When you think about it, it’s actually kind of absurd that our country’s biggest food holiday revolves around cooking a large bird in a way that is very easy to mess up. But tradition is tradition, and thus many mishaps occur.
If you’ve ever overcooked or undercooked a turkey, take comfort knowing that at least you’re not alone ... and that others have screwed up in far worse ways. Here are 27 funny turkey fails from Thanksgivings past.
My mom, God bless her, accidentally set the oven to self-clean instead of the proper baking temperature for the turkey. The KFC we had for Thanksgiving that year was delicious!— PAHiLyVisible (@PAHiLyVisible) November 20, 2018
i left an ashtray on the table and my grandma accidentally used it to season the turkey and now thanksgiving is ruined— LifeRuiner (@ChiefStink_) November 27, 2015
I’ve been crying for days over the fb video of the family who cooked a pregnant turkey... And I only just realised that turkeys lay eggs....— Grace 💫 (@gracesutcliffe) October 11, 2017
[9AM Thanksgiving]— Lurkin' Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) November 19, 2016
My Mom: Where's the turkey?!
Me: OMG LOL I almost forgot! *lobs 25 lb frozen butterball onto kitchen floor* here it is
American Horror Story: The Turkey Needs To Cook For Another Hour— tracy s. rumpkins (@brokeymcpoverty) November 27, 2014
I was in charge of buying a 16lb turkey for thanksgiving instead accidentally got 26lbs.Guess I'll be eating turkey for the rest of the year— Gracie Crowley (@Grace_Crowley7) November 26, 2014
*Working at Walmart*— Piques (@piques15) November 20, 2017
Lady: Hi these Thanksgiving Turkeys are a little small. Do they get any bigger?
Me: No Ma’am, they are dead
a few thanksgivings ago i got so drunk the night before that i woke up still drunk, dropped the whole turkey on the ground, puked next to it, and then passed out in my grandmaw’s bed. they make me wear a “sober is sexy” pin every thanksgiving day now.— Madison (@madisonbourgeoi) November 14, 2019
nothing like accidentally sneezing on the turkey to start thanksgiving dinner off right— Libby Moore (@_libbymoore) November 24, 2016
Pissing people off at thanksgiving by volunteering to bring the turkey and saying “oh shit, I forgot I was supposed to bring a turkey” the moment I step in the door— Tamara Yajia (@DancesWithTamis) November 22, 2018
just thought about the time my grandpa ruined thanksgiving by accidentally cooking the turkey with the plastic wrap on it— the most crucified man in america pro cyber truck (@sexualjumanji) July 15, 2016
Fun game:— Marl (@Marlebean) November 23, 2016
Text your mom on Thanksgiving afternoon "How many minutes do I microwave a 25lb frozen turkey?"