If you’re in the states (or observing Thanksgiving) this week, and your plans involve travel I hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday! I am looking forward to spending some time with friends and family, relaxing, and as I’ve stated before enjoying the Thanksgiving meal hat trick. For me, it’s all about the TSP*!

When I came up with this comic idea, certain cartoon laws of physics had to be applied in order to create the timing and comedic effect. I realize that since there’s no longer a power source to the oven, 5 hours passing in a time stream would just mean that the turkey would have 5 hours to get cold and tepid. I tried to come up with some sort of pseudo-science way of rationalizing the cook time, but I couldn’t get anything to work within the parameters of the punchline. Also, there’s a certain comedy to how Ramirez is essentially destroying the kitchen in a vain effort to speed up his results. I mean, there’s a gas hookup there and the thing comes crashing down from the portal up top. There’s a lot of suspension of disbelief that needs to take place here, but it all comes together as long as you can just accept that a live turkey running around on fire is sort of hilarious.

*Turkey, stuffing, potatoes