For Mrs. Patmore, every day is Thanksgiving at Downton Abbey

While Thanksgiving isn’t officially celebrated in the UK, it has gained a bit of momentum in recent years with a number of restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner and an increasing number of festivals, including the Harvest Festival where Brits give thanks for food and the year’s harvest. Should Cora’s mother Martha and/or crazy brother Harold blow […]

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It's "Christmas at Downton Abbey" just in time for the holidays

I know, I’m going against my better judgement and have succumbed to the unthinkable by discussing Christmas before Thanksgiving, but this is too good to pass up. As the UK has all but put a lid on the 5th series of Downton Abbey with only the Christmas episode to go, it’s now all about American […]

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A Tellyspotting salute to the retail employee on Black Friday!

Today’s From the Vault segment pays tribute to those having to work retail on Black Friday. The Friday after Thanksgiving has long been hailed as the busiest shopping day of the year in America. Only in the United States can the aptly named Black Friday start at 8:00pm pm Thursday. In recent years, the competition […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from Tellyspotting!

It’s hard to believe that it’s already Thanksgiving here in the States and, as mind-numbing as it may be, Christmas is right around the corner. That said, it’s important to remember today as a day where it’s important to take a moment and think about family and friends and all the things you are truly […]

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Giving thanks for British television brilliance

No matter where you are this Thanksgiving holiday, it’s a traditional time to take a moment and think about family and friends and the things you are thankful for. When it comes to the best that television has to offer, one can’t help but think of a few genuine gems from across the pond that […]

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Spamducken, anyone?

As we tumble headlong into Thanksgiving Thursday and the traditional day-long feast of turkey and all the trimmings, let us not forget the one food that helped put British comedy on the map a mere 42 years ago. Monty Python’s Flying Circus immortalized SPAM, the quintessential ‘mystery meat’ that now boasts its own museum in […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from Tellyspotting

Since I make up the rules here, I’m allowed one a year non-British related post a year. I’m exercising my right today, Thanksgiving. This great 30 minutes in 30 seconds compilation dates back to 1978 and has become an annual Thanksgiving tradition in its own right every year since. It’s too good to pass up […]

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Mr. Bean: Turkey 101

I’m guessing everyone’s in the Thanksgiving holiday mode, hopefully, by this time. As you prepare for Thanksgiving, there is no shortage of turkey recipes floating around the internet from the traditional roast turkey to a deep fried cajun turkey to some ‘I just can’t imagine trying this‘ concoction called turducken, which is a de-boned chicken […]

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Do NOT try this at home – Mr. Bean is a professional

Our search for the perfect entree recipe for the holidays, while initially a daunting task, was actually quite simple. Who can argue against showcasing an individual known far and wide for his culinary daringness? And what would the holidays be without turkey with all the trimmings, right? Unfortunately, there is not recipe here. Merely a […]

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