2013 is a special year. The first full day of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving are celebrated on the same day. This has not happened since 1888 and it won't happen again for more than 79,000 years. (So, if you bought a turkey menorah, it's a one-time-use thing.)
ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live took advantage of this very rare calendar confluence to speculate on what the first Hanukkah Thanksgiving might have looked like. Using a group of school children from Shepard Hill Elementary, Kimmel's crew offered the "one and only" performance of "The First Hanukkah Thanksgiving."
The fake school play opened with a narrator announcing, "This is the story of the very first time the Jews met the Indians. The date 1615, the place, Plymouth, Massachusetts."
The corn-picking Indians encountered a lost Jewish couple who were in search of "Boca." The Indians shared their corn, the Jews explained the importance of potato pancakes at special dinners. But, without a turkey for dinner or a menorah for Hanukkah, all seemed lost.
And then - a miracle happened! A turkey menorah, a "menurky" appeared.
The sketch ends with a rousing rendition of the never-before-heard, "Oy Vey, Gobble Gobble."
Watch the entire segment here:
(H/T - Jimmy Kimmel)
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