When you step back and realize that many of Saturday Night Live's best sketches were conceived, pitched, written, rewritten, produced, and aired in the frenzy of a week-long production, you... might start feeling a little exhausted. It's no surprise that SNL takes a good, long break during the Thanksgiving holiday -- the cast and crew earned it. But we're thankful they still found time in their busy schedules to cook up Thanksgiving sketches that capture the chaos, celebration, and familial angst of the holiday (which may be an ideal alternative in the heat of an SNL "on" week).
In anticipation of the holiday -- and the staff break -- SNL dropped a trove of vintage, Thanksgiving-appropriate sketches on to its YouTube page. Here are the best: