35+ Funny Thanksgiving Jokes


Thanksgiving is about gratefulness and relationships. Make everyone laugh with the funniest Thanksgiving jokes.

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1. What instrument did the turkey play in the band?

Drums because it already had drum sticks.

2. Who arrives at Thanksgiving dinner already full?

The turkey because it’s already stuffed.

3. What role do green beans play in Thanksgiving dinner?

The casse-role.

4. Why did the farmer separate the chicken and turkey?

The farmer sensed fowl play.

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5. What happened when the turkey got punched?

The stuffing got knocked out of it.

6. When do you serve a rubber turkey?


7. What did sick people do on the Mayflower?

They went to the dock.

8. What do you call a running turkey?

Fast food.

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9. What did the turkey say to the computer?

Google, Google, Google.

10. What did the little turkey say to the big turkey?

Peck on someone your own size.

11. What are you supposed to wear to Thanksgiving dinner?

A har-vest.

12. Why do pilgrims struggle to keep their pants up?

Their belt buckle is on their hat.

13. Stop, drop, and…

Pass the rolls.

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14. Why did the turkey cross the road?

It wanted people to think it was a chicken because it was Thanksgiving.

15. What do turkeys eat for dessert?

Peach gobbler.

16. Who scared the cranberries?

The boo-berry.

17. What did the turkey say to the hunter on Thanksgiving?

Quack, quack.

18. What kind of key can’t unlock a door?

A tur-key.

19. Why shouldn’t you sit next to the turkey when you’re eating?

It’ll gobble it up.

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20. Why do turkeys gobble?

They never learned table manners.

21. Why did the farmer run a steamroller over the potato field on Thanksgiving Day?

The farmer wanted to raise mashed potatoes.

22. What’s the turkey thankful for on Thanksgiving?

Vegetarians and vegans.

23. Knock knock. Who’s there? Arthur.

Arthur who? Arthur any leftovers.

24. Knock knock. Who’s there? Dewey.

Dewey who? Dewey have to wait long to eat?

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25. What’s the best dance to do on Thanksgiving?

The turkey trot.

26. If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?


27. What’s a turkeys ringtone?

Wing, wing!

28. If a big turkey is a gobbler, what do you call a small turkey?

A goblet.

29. What’s the best song to play while you’re cooking a turkey?

All about that baste.

30. What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter?

Pumpkin pi.

31. Why did the turkey seasoning taste a bit off?

Whoever made it ran out of thyme.

32. What do you call your sibling who falls asleep after Thanksgiving dinner?

Your nap-kin.

33. What does a space turkey say?

Hubble, hubble.

34. What does a limping turkey say?

Wobble, wobble.

35. What do you call a rude turkey?


36. What do you get when you cross a turkey with a ghost?

A poultry-geist.

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