Season 2 | Episode 209 | Aired 11/23/2010
Aunt Edie and Aunt Ginny are on the Thanksgiving guest list, as is Bob and his new girlfriend. This isn’t just some figment of his imagination either. He’s actually met this woman. Her name is Lisa. She’s a librarian which is thrilling news for Brick. He’s always dreamed of the day a real librarian would walk through the doors of his home. But then, who hasn’t?
Mike learns that his dad has been the hospital for several weeks with a bad hip. He never called because he didn’t want to be a bother. Well, he’s about to be one now because the hospital is giving him the boot. Frankie’s glad Big Mike has come into her home for the holiday. Now she wants Mike to ask his brother what they should do with dear old dad once turkey day is over.
Rusty Heck (guest star Norm MacDonald) is a chip off the old block. He’s been living in a tent in his yard ever since he burned down his house. He never told his brother about the massive fire because, well, he didn’t want to be a bother. Well, he’s about to be one now. All the Heck men are in the house for Thanksgiving doing what they do best, which is sitting on the sofa watching TV in robotic silence. It’s what the holidays are about!