Debra (Patricia Heaton) wants to buck Barone family tradition by insisting that Thanksgiving dinner be served at her house, rather than her in-laws'. So as not to risk comparison with Marie's famous turkey dinners, Debra serves up a tasty repast of striped bass. Luck of luck, everyone loves Debra's piscatorial delicacy--everyone except Marie (Doris Roberts), who now feels rejected. But this crisis pales in comparision to the brouhaha arising over the family's decision to swear off watching football after dinner is served.
daughter-in-law, dinner-party, family-dynamics, family-strife, mother-in-law, Thanksgiving, turkey [animal]