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Last Hurrah – Most Wonderful Time

After our Commercially Early Christmas Special was cut short by a group of disgruntled pilgrims, we sat down to figure out how to make Thanksgiving a more memorable holiday. You can listen to it here.

But make sure to come to the Maryland Ensemble Theatre THIS SUNDAY at 7pm when we will take everything we discussed in episode 17 and make it a reality. Join us as The Last Hurrah Saves Thanksgiving!

The Last Hurrah 17 – Reclaiming Thanksgiving

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Episode 17 of The Last Hurrah is now online! You can click the picture above to listen!

This weekend came to a close with a Commercially Early Christmas Special that was cut short when Giovanni Kavota and his band pro-thanksgivers (Callan Holderbaum and Scott Travers) payed a visit to the show to reclaim the holiday. The group sat down and hatched a scheme to resurrect Thanksgiving, making it a brand holiday that will no longer be skipped in favor of Christmas. One way to celebrate Thanksgiving, a new holiday sketch show called “Crab Over Turkey” and Gio, Cal, and Isabel Duarte gave us an improvised taste of the show.


Join us next week when Christmas comes early to The Last Hurrah, Sunday Nov 9th, 7pm at The Maryland Ensemble Theatre (31 West Patrick St. Frederick, MD)!


A look back at 2013 via the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Kevin Cole

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Remember the fateful night when Miley Cyrus became a cultural phenomenon by getting her rocks off onstage with a foam finger? Well, we can’t forget and the whole thing has been memorialized in this balloon, brought to you by Snickers. Snickers Satisfy!

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Floating in on a cloud of Sarin Gas, we look back at the war with Syria that never was by coming together to carve the turkey as Selena Gomez performs her newest hit song, Shake that Assad!

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Flying high above the city, it’s Sandra Bullock from the hit film Gravity! Gravity smashed box office records this October, relive the horrors of space exploration with Gravity on Blu-Ray this holiday season!

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From atop a float shaped like the National Cathedral, former Pope Benedict and Pope Francis come together for one last performance: We are the World in Latin.

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Making its way down Broadway, it’s a tribute to New York’s finest. It’s Michael, Trevor and Franklin! Beat up hookers, steal cars, and commit unmotivated acts of murder this Thanksgiving with Grand Theft Auto V from Rockstar Games!

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This roaming Hot Pocket is sponsored by the National Security Agency in celebration of Edward Snowden’s first Thanksgiving abroad. Enjoy every traitor’s favorite Turkey and Cheese Hot Pockets, on store shelves now!

A look at The Macy’s Parade was originally published in The Annual #6, purchase your copy today!

The Annual’s Tips and Tricks for Surviving Thanksgiving


  • Graciously accept a glass of wine whenever your host (or hostess) offers one to somebody else.
  • Don’t skimp on the Turkey, there’s a smorgasbord of side dishes that everyone’s clamoring for-but none with enough tryptophan to put you out before halftime.
  • Try to picture your boring, naggy relatives in their underwear and watch them become your boring, sexy relatives.
  • Start a controlled fire in your deep fryer and enjoy the chaos that ensues.
  • Respect the post-thanksgiving feast nap, especially if the person taking the nap is your cousin who just got out of jail.
  • Always keep your keys in your pocket, you’re going to need them for a fast get away and for security when your uncle has had seven bud lights.
  • Beware of the over indulgent forks. You’ll know you have one when you feel full within five minutes of starting dinner.
  • Dress up like a dead turkey and stuff yourself in the oven. As a joke.
  • Don’t be afraid to let your rage fester, it’ll come in handy on Black Friday
  • If any of the following topics come up during dinner, retreat to the kids table:
    Who will carve the turkey, what gravy really looks like, who gets the last crescent roll, vegetarianism, veganism, abortion, The election, Israel, gay elmo, your grandmas toenail, tissue boxes, Lost, what was found in your baby cousins diaper, facebook pokes, “Kid’s don’t know the value of a dollar”, 4000 calorie dinner, running sports, jumping sports, fake sports, the favorite grandchild, “Justin Beiber is a lesbian”, “Lesbians aren’t real”, The lesbian your brother is dating, The color of grandpas booger which has just landed in the cranberry sauce, “How do I turn on my iPad?”, Steve Jobs ghost is possessing your aunts right pinky, When, where and how your mother lost her virginity, diabetes induced exercise, “Do you think Donald Trump’s pubes look like his hair?”
  • Invest in a pair of thanksgiving pregnancy pants available anywhere baby clothes are sold or in your 16 year old sister’s closet.
  • Remember that no one wants to know how the turkey carcas is perfect for your sculpture about meat eaters.
  • Tie your pets together and hold your own parade.
  • Burn the turkey; it will insure you don’t host thanksgiving next year.
  • Do an Al Roker impression. It’s the only day such an impression is relevant.