It Was a Thing on TV: Episodes 325 & 326 – ’86 Thanksgiving Day Parade/Alan King’s Thanksgiving Special

This week on It Was a Thing on TV we’re giving you the leftover from our 2022 Thanksgiving as we bring you this year’s editions for Turkey Day!

First, It’s an It Was a Thing annual tradition!  For the 4th straight year, we’re celebrating Thanksgiving by watching balloons down Broadway, Pat Sajak & Stepfanie Kramer calling the action from Herald Square, and guests including Phyllis Diller and the Lawrence Brothers.

Superman!  What happened to you this year?

Then, for our second Thanksgiving episode this year, we watch this NBC special hosted by comedian Alan King from 1980. Alan along with Dick Van Patten, McLean Stevenson and Angie Dickinson try to help us answer the question that’s on our minds this season “what have we got to be thankful for?”

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0:30 – The 1986 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

1:39:05 – Alan King’s Thanksgiving Special