Jim Gaffigan delivered timely commentary for CBS Sunday Morning about our very American idea of Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is intended to be about gratitude. A day of gratitude. Thank God there is a day for us to focus on being grateful, because I’d hate the idea of having to be grateful year-round.
We express this gratitude by overconsuming turkey, an assortment of side dishes and, of course, pies. There is little complexity to the concept of Thanksgiving holiday. It seems as if very little effort went into the planning:
“Uh, how about at Thanksgiving we just eat a lot?”
“But Americans do that every day!”
“Well, what if we eat a lot with people that annoy the hell out of us?”
Roll the clip!