? I have no idea what that had to do with Brazilian food but i'm assuming it's some sort of phase? I don't even think he's had Brazilian food before
Skr000 4y My dad had an allergic reaction to shrimp cocktail before dinner and his face blew up. Не refused to come out of the kitchen or sit at the table with us. Не was just eating his food in the kitchen and trying to act like things were normal, like yelling out Hey, good mashed potatoes this year, huh? Meanwhile, my mom is anger-crying at the table, telling us to just eat our fucking food that she worked all day on. All of us kids are just very scared and very confused. My sister starts crying because things are
HotRod_Al . 4y One Thanksgiving my older brother took over cooking duties. Не had just graduated from culinary school and was an amazing chef. My aunt and cousins came over to find a juicy Turkey and amazing sides. She likes her turkey burned apparently and made her family not eat the dinner. They all watched us eat. My mom was so pissed they never got invited back to our house for any event for years. ... 21.3k
Nate2113 . 4y My brother (10) decides to demonstrate how to properly body slam himself onto a bed to the cousins. Proceeds to hit his head on the windowsill behind the bed and crack his head open. We could see skull. Cousin passes out and the parents only console the kid who passes out. 15 stitches later, we got to eat dinner. ... 15k
Royal-Carob . 1 1y An oven mitt suddenly and unexplainably caught fire while sitting on it's own in the middle of the countertop. I think that's proof enough that the natural habitat of the chaos god's is every popular holiday. ... 949
mdaws7 I 1y my boyfriends brother bought over these really spicy chips he got at five below. i think they are called the spiciest chips in the world idk lol. anyways, both of them ate one. about 5 minutes later, i walk into the kitchen and i see my boyfriend with tears rolling down his face and stuffing ice cream in his face Imao. then he disappeared for a little bit, so i went upstairs and found him laying in the hallway, drenched in sweat & barely able to even speak. he said he threw up and he wasn't human
joeyboii23 . 1y My 17 year old cousin stood up in the middle of dinner and announced he got a girl pregnant and she was keeping the baby. Most people laughed until about 30 awkward seconds went by and one by one we started realizing that he was in fact serious when he started going into details. My 80 year old grandma who hasn't had a drink of alcohol in over a decade drank wine straight out of the bottle after. ... 5.6k
000-000-000yea . 1 1y My sister in law let everyone know that her husband has a small penis ... 11k
Repulsive-Painting10 . 1y Had to listen to my dad talk about how the communists are conspiring with our podunk town's Walmart to make the aisles narrower ... 5.6k
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