Wednesday, November 24, 2021

AMAZING STORIES - "Thanksgiving" (1986)

35 years ago, in 1986, on this very day, there was a holiday edition of "Amazing Stories" on TV, and that's what tonight's Weird Wednesday is all about.

It was the ninth episode from season two, and what a perfect title for a show on the eve of "Thanksgiving."

This is where a grumpy bachelor named Calvin lives. If you can't read the sign, it says "Rocks, Cactus, Bones." It's kind of like Calvin's own personal Disneyland out in the desert!

Calvin is played by the always entertaining David Carradine, and that's his step daughter Dora Johnson in the background. They are the only two characters in this warped "Thanksgiving" story.

Dora would like to have a good old fashioned Turkey Dinner for Thanksgiving, but Calvin doesn't want to have anything to do with it.

Calvin's got different plans, like working on this dry well.

The bottom of the well drops out. Calvin lowers a flashlight into it, and when he pulls it back up, somebody or something has kept the flashlight and put some gold wrapped in a bag. Calvin decides he wants more so he takes the gold and goes into town to get some supplies.

Dora Johnson is played by the actress Kyra Sedgwick. The very talented Kyra has also produced and directed films.

Although Calvin has instructed Dora to stay away from the hole while he's away, she pens a letter to whatever's down there.

Dora then proceeds to lower a dictionary and a big piece of ham into the hole.

Whatever's in that hole thought the ham was might tasty, and wants to know what else she has got.

Whatever is down there is mighty generous, and sends up a whole basket of jewelry as a payment.

Dumbass Calvin comes back with a big load of flashlights, because that's what he thinks whatever is down there likes.

But what they really want is more food!

 Calvin is not the brightest person in the world, and he decides he'll just go down there and take what he wants, so Dora lowers him into the hole.

When Dora hoists Calvin back up, all she finds is a shell of a man that's full of jewels and coins. There's also a note that says "Our scholars have determined this food to be turkey, what else do you have?"
Happy Thanksgiving!!


KD said...

FWIW, Kyra Sedgwick is also the missus of Kevin Bacon.

EEGAH!! said...

Thanks KD, tis a fact, I just didn't mention that because I didn't want to offend any of our vegan readers.

KD said...

Very thoughtful of you, EEGAH! But please excuse me now, but after reading about BLOOD FREAK, I'm heading to Chick-Fil-A. ;)

EEGAH!! said...


KD said...

Okay, I lied. I went out for a deep-dish pizza and a bottle of diet root beer. :D

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