Tread Perilously is a podcast in which hosts Erik Amaya and author Justin Robinson watch the “worst” episodes of popular TV shows, attempting to determine if they would continue to watch the series based on the most off-key moments.
This Week: 7th Heaven’s “Thanksgiving”
Tread Perilously takes a break from series finales to celebrate Thanksgiving with another turkey, thanks to 7th Heaven.
In “Thanksgiving,” Annie Camden looks forward to having all of her kids under one roof for the first time in two years. Unfortunately, Matt and Sarah have to work on Thanksgiving and, therefore, come to town a week early, upsetting Annie. Mary and Carlos decide to fly to Puerto Rico to visit his folks, upsetting Annie. Ruthie plans to take up Mary’s offer to go with them, upsetting Annie. Simon announces that he also has to work, upsetting Annie. Martin and Mack plan a camping trip, upsetting Annie. But at least the twins will be there, right? Oh. No. They were planning to go to Lucy’s, who’s planning a Thanksgiving dinner all her own.
You can see how this might all be a little upsetting.
Justin wishes Eli Roth had directed the episode. Erik devises a new game called “Secret Drifter.” Justin determines the episode writer must have had a “Bitches Be Crazy” banner over her desk. He also finally separates star Catherine Hicks from Lethal Weapon‘s Mary Ellen Trainor. Sort of. Erik points out the extreme rarity of acorns in Southern California. Justin tries to guess Simon’s secret. Both Justin and Erik try to devise a cat’s thanksgiving, and Mary is once again the engine of destruction. Also, Erik presents Justin with an impossible question.