Rockwell’s Thanksgiving Parodies

Rockwell Thanksgiving Parody 01 560x329One of Norman Rockwell’s most famous paintings is often wrongly called Rockwell’s Thanksgiving. It’s actually titled Freedom from Want, and you often see it parodied this time of year. It was created in November of 1942 for the Saturday Evening Post and depicts friends and family of Rockwell gathering for a family meal. You can see the full size original below :

Rockwell Thanksgiving Parody 02 560x727This image has been parodied for many purposes, ranging from personal holiday cards (like the image in the header above) and for promotional images for television shows. One of our favorite examples is from Modern Family, depicted below, one of two times the show has actually recreated the image :

Rockwell Thanksgiving Parody 03 560x426While Modern Family stuck pretty close to the tone of the original, The Simpsons also released their version, and went a bit further in expressing what a Simpsons Family Thanksgiving would look like :

Rockwell Thanksgiving Parody 04 560x420These parodies can get political too, like this recent version featuring Trump:

Trump Rockwell Thanksgiving 560x423So in Celebration of Thanksgiving and Rockwell’s famous painting, we take a look at 40 amazing parody images created over the years. See if you can identify what each of these pictures is depicting, and let us know in the comments which one is your favorite.

Philip Van der Vossen

Editor at Gunaxin
Philip Van der Vossen is the Editor of Gunaxin, a Men's Lifestyle Magazine that was established in 2008. Philip also created and hosts the Trail Trek Tour, a traveling series of off-road events for automotive media.

Additionally, Philip has served as Rally Director for the Washington Automotive Press Association, Speaker at IMPAcon and Blogs with Balls, Chairman of the Relay For Life of North Anne Arundel County, Examiner Team Leader for the Maryland Performance Excellence Awards, and Credentialed Founder of Capitals Outsider.

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