Jerry’s girlfriend’s family demands guests leave their shoes outside. They also insist on absolute silence during the football game.
The Costanzas show up late because they were stuck behind the Macy’s parade. Frank: “Thousands of foreigners screaming at cartoon balloons!”
George is forced into The Annual Ross Family Touch-Football Showdown; his ill-tempered juke sends a club-footed cousin to the hospital.
J. Peterman calls Elaine to say he’s spending the holiday in Turkey where he, “was accosted at the bazaar whilst trying to find a slab of bacon.”
Per tradition, Kramer rents a tuxedo and volunteers at the soup kitchen. Kramer: “Everybody deserves at least one fancy meal a year!”
Jerry notices all the food tastes funny. The mashed potatoes are bumpy, the butter-nut squash is runny and the turkey is oddly moist.
His girlfriend explains the food was cooked throughout November and is re-heated for the feast. Jerry: “That’s just fancy leftovers!”
Estelle throws a fit after being served ham, “This is a turkey holiday!” Frank refuses to eat stuffing that wasn’t cooked inside a turkey.
Puddy reveals he’s an avid fan of bullfighting and, much to her chagrin, Elaine’s father immediately accepts him to the “Royal Circle”
Frank finds his coat is missing a button; he blames the cat and tries to give it the Heimlich Maneuver. George sees this as a cue to leave.
Jerry breaks up with his girlfriend and takes a cab to @WhiteCastle (one of the few restaurants open on Thanksgiving).