B-TV is broadcasting live from Greenblatt's Thanksgiving Day Parade, where Bernard is asking people what Thanksgiving means to them. Eugene Meltsner, Connie Kendall, and the other B-TV players illustrate the meaning of Thanksgiving with fun facts and sketches and the I'm Glad I'm Me song, including Bible stories about King David and Daniel in the lion's den.
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1. There were lots of different parts to this episode (including a story from Luke 17:11-19). Which segment was your favorite? Why?
2. When have you, like Harlow the stonecutter, found yourself wishing you had something more, or were someone else? Why are feelings like that unhealthy?
3. How did it feel to learn that some countries pass laws forbidding people, like Daniel, from thanking God? Are you free to do it where you live? What are some ways you give thanks to God?
- Below is the text of the Thanksgiving poem recited in this episode:
- Ah, Thanksgiving Day at last,
- When we here mortals break our fast,
- And all of us both great and least,
- Sit down before a bountiful feast,
- We lift our prayers to God on high,
- Then stuff ourselves with pumpkin pie,
- Cranberry sauce and candy jams,
- Homemade rolls and turkey gams,
- Taters mashed with giblet gravy,
- Beans of green and string and navy,
- Turkey breast and corn bread dressing,
- All get munched after the blessing,
- Till it comes out of our ears,
- Our nose, our pores and through our tears,
- We eat a lot and then some more,
- While keeping one foot on the floor,
- We eat until we’re all done in,
- And then sit down and start again,
- Thanksgiving Day, ah what a treat,
- To eat and eat and eat and EAT!
- King Darius makes a reference to The Wizard of Oz by saying, "lions, tigers, and bears, oh my!"
- King Darius also references Elton John's lyrics in the song "Daniel" by saying "Daniel, my brother, you are older than me; Daniel, you're a star in the face of the sky!"
Sarah Pratchett: Looks like this great day of thanks also contains a case of marital disharmony.