Politics. Aunt Diane secret marriage LeBron James against Michael Jordan. There is nothing off the table when families fight over Thanksgiving, except maybe a cup thrown. Complaints are issued, hard words are said. Sometimes even the cake can not soothe the wounds.
Those taut reposes are not limited to Turkey Day, of course. Especially not in pop culture, where discussions of the dinner table are as common as the laughter tracks. Dysfunctional families do not need a massive observation to provoke uncomfortable and dirty fights at dinner, and those pathos festivals are often more entertaining (or more deceptive) than holidays. So in honor of this Thursday's festivities, here at WIRED we decided to honor some of our favorite disastrous dinners and cranky parties. So try to enjoy the drama of your own family with a new perspective; It can not be as bad as these
10 The Last Supper
An extended play on the paradox of the trip in the time of Hitler, The Last Supper he cares for a community of young liberals who are beginning to invite conservative leaders to dinner and, you guessed it, worry about whether or not it is morally right to reject them. In other words, they are the worst or the best dinners in the area, depending on how your actions are viewed. In retrospect, this one is a bit of an exaggeration, but it's worth seeing Cameron Diaz in one of his first films.
9. Brad Pitt appears in friends
Like the excessive consumption of Will's yams, this is a kind of cheating, since it takes place on Thanksgiving Day. Through the years friends had many episodes of Turkey Day: "The One with All the Football", one of the best among them, but this was probably the liveliest, as it featured a cameo of the mega star and then Jennifer-Aniston-paramour Brad Pitt. In the episode he plays the aforementioned Will, a former high school classmate of Monica, Ross and Rachel, who warmed up in the years since they graduated. However, he has not forgotten that Rachel (Aniston) used to treat him badly because he was a child with excess weight and without refrigeration. The humor, of course, stems from seeing Pitt actively hate Aniston, a pair that at that time was the It's a couple. However, the problem is that it was revealed that Will and Ross started a rumor about Rachel in high school that she was born intersexual and raised as a woman at the insistence of her parents. What follows is a series of jokes at the expense of intersex and trans people. There is also a good amount of fat phobia and embarrass them. It's a nightmare of Thanksgiving everywhere.
8. "Pass the asparagus" American Beauty
Looking back, American Beauty maybe he did not deserve all the praise he received, but this is one of the worthwhile scenes that are still nested in the memories of the fans. Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) has just quit his job, and his wife, Carolyn (Annette Bening) is not happy. When his daughter, Jane (Thora Birch), joins them for dinner, a fight arises in which Lester, who has always been asking someone to pass the asparagus, takes the plate and hits it against a wall. Neither the movie nor Spacey's career has aged well, but this scene remains a fascinatingly grotesque display of selfishness and suburban toxicity.
7. Thanksgiving from a single bite of Betty in Crazy men
In one of Crazy menThe thinnest plot lines, Betty Draper / Francis (January Jones) gained weight after she separated from Don (Jon Hamm) and remarried. Her response was to join Weight Watchers and deny herself a lot of food. (I think the plot was supposed to convey something about Betty's struggle for control, but she just clicked.) The worst point of this story occurs during a Thanksgiving Day in which Betty says: "I'm grateful that I have everything". I want and nobody else has anything better "before chewing bites of each Thanksgiving plate. 🙁
6. The purple wedding, game of Thrones
It does not matter who gets stuck when game of Thrones ends next season, they will have done it knowing how to survive, or avoid, weddings. While most foot soldiers die in battle at Westeros, the nobles are almost always fired at banquets. Case in point: Joffrey Baratheon. After almost four full seasons of being the worst, the boy king was poisoned almost immediately after his marriage to Margaery Tyrell. It was easily one of the most satisfying things that have happened in my life. game of Thrones. At that time, he blamed his uncle Tyrion Lannister for killing him, but then it was revealed that his grandmother Lady Olenna Tyrell was behind that.
5. Thanksgiving in The ice storm
If you remember anything from the 1997 Ang Lee movie The ice stormYou probably remember it as the movie with the key party where everyone makes really bad decisions. What you may not remember is that everything took place over the weekend of Thanksgiving and that before things went south (and they go far, far south), the Hood family had a meal of Thanksgiving during which her daughter Wendy (Christina Ricci) says: "Dear Lord, thank you … for allowing us whites to kill all the Indians and steal their tribal lands." Now, this might not seem so horrible, or the fact that the text has not been produced on your family's Thanksgiving, but considering what happens later in the movie, is placed on this list.
4. The dinner of the in-laws in The bird cage
Therefore, there are uncomfortable family dinners and then there are times when your very conservative parents meet the gay parents of your fiancé. The bird cage contains the latter. Except in this version, one of the parents, in an attempt of heteronormativity, attends the meal as a woman. It goes pretty well, until someone realizes that the plates may or may not represent scenes of sodomy. (They do.)
3. "Jealous" – Beyoncé
First of all, we can say: Beyoncé really knows how to establish a spread. That, or someone who works for her, yes. In the video of "Jealous", next to her self-titled album of 2013, she is around the table prepared with a complete meal, complete with candelabras, waiting for her absent lover (probably Jay-Z). The whole scene is, of course, impeccable. Then, as Bey becomes increasingly annoyed by the fact that her love has not returned home because of the food she prepared, she slides dinner, candles and everything on the floor in anger. The video itself concludes with a happy reunion, but presumably not everything was resolved considering that Yoncé was converting the lemons into Lemonade three years later.
2. The mountain of mashed potatoes Close Encounters of the Third Type
There are many moving scenes in Steven Spielberg's 1977 extraterrestrial contact movie, but few are as heartbreaking as the family dinner in which Roy Neary, pursued by a recent UFO sighting, begins making a mountain of mashed potatoes. The vision that was trying to recreate everything makes sense in the end, but at that moment, while Roy and his family struggle with the fact that he might be suffering a crisis, nothing is fine. It is discordant and disconcerting, and totally fascinating.
1. The red wedding, game of Thrones
Remember that in # 7 about weddings in game of Thrones? Well, this is the one who came first and shames the death of a little Joffrey Baratheon. At the instigation and planning of Tywin Lannister, Walder Frey (and practically the entire Frey House) turns to Robb Stark, his pregnant wife and his mother, Lady Catelyn, killing them in a way that gives the phrase "in cold blood." new meaning The worst part or, well, the second worst part after all the dead Starks? Arya Stark, separated for a long time from her mother and brother, finally found them, only to see how the massacre developed from afar and to have to escape and go to fend for herself one more time.